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

A student with a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
  2. Design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
  3. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly defined technical and non-technical environments and identify and use appropriate technical literature
  4. Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and analyze and interpret the results to improve processes
  5. Function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams

Educational objectives that are demonstrated during their workforce careers include:

  • Engineering skills: apply technical knowledge and leadership skills to contribute to manufacturing competitiveness through process and systems design, operations, quality, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, and sustainability
  • Communication skills: employ strong communication, leadership, and teamwork skills and participate productively on a professional team
  • Innovation skills: Develop and continuously improve in a career in manufacturing or a related field

The program is under review for accreditation by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program enrollment and graduation count.

Minimum Degree Requirements

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:

Careers in Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Placement Rate
100%
Vermont Tech
VS
95%
National

Job openings in Manufacturing sector, (September 2018, source: BLS)

Job Projections
National Avg.
Industrial Engineer
Job projections

THAT TRANSLATES INTO

484,000

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2016-2026


Projected Employment Growth for Mechanical Engineers, 2016-2026 (source: BLS). National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)


Median Pay
$0
Mechanical Engineers
$0
All Occupations

Avg. Annual Salary, based on avg. hourly earnings and avg. weekly hours (Manufacturing Sector, Sept. 2018, Source: BLS)

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26Feb
Seven students from Architectural Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology and Electromechanical Engineering Technology - Jacob Beaulieu, Samantha Daniels, Sam Fabian, Masha Goodspeed, Olivia Mendes Machado, Andrew Scott, and Brad Spencer - recently attended the ASHRAE Winter... Read More
12Sep
Vermont Tech is pleased to announce that the college has been ranked 19th among the Best Northeast Regional Colleges for 2019 in the annual best college rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. The college has risen in two important categories this year, in both the public college... Read More
17Jul
Technical education is alive and well in America and a growing number of students are learning skilled trades by ‘doing’. These hands-on experiences are leading to high-paying careers in many different fields. For those that want to showcase their technical aptitude before they enter a career,... Read More

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