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Mechanical Engineering Technology

Love design but also have a passion for engineering?

Mechanical engineering is the most versatile of all engineering programs. The field uses math, science and communications to solve real life problems in climate control systems, manufacturing, and energy efficiency. Tidewater Community College’s mechanical engineering technology program is training the next generation of mechanical engineering technicians to design components, machines, systems and processes that can be used in a variety of industries—from manufacturing to ship repair.

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Virginia Beach Campus
Associate of Applied Science - Mechanical Engineering Technology

Focus on problem solving and the real-world application of applied engineering sciences and technology with a hands-on curriculum that covers topics from material science and manufacturing processing to computer-aided design and electro-mechanical controls. Graduates are qualified for careers in the fields of mechanical technology, mechanical design, manufacturing and ship repair.

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:
  • are prepared for high-level math and science courses
  • demonstrate strong problem solving skills
  • enjoy a rigorous curriculum