Feb 08, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Manufacturing Engineering Technology Major, B.S.

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71 hours + Core 39 and other required supporting coursework

A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for all MFET, TECH, ENGR, IME, ME, ECE, and CE courses that a student takes as part of their program of study.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology is a practical degree program designed to prepare graduates for challenging careers in the high-tech arena of manufacturing. The program requires a solid foundation in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and liberal studies, as well as a technical core, and a selection of technical electives leading to a specialization in a manufacturing area. A total of 120 semester hours are required in this degree program.  

A Manufacturing Engineering Technology student can complete the program in four years, provided they enter USI prepared to successfully complete MATH 118 - Comprehensive Pre-Calculus  in their first semester. Those students who do not enter the program ready for MATH 118  may require additional mathematics courses necessary to raise their mathematical abilities to the required level.

In accordance with the University’s transfer policy (found in the undergraduate admission requirements and regulations section), the faculty of the engineering department examine on a case-by-case basis the transcripts of students transferring from other institutions. Petition for permission to waive any program requirements must be approved by the chair of the engineering department. After admission into the program, required technical courses may be taken at another institution for transfer of credit only when approved in advance by both the student’s advisor and the department chair.

Required Core 39 Courses

The core curriculum at USI, Core 39, offers students an outstanding opportunity to have a well-rounded education. Some of the choices within Core 39 are limited for engineering majors in order to fulfill program needs. The Core 39 courses required for Manufacturing Engineering Technology majors are:

Communication CMST 101 - Introduction to Public Speaking  
Mathematics MATH 215 - Survey of Calculus  or
MATH 230 - Calculus I  
WOK/Moral & Ethical Reasoning
  and Diversity Embedded Experience
PHIL 201 - Introduction to Ethics 
WOK/Scientific & Mathematical Inquiry IME 331 - Introduction to Statistical Quality Control  
Natural Science with Lab
PHYS 175 - General Physics I  and PHYS 175L  (lab)
PHYS 205 - Intermediate Physics I  and PHYS 205L  (lab)
Additional Natural Science
CHEM 142 - Survey of General Chemistry  or
CHEM 261 - General Chemistry I  
BS Skills/Social Science ECON 208 - Principles of Microeconomics  or
ECON 209 - Principles of Macroeconomics  
Writing Embedded Experience BCOM 231 - Business Communication  

Two additional Ways of Knowing courses are required, as well as one World Languages and Culture course in BS Skills. Students must ensure that one of these three courses also fulfills the Global Embedded Experience requirement.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology Electives (25 hours)

Students select 25 hours of electives to lead to a specialization in an area of manufacturing engineering technology. The electives are selected with the consent of the student’s academic advisor, from the disciplines of MFET, TECH, ENGR, IME, ME, ECE, or, CE.

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