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Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Major in Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Science Degree
Reference number: 5006
Number of hours required: 64

This program prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and advanced manufacturing technical skills in support of industrial operations. The major includes instruction in optimization theory, human factors, organizational behavior, industrial processes, industrial planning procedures, computer applications, quality, and technical document preparation. Graduates achieve positions of leadership in business and industry while practicing innovation in the global marketplace.

The major in Manufacturing Engineering Technology (reference number 5006) leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. A minor or second major is not required. Course requirements for the major are shown in the PDF below. Students should consult with an advisor while planning their course schedules and career goals. The program is accredited by ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering).


Career Opportunities

Graduates obtain employment in a wide variety of positions. Some include:

Specialty Average Salary
Maintenance Supervisor $59,819
Installation & Repair Supervisor $62,540
Quality Assurance Manager $81,220
Industrial Production Manager $89,190
Project Manager $93,397


Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook 2014-2015 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Summary of positions held by Alumni of Architectural & Manufacturing Sciences Department.



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Department of Architectural & Manufacturing Sciences
Environmental Science & Technology (EST)
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. # 51066
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1066
Phone: (270) 745-3251
Fax:  (270) 745-5946
Program Coordinator: Dr. Bryan Reaka
Department Chair: Dr. Greg Arbuckle
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