The Mechanical Engineering Technology program can lead to a broad range of career choices such as product design, research and development, and manufacturing. Students are prepared for these possibilities through a broad background in mathematics, science, basic manufacturing processes with hands-on experiential training, printing reading, drafting, CAD, and written and oral communications.
In addition to a general program in Mechanical Engineering Technology designed for transfer, there are two specialty majors, Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Mechanical Design. Graduates with these majors can function in a variety of occupations and disciplines.
As a career degree, the curricula in these specialty majors are based on jobs skills and requirements rather than transferability. However, many colleges and universities in Ohio and across the nation accept these majors. Certain universities, particularly the University of Dayton and Miami University, now offer Bachelor's degrees with some classes on the Edison State campus. Students interested in transfer should work closely with their advisor to plan their curriculum appropriately.