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Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MFET)
The Manufacturing Engineering Technology degree provides students with the knowledge and management skills needed to pursue a manufacturing career. As one of the leading industries in the United States, manufacturing needs trained professionals who can improve processes and products in an increasingly competitive world market. Graduates are competent in both the technical and managerial aspects of advanced manufacturing and find employment as quality specialists, manufacturing engineers, project engineers, supervisors/managers and a variety of other high demand/high wage jobs in the manufacturing industry.
What makes us different?
Classes in Manufacturing Engineering Technology are taught by full-time professors who have actual work experience in the field. The department offers a small class size, which allows for individual attention. Our laboratories are among the most modern and best equipped in the nation and utilize "industrial" grade equipment like computer numerical control (CNC) equipment, robotics, and programmable controllers for instruction areas. You may have the opportunity to be hired as a student laboratory assistant to help set-up class in the machining and other laboratories.
You will also gain real-world experience through cooperative education agreements with industry, and you may participate in the University’s co-op/internship program after satisfactorily completing your freshman year. This program allows you to receive credit while employed in a position related to your major; earn a portion of your college expenses while employed in an industry for a summer or semester; learn about a company while developing professional abilities and earning college credit; and choose a professional practice experience that meets your career goals from positions located throughout the United States.
Program Outcomes and Student Competencies
- The student will demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and tools to support and maintain manufacturing processes.
- The student will be able to solve problems individually and as a member of a team.
- The student will have an ability to exhibit good verbal and written communication skills.
- The student will exhibit a respect for safety awareness and accident prevention.
- The student will demonstrate an ability to utilize quality concepts.
- The student will have a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.