Mechanical Engineering Technology

Program Overview

Mechanical engineering technology is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers and technologists design, develop, build and test mechanical and thermal devices, including tools, engines and machines. The coursework will prepare you to work in a team environment of manufacturing using computer-controlled equipment; it will prepare you for employment in research, testing, drafting, design, maintenance, technical sales and production operations. 

Major Requirements

Why choose Kent State Tuscarawas for the Mechanical Engineering Technology program?

  • Complete a general mechanical engineering technology program which provides graduates with problem solving skills, communications expertise and knowledge of practical applications demanded by the complex world of modern business and industry. Students working with milling machine
  • Learn how to program and operate computer numerical control machines, industrial robots, microcontrollers and rapid prototyping machines used in manufacturing.
  • Offers students a broad foundation and the technical skills needed to support engineering activities, particularly in the design, testing and manufacturing of products, systems and devices.
  • Affordable tuition costs.
  • Flexible scheduling options include evening and distance learning classes.
  • All credit hours earned in the Associate of Applied Science degree program in Mechanical Engineering Technology count toward the Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology, Mechanical/Systems concentration.

Career Opportunities

This degree prepares you for positions both locally and nationally in the following industries:

  • manufacturing
  • engineering services
  • research and development
  • federal government
  • aerospace

Local Job Opportunities

Core Competencies

  • Understand the fundamentals of fluid properties, kinematics of fluid flow, momentum, viscosity, conservation of energy in fluid flow, industrial hydraulics and gas laws.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the design theory of tools, machines, systems and equipment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of system integration methods.
  • Possess a strong mathematical foundation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of engineering processes and materials.
  • Demonstrate a good working knowledge of technical drawing and computer-aided design (CAD).
  • Possess a strong foundation in physics.


The Associate of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology offered at Kent State University at Tuscarawas has been accredited since 1974 by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Consistent with ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission guidelines, the following is a list of Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) attained by our graduates:

  1. Apply engineering technology knowledge and design skills to solve technical problems within the specialized field of Mechanical Engineering Technology.
  2. Utilize effective communication, team and project management skills to work productively and contribute to their professions.
  3. Value personal attitudes that help one become a contributing member to society, including: initiative, responsibility, a commitment to professional ethics,  and the desire to continue to learn and grow professionally.

The Engineering Technology program has an established set of outcomes for each of its programs that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time they graduate. 
The Mechanical Engineering Technology program learning outcomes are as follows:

  1. Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities
  2. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge
  3. Conduct standard tests and measurements
  4. Conduct, analyze and interpret experiments
  5. Function effectively as a member of a technical team
  6. Identify, analyze and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems
  7. Apply written, oral and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments
  8. Identify and use appropriate technical literature
  9. Understand the need for and an ability to engage in self­ directed continuing professional development
  10. Understand and commit to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity
  11. Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement

The 2016-2019 enrollment data for the Mechanical Engineering Technology degree is below:  

2016 2017 2018 2019
56 55 58 39

The following chart lists the number of graduates from 2016-2019. 

AAS MERT Graduates 2016-2019


Engineering Technology Department


Paul Dykshoorn, Engineering Technology Director 330-308-7475 | 

Amy Bowers, Engineering Technology Administrative Assistant

330-308-7457 |