Earn Your Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) Degree
Explore the practical applications of mechanical engineering principles and contribute to the advancement of technology people use every day by studying mechanical engineering technology. Grand Canyon University offers an academically rigorous degree program developed with industry guidance to fully prepare graduates to enter the workforce. The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) guides students in becoming innovative, critical thinkers, capable of a wide variety of engineering positions.
The mechanical engineering technology degree is offered by the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. This program focuses on the real-world application of engineering principles to understand how objects and materials work, how they are made and how they can be improved. Graduates will emerge with the hands-on experience and foundational knowledge that enable them to become immediate contributors in the field.
Explore Technical Foundations and Real World Experience
Mechanical engineering technology jobs require employees to be critical thinkers and strong communicators. Those are two of the qualities that GCU actively cultivates in students. Through collaborative coursework, students become confident team members and capable contributors. As a Christian school, GCU emphasizes the role of professional ethics. Students are encouraged to consider the curriculum through the lens of the Christian worldview and to develop the qualities of servant leadership.
Mechanical engineering technology students begin the program developing foundational knowledge in science and mathematics, with a focus on physics and computer science. Advanced topic areas include static and dynamic loading conditions in mechanical systems, 3D modeling for design in CAD software and the analysis of fluid and heat transfer. Other core competencies include the following:
- The use of computerized tools in design and manufacturing, with a look at Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) systems for the generation of tool design
- Strength characteristics of metals, including performance in bending, torsion, shear and uniaxial loading conditions
- Common manufacturing techniques, including casting and molding, forming, machining, metrology, welding and joining
In addition, students complete Senior Project I and II. These are hands-on opportunities to work in teams and with a mentor to tackle real-world applied research and design projects in the students’ area of interest. Students may participate in internships and assigned projects in collaboration with engineering professionals. Mechanical engineering technology degree graduates may work for private corporations, research facilities, government agencies, government contractors or for any company in any industry looking for an engineer with a strong hands-on approach to problem solving.
What Jobs Can You Get with a Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree?
Prepare for cutting-edge mechanical engineering technology jobs that place you at the frontier of design, development, and manufacturing. Employers need qualified graduates to work in industries such as automotive and defense manufacturing, as well as digital technology products all with a focus on product design, development, manufacturing, and quality. Some of the jobs that may be related to this mechanical engineering technology degree may include the following:
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Quality Engineer
- Project Engineer
- Process Mechanical Engineer Industrial Engineer
- Field Engineer
- Product Development Engineer
- Test Engineer
Graduates with a BS in mechanical engineering technology find positions in companies all across the country. Although most positions held by graduates with a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology require only a bachelor’s degree, some graduates may choose to enhance their career qualifications by pursuing one of GCU’s many STEM master’s degrees.
General Education Requirements
General Education coursework prepares Grand Canyon University graduates to think critically, communicate clearly, live responsibly in a diverse world, and thoughtfully integrate their faith and ethical convictions into all dimensions of life. These competencies, essential to an effective and satisfying life, are outlined in the General Education Learner Outcomes. General Education courses embody the breadth of human understanding and creativity contained in the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Students take an array of foundational knowledge courses that promote expanded knowledge, insight, and the outcomes identified in the University's General Education Competencies. The knowledge and skills students acquire through these courses serve as a foundation for successful careers and lifelong journeys of growing understanding and wisdom.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.