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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 specific program educational objectives are to:

• Provide students with a sound knowledge of the fundamental principles of mathematics, science, and mechanical engineering technology.
• Develop in graduates critical thinking and problem solving skills that can be applied to a wide range of problems – both technical and non-technical.
• Provide the skills necessary for the practice of engineering technology.
• Provide a well-balanced educational experience that will help the student develop communication and teamwork skills, an appreciation of social values and an understanding of the implications of technology.
• Ensure that courses required for a degree in the program remain technically current and responsive to the changing needs of society.

The MET program is accredited by Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org

Student Outcomes
Prior to graduation, students are required to demonstrate the following learned capabilities:

a. an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities

b. 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

c. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes

d. an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives

e. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team

f. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;

g. 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

h. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development

i. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity

j. a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context

k. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Scholarships

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:


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Contact Information

Mechanical Engineering Technology
5711 Boardman Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5711
Phone: (207) 581-2340E-mail: Linda.Liscomb@umit.maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1865