Mechanical Design FAQ
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions concerning the Mechanical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Design Concentration are listed below.
A mechanical engineering technician with a concentration in mechanical design is a person qualified by education, training, or work experience to design, install, maintain, and operate mechanical equipment such as machinery, air conditioning, and fluid systems.
Mechanical engineering technicians with a concentration in mechanical design may perform such duties as:
- Test engineering materials
- Create engineering CAD drawings
- Design, install, test, and maintain mechanical equipment
- Technical sales
- Write technical reports
- Assist engineers and senior technicians
A mechanical engineering technician with a concentration in mechanical design may work in a:
- Consulting engineering firm
- Corporation or company
- Manufacturing facility
- Testing facility
- Governmental/educational agency
Income varies depending on the type of mechanical engineering technician position. The median income for the U.S. is $49,290 and the median income for the Memphis Metropolitan area is $44,000.
Earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree at Southwest and enter the job market immediately after graduation, or transfer the credits earned in the mechanical engineering technology program to a four-year college and earn a bachelor’s degree.
Southwest's employment rate for graduates of the mechanical engineering technology program generally exceeds 95 percent each year.
- Fully accredited programs by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
- Small classes for more personalized attention
- Flexible class schedules available at multiple campuses, centers, sites; and distance learning opportunities
- Affordable tuition
- Support services, including career counseling, free tutoring and career services, financial aid, job opportunity assistance and on-site child care services