What is MET?
Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) is the component of engineering that specializes
in mechanical design, computer-aided technologies, materials, mechanical power and
manufacturing. MET is an excellent major for students interested in mechatronics,
robotics, automotive manufacturing, agricultural machinery and processing, mining,
shipbuilding, spacecraft, electronics manufacturing, food processing, aircraft metals
and plastics production—nearly the entire spectrum of the industry. In the power areas,
MET graduates are involved in vapor power cycles, gas power cycles, air conditioning,
fluid power and power transmission. Manufacturing areas involving MET graduates include
tool design, cost evaluation and control, plant operations, production planning and
At OSU, the MET curriculum is as rigorous as engineering programs and is nearly identical
to the Mechanical Engineering (ME) curriculum for the first two years, but the upper-level
major courses are taught with more emphasis on applications. Multiple MET major courses
are popular among engineering undergraduate and graduate students who find them valuable
for their job search and thesis/dissertation research.
An important element in MET is the use of laboratory experience as a teaching tool.
The MET program has laboratories in mechatronics, fluid power, materials, fluid mechanics,
thermal science, basic instrumentation, 3D printing, computer-aided design, manufacturing,
and engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE). Senior capstone design courses, composed of student
teams for SpeedFest (autonomous vehicle competition) or Industry-sponsored interdisciplinary
design projects, integrates the knowledge and skills learned during their course of
study. The latest computer software is provided and supported for the courses that
MET students take. Where appropriate, laboratories with modern computer data acquisition
systems and on-screen displays are available.
In addition to the required mechanical engineering technology courses, students are provided a solid foundation in calculus, physics, chemistry and computer science. Minor degree choices are available in mechatronics or entrepreneurship.
- Emphasis in...
Computer-Aided Design/Manufacturing/Engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE)
Fluid Power (Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Electronic Control)
Applied Engineering Analysis
Manufacturing and Materials
- MET Applies...
Engineering and scientific knowledge
All of these are designed to prepare graduates for employment within industry’s engineering team.
- What makes MET different?
Courses in MET every semester
"Hands on" Laboratories with most courses
Emphasis on applications of theory in nearly every course
Opportunity to advance your education from High School or military service
Hard-working students succeed
Math and science are heavily used in the context of applications rather than abstract equations