Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technology Associates Degree
Manufacturing is an essential component to the production of goods – and the backbone of maintaining a healthy economy. A vibrant manufacturing sector leads to more research and development, innovation, productivity, exports, and jobs.
In the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technology program at UA, students develop practical, hands-on skills focused on the operation, programming, and implementation of advanced automated manufacturing technologies being used in manufacturing today.
Students may choose to continue their education by pursuing a Bachelor’s in Automated Manufacturing Engineering Technology.
- Learn from experienced faculty who are professional engineers and expert practitioners in their areas of expertise.
- Nationally recognized design teams will stimulate learning outside of the classroom. Make friends, travel, and build your resume.
- Learn all facets of manufacturing including the analysis, design, and management of all the resources, facilities, and jobs involved in manufacturing processes.
- Industry-trained faculty teach you computer-aided technologies, included CAD, CNC, and CAM.
- You will receive an education uniquely specific to manufacturing which includes studying management techniques, work measurement, safety procedures, plant layout, quality control, and robotics.
- Take courses on hydraulics, pneumatics, and additive manufacturing – all vital components to a career in manufacturing.
All students who meet the minimum requirements for admittance into The University of Akron and intend to major in advanced manufacturing engineering technology are accepted into the College.
If you are coming directly from high school, your high school records determine which first semester classes are right for you.
Admissions process: Learn how our engineering admissions process works.
Deadlines: Review deadlines and important dates in the Office of Admissions.
A graduate of this program finds employment in industries having to do with the design, modification, installation, and operation of advanced manufacturing systems, materials, machines, and methods.
Recent UA grads with an AAS in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technology degree make an average starting salary of $40,000 and work in the following type of positions:
- Manufacturing Automation Specialist
- Advanced Quality Control Specialist
- Manufacturing Engineering Technologist
- Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmer
- Robotics Engineer/Technologist
- Industrial Engineering Technologist
- Maintenance and Repair Technologist
“The reputation of the engineering program combined with my dad attending UA and having a great experience made coming here a no-brainer. After interning at a local manufacturing plant in high school, I knew I wanted this to be my major. It has been incredible so far.”
—Sierra Cremean, pursuing an AAS in Advanced Manufacturing