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You can do more than just use technology. You can design it. Build it. Bring it to the workplace. Our Mechanical Engineering Technology program requires cooperative education (co-op). Our graduates have a 98 percent placement rate, with salaries among the highest of all UC baccalaureate degrees.

How do we do it? The answer lies in a long tradition of combining quality academic instruction with state-of-the-art industrial applications.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited under the General Criteria and Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Criteria by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.


Media Credit: Ty Kuck (from 5/17 News Record) Competition began the week after Expo as the 2007 Mini Baja Car raced in SAE Western Region Competition


Juniors - Register for Senior Seminar!

Current juniors planning to start Senior Seminar in the upcoming academic year are encouraged to log onto http://homepages.uc.edu/met/SeniorPrep/ for the full story and then register early. This course is led by Prof. Laura Caldwell.

Academic Focus

The MET curriculum focuses on design, manufacturing and energy technologies. The academic instruction covers the relevant theory needed in each area with core courses being integrated with extensive laboratory assignments. This combination of hands-on experience with ample academic instruction is the main advantage of the MET curriculum. The MET department takes mechanical design education all the way to the level of technology!

   

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You can do more than just use technology. You can design it. Build it. Bring it to the workplace. Our Mechanical Engineering Technology program requires cooperative education (co-op). Our graduates have a 98 percent placement rate, with salaries among the highest of all UC baccalaureate degrees. How do we do it? The answer lies in a long tradition of combining quality academic instruction with state-of-the-art industrial applications.

Historically, UC's OMI College of Applied Science has its roots in the Ohio Mechanics Institute, founded in 1828. It's been said that Thomas Alva Edison referred to OMI as his alma mater, which gives some perspective to our innovative and industrial tradition.

In 2010, the College of Applied Science and the College of Engineering were merged to create the College of Engineering and Applied Science.  The Mechanical Engineering Technology Program is now part of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) program benefits from the support and involvement of prosperous, multi-national corporations – Procter and Gamble (P&G),  Siemens PLM Software, Cincinnati Machine and Milacron, to name a few.

The MET program's dynamic, hands-on approach is coupled with rigorous academic preparation, both for the professional engineers (PE) exam and for enrollment in prestigious MSc and MBA programs (allowing students to pursue more advanced degrees, such as the PhD).

MET graduates routinely start their professional careers within the product development, production development, energy production and energy distribution functions of industry. Employers are especially attracted by the MET grad's ability to take entire projects from the design stage all the way through to implementation. As a result, the majority find themselves independently managing industrial projects during their first professional years. Many choose to move to upper management later on in their careers.
 

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Student Activities

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has a very active student chapter on campus. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) also strongly support student activities. On a college level, a significant number of MET students participate in the activities of the student tribunal. These organizations offer dynamic possibilities for student recreation and professional development.

Senior Design

The senior design sequence is the capstone of the MET program. The sequence comprises the whole design, build, and test philosophy the department embodies. Within the senior design sequence, students research the market, propose a solution, write specifications, analyze requirements, and finally, design, build, test and document their creation. Many projects are industry-sponsored; some resulting in patents. For a number of students, the senior design project becomes a platform for starting their own business. Final projects are presented at Applied Science Tech-EXPO in May. All projects are reviewed by industrial judges; the best receive awards. Companies often actively recruit at Tech-Expo, only to find that by May, most graduating seniors have already accepted competing offers. their careers.