Engineering Technology - Mechanical/Manufacturing Systems
The Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
The engineering technology major combines an applied, hands-on curriculum with a more traditional theoretical and design orientation. The program builds technical and engineering competencies on a strong foundation of mathematics and science.
The mechanical and manufacturing systems option curriculum emphasizes building strong profeciencies in design, development, application and management of manufacturing, processes and systems. A broad core of technical course work is presented in detail, from conventional turning and machining operations to the latest applications and principles of computer-aided design using CAD/CAM, advanced manufacturing processes, robotics, intergrated automation systems, materials flow and handling systems, quality control and improvement systems, along with advanced tecniques in production, planning and control in manufacturing. The introduction and application of manufacturing trends and innovations are reinforced throughout the program by integrated laboratory experiences.
Manufacturing students are required to take the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) certification, Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT). Certification through SME’s Manufacturing Engineering Certification Institute (MECI/SME) is a program of professional documentation and recognition of an individual’s manufacturing-related knowledge, skills, and capabilities. By becoming certified, you join an elite group of manufacturing professionals who have documented their manufacturing skills and knowledge.
Other certifications available after graduation and relevant work experience include:
Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE)
Certified Enterprise Integrator (CEI)
Certified Engineering Manager (CEM)
For more information, please visit http://www.sme.org.