Manufacturing and Engineering Technology

About Manufacturing & Engineering Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology curriculum is built upon STEM technical-managerial education. The department strives to keep the curriculum up-to-date by incorporating new technological developments as they occur. The curriculum encompasses courses in manufacturing engineering technology, industrial engineering technology, industrial automation and business management. The courses give students an appealing and well-rounded education with breadth to function in any production environment. Potential employers know that the program's graduates understand all of the common production operations that exist within a manufacturing environment.

The engineering technology curriculum ensures that the students gain problem solving skills through the general education requirements for mathematics and science courses. In the course of their study, students learn how to apply the rules of physics and use their mathematical skills to solve these problems. Furthermore, the students also gain written and oral communication skills and a background in literature, and American history. Students graduate with a minor in business by taking courses related to business practices, economics, accounting, and management as part of their regular curriculum requirements.

Engineering Technology skills are enhanced through study of the materials and processes used to manufacture products. The curriculum covers conventional processing techniques such as hand tools, measurements, sheet metal work, machining, welding, and metal casting, as well as more advanced techniques in computer aided design, computer numerical controlled machining, applied electricity and electronics, industrial electronics, programmable logic controllers, as well as industrial automation and robotics. In addition, upon completion of the engineering technology program, graduates will have strong background in industrial engineering technology topics to include: occupational safety, maintenance technology, manufacturing cost estimating, methods design and work measurements, quality assurance, and plant layout and materials handling. Furthermore, product design series covered in the statics and strength of materials, applied machine elements, and senior projects enables students to graduate with hands-on experience in product development.

Manufacturing and Engineering Technology students are also strongly encouraged to participate in cooperative education assignments, and many students have rewarding co-op opportunities with well-respected industrial manufacturers. These qualified students gain valuable on-the-job experience while earning money to offset educational expenses.

Enrollment & Graduation Rates

Year Enrollment
(Fall census)
Degrees Conferred
(7/01 - 6/30)
2014-15 231 53
2015-16 245 58
2016-17 234 68
2017-18 244 71
2018-19 219 74
2019-20 228 62
2020-21 217 62
2021-22 211 Not yet available

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET) is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET under the General Criteria.

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Program Educational Objectives for B.S. in Engineering Technology

Our graduates will:

  1. attain and succeed in positions related to Mechatronics Engineering Technology and Engineering Technology Management;
  2. advance their careers and continue their professional development by pursuing graduate studies, attending workshops, obtaining certification and joining professional organizations;
  3. succeed as leaders and managers in areas such as foundry operations, additive manufacturing, robotics, and industrial management.

Student Outcomes for B.S. in Engineering Technology

Produce students who show an ability to:

  1. apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  2. design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  3. 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. conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes, and
  5. function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

BSET Curriculum and Course Descriptions can be found in the latest version of Tech's Undergraduate Catalog.


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