As many companies bring back manufacturing jobs to the United States, the job outlook for mechanical engineering technicians is increasingly bright. Innovations in technology have drastically changed the manufacturing process. Now, high-skilled technicians are in-demand to help mechanical engineers design and build new technologies. Mechanical engineering technicians and technologists collaborate with engineers in the field to create tomorrow's inventions.

B.F.I.T.’s Mechanical Engineering Technology (M.E.T.) Bachelor’s Degree program was created in response to the growing need for skilled workers in the manufacturing economy. This newly-designed 4-year-program will prepare you to serve as a bridge between the mechanical engineering technician and the mechanical engineer. Through a hands-on teaching approach, you will develop skills to provide technical support to mechanical engineers in the manufacturing of new and existing products in growing industries. This is the only conventional M.E.T. day program in Massachusetts.


  • Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

What’s the difference between an Associate and Bachelor’s Degree in M.E.T.?

While a two-year program prepares you with the technical fundamentals, the four-year program will provide you with more specialized knowledge, along with skills in communication, information literacy, and problem-solving. Upper division students also have greater opportunity to explore the link between management, quality systems, and technical production.

What will you learn?

  • SolidWorks Design Software
  • Computer Numeric Control Tools
  • Machinist Equipment
  • Manufacturing Process
  • Product Design & Development
  • Fits and Tolerances

Job Outlook

Manufacturing in the US is starting to make a comeback and is poised for even bigger gains in the years ahead.

  • Average Mechanical Engineering Technician salary in MA is $55,000, which is 20% higher than the national average
  • In MA, manufacturing jobs account for over 250,000 jobs
  • The leading manufactured exports from MA include computer and electronic goods, chemicals, medical equipment, and machinery

Career Paths

  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologist
  • CNC Machinist

Your Pathway to Success

Founded in 1908 in Boston, Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (B.F.I.T.) is one of New England’s oldest colleges of technology. Started with a bequest from Benjamin Franklin, and a matching gift from Andrew Carnegie, the private non-profit college offers an affordable education for people seeking technical careers.

Top 5 Reasons to Choose B.F.I.T.

  • Highest Earnings

Our students earn the highest salary after attending compared to students from all two-year private colleges in the state (excluding nursing). *Source: U.S. Dept. of Education's College Scorecard

  • Affordable Tuition

B.F.I.T. is one of the most affordable private, non-profit colleges in Massachusetts, and more affordable than all for-profit technical schools in the state. Our tuition costs less than half of the average tuition at 4-year non-profit colleges in Massachusetts.

  • Smaller Classes

With an average class size of just 13 students, students receive individualized attention and thrive in our tight-knit community. Our graduation rate is double the national average for two-year colleges and almost three times the MA average

  • Job-ready Skills

A college degree and hands-on training set BFITgrads apart in the job market. Most of our grads land jobs in their field or continue their education, and some programs have 80% -90% job placement rates.

  • Industry Connections

We partner with industry leaders to ensure that our programs prepare students with the right skills for today's jobs. Close employer connections lead to internships, job-shadowing, and careers for our graduates. Over 60 companies attend our annual career fair.

Program taught in:
  • English

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