Why Study Mechanical Engineering Technology?
Design and manufacture of robotic components, machine elements with 3D printing, operation of computer-controlled manufacturing processes, efficient thermal management systems, and failure analysis simulation fall within the discipline known as Mechanical Engineering Technology.
Our graduates play a wide variety of roles in industry, including product design & development, manufacturing, production, supervision and plant operations as well as high level management positions.
Why Choose Purdue Northwest?
The Faculty of the Engineering Technology Department has a wealth of real world experience and are leaders in their respective disciplines. You will be mentored by experienced instructors and train in real-life laboratories and settings. You will gain a theoretical and hands-on understanding as to what it takes to succeed in a career in advanced manufacturing.
Dr. Mohammad A. Zahraee is Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies at Purdue University Northwest. He holds Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Illinois University, MS in Structural Engineering and PhD in Engineering Mechanics, both from University of Illinois at Chicago.
As the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Professor Zahraee has been successful in making the Master of Science in Technology program at Purdue University Northwest one of the largest in the U.S. with over 150 students registered every semester.
Professor Zahraee is currently Co-Principal Investigator, working on one National Science Foundation and one Department of Labor grant, totaling over three million dollars. Dr. Zahraee’s research interests are in the areas of assessment and evaluation, curriculum development, and solid mechanics / vibrations. He has over 40 presentations and publications in these areas.
His extensive involvement with accreditation includes being a member of ABET Board of Directors from 2011 through 2016.
Areas of Study
- Assistant Project Engineer: $64,007
- Product Engineer: $68,839
- Quality Assurance Manager: $71,922
- Computer Aided Design (CAD) Operator: $42,140
- Product Design Engineer: $65,985
- Manufacturing Engineer: $64,548
- Technical Services Supervisor: $82,627
- Mechanical Engineering Technologist: $53,910
The Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. This ensures that the program is independently reviewed and meets the quality expectation for that profession.
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- Organizational Leadership and Supervision
- Environmental Health and Safety
- Computer Information Technology
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Arturo Arranga – MET Major
“Ever since I was young I was fascinated by how things worked so I would take stuff apart to see what made them tick.
Then coming out of high school I was undecided on what career I would take on so I ended up taking a year off and worked in the steel industry there I had a chance to work with enormous machinery and saw how some principles of engineering came together to do amazing things.
This is when I decided to bring those two together and decided on pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology but choosing Purdue was an easy choice thanks to its well-known engineering technology programs.”
Where do our alums work?
- Aeromet Industries
- Ford Motor Company
- Honeywell Aerospace
- Dwyer Instruments
Industrial Advisory Committee
Leaders in business, industry, and labor make up the the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Industrial Advisory Committee. Members work closely with faculty and administration to prepare the community’s future work force.
- Beatty, Nau, Hammond Manufacturing Association Award
- College of Technology Scholarship
- Kaiser Aluminum Scholarship
- Patrick Sharkey Memorial Scholarship
- Ryerson-Tull Merit Scholarship
- Sydney Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship
- Sydney Smith Talent Scholarship
- Winthrop Taylor Memorial Scholarship
Labs & Facilities
Society of Automotive Engineers
The Society of Automotive Engineers is about more than engineering and manufacturing. It’s an adventure for all PNW students. A cross-functional team of students gets together to lead, plan and implement solutions to problems that face the selected project.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers serves its members and the international manufacturing community through the advancement of professionalism, knowledge and learning.
- Production Drawing & CAD
- Computer Integrated Design & Manufacturing