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.

The Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology program prepares graduates for a career applying technical knowledge and leadership skills to contribute to manufacturing competitiveness through process and systems design, operations, quality, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, and sustainability.  Graduates are prepared to employ strong communication, leadership, and teamwork skills and participate productively on professional teams and to develop and continuously improve in a career in manufacturing or a related field.

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.

Program Accreditation (review in process): Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET

A student with a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of and experience with materials and manufacturing processes
  • Apply knowledge of and experience with product design process, tooling, and assembly
  • Understand manufacturing systems, automation, and operations
  • 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 and engage in self-directed continuing professional development
  • Commit to addressing professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity
  • Commit to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement

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

The program is under review for accreditation by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The accreditation review will be completed during the 2017-2018 academic year and will be retroactive to the 2017 graduating class.

Program enrollment and graduation count.

Careers in Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Placement Rate
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Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2017 National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2016 (October 2017)

Job Projections
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Projected Employment Growth for Mechnical Engineers, 2014-2024 (source: BLS)

Median Pay
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2016 Median Pay (Mechanical Engineers)

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2017

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