Mechanical Engineering Technology

Department of Applied Engineering & Technology Management (AETM)

Indiana State University’s bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering technology (MET) prepares individuals for technical and technical management positions such as engineers, technical managers, and technologists. The program is accredited by ABET’s Technology Accreditation Commission.

MET focuses on engineering design (mechanical design), analysis, management, and manufacturing. Throughout the program’s curriculum, emphasis is placed on computer-aided design (CAD) and its integration with other computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools or technologies (e.g. computer-aided manufacturing, rapid prototyping). Students develop hands-on experience and technical problem-solving skills with state-of-the-art CAD/CAE technologies. While the students focus on the design of mechanical products and systems, they also study management aspects of engineering design, in preparation to manage people, resources, and systems related to design and manufacturing. The program faculty has experience in both teaching and applied research in the subject area, and industry work experience that contributes to the quality of a laboratory-based instruction.

Course Catalog

Articulation / Transfer Agreements


The students of IVY Tech with AS and AAS degrees in Design Technology can easily be transferred into ISU's MET program to continue study for a BS degree. Similar agreements have been developed for the students with AS and AAS degrees from Vincennes University in Drafting and Design/CAD and AAS degrees from Lake Land College in CAD or Mechanical-Electrical Technology.

Please click on the following links to view the detailed information on these agreements.

Ivy Tech CC-AS in DT, courses to be taken at ISU
Ivy Tech CC-AAS in DT, courses to be taken at ISU
VU-AS Drafting and Design/CAD
VU-AAS Drafting and Design/CAD
LLC-AAS Mechanical-Electrical Tech


The ISU-MET program looks forward to developing transfer agreements with related programs overseas. In the meantime international students may apply for transfer on a course-by-course basis.

ISU’s mechanical engineering technology program is characterized by:

Career Information

The MET program aims to prepare technical professionals with hands-on problem solving skill for industries. In addition to the knowledge and skill in mechanical design, our students will also be trained to be excellent at communicating and coordinating technical information among customers, vendors, operators, engineering staff and top management. As a MET student at ISU, you will learn to solve technical problems in a variety of group, laboratory, and industrial settings. As a graduate of our program, you can apply your skills and abilities in such positions as:

With experience you may advance to management positions such as:

Professional Practice / Experience

As a MET student you may apply for admission to the professional practice program (Co-op) that includes a cooperative work experience. To be admitted to this program you must have completed, with acceptable academic achievement, your freshman year of study. The professional practice program allows you to:

Professional Organizations

A number of national professional organizations sponsor student chapters on the ISU campus. As a MET major you may choose to join one or more of these groups to learn about your field and to make professional contacts. ISU students frequently attend these organizations' national conventions and meetings. Professional organizations offered at ISU include:

Financial Information

The MET program at Indiana State is a quality program offered at competitive overall costs. Student fees are assessed on a bracketed structure that offers you cost savings on enrollment. A variety of federal, state, and University financial aid programs are available. Special scholarship dedicated to the program is also available.


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