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Mechanical Engineering Technology

Design Your Future

There is more than one way to start an engineering career. If you enjoy learning by doing, engineering technology may be the pathway for you to become an engineer. Our Mechanical Engineering Technology program offers technical courses that teach you to use creativity and rational thinking to solve problems in design, manufacturing and management, as well as science and mathematics courses that provide you a solid foundation for future studies or career development.

With our small class sizes, state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and faculty members with relevant and practical real-world engineering experience, we utilize applied learning to equip you with the engineering knowledge and skills critical to success in today's global world. Career opportunities for mechanical engineering technology graduates are in mechanical design, computer-aided design, product evaluation and development, manufacturing engineering, computer-aided manufacturing, plant engineering, technical sales, technical service, fluid power, automation and technical management.

  • $64,950

    average industry starting salary of graduates

  • 100%

    of our mechanical engineering technology majors start a career, graduate school or the military before, or within 6 months, after graduation

  • 4%

    faster than average job growth rate for mechanical engineering technology jobs as projected by the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

A High-Quality Education

Minors Bachelor's Plus Master's Applied Engineering Skills

Areas of Emphasis

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program offers a variety of minors that allow you to explore your area of interest: Automotive Systems, Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology, Engineering Management, Global Manufacturing Systems Engineering Technology, Industrial Automation and Applied Robotic Systems, Industrial Engineering Technology, Integrated Arts and Technology, Operations Engineering, Quality Assurance, and Sustainable Manufacturing.


Finish Your Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Five Years

As a Mechanical Engineering Technology major at the University of Dayton, you can complement your undergraduate program with a related graduate-level concentration. You can use up to six credit hours of graduate coursework to satisfy baccalaureate and master’s degree program requirements in Engineering Management, Materials Engineering and Systems Engineering.

Bachelor's Plus Master's

Develop Applied Cross-Functional Engineering Skills

Mechanical Engineering Technology majors at the University of Dayton develop cross-functional applied engineering and management skills needed to excel in today's global world. A significant portion of the graduates work in technical management.


Campus Visit

The best way to understand our passion, innovation and community is to experience it yourself.

Featured Programs and Initiatives

Engineering Office of Student Success

The OSS is staffed by engineering professionals who serve as academic advisers. OSS advisers help you stay on track with your degree program while crafting a custom set of experiences (co-op, study abroad, ETHOS, etc.) to complement your coursework.

The ETHOS Center

Students serve others and use practical engineering skills for humanitarian purposes. Our students learn about the world, different cultures and themselves. Students participate internationally or domestically in technical immersions for 11+ weeks or in breakouts for up to two weeks.

Diversity in Engineering Center

The Diversity in Engineering Center connects engineering students, faculty and staff as well as engineering industry and community partners to create opportunities for academic success, professional networking and inclusive communities.

Innovation Center

In the Innovation Center, student teams solve real-world problems for industry clients. More than 1,500 challenges have been solved for over 200 companies.

Engineering Co-op and Internship

Explore Your Engineering Future

Take your engineering experience to the next level and find your passion with co-op and internship opportunities. All engagements are paid positions and provide invaluable engineering work experience integrated into the student's academic plan. In one academic year, over 450 undergraduates accepted engineering placements that resulted in $6.2M paid directly to the undergrads.


Engineering Management, Systems and Technology, Susan Scachitti, Department Chair

Kettering Laboratories, Room 321
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0249


The Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET certifies our undergraduate programs in electronic and computer engineering technology, industrial engineering technology, and mechanical engineering technology.