Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Program fundamentals

This application-oriented program provides the solid technical foundation necessary to work in the computer-based manufacturing industry. Students learn to work and communicate with engineers, scientists, and production personnel. Students graduate with an Associate of Applied Science in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technology Engineering.

The core curriculum covers such topics as:

  • manufacturing management techniques
  • work measurement
  • safety procedures
  • plant layout
  • quality Control
  • robotics
  • computer-aided drawing
  • computer-aided manufacturing
  • computer numerical control

Students have the option to continue and earn a Bachelor's Degree in Automated Manufacturing Engineering Technology.

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Our faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • use multimedia technology to complement a hands-on instructional approach
  • bring industry experience to the classroom

Akron Advantage

Hands-on learning

Students have access to hands-on experiences in labs that are equipped with: 

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

Real-world experience

Gain practical professional experience through UA's optional co-op and placement 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.

Join one of the award-winning UA design competition teams popular with manufacturing engineering technology and mechanical engineering students, like Baja and Formula Combustion.

Student organizations

Connect with other engineering students and apply what you are learning in class to real-world projects:

  • Tau Alpha Pi (national honor society for engineering technology students)
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineering Technology Students
  • Women in Engineering
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Sample Curriculum

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Career Opportunities

This degree leads to careers in the following areas:  

  • manufacturing engineering technician
  • robotics technicians
  • manufacturing supervision
  • methods (production, planning, methods and engineering)
  • work measurements (time study, motion study, and standards)
  • controls (production, quality, inventory)
  • plant facilities and design
  • industrial relations (union relations, workers’ compensation)
  • purchasing
  • safety and industrial hygiene
  • estimating
  • quality control and assurance


Advanced technologies, coupled with the need to update and improve manufacturing facilities and product design, fuels the demand for well-trained professionals in this field.

Career Services

Career Services helps students and alumni explore and reach career goals. They connect students to employers for internships, jobs, and careers.