Mechanical Engineering Technology - Design Major (METD)


Students in the Mechanical Engineering Technology - Design Major learn to use the latest technology to design and manufacture devices and systems for consumer products, machine tools, and the automotive and aerospace industries. The curriculum prepares students to solve real-world problems from concept to completion using logical thinking as well as computer software, including computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE).

The MET-Design Major is the traditional Mechanical Engineering Technology program. Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, and are well prepared to continue their education in a related engineering bachelor’s degree program.

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Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Design mechanical systems
  • Manage design projects
  • Perform product testing
  • Utilize CAD systems

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • CAD/CAM System Specialist
  • Design Engineering Technician
  • Product Designer
  • Project Engineering Technician
  • Product Support Manager

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$34,000 to $52,000 annual salary

Employment Outlook

Locally, there is strong demand for mechanical engineering technology professionals.The U.S. Department of Labor indicates that overall employment of mechanical engineering technicians is expected to increase 5 percent through 2022, especially for those who demonstrate mastery of new software and technology along with traditional manual skills.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Miami University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • University of Cincinnati (College of Engineering and Applied Science)

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Advanced Handling Systems
  • General Electric
  • Mazak Corporation
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Xomox Corporation

Co-op Salary Projections

$11/hr to $17.50/hr


Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Mechanical Engineering Technology—Design Major (METD)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
MET 100Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Technology ( B) 122
MET 111Manufacturing Processes 1 ( B) 233
MET 131MET Computer Aided Drafting 1 ( B) 233
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 1 (G)  324
Semester 2  
MET 132MET Computer Aided Drafting 2 ( T) 233
MET 140Engineering Materials ( T) 223
MET 150Statics and Strength of Materials for MET ( T) 233
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)  303
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 2 (B)  324
Semester 3  
MET 291Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Mechanical Engineering Technology ( T) 1402
Semester 4  
MET 240Hydraulics and Pneumatics ( T) 233
MET 250Machine Design ( T) 334
MET 285Mechanical Engineering Technology Capstone Project 1 ( T) 233
PHY 151Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based ( G) 334
Semester 5  
MET 260Applied Thermodynamics ( T) 223
MET 270Kinematics ( T) 223
MET 290Mechanical Engineering Technology Capstone Project 2 ( T) 233
EET 101Electronic Fundamentals 1 ( T) 233
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities or Social/Behavioral Science Elective (G)  303
Semester 6  
MET 292Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Mechanical Engineering Technology ( T) 1402
Total Credits:  4712265


First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
Mathematics Electives8
Take one of the following series:
MAT 125
& MAT 126
Algebra and Trigonometry
and Functions and Calculus
MAT 251
& MAT 252
Calculus 1
and Calculus 2
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3
Arts/Humanities or Social/Behavioral Science Elective
Any course from CULT, ECO, GEO, HST, LBR, PHI, POL, PSY, SOC

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum


Program Chair
Michael (Mike) DeVore, PhD, PE
(513) 569-1746
Co-op Coordinator
Sue Dolan, MEd
(513) 569-1774
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