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Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MFET)
The manufacturing engineering technology (MFET) degree program awards a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree to successful students through a four-year curriculum.
The 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.
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the lead professional society used in developing program criteria, guiding program relevance, and making continuous improvement.
The Manufacturing Engineering Technology degree program will be a leader in integrating teaching, research, and creative activity in an engaging, challenging, and supportive learning environment preparing productive citizens for Indiana and the world while creating and maintaining a credible presence within the manufacturing sector of education and industry.
The mission of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MFET) degree program at Indiana State University is to prepare graduates with technical and leadership skills necessary for manufacturing competitiveness and to enter careers in manufacturing process and systems design, operations, quality, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, and sustainability.
The Manufacturing Engineering Technology undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
Graduates two to three years into their career should have the foundation to:
- PEO 1 (Technology) apply disciplinary reasoning, critical thinking, and hands-on skills to identify, analyze and solve problems
- PEO 2 (Communicate) communicate effectively in both oral and written form to articulate technical knowledge, ideas, and proposals
- PEO 3 (Management &/or Teamwork) perform effectively, think independently and work collaboratively in a team environment in a membership or leadership role
Student Outcomes (SOs)
Students at the time of graduation are prepared to demonstrate:
(1) 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
(2) an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
(3) 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
(4) an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes
(5) an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams
In addition to the above, graduates will be able to achieve manufacturing competitiveness in:
- materials and manufacturing processes
- product design process, tooling, and assembly
- manufacturing systems, automation, and operations
- statistics, quality and continuous improvement
- industrial organization and management
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.