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:

  • Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools 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
    • 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,

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.

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

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

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

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

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