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Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET)
Welcome to Purdue's Richmond home for Mechanical Engineering Technology!
Overview of Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET)
Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) deals with the generation, transmission, and utilization of mechanical and fluid energy and the design and production of tools, machines, and their products. The MET program is intended to prepare specialists in the development of machines and products, in production processes, in the installation and maintenance of machines, and in solving engineering problems.
Yet Mechanical Engineering Technology is more than machinery; it is methods, materials, machinery, and manpower coming together to solve industrial problems. It is the application of scientific and engineering principles to questions of product development, manufacturing processes, quality control, materials selection, fluid power, heat transfer, mechanics, design, and cost analysis.
Purdue's MET department provides all graduates with a solid technical foundation which will enable them to adapt readily to a wide variety of careers and equip them with the desire for life-long learning.
Purdue University's MET program consists of a two-year Associate of Science (A.S.) degree program, with an additional two years of study to earn the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. In Richmond, Purdue offers the coursework to complete the associate degree in MET, as well as a number of other technology curricula. For those seeking a focused, technical program of fewer courses, the College of Technology in Richmond also offers an MET-Related Certificate. Students who complete the B.S. program (at another location) may pursue a Master of Science degree in Technology, also available through Purdue University.
MET associate degree graduates are job-ready and typically accept jobs as engineering technicians, engineering aides, plant maintenance personnel, layout staff, production assistants, and technical salespeople. With additional experience, promotion to positions such as industrial supervisors, machine and tool designers, technical buyers, production expediters, and cost estimators is possible.
Associate degree graduates may continue university coursework to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology or in Organizational Leadership and Supervision locally, or in Mechanical Engineering Technology at another campus. For more information, please check out Admissions or Contact Us in the Purdue University Programs office at (765) 973-8228.
Purdue University College of Technology at Richmond
Room 140, Tom Raper Hall
2325 Chester Blvd.
Richmond, IN 47374
Phone: (765) 973-8228
Does this sound like YOUR kind of program?
Purdue University's MET Program ...
- Educates specialists who work with manufacturing and machinery.
- Develops industrial leaders who manage people, machines, and production resources.
- Trains technicians and technologists who plan the production process and design or modify a product for a specific application.
Does this sound like YOU? Purdue University's MET Students . . .
- Solve mechanical problems.
- Work with their minds, as well as their hands.
- Enjoy using math and science as tools.
- Can enter their field job-ready, at the associate degree level.
- Are eligible to continue toward a university-level B.S. degree.
If this fits YOU, a Purdue University MET degree could well be in your future!