Manufacturing Engineering Technology
- Type of Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS)
- Location: Randolph Center Campus
- Credit Requirements: 122
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.
The ABET-ETAC program educational objectives and student outcomes are listed on the Curriculum page.
Program Accreditation (review in process): Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET
Bachelor’s degree students are subject to Vermont Tech’s minimum degree requirements. The minimum degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology are:
- 6 credits of college English
- 12 credits of mathematics, including MAT 1520 and MAT 2021
- 12 credits of lab-based science, including PHY 1041 and PHY 1042
- 12 credits of arts, humanities, and social sciences
- 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 Introduction to 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 Manufacturing Capstone Project
The Program Educational Objectives for the Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology are to prepare graduates to:
- Apply technical knowledge and leadership skills to contribute to manufacturing competitiveness through process and systems design, operations, quality, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, and sustainability.
- Employ strong communication, leadership, and teamwork skills and participate productively on professional teams.
- Develop and continuously improve in a career in manufacturing or a related field.
The Student Outcomes are for graduates to be able to:
- Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools to the areas of technical drawing, computer-aided design, and solid modeling; materials and manufacturing processes; product design process, tooling, and assembly; manufacturing systems, automation, and operations; statistics, quality and continuous improvement; and industrial organization and management.
- Identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined mechanical or manufacturing problems and apply the principles of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to develop solutions.
- Conduct, analyze and interpret standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
- Design systems, components, or processes.
- Function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team
- Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
- Understand the need for and engage in self-directed continuing professional development
- Understand and have a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity and the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
- Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
The program is under review for accreditation by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
The accreditation review will be completed during the 2017-2018 academic year and will be retroactive to the 2017 graduating class.
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Education & Career Opportunities
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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