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tennessee technological university

Manufacturing and Engineering Technology

Department of Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Mission Statement

"To graduate innovative applied engineers who solve technological challenges to meet societal needs"

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Graduates should utilize the technical and managerial skills necessary for successful careers in the design, application, installation, manufacturing, testing, documentation, operation, maintenance, analysis, development, implementation, and oversight of production.
  2. Graduates should demonstrate the ability to work as effective team members with commanding oral and written communication skills, as well as to advance in their careers and continue their professional development.
  3. Graduates should be able to exercise ethics in their profession and to recognize the global impacts of their profession on society.

Student Outcomes

  1. An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools in the discipline to broadly defined engineering technology activities.
  2. An ability to select and apply a of mathematics, science, engineering and technology to Engineering Technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.
  3. An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
  4. An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly defined Engineering Technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
  6. An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly defined Engineering Technology problems.
  7. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments, and ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  8. An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  9. An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.
  10. A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
  11. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Student Enrollment and Graduation Rates



(Fall Census)

Degree Conferred)


Fall 2014 (only)23125

Technologists and Applied Engineers Preparation

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 by incorporating new technological developments as they occur. The department offers classes in manufacturing engineering technologies to include: conventional manufacturing processes such as: metal casting, principals of metal manufacturing, 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
  • Industrial Automation and Robotics
  • Computer Numerical Control Machining Practices
  • Computer Aided Design

Plant Layout and Material Handling, Industrial Communications, and Industrial Supervision enable the manufacturing and industrial 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 Manufacturing Industry:

  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Accounting
  • Human Relations
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Industrial Safety
  • Manufacturing Cost Estimating
  • Methods Design
  • 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.