Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Have you ever wondered who figures out how to manufacture the new products we use? That’s the job of manufacturing engineers and manufacturing engineering technologists.

When a new product is designed, manufacturing professionals figure out how to customize existing manufacturing processes to meet the new demands. They work in exciting high-tech environments, using computer-aided design, robotics, lasers, and microprocessor controls to manufacture all the products that we need and enjoy.

Manufacturing professionals also help improve the quality of life for people all over the world by improving manufacturing processes. They find ways to preserve food longer and to produce medical equipment more efficiently. They transform plans and specifications into quality products. Today's high-tech manufacturing environment requires the knowledge of skilled professionals.

Bradley's bachelor's degree programs in manufacturing engineering and manufacturing engineering technology prepare world-class manufacturing professionals. At Bradley, you will learn an integrated approach to solving manufacturing problems, taking a project from the concept stage through design, analysis, manufacturing, and resource scheduling.

Thousands of new jobs are created in these fields every year. With a degree from Bradley University, you will be prepared for a position at a top company. Bradley manufacturing graduates currently hold leadership positions at companies such as The Boeing Company, Caterpillar Inc., Deere & Co., Ford Motor Company, General Electric Corporation, General Motors, Motorola, The Timken Company, and many others. Bradley’s graduates from the manufacturing engineering technology program have an average starting salary exceeding $62,000 per year.


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Course Descriptions

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Course Syllabi

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Enrollment Information

The Number of Students in Fall 2013 : 33
The Number of Graduates in Academic Year, 2012-2013 : 8

Program Educational Objectives

Within five years into their careers, the graduates from the Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program at Bradley University will have successful careers based on

  • Demonstrated ability to move into a leadership role in various phases of a manufacturing system while communicating objectives and intentions to a diverse team of cross functional members.
  • Demonstrated ability to expand into different areas of manufacturing using transferable skills learned through hands-on experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve both the profession and the community balanced with the work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to gain additional knowledge and skills by obtaining certifications and additional education.

Student Outcomes

Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program graduates will have:
  • a strong background in manufacturing processes and materials for discreet piece part manufacture, considering nomenclature recognition, limits, costs, benefits, etc. of comparative processes and materials through a hands-on approach
  • strong mathematics, science, and computer skills with emphasis on programs that aid process and product analysis and control, as well as the ability to apply a concurrent approach to process, product, and equipment design with supporting technologies such as: DFM, DFA, CAD, CAM, CAE and rapid prototyping
  • an ability to conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data related to manufacturing processes, materials evaluation, and manufacturing systems
  • an ability to integrate multiple technical concepts and societal considerations for the solution of open-ended design problems and in the design of systems
  • interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve manufacturing problems considering constraints, costs, benefits, and competitiveness of comparative processes and materials
  • an ability to utilize modern tools and techniques to effectively communicate technical requirements and functionality in oral, written, and graphical forms
  • a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning
  • an understanding of the professional and ethical responsibilities of a manufacturing professional
  • a broad education necessary to understand the impact of manufacturing solutions in a global and societal context
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues facing manufacturing professionals including a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.