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Mechanical Engineering Technology

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What You'll Learn

In the Mechanical Engineering Technology program, students will spend time in the classroom to build a career working with their hands. From learning what materials work best for a certain project to analyzing and testing how a product can be improved, this program is for the doers. At Ivy Tech, students will come into the program with an eagerness to learn about design and mechanics and leave prepared to enter a high demand workforce. 

 

Career Options

Graduates from the Mechanical Engineering Technology program have access to a variety of jobs upon graduation. From design to testing, there are many ways that graduates can apply the knowledge gained in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program to a successful career.

Examples of jobs you can get once you complete the Mechanical Engineering Technology program include: 

  • CAD Designer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Engineering Technician
  • Metrologist
  • Product Engineer
  • Applications Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Sales Engineer

Employers Want Our Grads

Ivy Tech has strong relationships with local employers in our communities to ensure these sought after employers understand the quality of graduates produced by the Mechanical Engineering Technology program. Some organizations that have employed our graduates include:

 

Associate Degree – Transferable Degree

  • Mechanical engineers are great at fixing things. Whether it is a broken appliance or a faulty engine, mechanical engineers are hands-on professionals who work to solve problems. With an Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology, you can either use your skills to enter the workforce in a hands-on applied engineering position or you can transfer seamlessly to a four-year university to earn your bachelor's degree.

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    Transfer as a Junior

    Graduates of the AS in Mechanical Engineering Technology degree program can also choose to transfer to a four-year college or university where they can earn a bachelor’s degree. The AS in Mechanical Engineering is designated as a TSAP program (which stands for “Transfer Single Articulation Pathway”), which enables students to transfer to Indiana public four-year institutions with automatic junior status. You can save upward of $10,000 by completing your first two years at Ivy Tech and then transferring to a four-year college.

    Some common schools students transfer to include:

    Talk to our transfer advocates for information about continuing your education after completing your degree at Ivy Tech.

    Note that admission is not guaranteed just by enrolling in the AS in Mechanical Engineering Technology. You will need to be admitted to the institution you intend to transfer to. Learn more about Transfer as a Junior (TSAP) programs

    Time to Complete

    An Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology degree can be achieved in 4 semesters, or about two years.

    Required Courses

    Graduates must complete a total of 60 credit hours:

    • 32 general education course credits
    • 26 program-specific course credits
    • 2 institutional requirement course credits

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    Completion Guide

    A completion guide provides the recommended path to graduation, broken out by 8-week terms. For students taking fewer classes at a time, the courses are numbered to show the overall number that will be taken.

    View Mechanical Engineering Technology AS Completion Guide

    Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take. Completion guides may vary by campus/location dependent on clinical availability.

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Program Details

Mechanical Engineering Technology is offered at 5 Ivy Tech locations in Indiana. Each location offers a unique combination of certificate and degree options:

Campus Associate of Science (AS)
Columbus X
Fort Wayne X
Indianapolis X
Kokomo X
Lafayette X

STC — Short-Term Certificate; LTC — Long-Term Certificate; WFC — Workforce Certification.

Is Mechanical Engineering Technology Right for Me?

  • You enjoy working with your hands.
  • You like learning about math and technology.
  • You have fun by solving problems and testing different ways something could work.

Does This Sound Like You?

If you thought "yes" to any of the statements above, a career in Mechanical Engineering Technology may be just what you are looking for! Take the next step to get started or speak with a local advisor to learn more.

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Mechanical Engineering Technology Courses

Descriptions of mechanical engineering technology courses can be found in our online course catalog.

View Mechanical Engineering Technology Courses

Upcoming Classes

See when specific classes will be offered by searching our class list in Schedule Builder. First, select the semester you’re looking for and then enter the name of the class in the search bar. 

Search for Upcoming Classes

If you’re a current student, upcoming classes are easy to find in Schedule Builder in MyIvy.

Class Formats

Due to the hands-on element of the subject, courses are offered in-person only.

Prerequisite Courses for Mechanical Engineering Technology

Students coming to Ivy Tech with their high school diploma or equivalent can start straight into the degree program without completing any prerequisite courses as long as they are considered college ready by the knowledge assessment.

No Expiration of Credits

There is no expiration date for course credits that were earned in previous years from Ivy Tech Community College.

Transfer Credit for Prerequisite Courses

Prerequisite courses completed at colleges other than Ivy Tech will only be considered for general education selection points if transfer credit has been awarded and courses appear on the Ivy Tech transcript prior to the application deadline.

TR grades are not recognized by the online application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that transfer credit has been awarded and that TR grades are updated to transfer letter grades (TA, TB, TC) on their Ivy Tech transcript.

It is recommended that college transcripts be submitted to the Registrar’s office for evaluation and transfer credit at least 4 weeks prior to the program application deadline to ensure adequate time for processing.

Applying to Ivy Tech is Free & Easy

The Ivy Tech application is free and easy—you don’t need a certain test score, GPA, or class rank to get started at Ivy Tech. Applying takes about 10-15 minutes and can be completed entirely online.

No Application Deadlines

Ivy Tech does not have a deadline for admission. Our 8-week class sessions start throughout the year—in January, March, June, August, and October—and there is no hard deadline for applying for any of the start dates. It's important, though, to apply early enough that you'll be able to complete all the degree planning, financial aid, and registration activities that need to happen before your first day. We recommend you apply about one month before you intend to start classes. See upcoming start dates

Steps to Apply

(1) Apply to Ivy Tech

If you’ve never applied to Ivy Tech Community College before (or if it’s been two years since you last attended classes here), visit your first step is to apply to Ivy Tech. You can apply online or in person. To apply in person, reach out to your local admissions team and arrange a meeting. Or, stop by any campus on any Tuesday for Tuesdays@TheTech to receive personal assistance with applying and registering for classes.

