This program is being phased out at Penn State Berks.
We are not accepting new applicants. If you are a new student interested in pursuing this degree, visit the Penn State York website.
Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology helps to prepare students for positions in industrial enterprises such as machine, product, and process designers; computer-aided drafting and design specialists; computer-integrated manufacturing planners; technical sales personnel; production supervisors; laboratory technicians; and managers.
The program prepares graduates to enter the work force as technicians with sound technical and communication skills. Graduates may also continue toward a baccalaureate degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology at Penn State Berks.
The degree program stresses both theory and application, and encompasses a broad range of technical fields. Students study numerous subjects relating to the analysis and design of mechanical and manufacturing systems.
Courses related to the major include topics in: Manufacturing materials and processes; Mechanical design and processes; Computer-aided drafting and design; Societal responsibilities; Written, verbal & visual communications; Dynamics and statics; Strength and properties of materials; Technical math & physics.
This program articulates with Pennsylvania Department of Education-approved Tech Prep programs. Secondary students who have graduated from a program covered by a signed Penn State Articulation Agreement may be eligible for special admission procedure and/or advanced placement.
The program is offered days and evenings for working, location-bound students at the Berks campus.