The Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum prepares graduates for employment as mechanical technicians. Typical assignments would include assisting in the design, development, testing, and repair of mechanical equipment. Emphasis is placed on the integration of theory and mechanical principles. The program also offers a Mechatronics track with an emphasis on courses related to the mechatronics field.
Coursework includes applied mechanics, manufacturing methods and processes, computer usage, computer-aided drafting, mathematics, physics, and oral and written communications. With the Mechatronics track, courses also include analysis of electric circuits, fluid power in automation, and mechatronics. The courses will stress critical thinking, planning, and problem solving. Graduates also have transfer opportunities to pursue B.S. degrees at UNCC (Engineering Technology - Mechanical), ECU (Industrial Technology), and NC Wesleyan College. However, Wake Tech's Mechanical Engineering Technology AAS degree does not transfer to NC State.
Graduates of the curriculum will find employment opportunities in the diversified branches of the mechanical field. Mechanical engineering technicians are employed in many types of manufacturing, fabrication, research and development, and service industries.