Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Bradley's Manufacturing Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. (http://www.abet.org).

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department is to educate students for life-long learning and equip them for distinguished careers in manufacturing engineering technology.

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:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. an ability to conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data related to manufacturing processes, materials evaluation, and manufacturing systems
  4. an ability to integrate multiple technical concepts and societal considerations for the solution of open-ended design problems and in the design of systems
  5. interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team
  6. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve manufacturing problems considering constraints, costs, benefits, and competitiveness of comparative processes and materials
  7. an ability to utilize modern tools and techniques to effectively communicate technical requirements and functionality in oral, written, and graphical forms
  8. a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning
  9. an understanding of the professional and ethical responsibilities of a manufacturing professional
  10. a broad education necessary to understand the impact of manufacturing solutions in a global and societal context
  11. a knowledge of contemporary issues facing manufacturing professionals including a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Graduates/Enrollment Information

Academic Year Graduates Enrollment
2009-10 14 31
2010-11 10 27
2011-12 7 21
2012-13 7 32
2013-14 8 25
2014-15 9 29