The Department of Manufacturing and Engineering Technology is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor in a tenure-track appointment. Applicants must apply online by clicking here.
What type of major gives you skills to work with engineers, scientists and managers on a plan while taking part in a project with the knowledge and skills of a craftsman or technician? Manufacturing and Engineering Technology.
“To graduate innovative Engineering Technologists and Applied Engineers who solve technological challenges to meet societal needs” "
The department is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), formerly National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) which sets standards for academic program accreditation, personal certification, and professional development for educators and industry professionals involved in integrating technology, leadership and design.
What is the curriculum?
The curriculum in Engineering Technology is built upon technical education and operations, human and industrial relations, business administration, and advanced technologies. The department strives to keep the curriculum up-to-date, incorporating new technological developments as they occur. The department offers classes in materials for manufacturing as well as conventional manufacturing processes such as: principles of metal casting, metal manufacturing technology, welding technology, foundry technology, industrial plastics, and maintenance technology. Moreover, the department offers courses in high-tech areas such as Applied Electricity and Electronics, Industrial Electronics, Programmable Logic Controllers and Process Control, Computer Numerical Control Machining Practices, Computer Aided Design and, Industrial Automation and Robotics, which includes Robotics and Hydraulics and Pneumatics. Plant Layout and Material Handling, Industrial Communications, and Industrial Supervision enable the manufacturing and Engineering technology graduates to achieve the competencies required to apply the latest technological advances in a given field.
The curriculum also emphasizes other vital areas in the industrial workplace: Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Accounting, Human Relations, Introduction to Psychology, Industrial Safety, Manufacturing Cost Estimating, Methods Design, and Quality Assurance Six Sigma. The addition of these courses to the curriculum gives the graduates an appealing and well rounded education. This lets potential employers know that she or he understands all of the common operations that exist within a manufacturing environment.
Manufacturing and Engineering Technology students are also strongly encouraged to participate in cooperative education assignments with well-respected industrial manufacturers. Qualified students gain valuable on-the-job experience while earning money to offset educational expenses.
What about a career?
By supplying graduates with a technical, operational, and managerial education, the Department of Manufacturing and Engineering Technology meets the needs of manufacturing and automotive industry. The wide breadth of technical positions in manufacturing industry ensures the Manufacturing and Engineering Technology graduates interesting and challenging careers. Most of the MET graduates receive multiple job offers by the time of graduation. This trend is expected to continue with the MET graduates in high demand for many years to come. Traditionally, TTU's MET graduates successfully move through the ranks in industry to top leadership positions. Examples of positions held by manufacturing and engineering technology graduates include: Manufacturing Engineer, Process Engineer, Operations Manager, Industrial Engineer II, Quality Assurance Managers, Plant Managers, Project Managers, Line Supervisors, Project Engineer, Production Management and Control Managers, Quality Control Manager, Maintenance Mangers and Production Planning Analysts. If you have further questions about career opprotunities, please consult the Office of Career Services web site: http://www.tntech.edu/career
The Department of Manufacturing and Engineering Technology (MET) is accredited by "The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering" (ATMAE) until November 2016.