College of Applied Science and Technology

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Manufacturing Engineering Technology Fundamentals

This application-oriented program provides the solid technical foundation necessary to work in computer-
based manufacturing.

  • Degree prepares you to work and communicate with engineers, scientists and production personnel
  • Core curriculum covers such topics as:
    • work measurement
    • manufacturing computer applications
    • quality control
    • robotics
    • manufacturing work cells
    • lean manufacturing
  • Option to continue and earn a bachelor's degree in automated manufacturing engineering technology.

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • use multimedia technology to compliment hands-on instructional approach

Akron Advantage

Hands-on Research

The Department of Engineering and Science Technology offers an array of research and hands-on experiences. Labs are equipped with:

  • programmable logic controllers
  • computer numerical control (CNC) machines
  • robotics

Real-world Experience

Gain practical professional experience through UA's optional cooperative education program or an internship. Participation gives you firsthand, on-the-job training in the field of your choice. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school while earning a competitive salary. 

Engineering and Science Technology Student Organizations

Interact with other engineering and science technology students and professionals in the field through organizations such as: 

  • Tau Alpha Pi (national honor society for engineering technology students)
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineering Technology Students

Curriculum Guide

Associate Degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology - Computer-aided Manufacturing Option

Career Opportunities

Degrees and Preparation

A degree in manufacturing engineering technology paves the way to careers in such diverse areas as:

  • assembly
  • automation
  • manufacturing
  • quality assurance
  • research and development
  • design and field services

    Career Outlook

    Advanced technologies, coupled with the need to update and improve manufacturing facilities and product design, should fuel the demand for professionals in computer-aided manufacturing.

    Career Center

    The Career Center creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to:

    • Career Resource Library
    • co-op/internships through Career Advantage Network
    • computer stations for resume writing and employment research
    • UA Career Fairs 

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