Mechanical Engineering Technology

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Mechanical Engineering Technology provides educational experiences to prepare students for a broad range of technical positions throughout manufacturing enterprises that require people with strong mechanically oriented backgrounds. The Mechanical Engineering Technology program at Pittsburg State University has a four-year curriculum which culminates in a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Technology.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is fully accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

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Successful students in mechanical engineering have the following qualities:

  • interests in how things work and designing items
  • good work ethic
  • good mechanical aptitude
  • competence in computer applications
  • competence in academic subjects such as mathematics
  • physics
  • speech
  • English
  • willingness to learn technical subjects


Mechanical Engineering Technology Program graduates will:

1. be sought after and employed by local and regional industry
2. demonstrate the technical skills to support industry needs and/or solve technical problems
3. demonstrate the knowledge and skill to operate across the breadth of the mechanical engineering technology discipline.


Mechanical Engineering Technology Program students will demonstrate:

  • an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools to support design, analysis, manufacture and test of mechanical systems
  • an ability to apply fundamental principles of math and science, current theoretical knowledge and adapt to the rapidly changing applications of engineering, and technology
  • an ability to evaluate and improve system performance by conducting, analyze and interpret experiments, and evaluating experimental results
  • ingenuity and resourcefulness in the modification and improvement of, or creation of designs of systems, components, or processes
  • teamwork to support the conceptual design and development, and detailed design, analysis and manufacture (implementation) of a product (or process)
  • an ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems associated with the design and manufacture of mechanical systems
  • the ability to support information exchange on technical and project management topics through data files, reports and presentations
  • an understanding of the need for and participation in continuing education and enhancement of professional knowledge
  • awareness of professional, ethical and social responsibilities as it applies to careers in engineering technology
  • a consideration for diversity and an idea of how their decisions could impact professional, societal and global issues today and in the future
  • a commitment to getting a job done right, on time, and with a vision of improvement for the next generation product or process
  • the ability to apply the principles of engineering graphics and machine design to the design, analysis and production of mechanical systems
  • the awareness of varied applications in the mechanical engineering technology discipline and potential for integration of systems and processes with automotive, construction, electronics, manufacturing and plastics discipline

Job Placement
The Mechanical Engineering Technology program has had at or near 100% placement throughout the program's history.

Starting Salaries
The estimated average starting salary range is $60,000-$65,000 annually.

Future Outlook
With an excellent reputation of the program, PSU continues to successfully place quality graduates in all areas of the mechanical engineering technology industry.

Job Titles

Product Development Engineer
Project Engineer
Hardware Engineer Associate
Engineering Technologist
Engineering Technician
Mechanical Designer
Lead Engineering Technician
Mechanical Engineer 2
Structural Engineer
Operations Engineer
Product Performance Specialist
Manufacturing Engineer
Design Engineer
Field Engineer
Field Technician
Mechanical Designer
Quality Technician
Maintenance Supervisor

Companies Recently Hiring
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About Engineering Technology Department

The Department of Engineering Technology is housed in the Kansas Technology Center on the Pittsburg State University  campus. Engineering Technology Programs are comprised of elements of the technological spectrum requiring scientific and engineering knowledge plus the operational methods and skills devoted to achieving practical purpose in support of product producing industries.

Click on the links below to take a Virtual Tour of the Engineering Technology Labs!

Black & Veatch

The phone number for the Engineering Technology Office is 620-235-4350

Physical Address: 
W215 Kansas Technology Center
909 East Ford
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Mailing Address:
c/o Engineering Technology
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762-7565

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