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The Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering technology program focuses on the application of scientific and engineering principles to the design of mechanical and thermal systems, manufacturing processes and quality control for specific utilization and cost analysis.
You'll benefit from small class sizes, evening and weekend classes, easy credit transfers, internship and on-the-job credits, independent study and hands-on experience in specialized laboratories.
Students whose career goals do not require a Bachelor of Science degree may earn an Associate in Science degree with a major in mechanical engineering technology. All of the course work in the A.S. degree program directly transfers to the B.S. degree, allowing students additional flexibility if their needs change in the future.
The mechanical engineering technology program at Point Park University is fully accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org), prepares graduates to work productively as mechanical engineers in industry or government or to earn advanced degrees. Graduates of the program are eligible to pursue licensure as professional engineers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and most other states.
Q&A and video interview with Kathleen Puskar, Ph.D., associate professor of mechanical engineering technology.
Subject to the review of the faculty, incoming students may receive credit for previous course work at comparable institutions or for technical experience gained on the job. Agreements with other local institutions allow Point Park students to register for courses that are offered elsewhere, giving them the opportunity to pursue subjects not taught on campus during a particular term.
A full schedule of evening and weekend classes gives a student in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program the ability to earn a four-year degree while working full time during the day. The University has a long history of educating part-time working students and offers additional resources and assistance through the Office of Graduate and Adult Enrollment.
Students in the mechanical engineering technology program gain a solid theoretical foundation of mathematics and science as the basis of study of required technical courses in mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer, fluids, and materials. Many of the science and technology courses supplement their lectures with laboratory experiences using equipment and computer software typical of those found in industry, ensuring that graduates of the program are familiar with current technical practices and are able to apply theory to real-world situations.
Internships, which may carry University credit, are available with local companies for students who wish to obtain work experience during their studies.
With a degree in mechanical engineering technology, you will have the option to pursue various career opportunities, such as:
Internship prepares student Greg Harbison for a career in engineering.
- Advanced Products Engineer
- Mechanical Design Engineer
- Plant Engineer
- Project Engineer
- Technical Service Engineer
- Test Engineer
- Engineering Technologist
- Supervisor of Design and Drafting
Graduates of Point Park's mechanical engineering technology program have gone on to work for various companies including:
- Continental Design and Management Group
- Philips Respironics
- Dodson Engineering, Inc.
- CJL Engineering
Learn more about the Mechanical Engineering Technology program:
- Program Outcomes
- Faculty Listing
- A.S. Program Guide
- B.S .Program Guide
- Typical B.S. Sequence
- Course Descriptions