Major in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, BS (130 credits minimum)

Accredited by TAC of ABET

Advisors: Z. Prusak (860-832-1826), E. Maydock (860-832-1818), and M. Gadalla (860-832-1859)

This major develops concepts employed by manufacturing industries to increase productivity, reduce cost, and efficiently use tools and machinery. Emphasis is on the areas of manufacturing, process planning, CAD/CAM, production techniques, and the application of mathematics and computers. Students must complete the coursework in four categories: general education, major requirements, directed electives, and additional requirements.

Core Requirements (46 credits)

ENGR 150 Introduction to Engineering 3
ET 251 Applied Mechanics I-Statics 3
ET 252 Applied Mechanics II-Dynamics 3
ET 357 Strength of Materials 3
ET 361 Engineering Technology Instrumentation 3
ET 399 Engineering Economy 3
ETM 260 Computer Aided Design and Integrated Manufacturing 3
ETM 340 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
ETM 356 Material Analysis 3
ETM 360 Computer Aided Planning (CAP) 3
ETM 461 Composites and Plastics Manufacturing Processes 3
ETM 462 Manufacturing Process Planning and Estimating 3
ETM 466 Design for Manufacture 3
ETM 497 Engineering Technology Senior Project Research 2
ETM 498 Engineering Technology Senior Project (Capstone) 2

Directed Electives (5-6 credits)

The following courses, selected in consultation with an academic advisor, satisfy the directed technical electives requirement:

ET 300 Ergonomics 3
ET 495 Topics in Engineering Technology 3
ETM 358 Applied Thermodynamics 3
ETM 367 Machine Design 3
ETM 454 Applied Heat Transfer 3
ETM 460 Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) 3
ETM 463 Plastics and Composite Tool Design 3
ETM 467 CAE Applied Finite Element Analysis 3
ENGR 490 Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) 3

Additional Requirements (44 credits)

CET 236 Circuit Analysis 3
CHEM 161 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 162 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
EMEC 324 Fluid Power Systems 3
ET 240 or CS 213 Spreadsheet and Engineering Problem Solving Tools Applications of Computing I 3 3
MFG 121 Technical Drafting and CAD 3
MFG 216 Manufacturing Processes 3
MFG 226 Principles of Computer Numerical Control 3
MFG 236 Tool Design 3
MATH 119 or MATH 116 Pre-calculus with Trigonometry Pre-calculus Mathematics 4 3
TM 464 Six Sigma Quality 3
TM 480 Robotics 3
STAT 104 Elementary Statistics 3

Electives (3 credits, unrestricted)

General Education Requirements for Engineering Technology (ET) Majors (40-49 credits)

Study Area I: Arts & Humanities 9
3 credits of literature and 6 credits of literature, philosophy, or fine arts. No more than 6 credits from any one discipline.
Study Area II: Social Sciences 6
3 credits of history and 3 credits of economics, geography, history, or political science or ET 399 (Engineering Economy)
Study Area III: Behavioral Sciences 3
3 credits of anthropology, psychology, or sociology
Study Area IV: Natural Sciences 8
PHYS 121 or 125**; PHYS 122 or 126**  
Skill Area I: Communication Skills 6
ENG 110* and ENGR 290  
Skill Area II: Mathematics 6-8
MATH 135 or MATH 152**; MATH 136 or MATH 221**  
Skill Area III: Foreign Language Proficiency 0-6
Skill Area IV: University Requirement 2-3
PE 144 (or ENGR 150 for transfer students)  

* Placement exam may be required before enrolling in English or Mathematics courses.

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