Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Description

Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MFET) program provides students the opportunity to acquire highly valued skills in an innovative, hands-on learning environment. The program features integrating experiences through which students participate in all aspects of a manufacturing enterprise, from materials and processes to safety, design, automation, quality and lean manufacturing. Armed with these skills, MFET graduates can pursue rewarding, growth-oriented careers in such diverse industries as plastics, automotive, biomedical, electronics, aerospace, machining and other highvalue manufacturing sectors.

Program Emphasis

MFET program has two options: Electronics and Fabrication. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to: A) For the Electronics Option: (1) Utilize and operate various test equipment, and use measurement results to support product development; (2) Demonstrate the knowledge of design tools used in electronics industry for product development; (3) Identify and apply quality control tools used in electronics manufacturing industry; (4) Explain and apply the fundamentals of electronics applications and theory; (5) Describe different types of materials, process flows, equipment and techniques used to manufacture electronics products. B) For the Fabrication Option: (1) Identify and utilize CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing) applications in various manufacturing processes; (2) Explain product design to optimize manufacturing efficiency; (3) Identify and apply quality control tools and instruments used in a manufacturing environment; (4) Demonstrate proficiency in programming and operation of NC/CNC (Numerical Control/Computer Numerical Control) equipment; (5) Describe different types of materials, process flows, equipment and techniques used in manufacturing.

Statement of Goals

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MFET) program is developed with two specific goals: 1) To train students with a high level of technical and nontechnical skills, and prepare them for the highly competitive world of today's manufacturing. 2) To provide a continuous path for students to acquire a firm foundation of skills and knowledge in the field of manufacturing, transfer successfully to a 4-year college or university.

Career Options

Areas of employment include manufacturing engineering or engineering technician, manufacturing operation management, equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, quality and production control, production planning, and automation. All MFET major courses are transferable to 4-year colleges/universities. MFET graduates may also further their education by transferring to a number of four-year colleges and universities.

Student Learning Outcomes

MFET Option 1: Electronics Manufacturing

Upon successful completion of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program with the option in Electronics Manufacturing, the student will be able to:

  • Utilize, operate and measure the results of various test equipment to support product development.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of design tools used in electronics industry for product development.
  • Identify and apply quality control tools used in electronics manufacturing industry.
  • Explain and apply the fundamentals of electronics applications and theory.
  • Describe different types of materials, process flows, equipment and techniques used to manufacture electronics products. 

MFET Option 2: Fabrication Manufacturing

Upon successful completion of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program with the option in Fabrication Manufacturing, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and utilize CAD/CAM applications in various manufacturing processes.
  • Explain product design to optimize manufacturing efficiency.
  • Identify and apply quality control tools and instruments used in a manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in programming and operation of NC/CNC equipment.
  • Describe different types of materials, process flows, equipment and techniques used in manufacturing.