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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.
A student with a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology will be able to:
- Apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
- Design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
- Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly defined technical and non-technical environments and identify and use appropriate technical literature
- Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and analyze and interpret results to improve processes
- 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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- Albany Medical Center
- GW Plastics, Inc.
- Superior Technical Ceramics
- Husky Injection Molding
- Step Ahead Innovations
- GE Aviation
- Hayward Tyler
- Vermont Castings
- LCS Controls
- Biomedical Equipment Tech
- Asst. Manufacturing Engineer
- CNC/CAE Engineer
- CNC Operator/Programmer
- Engineering Technician
- Automation Technician
- Production Designer
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