Welcome from the Department Head
Kenneth A. Burbank, Ph.D.
Welcome and thank you for visiting the Mechanical Engineering Technology web site.
Our mission is to provide the best opportunity for our students to obtain quality education. This mission encompass both undergraduate and graduate students. We strive to use the best practices and technical discovery to prepare our students to make a positive impact on their communities starting from West Lafayette as students and anywhere in the world as our graduates.
Collectively, our faculty, students and industrial partners are aiming to address the technological needs of the society while preparing for the exciting scientific and technological developments to come.
The MET Department is committed to prepare our students for the challenges in the field of mechanical engineering technology through a well recognized and rigorous B.S. degree programs in Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) and the Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MFET). Our growing graduate program in Engineering Technology offers students to expand their knowledge and experience through applied research concentrated in the MET areas at both Master of Science and PhD levels. These degree programs are offered on the West Lafayette campus while we also offer BS degree at several statewide locations which include: Columbus, South Bend/Elkhart, Kokomo, New Albany, and Richmond. The curricula is grounded in math, science, and engineering principles with practical applications in the following technical areas: computer aided drawing and design, fluid power, heat power, mechanics, materials, manufacturing processes, industrial organization and management. The curricula is designed to prepare graduates for employment in manufacturing, management, product development, design, testing, plant operations, technical sales and service, as well as emerging technology fields.
During the past several years, our graduates have benefited from placement rates as high as 100% with starting salaries averaging in the mid $50,000 range.
The MET Department is committed to continuously updating its curriculum and laboratories so that it can ensure technical currency and maintain its position as one of the nation's premier MET programs.
I encourage you to find out more about our curricula, courses, laboratories, and faculty by continuing your electronic tour through our web pages. Also, please feel free to contact us or come by our offices at Knoy Hall, room 145, anytime to obtain additional information and to visit our facilities.
Kenneth A. Burbank, Ph.D.