Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology Department


The Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology (MMET) is comprised of three distinct disciplines that offer intense experiential education in manufacturing, mechanical, or electrical mechanical engineering technology. The students from these disciplines graduate as engineers with the ability to adapt, grow, and succeed in a highly competitive engineering workplace. Full time placements upon graduation have ranged from 95% to 98%.


The Bachelor of Science degrees in electrical mechanical engineering technology, manufacturing engineering technology, and mechanical engineering technology are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.


Largest mechanical engineering technology program in the U.S.


students studying in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the department


Robotics, Aerospace, Industrial Automation, Manufacturing, Surface Mount Electronics and Plastics.

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Undergraduate Programs

The department’s unique curriculum supports engineering education to include manufacturing processes, mechanical design, electrical and mechanical systems integration, product life-cycle engineering and management, and conventional and alternative energy systems development. The curriculum also includes cooperative education work experiences. Students are introduced to the excitement of engineering in their very first semester with copious laboratory experiences. The faculty and laboratories that support the three disciplines are under one academic unit and provide interdisciplinary education that enables students to be successful in today’s global engineering and manufacturing environment.

Explore the fundamentals of mechanics, electrical circuits, microprocessors, mathematics, materials technology, computer-aided engineering, and design.

Learn More about Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology BS 

Students interested in the fields of engineering technology or packaging science but undecided about selecting a specific major should consider the engineering technology exploration option. Students spend up to one year exploring these majors while earning course credit that can be applied to any of the programs.

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Combining innovations in industrial productivity and advanced manufacturing technologies, including robotics, computer-aided design, computer numerical control, microprocessor controls, computer-aided manufacturing, flexible manufacturing systems, assembly automation, and electronics manufacturing.

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Understand how products and machinery work, as well as how to design, manufacture, or use technology to develop mechanical systems for high-performance automobiles, aerospace systems, bioengineered devices, energy technologies, and more.

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Graduate Programs

Through the master of science program in manufacturing and mechanical systems integration, the department is able to provide opportunities for continuing education to many of our students interested in pursuing their graduate education and also support our industry partners with their need for enhancing their workforce. This program is designed for individuals who wish to achieve competency in the effective integration of the computing, manufacturing, design, quality, and management functions in any manufacturing or engineering enterprise.

The MS in manufacturing and mechanical systems integration is an interdisciplinary degree designed for individuals who wish to achieve competence in mechanical or manufacturing engineering through an applied course of study. The program includes courses in engineering, business practices, and management functions found in many manufacturing enterprises.

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Industrial Advisory Board

The MMET Department Industrial Advisory Board is comprised of successful engineers, managers, and leaders who work at various businesses throughout the world. Together they review the MMET department curriculum to ensure that our program remains up-to-date and responds to industry changes. The committee has annual meetings at the end of the academic year. Learn more about the professionals that comprise our advisory committee.


The MMET department supports the College of Engineering Technology research initiatives in Robotics & Automation, Smart Manufacturing, Product Design & Development, Energy, Health care, Plastics, and transportation.

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Student Resources

The MMET Department offers a variety of resources for our students such as: 

  • Academic Advisors
  • Student Clubs and Organizations 
  • Documents for Current MMSI Students
  • Technical Information and Support
  • Software Help

Visit our Student Resources page for more information.