Mechanical Engineering Technology, BS

Central to Putting Ideas into Action.

CCSU’s BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology provides relevant industrial experience within the academic environment through laboratory projects, experimentation, classroom lecture, and demonstrations. Students access state-of-the-art computer facilities, materials testing, power transmission, fluids, automation, and manufacturing laboratories.

Students gain experience with computer software (CAD, CIM, and FEA - all widely used in industry) for incorporation into projects associated with key manufacturing areas typical of projects carried out in industry. The program places emphasis on mechanical design, component analysis, and product development.

Program Features

  • Offers a well-balanced mix of analytical, experimental, and hands-on academic activities
  • Classes on-campus, online, and hybrid format
  • Coursework includes mathematics and basic physical sciences, technical writing, communications, and a variety of discipline specific courses
  • Culminates with a two-semester, sometimes industry-sponsored, capstone design project
  • Attend full- or part-time
  • Internship and co-op opportunities
  • Financial aid and scholarships available
  • Free on-campus child care available



The Manufacturing Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET.

Admissions Contact

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Steven Kirstukas
Applied Innovation Hub 315

Academic Department

Engineering (Academic Department)

The best part about my experience in the Engineering Department at CCSU was being exposed to academic engineers who also have industry experience and come from a wide variety of industries

Current Student

Did You Know?

Internships and Co-ops are an important part of students’ professional development. Although they are not required for graduation, participation rate is almost 100%. Student career services and faculty help identifying the opportunities for full and part time work in the local industry.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Ability to apply basic knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering principles to solve technical problems.
  2. Ability to identify, formulate and solve technical problems.
  3. Ability to use computational methods, skills, computers and modern technical tools in engineering practice.
  4. Ability to design and conduct experiments, and to analyze and interpret data.
  5. Ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs.
  6. Ability to function effectively on teams and within a diverse environment.
  7. Ability to communicate effectively in oral, written, visual and graphic modes.
  8. Recognition of the need for self-improvement through continuing education and the ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  9. Understanding of professionalism and ethics and associated responsibilities.
  10. Knowledge of contemporary issues and understanding of the impact of engineering / technical solutions within a global perspective.