Apply your mechanical design skills to manufacturing systems as you prepare for a career in mechanical technology.

The engineering technology mechanical and manufacturing systems degree emphasizes building strong design, development, application, and product management skills. Manufacturing trends and innovations are reinforced with integrated laboratory experiences. 

What You’ll Do  

As a mechanical and manufacturing systems option in the engineering technology major, you’ll focus on a broad core of technical course work from conventional machining operations to the latest applications and principles of computer-aided design, advanced manufacturing processes, robotics, integrated automation systems, quality control, and improvement systems, along with advanced techniques in solid-modeling and prototype production. 

  • Work with industry-experienced faculty in a technology-based curriculum in the state-of-the-art Seabaugh Polytechnic Building. 
  • Learn to design products, systems, components, or processes with good structure, function, quality, and manufacturing ability. 
  • Balance theory with practical applications in quality control, machine design, manufacturing process, fluid power, robotics, automation, computer integrated manufacturing and safety. 
  • Work with engineers in the design phase of product and process development.

Outcomes & Careers

  • 94%

    Successful Outcomes Rate

    Students graduating with degrees from the Department of Engineering and Technology report being employed or furthering their education six months after graduation.

  • $62k

    Engineering Technician

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for an engineering technician and technologist is $62,130. 

     

     

     

     


  • $66k

    Electrical Technician

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for an electrical and electronic engineering technologist and technician is $66,240.  

     

     


  • $60k

    Electrician

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for an electrician is $60,370. 

     

     

     


What You’ll Study

As an engineering technology mechanical and manufacturing systems major, you’ll take the Society of Manufacturing Engineers certification, Certified Manufacturing Technologist. Certification is a program of professional documentation and recognition of an individual's manufacturing-related knowledge, skills, and capabilities. You’ll complete a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete this degree, including the general education requirements and at least 39 senior division hours.

Engineering Technology: Mechanical & Manufacturing Option* – 91 hours – no minor required

  • CH180 Chemistry in Our World (3)
  • ET160 Basic Electric Circuits (3)
  • ET304 Introduction to PLCs (3)
  • IM300 Technical Communications (3)
  • IM301 Industrial Safety Supervision (3)
  • IM311 Statistical Process Control (3)
  • MA137 Precalculus (5)
  • MA140 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I (5)
  • MN120 Fundamentals of Engineering Design Processes (3)
  • MN220 Engineering Economic Analysis (3)
  • MN260 Technical Computer Programming Applications (3)
  • MN300 Computational Analysis in Engineering Technology (3)
  • MN356 Robotic Fundamentals (3)
  • MN383 Fluid Power (3)
  • MN412 Industrial Capstone Projects (3)
  • PH120 Introductory Physics I (5)
  • SW207 Understanding Cultural & Social Diversity (3)
  • UI319 Science, Technology, & Society (3)

Choose 3 hours:

  • IM317 Cooperative Industrial Internship (3)
  • UI410 Manufacturing Research (3)

Mechanical & Manufacturing Option

  • MN170 Industrial Materials and Testing (3)
  • MN203 Industrial Materials and Processes I (3)
  • MN221 Solid Modeling & Rapid Prototyping (3)
  • MN304 Industrial Materials & Processes II (3)
  • MN319 Statics and Strengths of Materials (3)
  • MN324 Mechanical Design Processes (3)
  • MN350 Machine Design (3)
  • MN354 Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) (3)
  • MN402 Plastics & Processes (3)
  • MN 416 Manufacturing Seminar (1)

Some requirements may be fulfilled by coursework in major program.

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences – 6 hours
  • Constitution Requirement – 3 hours
  • Written Communication – 6 hours
  • Oral Communication – 3 hours
  • Natural Sciences – 7 hours (from two disciplines, one to include a lab)
  • Mathematics – 3 hours
  • Humanities & Fine Arts – 9 hours (from at least two disciplines)
  • Additional requirements – 5 hours (to include UI100 for native students)
  • Civics examination

*Many major courses are on a set rotation and dependent on when prerequisites are completed. The actual semester a course is taken may vary based on the rotation.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester (15 Hours)

  • UI100 (1)
  • EN100 (3)
  • CH180 (3)
  • MA137 (5)
  • MN120 (3)

Spring Semester (16 Hours)

  • IM300 (3)
  • MA140 (5)
  • MN170 (2)
  • PH120/021 (5)

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester (15 Hours)

  • ET160 (3)
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  • MN300 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)

Spring Semester (15 Hours)

  • IM301 (3)
  • MN221 (3)
  • MN260 (3)
  • MN319 (3)
  • SW207 (3)

Junior Year

Fall Semester (15 Hours)

  • IM3011 (3)
  • MN203 (3)
  • MN324 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)

Spring Semester (15 Hours)

  • ET304 (3)
  • MN220 (3)
  • MN304 (3)
  • MN350 (3)
  • MN383 (3)

Senior Year

Fall Semester (15 Hours)

  • MN354 (3)
  • MN356 (3)
  • MN402 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)

Spring Semester (16 Hours)

  • IM317/UI410 (3)
  • MN412 (3)
  • MN416 (1)
  • UI319 (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (1)

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Getting the Job

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