Why choose Mechanical Engineering Technology at WSU?
- WSU offers the only MET bachelor's degree in the state of Utah.
- Starting salaries for graduates with a bachelor's degree in MET are among the highest for WSU graduates.
- Faculty who teach MET courses hold doctorates in mechanical engineering disciplines.
Joe Hurd sits in the mini baja built by MET students, at the SAE Baja race event.
What degrees/certificates are available?
Bachelor of Science (BS) Mechanical Engineering Technology
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Mechanical Engineering Technology
MET AAS and BS Suggested Course Sequence
What courses are offered through online/distance learning?
For a complete listing of WSU online and independent study courses, click here.
What are the employment opportunities?
Courses and laboratory experiences prepare you for technical positions in designing/engineering/manufacturing organizations.
Graduates with bachelor's degrees secure jobs as engineers, technical designers, quality engineers, process engineers and project managers.
Graduates with an associate's degree are qualified for industrial positions including design drafters, technicians and related technical specialists.
Starting salaries vary depending on the region, workplace and skill level. The average starting salaries of recent graduates with BS degrees exceeded $40,000. However, students with some industry experience have received offers in the area of $60,000 and higher. For more information, go to Career Services.
What will I learn in the program?
The program includes general education courses as well as the classes specific to mechanical engineering technology (MET). The general education classes give you a broad knowledge base outside of the engineering realm, and sharpen your writing and oral communication skills.
Courses within the MET major include math, physics and fundamental engineering sciences. In addition, the MET major includes courses in related areas important to the designer, such as materials and processes, computer-aided design and other computer applications. The focus is on mechanical design and analysis. You will participate in a mini-baja senior project to design, produce and test a rugged, single-seat, off-road recreation vehicle.
Is there an application deadline?
No, there is no application deadline. However, we encourage you to apply early and register for classes. Contact the MET coordinator for specific information or to schedule an advisement time.