Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

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Manufacturing Engineering Technology is an applied engineering field that looks for better ways to manufacture products. This includes reducing cycle times, maintaining quality and keeping costs reasonable.

The field emphasizes engineering problem solving using a hands-on approach rather than the complex analysis that an engineer would typically use. Technologists often work closely with engineers and technicians. In manufacturing the technologist often has the rewarding challenge of working with many departments in the company, from sales to shipping. The curriculum focuses on hands-on experiences to prepare the graduate for an exciting career in the midst of production activity.

Program Highlights

  • Variety of labs including robotics, controls, imaging, optics and 3D printing for hands on experience. 
  • Students have direct interactions with faculty for lecture, lab and research activities.

Program Distinctions

  • The program is designed to be aligned and allow maximum flexibility for students transferring from two year schools.
  • The program has many technical electives to allow students to develop an area of expertise to meet their interests, including areas of production, statistics, environmental issues, among others.

Student Organizations

  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
  • Environmental and Technological Studies Club (ETS)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Students Organized for Sustainability

Continuing Education

  • M.S. in Engineering Management
  • MBA
  • Lean or Six Sigma Certification
  • Geometric, Dimensioning and Tolerancing certificate
Major Minor Online Courses

University Facts & Stats

  • Average class size: 23 students
  • $106 million in scholarships loans and grants
  • Top 1% of the most affordable universities in Forbes' "America's Top Colleges" ranking

Popular Careers

  • Manufacturing Engineering Technologist
  • Applications Engineer
  • Sales Engineer
  • Medical Device Manufacturing
  • Technology Management