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Make a difference

MET graduates help us conserve energy at Efficiency Maine, while keeping our feet comfortable making New Balance Shoes. At iRobot Corp they keep our soldiers safe by finding roadside bombs using robots. They design efficient building heating and piping systems at Woodard & Curran. MET graduates support national defense building and repairing naval vessels at Bath Iron Works and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, supply us with Chinette paper plates produced at Huhtamaki Co., provide electrical power from turbines built at General Electric Power Systems, and keep us on the move manufacturing jet engines at Pratt & Whitney. About 70% of our graduates work in Maine.

Beyond the gears

MET is a diverse major, applicable to almost anything you can think of. What do pet products, preserving archeological structures, fuel cells, andbulldozers all have in common? MET students, faculty members and graduates are involved in all of these!

Why choose MET?

MET is an adaptable major. So no matter how much your interests evolve during your college years, your MET degree will still be applicable for reaching your post-grad dreams!

The MET program objectives are for early graduates to:

  1. apply a sound knowledge of the fundamental principles of mathematics, science, and mechanical engineering technology;
  2. apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to solve technical problems and related human and social issues;
  3. enter the practice of engineering technology, other engineering disciplines, or apply the skills developed in the program in other appropriate fields;
  4. successfully apply in the workplace communication and teamwork skills, and address societal implications of technology within their professions;
  5. remain technically current and responsive to the changing needs of modern industry and society.


University of Maine College of Engineering

Manufacturers Association of Maine (previously Maine Metal Products Association)

Maine ASHRAE chapter (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers)

The Dearborn Foundation  MET students who have been awarded the prestigious Dearborn Scholarship include:

  • Kyle Jensen – Academic years 2007-2008 and 2008-2009
  • Dan Murray – Academic year 2009-2010
  • Adam Duguay – Academic year 2010-2011
  • Michael Brown – Academic year 2012-2013 and 2013-2014
  • Peter Roberts – Academic year 2013-2014
Mechanical Engineering Technology
5711 Boardman Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5711
Phone: (207) 581-2340
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469