The BSMET is designed to provide a solid technical foundation for its graduates, which will enable them to perform well in a variety of employment situations. The program focuses on the applications of current manufacturing and quality assurance technologies to solve real-world problems by offering a broad curriculum which covers current trends in industry.
The BSMET degree will prepare students for career positions as: manufacturing engineering technologist, manufacturing management, manufacturing process engineering technologist, line supervisor, research and development technologist, industrial/technical representative, industrial/technical sales, production technologist, or quality assurance technologist. Students have the opportunity to prepare for mid-management or supervisory positions, as well as technical positions, sales, service or research.
BSMET students are offered a wide range of training opportunities in topics such as: materials, manufacturing processes, quality control, and different production environments. Moreover, the program emphasizes written and oral communication skills as well as modern methods of industrial administration and supervision. The program is designed to meet ABET criteria for accredited programs in engineering technology.
The BSMET program has been developed to accommodate students who may wish to transfer credits earned at other colleges or approved technical or military schools. It is recommended that prior to submitting an application for admission, prospective students should contact the BSMET Advisor to discuss admission requirements.
There are two emphases in the BSMET Program: (1) Manufacturing Processes and (2) Quality Assurance.
Students must complete the following requirements within one calendar year of declaring the major. Some students may need to take courses during Summer Session to meet these requirements. At the end of the year, students who have not met the requirements must either declare another major or meet with an Academic Advisor to determine if the student's performance in the courses merits an additional semester to complete.
First-Time Freshmen: A grade "C" or better must be achieved in MATH 111 & 113, and PHYS 100A within one calendar year.
Transfer Students: A grade "C" or better must be achieved in MATH 122 and PHYS 100A&B within one calendar year.
This emphasis offers students a wide range of training in topics such as materials, manufacturing processes and different production environments. Written and oral communication skills and modern methods of industrial administration and supervision are emphasized. Program is designed to meet ABET criteria for accredited programs in engineering technology.
This objective of this emphasis is placed on specific job skills required of entry level professionals in the manufacturing industries including oral and written communication, and management principles. The program is applications-oriented. Designed to meet ABET criteria for accredited programs in engineering technology.
Fieldwork experience is required for the BS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, consisting of no less than three months of full-time (40 hours/week or equivalent part-time) employment in an approved industry or governmental agency. The student must hold a position equivalent to a technician or higher which affords the opportunity to exercise responsibility usually given to those who have completed at least two years of college. The fieldwork must be completed prior to graduation, then certified and approved by the program advisor.