Graduates in Manufacturing Engineering Technology work closely with engineers and scientists to create cost-effective solutions to manufacture a wide range of products, taking each design from initial creation to a finished project.
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The Manufacturing Engineering Technology degree is a good fit for students who want to work in an engineering discipline, but also want experience working with the production equipment. MET students will learn some of the tools needed to make a company’s products better, faster, and less expensive.
Students will gain experience with different types of manufacturing methods and materials used within the discipline. They will learn how to use technical drawings, design software, and computerized machinery to create and refine manufacturing processes that will produce a specified physical part from raw materials.
Graduates with a degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology have a wide range of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree, or explore more career options in I-Plan.
Highlighted Career Paths
A manufacturing engineer or engineering technician works to implement process improvements that improve part quality, reduce cycle time and decrease cost of manufactured goods. Manufacturing engineering positions are found in a broad spectrum of industries, including aerospace, automotive, agriculture, and sporting goods.
An engineering technician uses applied mathematics and science tools to assist engineers with designing products and improving manufacturing methods used in their creation. Job duties vary depending on the specific industry in which the engineering technician is employed.
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Degree related careers can be found in I-Plan, along with related salary information, under the “Career Exploration” tab.
Getting Started in This Degree
If you want to get a taste for Manufacturing Engineering Technology, start with one of the following major-specific courses:
- ME 101 — Introduction to Engineering and Technology
- ME 172 — Parametric Mechanical CAD
- ME 231 — Manufacturing Processes I
- ME 231 L — Manufacturing Processes I Lab
For a full listing of all courses required for this degree, refer to the course catalog.