Mechanical Engineering Technology, B.S.

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Shaping the next generation of mechanical pioneers through hands-on and real-world experience

From power tools to combustion engines, our ABET-accredited Mechanical Engineering Technology program will ignite your fascination with how things work. You’ll work alongside faculty experts, and with state-of-the-art machining tools, to learn fluid technology, production systems, automation engineering and more.

The senior capstone puts your classroom learning into action as you find solutions to real-world technological problems through design, fabrication and testing. You’ll work with a local client company to define the problem, prepare a budget and research, design, build and test applicable software and/or hardware.

Through hands-on experience in the classroom and in the field, this applied degree program will prepare you for a lucrative career in design, production and implementation of technical systems in manufacturing and business.

Please note: The Engineering Technology program offers only junior- and senior-level coursework, so you must have an appropriate associate degree to be admitted.

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Mechanical Engineering Lab

Learn the full scope of mechanical engineering using both the latest, state-of-the-art equipment, as well as instruments of the past. The mechanical engineering lab houses a hydraulic and pneumatic simulation machine, a dynomometer to test thrust for electric motors or rockets and industry-standard measuring equipment for oil and gas facilities.

Capstone Lab

Equipped with electronic workspaces, soldering stations, 3D printers and more, the capstone lab offers creative space for seniors working on their culminating projects.

Take a virtual tour of our labs and studios

The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates positive growth in many engineering-related professions, projecting the creation of more than 14,000 jobs for mechanical engineers by 2024.

That growing demand translates into high employment rates and starting salaries for MET graduates, giving you the practical skills for an impactful, lucrative career.

Career Possibilities
  • Aircraft Technician
  • Consulting Industrial Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Operations Manager
  • Production Engineer
  • Quality Systems Manager
  • Standards Engineer

Internships

Our campus is in the heart of the region’s cultural, economic, entertainment and government activity — putting unlimited internship opportunities at your doorstep. We’ve partnered with local businesses to give you the real-world experience that sets you apart. Engineering Technology majors have interned at many high-profile organizations in the area, including:

  • BAE Systems
  • Eversource
  • IBM
  • The MITRE Corporation
  • Velcro
Senior Capstone

The culminating experience of the program, the Capstone puts your classroom learning into action as you find solutions to real-world technological problems in design, fabrication and testing. You’ll work with an actual client company to define the problem, prepare a budget and research, design, build and test applicable software and/or hardware.

  • Robert Arredondo, NHTI
  • Barbara Bancroft, NCC
  • Shawn Banker, UNH Durham
  • JD Bell, EPE Corporation
  • Celine Bilodeau, Eversource
  • Alex Chretien, Jetboil intern
  • Adam Connolly, BAE Systems
  • Joseph Cunningham, NHTI
  • Oliver Holt, BAE Systems
  • Ken Jones, Previously BAE Sys.
  • Dave Lamprey, Osram Sylvania
  • Christopher Libby, Velcro
  • Dave Luneau, Classco Inc.
  • Frank Maliski, Kleenline LLC
  • Don Marcotte, NCC
  • Keith McBrien, GDS Associates
  • Jack Olson, Texas Instruments
  • Ed Piekiek, Mitre
  • Frank Polito, NHTI
  • Jeff Setrin, Safran 
  • Erich Whitney, Mitre
  • Olaf Zwickau, USA Balancing

MANCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE ARTICULATION AGREEMENT

Students who earn an associate degree in Advanced Manufacturing Technology at Manchester Community College are automatically considered for admission to UNH Manchester's bachelor's degree program in Mechanical Engineering Technology, without having to complete a separate application. Students will need to complete and file the Dual Admit/Intent to Release Information forms with the MCC registrars office during the semester they intend to graduate, then the registrars office will forward the file to UNH Manchester to process admission.

NHTI Articulation Agreement

Students who earn an associate degree in Mechanical, Electronic, Robotics and Automation, Computer or Manufacturing Engineering Technology at NHTI are automatically considered for admission to UNH Manchester's bachelor's degree program in either Electrical or Mechanical Engineering Technology, without having to complete a separate application. Students will need to complete and file the Dual Admit/Intent to Release Information forms with the NHTI registrar’s office during the semester they intend to graduate, then the registrar’s office will forward the file to UNH Manchester to process admission.

Nashua Community College Articulation Agreement

Students who earn an associate degree in Computer or Electronic Engineering Technology at Nashua Community College are automatically considered for admission to UNH Manchester's bachelor's degree program in either Electrical or Mechanical Engineering Technology, without having to complete a separate application. Students will need to complete and file the Dual Admit/Intent to Release Information forms with the NCC registrar’s office during the semester they intend to graduate, then the registrar’s office will forward the file to UNH Manchester to process admission.

Engineering Access Program

The Engineering Access Program (EAP) is a cooperative effort of shared resources between UNH Manchester, NHTI and the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) at UNH in Durham. EAP gives students a path to a UNH bachelor of science degree in physics or chemical, civil, electrical or mechanical engineering through a two-stage, articulated transfer process.

UNH Manchester students enter their freshman year as an 'undeclared' bachelor's degree candidate or an associate in arts in General Studies candidate. During freshman year, most program requirements are completed at the Manchester campus, with potentially some courses at NHTI in Concord. Upon completing all freshman course requirements and satisfying required achievement standards, students can transfer to their desired CEPS program and complete their sophomore, junior and senior years at the University's Durham campus.

Exceptions

Former UNH Students: If you previously held degree status at UNH but did not complete your degree, you will need to complete a separate application for readmission. Please contact UNH Manchester's admissions office for more information, or download the application for readmission here.

International Students: Please visit the international student admissions page for more information and to apply.

If you live in New England and your state does not offer a bachelor's-level Mechanical Engineering Technology program at a public college or university, the New England Regional Student Program allows you to enroll in our program at a reduced tuition rate.

Course Sequence

Interested in a sample course sequence for this program?

Download a copy of the major sheet

Course Schedule

Visit courses.unh.edu and select "Courses at Manchester" to see our course schedules and descriptions.