Rockford, Illinois

Manufacturing Engineering Technology Degree

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Program contact: Division of Engineering and Technology, (815) 921-3101

Program overview

Today’s manufacturing is impacted by global competition forcing the need to accelerate product design and development. Graduates of this program are prepared for interdisciplinary careers in high-tech manufacturing and industrial technology. The areas of emphasis are modern design methods, production, and continuous improvement techniques.

Work and employment

In addition to the areas of product design, 3-D CAD modeling, process planning, production scheduling, quality technician, and CNC programming and operation, a graduate of this degree may assume responsibilities in automated production, technical sales, and problem solving in many other areas of today’s dynamic world of manufacturing.

Important Information

Graduates of this program are qualified and encouraged to pursue the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT) certification.

Transfer Opportunities

Graduates may transfer with articulated credit to universities such as Bradley University, Northern Illinois University, Illinois State University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Southern Illinois University and University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Students are advised to contact the institution to which they plan to transfer to ensure course transfer credit availability.  Students should also consult with an academic advisor, or the Dean or Academic Chair of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program. 


Manufacturing Engineering Technology Core Course Requirements (41 credits)

Number Title Credits
  MET-110 Manufacturing Processes I (3)
  MET-111 CNC Machine Setup/Operations/Programmin (3)
  MET-243 Continuous Improvement in Manufacturing (3)
  MET-100 Introductory CAD and Print Reading (3)
  MET-105 Materials and Processes (3)
  MET-133 Graphics/SolidWorks CAD I (3)
  MET-146 Hydraulics, Pneumatics and PLCs (3)
  MET-162 Applied Physics (4)
  MET-217 Statics (3)
  MET-218 Strength of Materials (3)
  EET-141 DC/AC Circuits and Electronics I (4)
  EET-254 Robotics and Automated Systems (3)
  MET-106 Metrology (3)

General Education Course Requirements: (Select at least 16 credits)

Number Title Credits
  ENG-101 Composition I (3)
  MTH-100 Technical Mathematics (5)
  SPH-131 Fundamentals of Communication (3)

Students must select one of the two following areas of emphasis (9 credits)

1. Mechanical Design

Number Title Credits
  MET-220 Mechanisms (3)
  MET-221 Machine Design (3)
  MET-249 MET Capstone Project (3)

2. Automated Production

Number Title Credits
  MET-226 CNC/CAM Operations I (3)
  MET-247 Manufacture Methods, Process Plan & Syst (3)
  MET-249 MET Capstone Project (3)

General Education Course Requirements (15 credits)

Number Title Credits
  ENG-101 Composition I (3)
  ENG-103 Composition II, or
  ENG-110 Introduction to Technical Writing (3)
* MTH-125 Plane Trigonometry, or
* MTH-132 College Algebra & Trigonometry (3)
  MTH-100 Technical Mathematics (5)
  SPH-131 Fundamentals of Communication (3)

* may replace with any Math Elective