College of Professional Studies
Mechanical Engineering Technology
The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology degree provides students with the opportunity to develop strengths in the analysis, applied design, development, implementation, and oversight of mechanical systems and processes.
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The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology degree provides students with the opportunity to develop strengths in the analysis, applied design, development, implementation, and oversight of mechanical systems and processes.
Featuring courses in thermodynamics, materials, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics, along with a foundation in basic science, this rigorous, hands-on, experiential undergraduate degree program offers students specializations in power and alternative energy technology, advanced manufacturing technology, and biomedical engineering technology.
The objective of the Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) Program at Northeastern University is to prepare graduates to pursue a successful engineering career and contribute decisively to the improvement and development of technology by demonstrating their ability to:
- Address and solve complex and broadly defined engineering problems related to their discipline and field of specialization
- Work as team members, show leadership, and communicate technical concepts and ideas effectively
- Manifest a high level of professional integrity, and make ethical decisions that will have a positive impact on the organization and society
- Embrace and practice lifelong learning, continue personal growth, and professional self-improvement
Graduates of the MET program at the College of Professional Studies have the opportunity to acquire knowledge, abilities, and hands-on skills to address technical needs in areas such as: Energy Conversion and Utilization, Innovative Vehicular Transportation, Advanced Manufacturing, and other similar areas of mechanical engineering technology of current and future national and global societal interest and need.
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.
Minimum 2.000 GPA required
Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.
Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.
All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.
41 semester hours required
Complete one of the following courses with corresponding lab:
Complete the following course with corresponding lab:
Chemistry or Biology
Choose one of the following sequences:
53 semester hours required
Mechanical or Thermal
Complete 3 semester hours from the following:
Technical Specialization Electives
Complete a minimum of 9 semester hours in one of the following areas of specialization:
Power and Alternative Energy Technology
Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Biomedical Engineering Technology
3 semester hours required
Complete 3 semester hours from the following:
EET, CET, MET
6 semester hours required
Complete a minimum of 15 semester hours to reach 127 semester hours.
Northeastern's signature experiential learning model combines academics with professional practice to help students acquire relevant, real-world skills they can apply to their desired industry. Each program offers its own unique experiential learning opportunities, but they might include:
- Experiential Learning at Work — Working professionals collaborate with their employer to develop a project that addresses a key business need their company has in an area they want familiarity with.
- Experiential Network (XN) — Students work virtually with a sponsoring organization on a short-term project over a six-week period.
- Full-Time Co-op Opportunities — Students on co-op work in a paid position in their field of study for three to six months.
Career prospects are good, with employment projected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015. Technical advances in biotechnology, material sciences, and nontechnology are expected to drive demand for mechanical engineers in these fields. You may also find that an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering technology can open many doors—enabling you to apply your acquired knowledge and skills in other engineering specialties.
What can you do with your degree?
This undergraduate program in mechanical engineering technology is well suited for students who wish to acquire specialized knowledge and skills in mechanical engineering. Graduates may work in areas such as structural and machine design, manufacturing and automation, plant engineering, sustainable and renewable energy, or industrial refrigeration and air conditioning. Opportunities in the field include mechanical project management, engineering materials testing, study and prevention of structural and machine failure, manufacture and production of engineering materials such as specialized metals, ceramics, composites and nanomaterials, and design and manufacture of bio-medical devices.
Careers to consider include:
- Mechanical engineer
- Biomedical engineer
- Industrial engineer
- Aeronautical or aerospace engineer
- Materials engineer
Our industry-aligned faculty bring relevant real-world experience, knowledge, expertise, and connections that will help you achieve your career goals.
The university's financial aid policies are designed to enrich our campus community by ensuring that Northeastern is affordable for all admitted students.
- $1.6K Cost Per Course
- $0K Program Fees
- $10.2K Avg Institutional Aid