Individuals who are mechanically inclined and like to solve problems can have a satisfying
career in the field of engineering that creates machines to work for people: Mechanical
Columbus State’s Mechanical Engineering Technology program prepares students to enter
this growing profession where the pool of applicants does not meet the demand. The
program presents an inside look at the manufacturing process, as well as highlights
skills with drafting, computers, and troubleshooting. Coursework includes an introduction
to manufacturing technology, hydraulics, robotics, materials science, and computer
aided drafting and manufacturing.
Graduates are qualified to assist engineers in the industrial, consulting, scientific
research and consulting communities or to transfer to a four-year college to pursue
a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology degree.
Engineering technology teaches students how to organize thoughts and approach problems–processes
which are not only critical to their work, but also beneficial in everyday life. Mechanical
engineering skills can take graduates anywhere–from designing stronger yet lighter
helmets for the NFL to creating wheelchairs that are more maneuverable.