Manufacturing Engineering Technology

The manufacturing sector is an opportunity for careers with high skills and a large number of jobs. According to the industry report, “Boiling Point? The Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing” by the Manufacturing Institute, 82% of American manufacturers reported a shortage of highly-skilled workers, equating to approximately 600,000 high-skill manufacturing positions that are currently going unfilled.

At Vermont Tech, you’ll be well prepared to enter careers in areas such as manufacturing process and system design; operations and management; and lean manufacturing and quality assurance. You’ll learn materials and manufacturing processes; product design process, tooling, and assembly; manufacturing systems, automation, and operations; statistics, quality, and continuous improvement; and industrial organization and management.

The program’s format is designed to be accessible and flexible for both full-time students and working professionals. The program uses distance learning lectures and bundled lab sessions and the degree requirements allow for transfer of course credits from other programs and institutions.

 

Students who complete a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology should be able to demonstrate the following outcomes:

  • Apply knowledge of  and experience with materials and manufacturing processes
  • Apply knowledge of and experience with product design process, tooling, and assembly
  • Exhibit an understanding of manufacturing systems, automation, and operations
  • Demonstrate the ability to select and apply knowledge of statistics; quality and continuous improvement; and industrial organization and management
  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology principles with practical knowledge to solve both broadly defined and narrowly-constrained problems related to manufacturing systems
  • Conduct standard tests and measurements and conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments
  • Apply creativity and innovation in the design and planning of manufacturing processes and production systems
  • Function effectively as a member of a technical team
  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments and identify and use appropriate technical literature
  • Understand the purpose of an engage in self-directed continuing professional development
  • Demonstrate a commitment to addressing professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement

Bachelor’s degree students are subject to Vermont Tech’s minimum degree requirements (see page 50). The minimum degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology are:

  • 6 credits of college English
  • 12 credits of mathematics, including Calculus and Statistics
  • 12 credits of lab-based science, including Physics I and II
  • 12 credits of arts, humanities, and social science
  • 12 credits of business and management (6 credits minimum at the 3000+ level)
  • 12 credits of electives
  • 24 credits of engineering, science, or management courses (12 credits minimum at the 2000+ level)
  • 30 credits of Manufacturing core courses, including or equivalent to:
    • MEC 1011 Design Communication I
    • MEC 1020  Manufacturing Processes
    • MEC 1040  Materials Science & Engineering
    • MEC 1060  Metrology & Inspection Techniques
    • MEC 2040  Computer-Aided Technology
    • MEC 3021  Manufacturing Processes II
    • MEC 3031  Materials Processes
    • MEC 3041  Advanced CNC
    • MEC 4010  Lean Manufacturing
    • MEC 4020  Quality Assurance
    • MEC 4721 Capstone Project I

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With a strong job placement rate, a full 96% of our students land jobs in their field within six months of graduation.

Based on its most recent Job Outcome Survey, Vermont Tech’s students achieve at a uniquely high level. Vermont Tech recently conducted its 6-Month Job Outcome survey for the class of 2014. Out of the total 596 graduates, 512 students responded to the survey, giving an 86% response rate. The results of the survey reported that the overall placement rate in advanced education or employment of Vermont Tech’s Class of 2014 is 96%. The percentage of graduates employed within their field is 96% as well.

There is no doubt about the quality and relevance of a Vermont Tech degree. There are great jobs in Vermont and New England if you are willing to pursue an applied, technical college degree.

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