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Mechanical Engineering Technology
Mechanical engineering technologists help engineers to design, develop, test, and manufacture industrial machinery, consumer products, and other equipment such as robotics. They may assist in product tests -- by setting up instrumentation for auto crash tests, for example. They may make sketches and rough layouts, record data, make computations, analyze results, and write reports. When planning production, mechanical engineering technologists prepare layouts and drawings of the assembly process and of parts to be manufactured. They estimate labor costs, equipment life, and plant space. Some test and inspect machines and equipment or work with engineers to eliminate production problems. They may also work in marketing or sales. A recent mechanical engineering technologist graduate entering industry would mo
st likely aspire to an entry level position in product design, development, testing, technical operations, or technical services and sales. 

Those interested in a career in mechanical engineering technology should consider reviewing engineering technology programs that are accredited by ABET, Inc. However, there are many ET programs not yet accredited by ABET, so check with your local community college or university for more information. If you choose to attend a program that is not ABET accredited, you should be sure that the university is regionally accredited. Students explore electrical principles, manufacturing processes, fluid mechanics, statics, strength of materials, thermodynamics, machine design, and instruments and controls. 

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