Buffalo State University

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Program Description

Mechanical engineering is the design and manufacturing of machine products —everything from tiny devices like microchips to vast systems like spacecrafts. The best mechanical engineers will be able to visualize and understand how a product will be used; the environmental stresses it will be subjected to; and the reasons people will be convinced to purchase it.

Mechanical engineers analyze their work using the principles of motion, energy, and force — ensuring that designs function safely, efficiently, and reliably, all at a competitive cost.

The bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology gives students a broad education in the areas of mechanical design, mechanics, stress analysis, thermosciences, and manufacturing.

Focus Areas

  • Mechanical design
  • Stress analysis
  • Thermosciences
  • Mechanics
  • Manufacturing

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Automotives
  • Aircraft and spacecraft
  • Computer and electronics
  • Manufacturing
  • Robotics

Target audience


Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

High School diploma

Program Type

Degree Program

Expected Outcomes