Manufacturing Engineering Technology

The manufacturing sector is an opportunity for careers with high skills and a large number of jobs. According to the industry report, “Boiling Point? The Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing” by the Manufacturing Institute, 82% of American manufacturers reported a shortage of highly-skilled workers, equating to approximately 600,000 high-skill manufacturing positions that are currently going unfilled.

The Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology program prepares graduates for a career applying technical knowledge and leadership skills to contribute to manufacturing competitiveness through process and systems design, operations, quality, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, and sustainability.  Graduates are prepared to employ strong communication, leadership, and teamwork skills and participate productively on professional teams and to develop and continuously improve in a career in manufacturing or a related field.

The program’s format is designed to be accessible and flexible for both full-time students and working professionals. The program uses distance learning lectures and bundled lab sessions and the degree requirements allow for transfer of course credits from other programs and institutions.

Program Accreditation (review in process): Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET

Students who complete a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology should be able to demonstrate the following outcomes:

  • Apply knowledge of  and experience with materials and manufacturing processes
  • Apply knowledge of and experience with product design process, tooling, and assembly
  • Exhibit an understanding of manufacturing systems, automation, and operations
  • Demonstrate the ability to select and apply knowledge of statistics; quality and continuous improvement; and industrial organization and management
  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology principles with practical knowledge to solve both broadly defined and narrowly-constrained problems related to manufacturing systems
  • Conduct standard tests and measurements and conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments
  • Apply creativity and innovation in the design and planning of manufacturing processes and production systems
  • Function effectively as a member of a technical team
  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments and identify and use appropriate technical literature
  • Understand the purpose of an engage in self-directed continuing professional development
  • Demonstrate a commitment to addressing professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement

Bachelor’s degree students are subject to Vermont Tech’s minimum degree requirements (see page 50). The minimum degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology are:

  • 6 credits of college English
  • 12 credits of mathematics, including Calculus and Statistics
  • 12 credits of lab-based science, including Physics I and II
  • 12 credits of arts, humanities, and social science
  • 12 credits of business and management (6 credits minimum at the 3000+ level)
  • 12 credits of electives
  • 24 credits of engineering, science, or management courses (12 credits minimum at the 2000+ level)
  • 30 credits of Manufacturing core courses, including or equivalent to:
    • MEC 1011 Design Communication I
    • MEC 1020  Manufacturing Processes
    • MEC 1040  Materials Science & Engineering
    • MEC 1060  Metrology & Inspection Techniques
    • MEC 2040  Computer-Aided Technology
    • MEC 3021  Manufacturing Processes II
    • MEC 3031  Materials Processes
    • MEC 3041  Advanced CNC
    • MEC 4010  Lean Manufacturing
    • MEC 4020  Quality Assurance
    • MEC 4721 Capstone Project I

The program is under review for accreditation by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The accreditation review will be completed during the 2017-2018 academic year and will be retroactive to the 2017 graduating class.

Program enrollment and graduation count.

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Percent Job and Advanced Education Placement Rate in Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Vermont Tech Manufacturing Engineering Technology student outcomes are strong. The class of 2016 had a 100% job and advanced placement rate within six months of graduation. Many students have internships while they’re in college that lead to full-time employment after graduation.


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