Become a Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor's Degree
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Mechanical Engineering Technology

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Interested in Mechanical Engineering Technology?

Built on a strong foundation of science, mathematics and practical courses, students learn concepts in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program that can be directly applied to product design and manufacturing in all types of industry. You will focus on technical graphics with computer-aided drafting, material strength and testing, computer numerical control, economics, quality control and machine design.


5,000-Square-Feet of Creative Space

Your ideas equal reality in our design/build laboratory. Mechanical engineering technology students have an all access pass to 5,000-square-feet of creative space where concepts are designed, prototyped and tested. Use such technology as 3-D printers, a CNC vertical machining center and an industrial robotic arm and automation cell.

Hands-On Education/Contemporary Curriculum

In an industry that relies on you for solutions, mechanical engineering technology students must have the opportunity to test theories and experiment on ideas. Our program thrives on project-based education ­– a modern way of learning that builds communication and project management skills. Students also receive an interactive experience in our design/build lab while using industry-relevant equipment and mastering process and procedures.

Learn From Industry-Experienced Professors

As a student in mechanical engineering technology, you will learn directly from experienced industry professionals, not teaching assistants. Your education is relevant to current trends and technology because the insight and instruction you are given comes from personal experience.

Perfect Placement Rate

In the mechanical engineering technology program, the odds are in your favor! This program boasts a 100 percent placement rate of its graduates, with an average starting salary of $50,000. Students go on to earn career titles, such as design engineer, field service engineer, product engineer, and tool and manufacturing engineer.

Michele O’Hare

“In the 17 years since I graduated from the mechanical engineering technology program, I have worked in varying capacities in three completely different fields, yet I was able to use the skills I obtained in the classroom and lab in every one of those jobs. This program supplied me with not only the understanding of technical information, but also teamwork, documentation and reporting, research and hands-on experience.”

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Jason Hager

When I was retiring from the Army after 20 years, I was hesitant about transitioning into the collegiate world, something I knew very little about. At Kansas State Polytechnic, I was able to take the mechanical skills that I became a specialist with in the military and combine them with an engineering aspect. As a result, I can now design and create things that are going to be functional and help solve problems.Because the campus and class sizes are small, I had no trouble getting to know students and my professors, and feeling right at home. This was the easiest transition for me.

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J.T. Brantley

Because K-State Polytechnic’s mechanical engineering technology program offers practical knowledge and experiences, not just theory, I know that when I’m ready to start my career, I’ll be more advanced than many other engineering graduates. The program gives students the opportunity to interact with local companies and assist them with manufacturing obstacles. We also learn about process planning and work with modern technology – all things that will allow me to move ahead of those that still have to be trained on the job.

Jacob Marney

The mechanical engineering technology program is an essential blend of theory and application. The extent of many other collegiate engineering programs is learning general components, like science, math and design. K-State Polytechnic, however, takes education to the next level by helping me bring those concepts to life in the fabrication lab with a variety of new technologies. I also have stronger critical thinking, communication and problem solving skills because I don’t just architect ideas, I know how to produce them.