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Manufacturing Engineering Technology Concentration


The manufacturing engineering technology concentration addresses competencies in engineering design, manufacturing processes, sustainability, and ethics. Specialized learning objectives enhance knowledge and skills in industrial automation, Enterprise Resource Planning and Lean Six Sigma.

In this Program

You will:

  • Use graphic and design communication tools such as drawing, computer aided drafting (CAD), 3-D building information modeling (BIM)
  • Use virtual reality (VR) and other tools to apply engineering technology principles to construction, materials, structural, mechanical, electrical systems, energy management

Additionally, the engineering technology program focuses on the hands-on implementation of engineering principles supported by a strong knowledge of mathematics and science. You'll apply your learned competencies to design products, processes, and systems. This program is designed to provide you the following outcomes:

  • An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
  • An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
  • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
  • An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes
  • An ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams

Student Testimonial

“Because of what I found here at Fitchburg, it gave me purpose, it gave me foundations, it gave me a work ethic.”    Brigadier General Fred Henry (’83) US Army (Ret)

Career Opportunities

This concentration prepares you with a combination of both linear and creative thinking skills. You're prepared to enter the design industry or proceed to graduate programs in engineering or other related design and construction programs. Job opportunities include working in engineering design and building industry related positions.

Experiential Opportunities

There are three ways Manufacturing majors can study abroad: short-term faculty-led programs, exchange/direct enroll programs, and outside provider-led programs.

Requirements and Curriculum

Additional Manufacturing Engineering Technology Concentration courses:

  • ENGT 3040 Metrology 4 cr.
  • ENGT 3041 Manufacturing Processes & Systems 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3042 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems 4 cr.
  • ENGT 3110 Robotics and Mechatronics 4 cr.
  • ENGT 4000 Quality Concepts & Lean Six Sigma 4 cr.
  • ENGT 4025 Industrial System Automation 4 cr.

Concentration Designated Liberal Arts and Science Courses:

  • MATH 1700 Applied Statistics 3 cr.

Program Core courses:

  • ENGT 1000 Electrical Systems and Circuits 3 cr.
  • ENGT 1020 Engineering Graphics 3 cr.
  • ENGT 1040 Software Applications in Engineering Technology 3 cr.
  • ENGT 1050 Technical Analysis 3 cr.
  • ENGT 2000 Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics 3 cr.
  • ENGT 2020 Statics and Dynamics 3 cr.
  • ENGT 2030 Material Testing & Quality Control 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3000 Energy & Sustainable Practices 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3025 Engineering Design: Fabrication Sys. I 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3026 Engineering Design: Fabrication Sys. II 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3030 MEP & HVAC Systems 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3035 OSHA: Safety & Risk Management 3 cr.
  • ENGT 4700 Engineering Project Management 3 cr.
  • ENGT 4093 Engineering Technology Capstone 3 cr.

Program Designated Liberal Arts and Science Courses:

  • MATH 1300 Precalculus 4 cr.
  • CHEM 1300 General Chemistry I 4 cr.
  • MATH 2100 Technical Calculus 3 cr.
  • ENGT 1700 Evolution of Engineering Technology 3 cr.
  • PHYS 2300 General Physics I 4 cr.
  • PHYS 2400 General Physics II 4 cr.
  • ECON 1100 Principles of Economics-Macro 3 cr.

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