Mechanical Engineering Technology - B.S.

Kent State University
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates


About this program

Mechanical Engineering Technology - B.S.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology teaches design, operation, installation, maintenance and analysis of machinery. The program prepares students to become highly technical professionals in current and emerging fields using mechanical and computer-aided engineering. Students learn to develop innovative solutions to problems encountered in manufacturing.

Admission requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus:

The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven regional campuses of Kent State University.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students:

All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score, minimum 48 PTE score or minimum 100 DET score; or by completing the ESL level 112 Intensive Program.

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Program content

Semester One

  • Computer Aided Engineering Graphics
  • Introduction to Computer Engineering Technology
  • Trigonometry (KMCR)
  • Destination Kent State: First Year Experience

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Two

  • Introduction to Human Communication (KADL)
  • Advanced Computer Aided Design
  • Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (KMCR)
  • General College Physics I (KBS)
  • General College Physics Laboratory I (KBS) (KLAB)

Semester Three

  • Principles of Microeconomics (KSS)
  • Materials and Processes
  • General College Physics Ii (KBS)
  • General College Physics Laboratory II (KBS) (KLAB)

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Four

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Technical Writing
  • Survey of Electricity and Electronics
  • Survey of Electricity and Electronics Laboratory
  • Programming for Engineers I

Semester Five

  • Fundamentals of Chemistry (KBS)
  • Energy/power
  • Statics and Strength of Materials
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Systems Engineering

Semester Six

  • Cultural Dynamics Technology (DIVD) (WIC)
  • Hydraulics/pneumatics
  • Materials Science and Technology

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Seven

  • Industrial Robotics
  • Computer-aided Manufacturing
  • Computer-aided Machine Design
  • Manufacturing Technology

Engineering (ENGR) Upper-Division Elective (30000 or 40000 level)

Semester Eight

  • Industrial and Environmental Safety
  • Applied Engineering Technology Seminar (ELR)

Engineering (ENGR) Upper-Division Elective (30000 or 40000 level)

Engineering (ENGR) Upper-Division Elective (30000 or 40000 level)

General Elective

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university's website for more information.



  • Tuition fees for Ohio residents: $11,587 USD per year
  • Tuition fees for residents of other states and international students: $20,463 USD per year


Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Use the techniques, skill and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  2. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  3. Design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.

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Kent State University

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Contact info

Kent State University

800 E Summit St
44242 Kent Ohio
United States of America

Phone no: +1 330-672-7980

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