Manufacturing Engineering Technology, B.S.

Our Manufacturing Engineering Technology curriculum is now offered as a concentration within the Mechanical Engineering Technology B.S. degree program, providing you with an enhanced educational experience and robust career opportunities.

The manufacturing sector is an opportunity for careers with high skills and a large number of jobs. According to the industry report, “Boiling Point? The Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing” by the Manufacturing Institute, 82 percent of American manufacturers reported a shortage of highly-skilled workers, equating to approximately 600,000 high-skill manufacturing positions that are currently going unfilled.

The Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology at Vermont State prepares you for a career applying technical knowledge and leadership skills to contribute to manufacturing competitiveness through process and systems design, operations, quality, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, and sustainability. You will be prepared to employ strong communication, leadership, and teamwork skills and participate productively on professional teams. You will also learn to develop and continuously improve in a career in manufacturing or a related field.

Our program’s format is designed to be accessible and flexible for both full-time students and working professionals. The program uses distance learning lectures and bundled lab sessions and the degree requirements allow for transfer credits from other programs and institutions.

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Jeremy Cornwall

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Program & Manufacturing Engineering Program Coordinator

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Why Study Manufacturing Engineering Technology at Vermont State?

  • In Demand and Highly Paid: All of our graduates receive multiple job offers even before they finish college. These are highly skilled, highly paid ($65k+ starting) jobs doing interesting and challenging work with advanced technology. Graduates are professionals who work in an office, but also frequently go to the shop floor to design new manufacturing processes. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly 4,000 openings a year are expected to be created for manufacturing engineering technologists and technicians through 2030. They also report the median salary for this profession is more than $87,000 a year. 
  • Convenient and Flexible: Whether you’re a full-time student or a working professional, we offer program options to fit your schedule. All lectures are available both face-to-face in-person as well as remotely. Labs are in-person so that students can get time hands-on with the latest manufacturing technology. 
  • Personal Faculty Attention: In our program, you can get individual attention from your professors. They’ll know you and your interests, and your success in manufacturing engineering jobs is their priority. Our small class sizes enable students and faculty to rub elbows while working together on interesting projects. 
  • Success After Graduation: Within six months after graduating, 99 percent of our Manufacturing Engineering Technology graduates are employed or continuing their education. All students work on industry sponsored capstone projects that enable them to work with engineers at the sponsoring companies even before they graduate. These often lead to job offers right on the spot. There are also many opportunities for well-paid internships, both fulltime during the summers and part-time during the school year. 

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Program Outcomes

With a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, you will be able to: 

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

Educational objectives that are demonstrated during workforce careers include: 

  • Engineering skills: apply technical knowledge and leadership skills to contribute to manufacturing competitiveness through process and systems design, operations, quality, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, and sustainability 
  • Communication skills: employ strong communication, leadership, and teamwork skills and participate productively on a professional team 
  • Innovation skills: Develop and continuously improve in a career in manufacturing or a related field 

Sample Courses

  • ​​​Computer-Aided Technology 
  • Product Design and Production 
  • Manufacturing Capstone Project 
  • Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering  
  • Quality Assurance 

Student Stories

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“We did CAD drawings, figured out parts and materials, and then put everything together within one semester. One of the exciting parts of this degree is that I can do anything I want for work afterward.”

Deema Al Namee
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“I am a returning student with a three year old son, and the transition was hard to say the least but the faculty and staff have been so accommodating and helpful.” 

Diora Kania

Meet Our Faculty

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Assistant Professor

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Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Program & Manufacturing Engineering Program Coordinator

  • Randolph Campus

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Assistant Professor

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Mechanical Lab Tech

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