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(2) Submit Assessment Documents

After you submit your application, you'll be asked to upload documentation—such as SAT/ACT/PSAT scores or high school and college transcripts—that can assess your readiness for college-level coursework and help us make sure you are taking classes that are the right fit for you. How to upload assessment documents

If you don't have your scores or transcripts at your fingertips, don’t worry. Go ahead and submit your application. You can go back to upload assessment documents at any time until the end of the term for which you applied.

(3) Look for a Confirmation Email

Once your application is processed, you will receive a confirmation email at the email address provided on your application. Typically the email will arrive within 1-2 business days of submission, but during peak processing periods (April-June) could take up to 5-10 business days.

The email will contain instructions on how to register for classes, as well as important information regarding your Ivy Tech student portal (MyIvy account), tuition, payment options, and more.

(4) Create an Account in MyIvy

MyIvy is Ivy Tech's online student portal. Students use MyIvy to check e-mail, register for classes, pay tuition, manage financial aid, get the latest news and announcements, and much more. MyIvy also contains "QuickLinks" to the Ivy Tech websites and online tools you will use most often. Learn more about MyIvy

For first-time user instructions and other MyIvy tips: View/Print MyIvy Help Sheet

(5) Course Placement

Before you can register for classes you will need to submit documentation or complete an assessment test. Your test scores can help us determine the best English and math starting classes for you. See the Test Score Course Placement Chart

If you submitted assessment documentation during the application process, your advisor will likely be able to work with those documents to determine course placement and you won't need to take any further steps. If you don't have any of those documents or the scores don't meet minimum thresholds, don’t worry! Your advisor will direct you to complete our free Knowledge Assessment to help develop your customized learning path to better prepare you for courses. 

(6) Register for Classes

Once you have completed the steps above, you may register for classes. Ivy Tech students register for courses using the Schedule Builder tool which can be accessed within MyIvy. If you are a new, first-time Ivy Tech student, we recommend that you meet with your advisor who will help you develop your Academic Completion Plan and help you sign up for courses that are the best fit for you.

For a complete list of registration steps, including detailed registration steps, deadlines, and information about holds, withdrawals, waitlists, and refunds, visit our Registration 101 page.

(7) Pay Your Tuition

After registering for your courses, your bill can be viewed in your MyIvy account > Student Dashboard- > View/Pay Balance. Payments can also be made in your MyIvy account. For complete information about payments, including payment options, payment plans, how to make immediate payments, due dates, information about refunds, and more, visit our Payments page.

Accredited Program

ABET LogoIvy Tech Columbus, Fort Wayne, and Indianapolis are proud to be accredited by ABET, a nonprofit, non-governmental organization whose accreditation ensures a program's quality standards will produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce. This accreditation is typically held by four-year universities, so it is well known in the industry and particularly beneficial to Ivy Tech graduates when seeking out jobs.

Enrollment and Graduation Statistics for Mechanical Engineering Technology Students

Columbus

  AY 2022-2023 AY 2021-2022 AY 2020-2021 AY 2019-2020 AY 2018-2019 AY 2017-2018 AY 2016-2017 AY 2015-2016 AY 2014-2015
  Summer 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Summer 2021 Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Summer 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2017 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2016 Fall 2016 Spring 2017 Summer 2015 Fall 2015 Spring 2016 Summer 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Enrollment 13 46 TBA 11 34 38 16 44 41 17 59 55 18 60 52 18 64 50 11 72 66 23 92 73 19 75 72
Graduates 1 TBA TBA 2 4 3 2 2 4 0 4 2 2 3 5 0 2 5 1 3 3 2 1 12 0 2 0
Total Graduates TBA 9 8 6 10 7 7 15 2

 

Fort Wayne

  AY 2022-2023 AY 2021-2022 AY 2020-2021 AY 2019-2020 AY 2018-2019
  Summer 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Summer 2021 Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Summer 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Enrollment 7 36 TBA 8 30 34 18 45 35 6 34 50 NA 22 25
Graduates 0 TBA TBA 0 1 3 0 2 3 0 1 4 NA 0 2
Total Graduates TBA 4 5 5 2

 

Indianapolis

  AY 2022-2023 AY 2021-2022 AY 2020-2021 AY 2019-2020 AY 2018-2019 AY 2017-2018 AY 2016-2017 AY 2015-2016 AY 2014-2015
  Summer 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Summer 2021 Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Summer 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2017 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2016 Fall 2016 Spring 2017 Summer 2015 Fall 2015 Spring 2016 Summer 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Enrollment 31 110 TBA 31 105 110 36 115 110 42 133 129 53 157 125 51 141 141 47 135 135 45 135 126 59 147 136
Graduates 0 TBA TBA 0 3 8 1 6 4 5 2 12 1 11 10 1 1 24 2 4 11 1 5 11 0 7 9
Total Graduates TBA 11 11 19 22 26 17 17 16

Questions About the Program?

Future Students

If you’re not yet an Ivy Tech student, contact us at 1-888-489-5463 and we’ll be happy to help.

Current Students

Contact your academic advisor, who can answer any questions you have about the Mechanical Engineering Technology program and your certificate and degree options.

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Advising Team
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Advisor for: Exploratory/Undecided students
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  • 1 Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: Indiana. (2021).
  • 2 Associate degree cost is for an in-state, full-time student. Long-term and short-term certificate costs are for an in-state, part-time student.