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Mechanical Engineering Technology

Campus Location: Peosta

Program Entry: Fall

Award: Associate of Applied Science


The Mechanical Engineering Technology program prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to support engineers engaged in the design and development phases of a wide variety of projects involving mechanical systems. The program provides the high demand skills sets necessary to assist in the development, implementation and analysis of engineering projects and processes. Program students will receive training in a comprehensive program of study and will be required to complete an internship and design project intended to apply the technical knowledge gained in the classroom to actual engineering projects and processes.

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Admissions Requirements:

  • Submission of your official high school transcript with ACT score.
  • Submission of transcript from any college or university previously attended.
  • Completion of ACCUPLACER assessment if necessary.

In addition to the College admission requirements outlined, a program applicant must be a high school graduate or equivalent and meet the minimum entrance requirements on a basic skills assessment for placement in MAT:744 Technical Math or higher. Candidates who fail to meet the program requirements will be referred to program faculty for further assessment prior to a final admission decision being rendered.


Mechanical Engineering Technology

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Credits: 70

View the printable Ed Plan.

Term 1
BCA:212 Intro to Computer Applications 3.0
CAD:104 Computer Aided Drafting 3.0
EGT:114 Intro to Engineering Technology 3.0
EGT:172 Manufacturing Processes I 4.0
MAT:744 Technical Math 4.0


Term 2
EGT:128 Statics 3.0
EGT:166 Parametric Modeling I 2.0
EGT:308 Machine Design and Geometry 2.0
EGT:173 Manufacturing Processes II 2.0
MAT:747 Technical Math II 4.0
PHY:710 Technical Physics 3.0


Term 3
COM:723 Workplace Communications 3.0
EGT:801 Mechanical Engineering Internship 3.0
PSY:112 Psychology of Human Relations 3.0


Term 4
EGT:123 Strength of Materials 3.0
EGT:309 Dynamics and Kinematics 3.0
EGT:268 Manufacturing Processes III 4.0
  General Education Elective 3.0
 * Technical Elective 3.0


Term 5
EGT:188 Design Project 4.0
EGT:306 Technical Project Management 2.0
ELE:113 AC/DC Fundamentals 3.0
* Technical Elective 3.0
  (Internship if not previously completed).



Technical Electives may include: EGT:235, EGT:266, ELE:172, ELT:123, EGT:xxx approved Project Lead the Way® courses.

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Employment Information:

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Salary

$33,721 - $44,319

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Annual Openings (Statewide)


Sample Job Titles

Manufacturing Systems Designer
Machine Designer
Product Designer
Prototype Tester/Support
Quality Assurance

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Additional Information:

Articulation Agreement

Northeast Iowa Community College maintains articulation agreements with many area colleges and universities. The Mechanical Engineering Technology program has an official articulation in place with the University of Northern Iowa.


Douglas Binsfeld
Dean of Arts & Sciences, Peosta
800.728.7367, ext 207