Mechanical Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technicians are involved with a variety of projects: preparing design specifications; production analysis; the installation, maintenance, and operation of machines, tools, and products; as well as manufacturing processes.

Where You Could Go

Manufacturing plants, engineering firms, government agencies, mining, and materials production all hire MECT graduates.

NC State has over 40 agreements with four-year colleges and universities, to provide a smooth transition for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Through university partnerships, some four-year courses are also offered on the NC State campus or online.

Job Demand

Graduates of these programs have had no trouble finding excellent employment opportunities in our area. The programs are not narrowly focused; this offers greater flexibility in meeting the changing career opportunities in today’s job market.

$56,130Average Yearly Salary

Apply theory and principles of mechanical engineering to modify, develop, test, or calibrate machinery and equipment under direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.

$57,742Average Yearly Salary

TAssist mechanical engineers in such activities as generation, transmission, or use of mechanical or fluid energy. Prepare layouts of machinery or equipment or plan the flow of work. May conduct statistical studies or analyze production costs.