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B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology


This degree program is part of a field that require the application of both scientific and engineering knowledge/methods, combined with skills that support the industry. The majority of our courses are hands-on with laboratory requirements that integrate computer applications across all areas of manufacturing. The program includes courses in the following areas:

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Calculus
  • Statistics

Students may choose from a variety of computer, technology, mathematics, pre-engineering, and business courses to round out their educational experience.

Jump Right In

Students who choose to challenge themselves through the Mechanical Engineering Technology program will learn analytical skills that will enable them to design complex systems and industrial machines to meet the Manufacturing Industry's needs. To prepare for work in the modern Manufacturing Industry,  students will work on numerous hands-on manufacturing projects, often in a team setting. A Capstone course will bring together all of the concepts learned by applying them to solutions of actual manufacturing problems. A number of both oral and written presentations will aid students in becoming more comfortable and proficient in their communication skills.

Apply Your Education

Graduates of our program will have a strong background in the following areas;

  • Mechanical/Machine Design
  • Thermal/Fluid System Analysis
  • Automation

Our graduates will also be qualified to address the design needs of manufacturing and related businesses. Having this skill set combined with a background in quality project management, as well as engaging in continuous improvement theories makes our graduates stand out among other job applicants in the Manufacturing Industry.


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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Typical job placement includes engineering and technological opportunities in positions such as:

  • Mechanical Design
  • Tooling
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Project Management

And many more!

Institute of Industrial Engineers

Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers

The Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE) serves the professional needs of industrial engineers, as well as other individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Members of IIE stay up-to-date within their industry by participating in the educational opportunities, publications, and networking opportunities offered by the organization.

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Get Hired

In 2015, our Mechanical Engineering Technology program had a 100% employment rate; earning the highest percentage in Texas—at nearly 20% higher than the state average! Tarleton's favorable geographical location, along the I-35 industrial corridor, gives our graduates the opportunity to take advantage of the explosive growth in the technology industry. Compare our graduates' gainful employment analysis to programs across the state!

Program Objectives

The mission of the Department of Engineering Technology is to provide an academically challenging program that prepares students to establish successful careers after graduation and assume leadership roles in fields such as:

  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Education

Engineering technology is a branch of the technological field, which require constant application of both scientific and engineering knowledge/methods, combined with technological skills that support industry activities.

Coursework Highlights

Class Number Class Name
ENGT 2335 Solid Modeling
ENGT 3303 Industrial Materials
ENGT 3313 Mechanics of Materials
MEEN 3314 Signals and Systems
MEEN 3350 Measurement System Design
MEEN 4425 Electromechanical System Design
ENGR 3311 Engineering Mathematical Methods
ENGR 4259 Engineering Innovation and Design
CVEN 3405 Design of Structural Elements

For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.

Facilities and Features

Tarleton Society of Engineering Technology

Tarleton Society of Engineering Technology

The Tarleton Society of Engineering Technology is a social, service focused, and professional society with membership open to all students in the Department of Engineering Technology. The members of TSET demonstrate and attitude of professional interest and involvement in the classroom, as well as on the TSU campus. 

Electromagnetic Research Facility

Electromagnetic Research Facility

This facility provide research opportunities in these areas:

  • Microwave Communication
  • Optical Communication
  • Target Detection
  • Stealth Technology
  • Image Processing

And many more.

The Electromagnetic Research Facility also includes a state-of-the-art Anechoic Research Chamber.

New Applied Sciences Building

New Applied Sciences Building

The new Applied Sciences Building will house both classrooms and labs for the Engineering and Engineering Technology programs. In addition, there will be select labs for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The building is projected to open in Fall 2018.

Female engineering student


The Tarleton Industrial Development and Education Initiative's purpose is to strengthen the economy in local communities while creating, developing, and sustaining small businesses and manufacturers. TIDE offers consulting service and training programs, such as process improvement, to regional manufacturing companies. Through this initiative, we are able to offer valuable opportunities to Tarleton students as they collaborate with faculty and business professionals to address real world problems.