Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

4 years
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Apply advanced science, engineering and mathematics and create technologies to solve relevant industry problems in manufacturing and product development.
A Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology with a major in mechanical engineering technology is an applied degree for a career in engineering, mechanical systems, materials, and manufacturing. A degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology can also help you secure a position in the manufacturing sector and lead to a rewarding career.

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Why Earn a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology?

The ABET-accredited Mechanical Engineering Technology program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of North Texas focuses on the applications of science and engineering to analyze, design, develop, implement and oversee advanced mechanical systems and processes. The program is built upon a strong foundation of science, mathematics and technical course work designed to meet the diverse needs of a mechanical engineering technologist. Students in the program are being trained to work in a team-oriented, concurrent engineering environment.

Engineering technologists must be capable in both design and manufacturing in order to position themselves as economic and industry front-runners and to take advantage of global growth. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is preparing students to do just that, as our Mechanical Engineering Technology emphasis places primary focus on the design and analysis of products, tools, machines and components needed in the world today.

In this program, students will study:

  • Data collection and analysis
  • Documentation
  • Mechanical Design
  • Industrial operation
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat transfer
  • Product design and development
  • Assembly and detail drawing of machine parts
  • Computer-aided engineering
  • Engineering graphics
  • Manufacturing processes and materials
  • Strength of materials
  • Quality assurance

Faculty members have a wide array of research interests, affording students the opportunity to choose from a variety of areas for their projects in the Capstone course sequence. Current research interests include:

  • Conceptualized systems
  • Corrosion
  • Cryogenic power sources
  • Nanotechnology
  • Environmental concerns
  • Finite element techniques
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Industrial adhesives
  • Industrial training
  • Materials engineering
  • Metal and ceramic matrix composites
  • Plastics processing
  • Process control systems
  • Space nuclear reactors
  • Surface coatings
  • Transportation materials
  • Welding and joining


Marketable Skills
  1. Formulate applied research problems
  2. Communicate engineering problem solutions
  3. Apply analytical engineering methods
  4. Apply technology tools in engineering
  5. Project management proficiency

Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree Highlights

Earn a Certificate in Manufacturing Engineering Technology or in Nuclear Power Technology and be even more competitive for a wider array of job opportunities with engineering firms.
Expand your Capstone project and consider the Grad-Track option to earn the BSET and MSET in 5 years.
Faculty members have an average of 10 years industrial experience. They have worked for companies such as Airgas Inc., Boeing Military, Electrotest, General Dynamics (Lockheed Martin), General Electric, Integrated Technologies Inc., and Los Alamos National Laboratory. They also hold degrees in aerospace, civil, electrical, mechanical, metallurgical, and nuclear engineering, and engineering technology.
Students pursuing Mechanical Engineering Technology have a number of state-of-the-art machines and laboratories at their fingertips, with which they complete real-world research on current industry issues.
The use of this advanced equipment, completion of practical studies and achievement of valued skills prepares UNT’s engineering graduates for their future careers and establishes them as a highly desired talent by some of the nation’s top companies.
Computer-aided design, engineering and manufacturing software are in the many computer labs at UNT's Discovery Park.

What Can You Do With A Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology?

Engineering Technology graduates are in high demand and work side-by-side with other engineering graduates in a variety of technical fields. Many stay at UNT to pursue master’s and doctoral degrees in technical fields, business and law.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree Courses You Could Take

Engineering Graphics (3 hrs)
Fundamentals and principles of engineering drafting practices used in technical processes.
Circuit Analysis (3 hrs)
Introduction to electrical elements, sources and interconnects. Ohm’s law, Kirchoff’s law, superposition and Thevenin’s theorems are introduced. The resistive circuit, OP Amp, RL, RC circuits, Sinusoidal analysis.
Statics (3 hrs)
Basic theory of engineering mechanics, using calculus, involving the description of forces, moments and couples acting on stationary engineering structures. Equilibrium in 2 and 3 dimensions, free-body diagrams, friction, centroids, centers of gravity and moments of inertia.
CAD/CAM System Operations (3 hrs)
CAD/CAM programming, compilation of generic tape files for N/C and CNC machine tools local N/C and CNC part programming and operational techniques, G codes and M codes.
Digital Control of Industrial Processes (3 hrs)
Introduction to and use of programmable logic controllers; topics include terminology, basic and advanced relay logic programming, and connection and control of input/output devices. Emphasis is placed on interfacing, operating and programming a wide range of industrial automation devices.
Experimental Thermal Sciences (3 hrs)
Applications of thermal-fluid sciences based on fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer areas with an emphasis on experimental approach. Measurement and instrumentation techniques: measurement of temperature, pressure, flow and thermal- and transport-properties, fundamentals of data acquisition, fundamentals of numerical analysis. Major engineering applications of thermal-fluid sciences: power cycles, refrigeration cycles, HVAC systems, heat exchangers.

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