Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology (BSMCT) Program prepares students for diverse and dynamic careers in industry. The BSMCT graduates work in fields that require understanding of the relationships and dependencies among materials, product development, manufacturing systems and processes, or energy production, transformation and transmission (including alternative energy). This profession calls for a broad outlook on solving complex problems. It involves design, development and production. It keeps pace with ever-evolving technology, and mechanical engineering technologists serve as an interface between society and technology.

Possible applications for a BSMCT degree include:

  • Transportation/automotive
  • Utilities
  • Equipment design
  • Manufacturing: consumer products, chemical products, farm equipment, industrial equipment, paper and wood products
  • Alternative energy

Our program

The BSMCT program emphasizes hands-on laboratory experiences, and courses stress the practical application of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve real world problems.

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Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology (BSMCT) Program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Curriculum highlights

The BSMCT program is unique as it allows students to choose a specialty track. These tracks, which include energy, design, and manufacturing consist of 12 credit hours. Each gives students a chance to focus on a particular aspect of mechanical engineering, thus differentiating their degrees.

  • Energy Track—Courses include Applied Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Energy Source and Conversion, Fluid Mechanics
  • Design Track—Courses include Mechanics of Materials, Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines, Applied Thermodynamics, Design of Machine Elements
  • Manufacturing Track—Courses include Manufacturing Processes, Process Engineering, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Statistical Quality Control

All mechanical engineering technology students take the same "technical core" courses, which emphasize applications engineering topics such as statics, dynamics and instrumentation. In addition to their core classes and specialty track, BSMCT students choose an additional eight credits of upper level courses. These classes can be along the same line of their specialty track, or they can pick classes in another track, to "cross-train" and further strengthen their educational background.

With the help of the academic advisor, students can work out a plan that will fit their interests as well as set them on the path to a great career in mechanical engineering technology.

Educational outreach

Wayne State students pursuing a Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology may have the option of taking classes at the Advanced Technology Center or at the Schoolcraft Center. Contact Joyce Lien, Engineering Technology advisor, at or 313-577-0800 for additional information.

Career outlook

The below chart shows a recent breakdown of B.S. mechanical engineering technology alumni employed in various industries. 









B.S.-MCT educational objectives:

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program's constituencies.

PEO-1 To produce graduates who attain gainful employment and practice successfully in mechanical related engineering technology professions;

PEO-2 To produce graduates who remain technically current and adapt to rapidly changing technologies through continuous learning and self-improvement;

PEO-3 To produce graduates who demonstrate independent thinking and function effectively in teams to solve open-ended problems in an industrial environment;

PEO-4 To produce graduates who communicate effectively and perform ethically and professionally in business, industry, and society.

Student outcomes

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.

Student outcomes for the MCT program are:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  2. an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  3. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  4. an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
  5. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team. 
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