School of Engineering and Computing

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.

Minimum Degree Requirements MET

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 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 accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Minimum degree requirements are listed in the overview. The student, in consultation with their advisor, may develop a sequence of courses that best meets their pace, experience, and needs while still satisfying all degree requirements, including minimum required credits and required program courses. A typical curriculum is shown here.

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Job Projections

NATIONAL AVG.
4%
Industrial Engineer
4%
That Translates Into

316,300

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2019 - 2029

Projected Employment Growth for Mechanical Engineers, 2019-2029 (source: BLS).

National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)

Placement Rate

100%

VTC

vs

87%

NATIONAL

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2019. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2018 (October 2018)

Employers

  • Affiliates in Ob/Gyn
  • Albany Medical Center
  • GW Plastics, Inc.
  • Superior Technical Ceramics
  • Husky Injection Molding
  • Step Ahead Innovations
  • GE Aviation
  • Hayward Tyler
  • Vermont Castings
  • LCS Controls

Job Titles

  • Biomedical Equipment Tech
  • Asst. Manufacturing Engineer
  • CNC/CAE Engineer
  • CNC Operator/Programmer
  • Metrologist
  • Machinist
  • Designer
  • Engineering Technician
  • Automation Technician
  • Production Designer

Tyler Wright

  • I completed my senior year of high school and first year of college simultaneously through VAST.
  • Mechanical Engineering is a great fit for me because I love solving puzzles and learning how things work
  • If you’re serious about your future, Vermont Tech is the best.
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