Mechanical Engineering Technology, B.S.

Turn your mechanical engineering associate degree into a bachelor's with our applied two-year program

UNH Manchester's ABET-accredited Mechanical Engineering Technology program gives you the practical experience to meet both industry demand and your career goals. Mechanical Engineering Technology is a 2+2 dual admission program, designed for students to earn an associate degree at a community college before completing the final two years of the bachelor's degree at UNH Manchester.

See the sample course sequence

We've partnered with Manchester Community College, NHTI and Nashua Community College to develop curriculum guides that show you how your associate degree will transition into UNH Manchester's Mechanical Engineering Technology program:
   > Manchester Community College: A.S. in Advanced Manufacturing Technology
   > NHTI: A.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology
   > Nashua Community College: A.S. in Mechanical Design Technology

Led by faculty who are industry experts, you'll apply the theoretical concepts you learn in class to hands-on work in our state-of-the-art laboratories and in the field. You'll have the opportunity to intern or work with high-profile companies in the area, including BAE Systems, Eversource, IBM, Velcro and more. The Senior Capstone puts your skills into action as you work with a local client company to find solutions to technological problems through design, fabrication and testing.

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

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Mechanical Engineering Technology is a two-year applied bachelor's degree program that offers junior- and senior-level coursework only, which means students must have a related assocate degree to be admitted. Learn more about our dual admission agreements

To get your B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology at UNH Manchester, you’ll complete courses for the UNH Discovery Program and your major. Below is an example of what your two-year course sequence might look like. Courses are subject to change, so visit courses.unh.edu and select "Courses at Manchester" to see the most up-to-date course schedules and descriptions.

  
THIRD YEAR

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ET 630 – Analytical Methods in Technology ET 625 – Technical Communications
ET 635 – Fluid Technology and Heat Transfer ET 644 – MET Concepts in Design and Analysis
ET 641 – Production Systems ET 674 – Control Systems and Components
Discovery Course ET 675 – Electrical Technology
  Discovery Course

FOURTH YEAR

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ET 751 – Mechanical Engineering Technology Project ET 696 – Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering Technology
ET 781 – Automation Engineering ET 734 – Economics of Business Activities
Elective ET 751 – Mechanical Engineering Technology Project
Discovery Course Elective
  Discovery Course

Manchester Community College Dual Admission 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.

UNH Manchester's Pathways Program provides a curriculum guide to show you how your MCC degree transfers into UNH Manchester's Mechanical Engineering Technology program.

A.S. in Advanced Manufacturing Technology

NHTI Dual Admission 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.

UNH Manchester's Pathways Program provides a curriculum guide to show you how your NHTI degree transfers into UNH Manchester's Mechanical Engineering Technology program.

A.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology

 

Nashua Community College Dual Admission 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.

UNH Manchester's Pathways Program provides a curriculum guide to show you how your NCC degree will transfer into UNH Manchester's Mechanical Engineering Technology program. 

A.S. in Mechanical Design Technology

 

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.
 

Contact an Admission Counselor with questions.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program prepares graduates with the knowledge, problem solving ability and hands-on skills to enter careers in design, installation, manufacturing, testing, technical sales, maintenance and other endeavors associated with mechanical components and systems. 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.

Engineering TEchnology program objectives

The Engineering Technology program objectives are the skills and abilities graduates are expected to demonstrate during the first few years of employment, which include:

  • Achieving employment in an engineering technology-related position with appropriate title and compensation.
  • Demonstrating engineering technology-related technical problem-solving skills.
  • Functioning effectively in diverse and multidisciplinary teams.
  • Communicating effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Adapting to changes in technology through continuous personal and professional development.
  • Being capable of assuming increasing professional responsibility.
  • Conducting all professional activities with integrity, and demonstrating a sense of social and environmental responsibility.
Engineering TEchnology PRogram EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES

Educational outcomes for students in the Engineering Technology program include, but are not limited to, the following learned capabilities:

  • An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
  • An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;
  • An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
  • An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
  • An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
  • An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;
  • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  • An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
  • An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
  • A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
MECHANICAL Engineering TEchnology EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES
  • Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing; computer aided drafting and design; and a basic knowledge and familiarity with industry codes, specifications, and standards;
  • Selection, set-up, and calibration of instrumentation and the preparation of laboratory reports and systems documentation associated with the development, installation, or maintenance of mechanical components and systems;
  • Basic engineering mechanics.
  • Differential and integral calculus;
  • Manufacturing processes; material science and selection; solid mechanics (such as statics, dynamics, strength of materials, etc.) and mechanical system design;
  • Thermal sciences, such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, etc.;
  • Electrical circuits (ac and dc), and electronic controls; and
  • Application of industry codes, specifications, and standards; and using technical communications, oral and written, typical of those required to prepare and present proposals, reports, and specifications.
  • The capstone experience, ideally multidisciplinary in nature, must be project based and include formal design, implementation and test processes.

 

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

  • 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

Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont do not offer a bachelor's-level Mechanical Engineering Technology program in their public universities, so students from these states are eligible for the New England Regional Student Program (NERSP) for the Electrical Engineering Technology program at UNH Manchester. Under the NERSP, residents from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont can pay a reduced tuition rate for the MET program at UNH Manchester. Learn more