Department of Engineering Technology, College of Sciences and Technology
Manufacturing engineering technology prepares engineering technologists who understand and can apply established scientific and engineering knowledge and methods in combination with technical skills of modern technology to support engineering activities. Career fields include development and testing of new products, computer-aided design and manufacturing, computer numerical control operations, process planning and tooling design, robotics, cost analysis, production supervision and management, marketing and technical support, production process control, manufacturing support, and technical sales and service.
MET majors can declare under a CAD/CAM option. This is geared towards preparing technologists who are knowledgeable in the use of 3D parametric modeling techniques, tool path planning and CNC programming and operations for product/tooling design and fabrication.
Prospective students are encouraged to include physics, chemistry and mathematics in their high school preparation. University-level physics, computer science, precalculus and calculus must be taken during the first two years to ensure that junior-level course prerequisites are completed.
Certain community colleges offer the first two years as direct transfer. Therefore, it is necessary for interested students to seek early advisement from the Department of Engineering Technology.
Students can expect to complete this program in four years by carrying 15-16 credits per quarter in a prescribed sequence of courses.
The manufacturing engineering technology degree program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Admission and Declaration Process
Meet with a Department of Engineering Technology advisor to declare a Manufacturing Engineering Technology major.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.