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Manufacturing Engineering Technology

at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Program Details

  • Award: Bachelor of Science
  • Credits: 128
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MET) Program offered at Minnesota State University, Mankato is positioned to meet industry's competitive product and process design needs. The MET Program prepares students for the dynamic and versatile roles critical to the ever-changing industrial design applications required to survive in a world economy. The changing world of manufacturing is providing many opportunities in automation and production systems design.
The program focuses on the development of equipment and technology used in modern manufacturing. Industry leaders provided input to ensure the program is relevant to rapidly changing technologies for modern industry. Students use applied theory to learn how products and processes are effectively developed. In addition, they apply problem-solving and decision-making skills to a variety of manufacturing engineering technology issues. The senior year is often spent in an industry applied senior design project while taking senior courses in an online format.

The MET Program at MSU provides a broad technical background for students. Together with a proficiency in engineering methods and mathematics, this enables graduates to take advantage of opportunities for advancement in many directions. They often have their choice of challenging positions such as manufacturing engineer, production engineer, production manager, design engineer, quality manager, process analyst, project engineer, operations manager, continuous improvement manager, or sales engineer. Students work for a wide variety of international and national industries, including St. Jude Medical, Toyota, Coloplast, Bemis, Taylor Corporation, MICO, AGCO, ADC, Winland Electronics, Emerson, and Motion Control Group among many others.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato 56002

Labor Market Information

  • Industrial Engineering Technicians

  • Median wage: $24.51/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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