Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Vukica Jovanovic, Program Director
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET) degree program in Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MfgET) offers courses at the senior level specializing in manufacturing systems. Students in this program take common courses in areas such as computer-aided drafting, manufacturing processes, statics, strength of materials, dynamics, and automation and controls. The program culminates in a senior project that integrates coursework with a practical project assignment in the student's area of interest. To satisfy the upper-division general education requirements, students are required to complete a minor within the College of Engineering and Technology or the College of Sciences. Graduates should be qualified for application positions in manufacturing systems design, development and manufacturing, maintenance, field operations, and various other technical functions.
The mission of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MfgET) program is to sustain a high quality undergraduate program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology degree. It is a significant component of the University's commitment to science, engineering and technology, particularly in fields of major importance to the region. Through the University's distance learning program, the mechanical engineering technology program provides opportunities for technical personnel throughout the state and elsewhere to enhance their education and pursue baccalaureate level studies. Simultaneously, the program supports the general education components that yield a well-rounded graduate who is aware of societal needs and issues.
The objective of the manufacturing engineering technology program is to prepare graduates to establish themselves as successful professionals in manufacturing systems or related areas during the first few years of their careers by having demonstrated their ability to:
- Identify and solve increasingly complex technical problems, both theoretically and practically, as raised by continually evolving technologies and industry needs and practices.
- Make educated, responsible, and ethical decisions in response to the needs of the profession and society, with these decisions solidly grounded in science and engineering fundamentals.
- Work effectively as member or leader of technical teams and clearly communicate ideas leading to successful team outcomes
The manufacturing engineering technology program has adopted, after deliberations by its constituents, five student outcomes for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology degree program in manufacturing engineering technology. These outcomes are listed below:
- an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
- an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
- an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
- an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
- an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.
The curriculum provides baccalaureate degree graduates with instruction in the knowledge, techniques, skills, and use of modern equipment in manufacturing engineering technology. Baccalaureate degree graduates build on the strengths of associate degree programs by gaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities for entry into manufacturing careers practicing various tools, techniques and processes. The curriculum must include instruction in the following topics:
- 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; and
- capstone or integrating experience that develops and illustrates student competencies in applying both technical and non-technical skills in successfully solving manufacturing problems.