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Mechanical Engineering Technology

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As many companies bring back manufacturing jobs to the United States, the job outlook for mechanical engineering technicians is increasingly bright. Innovations in technology have drastically changed the manufacturing process. Now, high-skilled technicians are in-demand to help mechanical engineers design and build new technologies. Mechanical engineering technicians and technologists collaborate with engineers in the field to create tomorrow's inventions.

BFIT’s Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) Bachelor’s Degree program was created in response to the growing need for skilled-workers in the manufacturing economy. This newly-designed 4-year-program will prepare you to serve as a bridge between the mechanical engineering technician and the mechanical engineer. Through a hands-on teaching approach, you will develop skills to provide technical support to mechanical engineers in the manufacturing of new and existing products in growing industries. This is the only conventional MET day program in Massachusetts.


Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology
Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

What’s the difference between an Associate and Bachelor’s Degree in MET?

While a two-year program prepares you with the technical fundamentals, the four-year program will provide you with more specialized knowledge, along with skills in communication, information literacy, and problem solving. Upper division students also have greater opportunity to explore the link between management, quality systems, and technical production.

What will you learn?

  • SolidWorks Design Software
  • Computer Numeric Control Tools
  • Machinist Equipment
  • Manufacturing Process
  • Product Design & Development
  • Fits and Tolerances

Job Outlook

Manufacturing in the US is starting to make a comeback, and is poised for even bigger gains in the years ahead.

  • Average Mechanical Engineering Technician salary in MA is $55,000, which is 20% higher than the national average
  • In MA, manufacturing jobs account for over 250,000 jobs
  • The leading manufactured exports from MA include computer and electronic goods, chemicals, medical equipment, and machinery

Career Paths

  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologist
  • CNC Machinist