Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MfgET)
Manufacturing Engineering Technologists are prepared for a variety of manufacturing positions. These include production engineer, process engineer, process development engineer, tooling design engineer, quality control engineer, and other vital manufacturing tasks.
This is a very hands-on curriculum, with a laboratory included in the majority of technical courses. The Manufacturing curriculum provides education in a variety of areas including manufacturing processes, robotics and automation, industrial controls, manufacturing tool design, computer aided design and manufacturing, engineering materials, manufacturing planning, and quality control. Interns may be exposed to multiple portions of the manufacturing process, including jig and fixture design, analysis, testing, management, and production.
Key Course Highlights
- General Engineering Coursework
- Welding and Machining
- Process Manufacturing
- Machine Design and Tooling Design
- Manufacturing Analysis and Planning
- Numeric Control Programming
- Computer Aided Machining
- Controls and Instrumentation
- Statistical Methods for Quality Improvement
- Automation and Robotics
- CAD and Solid Modeling
Internship Project Samples
- Fixture Tool Design
- Operations Management
- Process Improvement
Active Company Participants
The following participating companies have taken MfgET students in the recent past (within the last 5 years):
- Acumed LLC
- Benchmade Knife Company
- Boeing Company
- ControlTek, Inc.
- EVRAZ North America
- Jacobs MECOP/Portland (Formerly CH2M)
- PCC Structurals
- Schneider Electric
MECOP currently accepts Manufacturing Engineering Technology students from the following universities:
The following timeframes have been laid out by our participating universities for when an internship should be offered. These timeframes have been structured to allow students to participate in the program and not fall behind on their upper-division coursework schedule beyond the terms that internships overlap.
- Junior Year: Spring-Summer Internship
- Senior Year: Spring-Summer Internship
- Spring-Summer Internship: Internship occurring during Spring and Summer school terms (March through September).
- Summer-Fall Internship: Internship occurring during Summer and Fall school terms (June through December).
Each participating university discipline has a set of required courses that must be taken to stay on schedule for program participation. Theses requirements are optimized to provide the necessary skills to participate in MECOP's internships while minimizing the amount of time added to receiving a degree. If you are a student and want to discuss your current academic qualifications please see our directory of advisors for a list of staff members familiar with MECOP.
- For a full listing of coursework requirements, please visit: https://www.mecopinc.org/students/course-requirements
- Need a spreadsheet to plan your coursework? For sample worksheets, please visit: https://www.mecopinc.org/students/curriculum-plans
- Need to talk to an advisor familiar with MECOP? For advisor contact info, please visit: https://www.mecopinc.org/universities/advisors