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Mechanical Engineering Technology
The field of Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) is
concerned with the application of scientific and engineering
knowledge in support of engineering activities. The
Mechanical Engineering Technologist's mission is to provide
the professional services needed to transform the results of
scientific and engineering endeavors into useful products
and services. MET's perform the necessary analysis and
create plans to convert designs into finished products in
the most efficient and safe manner. The MET is the
professional who produces design drawings and sets up and
operates manufacturing equipment, handles inspections,
analyzes production problems, and manages the implementation
of improvement activities and/or projects.
The demand for the engineering technologist in general, and
METs in particular, has been strong and growing, and average
starting salaries are very competitive with engineering
disciplines. Indications are that this trend will continue.
MSU MET graduates are actively recruited, and many of our
alumni hold positions of considerable responsibility in
industry and government.
An exceptionally varied range of career choices and
directions are possible for students who choose a career in
mechanical engineering technology. Some of the Career paths
machine and product design
product and system evaluation
research laboratory experimental support
prototype testing and evaluation
plant operation and management
energy production (includes conventional power plants,
plus emerging energy alternatives such as wind, solar,
geothermal, hydro, and others)
manufacturing system design / enhancement
refrigeration and HVAC system design / support
Many mechanical engineering technology graduates are employed in the power generation industry, the aviation industry, the oil industry, and at government research institutions.
For more information on Mechanical Engineering Technology at Montana State University, send a request via Email or write to
Department of M&IE
P.O. Box 173800
Bozeman, MT 59717-3800
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