In today’s engineering environment, manufacturing engineers are often called upon to perform a wide range of tasks, from designing and purchasing manufacturing equipment to improving and troubleshooting the manufacturing process. Manufacturing engineers are involved in the design and continuous improvement of products, manufacturing equipment and production tooling. The primary objective of the graduate program in Manufacturing Engineering Technology is to provide an advanced level of education in a student's chosen professional career within the manufacturing realm.
About Our Program
Graduates from university engineering programs that enter employment with manufacturing companies often find themselves faced with a wide range of issues not covered in their academic programs. Some of these are business related while others are cross-disciplinary in technical areas. In order to better prepare themselves for their duties, many engineers engage in business studies leading to a Master's in Business Administration (MBA), and a few pursue technical graduate degrees.
This professional degree is designed to prepare engineers to participate more fully in the various manufacturing organizations. It is a mixture of industrial engineering (lean manufacturing, facilities planning, etc), business (operations management, accounting, finance, etc) and other technical courses applied to manufacturing (automation, thermal systems, etc).
And, with this professional degree, students will be able to continue into further academic work if they choose. The distance format will also allow employment as an adjunct faculty member in the program.
Who is Eligible?
Ideal candidates would have a bachelor's degree in manufacturing or mechanical engineering or engineering technology or a closely related discipline.
The Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology requires completing 45 credit hours of graduate work, with at least 30 credit hours of graduate coursework from the following four Curriculum Content Areas (CCAs):
Engineering Science and Design Technology
Manufacturing Software and Computer Integration
Advanced Manufacturing Materials and Processes Technology
Business, Financial and Management Processes
In addition to the 30 CCA credit hours, students must complete 12 credits toward thesis or 9 credits toward an approved project and three credits in graduate seminars. Students must take at least one course in each of the four CCAs and three courses in at least one CCA. All graduate courses are three credits each. See Master’s student advisor to complete an academic plan.
Registration & Tuition
You will receive complete instructions for registering after you have been admitted. The first step after being admitted is making sure you file your FAFSA and add school code 003211 for Oregon Tech. Graduate students are evaluated for federal loans and the work-study program.
Complete instructions for registration after you have been admitted can be found in the Getting Started Checklist page.