Why Study Mechanical Engineering Technology?

If you are mechanically inclined and have an interest in mathematics and science, Mechanical Engineering Technology may be the program for you. This program prepares students for professional careers in a broad range of industries and governmental agencies, and Penn State Behrend graduates are employed in the automotive, aeronautical, petroleum, defense, medical, power generation, transportation, and materials fields, among others.

Why earn your M.E.T. degree at Penn State Behrend?

  • Small class sizes foster close student-professor relationships.
  • Faculty typically have doctorates or significant industrial experience. Lectures and labs are taught by professors, not graduate students.
  • The diverse and broad-based engineering education includes a strong design emphasis and practical laboratory experience.
  • State-of-the-art facilities provide hands-on learning experiences.
  • Cooperative education and internship opportunities are available for academic credit.
  • Every student works on a team to complete a two-semester capstone design project, many sponsored by industry.
  • Students have the opportunity to work with faculty on undergraduate research projects and participate in the Behrend Honors and Schreyer Honors programs.
  • Our alumni network keeps faculty informed of internship and job openings for students.