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Mechanical Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Go high tech with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

If you always wanted to know how automobiles, turbines, 3D printers and other machines work, South Carolina State University can turn your curiosity into a career as a mechanical engineering technologist.

SC State’s curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) is designed to embrace the application of engineering principles to the design, manufacture, installation and operation of machines and mechanical systems.

The program emphasizes basic principles used in the development and production of such devices as tools, production machinery, parts, fabrication and more. You will receive a strong foundation in the fundamental area of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, machine tools and measurement techniques.

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The MET program is an affordable four-year program designed to add value to its students.  SC State is located in the I-26 corridor between Charleston and Columbia. The small class size and a faculty-to-student ratio of 1 faculty to 30 students make it ideal for students seeking individualized instruction.


The Mechanical Engineering Technology Program at South Carolina State University is “accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and Mechanical Engineering Technology and similarly named Programs Program Criteria.

Mechanical Engineering Technology by the Numbers

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What can I do with a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology?

Companies engaged in manufacturing and assembly operations find the MET students particularly useful and very adaptable to manufacturing and assembly operations. This is because the emphasis of the MET program is the practical application of theories learned in engineering principles.

The MET program’s practical and hands-on nature makes it ideal for manufacturing and Assembly plants across the globe.

Our graduates work in such areas as:

  • Automotive Industry
  • Construction
  • Consumer Product Development
  • Engineering Consulting
  • Mechanical
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil and Gas Industry
  • Research and Development
  • Transportation and Infrastructure

The majority of our MET students gain employment upon graduating from SC State. The rest gain employment or attend graduate school within six months of graduation.

What will I learn?

You will apply your interest in machines in such courses as:
Machine Tool laboratory introduces students to the use of traditional machine tools to fabricate/manufacture parts.
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) of Machine Tools. In this course, you will learn how to write CNC programs and feed them into the machine to fabricate the part.
Manufacturing Process. This course is particularly useful for students who plan to work in manufacturing or assembly plants upon graduation.

Will I get real-world experience?

When and where possible, experiential learning is strongly encouraged in the MET program. Students have the opportunity to intern with several companies. Companies where MET students have interned in the past include:

  • Boeing
  • Savannah River Site
  • Mercedes Benz

Where will I learn?

The MET Program is housed in our modern Engineering and Computer Science Complex alongside other engineering and engineering technology programs in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Transportation.
Lab equipment enables the student to acquire relevant experience. The program also has a newly established additive manufacturing laboratory.

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