Academics

 

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET
http://www.abet.org

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Associate in Science
Program Coordinator: Patrick Knowles - 860-215-9445

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology program is an excellent example of the merger between the traditional "hands-on" learning concepts and the newer computer application techniques in today's engineering technology education.

The student learns the basics such as the standard methods and practices of Tool Design and Production Planning and Statistical Process Control. The student's knowledge is expanded by exploring the more revolutionary techniques of CAD/CAM, Computer-Aided Manufacturing and Robotics in an automated system through concept and practical applications. This new emphasis on the computer includes CAD (Computer-Aided Drafting), CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing), and FMS (Flexible Manufacturing System). FMS includes the applications of robots, automated storage/retrieval, material handling systems, automated process control and inspection systems, and work cells (such as integrated machining, special processing and assembly). Global manufacturing competition is taught through methods of increasing productivity in engineering technology and business functions as well as the production plant.

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology program has TAC/ABET (Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accreditation and a very active student chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers on campus.

Local industries advise and work with the department on keeping the curriculum and equipment up to date to maintain a "state-of-the-art" program.

MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM- TAC/ABET ACCREDITED
(suggested two-year sequence)

 

Course ID Title of Course Credits
SEMESTER I    
ENG* K101° Composition 3
MAT* K172° College Algebra (3)
MEC* K150° Solid Modeling I 1
MEC* K151° Solid Modeling I Lab 2
MFG* K102 Manufacturing Processes 3
MFG* K103 Manufacturing Processes Lab 1
PHY* K114° Mechanics (4)
TCN* K105 Laser and Lab Safety 1
TOTAL 11
SEMESTER II    
EET* K105° + Electronic Circuits and Systems 3
EET* K106° + Electronic Circuits and Systems Lab 1
MAT* K186° Precalculus 4
MEC* K154° Solid Modeling II 1
MEC* K155° Solid Modeling II Lab 2
MEC* K114° Statics 3
MEC* K262° Material Science 3
MEC* K263° Material Science Lab 1
__________ Fine Arts Elective 3
  TOTAL 21
SEMESTER III    
EET* K264° Data Aquisition and Control 3
EET* K265° Data Aquisition and Control Lab 1
ENG* K202° Technical Writing 3
MAT* K167° Principles of Statistics 3
MEC* K25 Strengths of Materials 3
__________ Social Sciences Elective 3
  TOTAL 16
SEMESTER IV    
MFG* K118° Computer Controls Laser Material Process 3
MFG* K119° Computer Control Laser Process Lab 1
MFG* K221° Mechatronics 3
MFG* K222° Mechatronics Lab 1
MFG* K230° Statistical Process Control 3
TCN* K291° Interdisciplinary Capstone Design Project 3
__________ Science Elective with lab 4
TOTAL 18
GRAND TOTAL 66

° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description. 
( ) Course is considered a prerequisite for this technology degree.
+ May substitute EET* K144/K145 Fundamentals of Electric Circuits and Machines/Lab

 

Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Associate in Science Degree
Program Objectives

Graduates of the program in Manufacturing Engineering will:

  1. be qualified to make technical contributions to and find employment in operations, design, development and manufacturing in the practice of manufacturing engineering technology.
  2. have an appreciation for the need to be life long learners.
  3. demonstrate professionalism and a sense of social and ethical responsibility in their professional endeavors.
  4. engage in professional development or study in a four-year program to pursue flexible career paths amid future technological changes.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Associate in Science Degree
Program Outcomes

By the time of graduation, students in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program will:

  1. practice the skills needed to work effectively in teams and as an individual.
  2. demonstrate the ability to use appropriate mathematical and computational skills needed for engineering technology applications.
  3. combine oral, graphical and written communication skills to present and exchange information effectively and to direct manufacturing activities.
  4. know of a professional code of ethics.
  5. describe concepts relating to manufacturing quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.

  6. describe how the concepts of metal manufacturing, statistics, process automation, computer-aided design and manufacturing, and organizational management affects manufacturing operations. 
  7. illustrate an ability to think critically and identify, evaluate and solve complex technical and non-technical problems; demonstrate creativity in designing problem solutions; and conduct and interpret experimental data and outcomes.
  8. recognize actions and acts of professionalism that allows them to become informed and participating citizens cognizant of ethics, civic duty and social responsibility.
  9. recognize the need to be lifelong learners.