A Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician major/degree program prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers engaged in the design and development phases of a wide variety of projects involving mechanical systems.
Includes instruction in principles of mechanics, applications to specific engineering systems, design testing procedures, prototype and operational testing and inspection procedures, manufacturing system-testing procedures, test equipment operation and maintenance, and report preparation.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician (use the College Search feature and enter "mechanical" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician?
A bachelor’s degree is generally the minimum requirement to enter this career field, however you may be able to get your foot-in-the-door as a technologist or technician with an associate degree. Most who enter the field start as a mechanical engineering technician. Other opportunities include (but are not limited to) mechanical engineering technologist, mechanical design technologist, and project specialist.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
Publications/Magazines in Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician