|What is a Mechanical Engineer?
Mechanical engineering is the discipline that applies engineering, physics, and materials science principles to design, analyze, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems. Mechanical engineering that involves the design, production, and operation of machinery.
Mechanical engineers evaluate tool-drawing designs by measuring drawing dimensions and comparing with original specifications for form and function using engineering skills. They devise, fabricate, and assemble new or modified mechanical components for products such as industrial machinery or equipment, and measuring instruments.
|Degrees and Certificates
||Engineering Technology, AAS
Engineering Technology Basics, Certificate
- FYES 1000
- Degree level proficiency required to take degree level General Education courses. Please refer to course descriptions in the online catalog for specific prerequisites.
- MATH 1111 , College Algebra is required to take technical courses unless exempted due to test results or transfer credit.
|Semester Program Begins
||Fall, spring and summer
||Applicants to the Engineering Technology degree program must meet all admission requirements; complete an application and pay the application fee. Individuals apply to Gwinnett Technical College at GwinnettTech.edu, submit all transcripts from high school and previous college work, and take the ACCUPLACER test, if required.
||You may enter in the fall, spring, or summer terms.
|For more information, contact:
||Stephen Hevert, SHevert@GwinnettTech.edu, 678-226-6803.
|For admission and enrollment, contact:
||Enrollment Support Center in Building 100 at the Lawrenceville campus, or Building A at the Alpharetta-North Fulton campus, or email ACTTeam@GwinnettTech.edu.
(This data was compiled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.)
|2017 Median pay
|Entry level education
|| Associate degree, certificate
|Number of jobs, 2016 - 2026
|Job growth, 2016 - 2026
The Gwinnett Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
Lisa Richardson, Section 504/ADA, Title IX and Equity Coordinator, Building 100, Room 708, 678.226.6691, LRichardson@GwinnettTech.edu