Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Acquire advanced knowledge, skills and training as an applied mechanical engineering practitioner through the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology in Temple’s College of Engineering. In this 126-credit Bachelor of Science program, you learn to bridge the gap between engineering design and actual production operations. Through hands-on laboratory experiences, students in the program develop the skills necessary to resolve broadly defined engineering problems, such as the ability to

  • analyze test results to improve processes.
  • conduct standard experiments, measurements and tests;
  • design effective mechanical engineering systems and components; and
  • identify and use appropriate technical literature.

This program will encourage you to work effectively as a member or leader on technical projects that involve electronics and electric power, engineering graphics, hydraulics, materials and mechanics, and pneumatics.

Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program are equipped with the specific engineering talent required to work in small and medium manufacturing and service firms, while also obtaining comprehensive knowledge to enter a broad range of engineering fields and occupations. With more than 1,000 manufacturing firms in the 11 counties in the Greater Philadelphia area, students will have countless opportunities available to them upon completion of the program. 

Choosing the Mechanical Engineering Technology Major

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology provides students with a strong foundational knowledge in engineering, mathematics, sciences and technology, as well as the ability to apply graphical, oral and written communication in various technical and nontechnical environments—creating skill sets that are highly marketable in a growing field. Students can apply the skills gained from experiential learning across numerous industries, including the analysis, design, development and operation of systems for diverse applications. 

If you’re looking for a more general engineering major or thinking about a different area of engineering, consider one of the other undergraduate engineering programs.

Classes & Curriculum

The following are examples of common courses required for students in this four-year, 126-credit mechanical engineering program.

  • Applied Engineering Statics
  • Instrumentation and Data Acquisition
  • Manufacturing Control Systems
  • Technical Communication

Learn more about courses in this program.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $22,464.00 per year
Out-of-state: $36,816.00 per year


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