Manufacturing Engineering Technology (BS)

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Why Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology at Indiana State?

As a leading industry in the United States, the manufacturing sector requires trained professionals who can improve processes and production in an increasingly competitive world market. Salaries and demand are high in this technology-driven field.    

Gain Experience in the Field before Graduation 

Indiana State’s Manufacturing Engineering Technology program provides knowledge and management skills needed for high-demand, high-wage careers in professions such as manufacturing process and systems design, operations, quality, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, and sustainability.  

An essential feature of our program is the blending of theoretical, laboratory, and practical learning experiences. Upon successful completion of your freshman year, you will participate in a Co-op Internship Program to gain experience in the field before graduation. You will have the opportunity to:    

  • Earn college credit while employed in a position related to your major. 
  • Earn a portion of your college expenses while employed in an industry for a summer or semester. 
  • Learn about a company while developing your professional skill sets. 
  • Select a professional practice experience somewhere in the United States that meets your career goals. 

These on-the-job learning experiences lead our graduates to career employment with a variety of global manufacturers.   

Learn from Our Excellent Faculty 

The Applied Engineering and Technology Management Department offers small class sizes that allow for individualized attention from instructors. Courses in the major are taught by full-time professors with a diversity of expertise and experience in the field.  Most hold doctoral degrees. All are dedicated to your success.  

Enrich Your Learning with Great Resources and Opportunities  

Your coursework will be centered in the University's John T. Myers Technology Center, which has more than 20 state-of-the-art laboratories filled with up-to-date equipment and supplies. These labs, which are among the most modern and best equipped in the nation, utilize industrial-grade technology such as computer numerical control (CNC) equipment, robotics, and programmable controllers for instruction areas. 

In addition to your coursework, you may participate in a number of activities and organizations that enable you to interact with other students and professionals in the industry. These include the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), an international organization with more than 40,000 members, and Epsilon Pi Tau (the international honorary for professions in technology). 

What You’ll Learn in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program 

As a manufacturing engineering technology major, you will complete coursework in the following areas:  

  • Manufacturing processes and materials, and computer numerical control systems 
  • Technology management, including manufacturing, problem-solving, production planning and control, quality control, industrial organizations and functions, and industrial supervision 
  • Electronics technology, including automation, programmable logic controllers, and robotic controls 
  • Mechanical engineering technology, including CAD, fluid power, and solid modeling 
  • Mathematics, computer applications, and graphic analysis 
  • Accident prevention 

You will also gain practical experience through an internship.



Transfer Credit

Indiana State University accepts credit from regionally accredited colleges and universities within the United States, and from selected schools located outside the United States. Credit also may be granted for military training and experience. Previously earned college credit can be applied toward completion of the program per Indiana State's transfer guidelines.

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Career Possibilities for Manufacturing Engineering Technology Majors  

Our graduates are well prepared for rewarding careers in manufacturing engineering professions. Alumni from our program have gone on to work for Allison Transmission, Caterpillar, Cummins, General Electric, Honda, Pfizer, Toyota, and Wright Industries, among many other companies.   

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects overall growth of 10% in the field from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations.

Maximize Your Experience at Indiana State

Explore our Honors College to learn how you can maximize your college experience with faculty mentors, undergraduate research, internships, and Honors housing. Students in the Honors College also enjoy opportunities to travel across the nation and abroad for conferences, service-learning trips, and immersive academic and cultural studies.

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