BS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology
The present shortage of qualified manufacturing engineers and technologists is between 50,000 and 100,000 people—and the need is increasing. It is also estimated that between 20,000 and 30,000 new jobs are created in manufacturing engineering every year. Industrial productivity and technological innovations are driving this demand. The manufacturing engineering technology program prepares students to meet the demand for personnel well-versed in the new manufacturing technologies, which include computer-aided design, computer numerical control, microprocessor controls, robotics, computer-aided manufacturing, flexible manufacturing systems, assembly automation, computer-integrated manufacturing, and electronics manufacturing.
The goal of the manufacturing engineering technology program is to prepare individuals for professional employment in the fields of product design, development, and manufacturing. The program is designed to provide the skills necessary for applying emerging manufacturing technologies. A cooperative education program enhances these skills by allowing students to gain valuable experience working in the manufacturing industries. Throughout the academic program, a significant amount of hands-on laboratory experience in manufacturing is provided. The BS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), http://www.abet.org .
Types of jobs a person might have in this field
- Project Engineer
- Project Manager
- Electrical Engineer
- Design Engineer
- Applications Engineer
- Technical Sales
Fall 2013 Semester Typical Course Sequence
Please see the official RIT typical course sequence for the BS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology here. Please note - an accelerated BS/MS option is available. Scroll down on the official typical course sequence page for details.
Semester course descriptions coming soon.
Program accreditation and educational objectives
The Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), http://www.abet.org .
Program education objectives
Graduates from RIT's Manufacturing Engineering Technology program will demonstrate:
- A professional work ethic, a commitment to lifelong learning, quality and continuous improvement through the clear ability to assume increasing levels of technical and/or management responsibility.
- Leadership and participation in teams that act as change agents and innovators in product design and manufacturing related organizations.
- The ability to drive the design of manufacturable products, design effective and efficient new production processes and improve the performance of existing operations.
- Effective communication.
Graduates from the Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Technology Program will demonstrate:
- The ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology.
A2. Manufacturing Processes
A6. Production Operations
A8. Industrial Organization and Management
A10. Financial Measures
A11. Systems Integration
- The ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of manufacturing technology listed below to the solution of manufacturing problems
- The ability to formulate, conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes.
- The ability to apply creativity in the design of manufacturing systems, components, and processe
- The ability to function effectively in teams.
- The ability to identify, analyze, and solve technical problems.
- Effective communication.
- Recognition of the need for, and the ability to engage in, life long learning.
- Knowledge of ethical and social responsibility expected of professionals working in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology field.
- Respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, and global issues.
- Commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
- Competence in the use of the computer as a problem solving and communications tool.
- The ability to apply project management techniques to the completion of lab assignments and projects.
- Successfully completing a comprehensive design project that demonstarates the ability to improve the manufacturability of product designs and design effective new manufacturing/assembly processes and procedures.
- Meaningful work experience in the manufacturing engineering technology field.
- The ability to articulate the economic and organizational importance of manufacturing to companies, individuals and the community.