Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)

About this program

From automobiles to aerospace, machined parts are everywhere. With a degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, you can be a part of the action! Explore the potential of 3D printers in our state-of-the-art rapid prototyping lab. Learn how to introduce new levels of productivity into the complexities of cutting-edge automated manufacturing operations. And take away a diverse skillset with cross training in advanced manufacturing systems, robotic applications, industrial electronics, and engineering economics.

Next steps...

You're on your way to becoming a tomorrow maker.


Overall Placement


Million Jobs Expected to Open in the Next 10 Years


Salary reported within six months of graduation


  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Manufacturing management
  • Process engineer

At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.

​​Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.

  • Mill Applications (MTT128)
  • Lathe Applications (MTT129)
  • Introduction to CAD/CAM (CIM102)
  • CNC Machining & Programming I (CIM104)
  • CNC Machining & Programming II (CIM124)
  • CAD/CAM (CIM220)
  • Quality Control with GD&T (MTT131)
  • Fixture Design & Fabrication (MTT222)
  • Machine Tool Applications (MTT213)
  • Advanced Multi-axis CNC Machining & Programming (CIM228)
  • Electrical Discharge Machining (CIM205)
  • Abrasive Machining & Heat Treatment (MTT216)
  • Computer Solutions of Engineering Problems (MET311)
  • Lean Manufacturing & Quality Control (MET319)
  • Introduction to Metallurgy (MSC106)
  • Robotic Applications (CIM222)
  • Engineering Economics (MET315)
  • Engineering Ethics & Legal Issues (MET321)
  • Material Handling/Fluid Power (CIM227)
  • Advanced Manufacturing Systems I (MET435)
  • Senior Seminar Lecture (MET494)
  • Industrial Electronics & Applications (EET303)
  • Rapid Prototyping (MET460)
  • Advanced Manufacturing Systems II (MET445)
  • Senior Seminar - Lab (MET496)

​Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.

  • Introduction to CAD/CAM (CIM102)
  • CNC Machining & Programming I (CIM104)
  • CNC Machining & Programming II (CIM124)
  • CAD/CAM (CIM220)
  • Advanced Multi-axis CNC Machining & Programming (CIM228)
  • Electrical Discharge Machining (CIM205)
  • Physics Survey (PHS103)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO111)
  • Robotic Applications (CIM222)
  • Core Arts Perspective (ARP)
  • Material Handling/Fluid Power (CIM227)
  • Core Global & Cultural Diversity Perspective (CDP)
  • Core Historical Perspective (HIP)

​​Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.

  • College Algebra & Trigonometry I (MTH181)
  • Information, Technology & Society (CSC124)
  • College Algebra & Trigonometry II (MTH183)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Fundamentals of Speech (SPC101)
  • Technical & Professional Communication (ENL201)
Featured Videos

Meet Penn College Baja SAE

Two victories. Twelve top-ten finishes. One team united by a relentless can-do spirit. That's Baja SAE at Penn College. When you live and learn alongside a community of hands-on learners, designing and building an all-terrain car is second nature. And our team is always up for the challenge. Meet the crew and get a snapshot of the ethos that drives this team to victory.

Baja SAE Reigns Supreme

The Penn College Baja SAE team recently captured the coveted first-place finish. Twice. First in Tennessee and next in New York, the all-star team outperformed a strong field from around the world in the famed endurance event. Rugged terrain, changing elevation, and tight turns were no match for the team’s grit and their buggy’s durability. Meet the team. Hear their story. And re-live the victory that will fuel all future competitions.

Larry A. Ward Machining Technologies Center

Thanks to alumni Larry Ward's generous $1 million+ donation, the machining lab has undergone extensive renovations, including 50 new machines for the 14,299 square-foot lab. Check it out!

Maker Profiles

Wildcat Spotlight

Get a glimpse of the student-athlete experience at Penn College through the eyes of Gavin Baer. He’s a member of the golf team and pursuing his bachelor’s in Manufacturing Engineering Technology. In this video, you’ll learn why Gavin chose Penn College and how he’s proud to call himself a Wildcat.

Tour Schedule

Seeing is believing.

Think Penn College might be a good fit for you? Make plans to visit and discover what hands-on learning is all about.

Jul 13

Undergraduate Open House

Saturday, July 139 AM - 3 PM


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Rapid Prototyping Lab

Rapid Prototyping Lab

Get hands-on experience with an array of additive manufacturing and reverse engineering equipment. Test your skills with additive manufacturing equipment including professional and production fused deposition modeling units, liquid droplet technology, two MakerBot Replicator fifth generation units, and several other consumer grade machines. Here, you'll also find five computer workstations loaded with design and machine client software along with several workbenches with common prototyping tools and supplies.

Student Experience

“My favorite thing about Penn College is how flexible the learning environment is. Being able to apply theory and hands-on training to our own ideas and see them come to life is the best thing that I’ve taken away from my studies.”

Jaron Williams

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

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Industry Partners

Work with experts to become an expert

Penn College's strong partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.

Student Life

Lead and put your skills to the test

Baja SAE

Join other students, across various majors, and apply your skills to design a vehicle to compete in regular Baja SAE competitions.



Participation in SkillsUSA gives students a chance to compete in more than 80 national competitions. 

Student Organizations at Penn College

Student Organizations at Penn College

Your college experience is about more than the classroom. Join one of 65+ clubs and organizations, or create your own.

Penn College News

Penn College Baja SAE team poised for success

Throughout its 19-year history, Pennsylvania College of Technology’s team has crisscrossed the country to compete at Baja SAE. This year, they only must travel a dozen miles from campus to test their skills, a reality that should aid last-minute preparations for the international event. Penn College is hosting Baja SAE for the first time, May 16-19, at its Heavy Equipment Operations Site in Brady Township.


College horticulturists lend skills to Baja competition site

With Baja SAE Williamsport fast approaching, a dedicated crew from Penn College General Services has spent several hours working at the event’s location: the Heavy Construction Equipment Operations Site in Brady Township. College horticulturists have cut down potentially dangerous limbs and dead trees to protect participants and spectators at the competition, scheduled for May 16-19.


Northern Ireland group enjoys local education, industry, culture

A dozen students from North West Regional College, in Northern Ireland, recently wrapped up a two-week visit to Pennsylvania College of Technology, where they sat in on classes and dove into local culture.

Gain global experience
Study Abroad

Gain global experience

See the world via Williamsport. Take your education abroad and get hands-on experience learning about your industry on a global scale.

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Your knowledge in practice

Internships are key for career preparation. Apply your knowledge to the workplace and learn about the industry first-hand.

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Student Experience

The community as their classroom

Student-designed transmission passes test for Baja SAE team

Student-designed transmission passes test for Baja SAE team

Months of painstaking work resulted in an impressive showing on the international stage at the recent Society of Automotive Engineers’ event in Cookeville, Tennessee.

Featuring a new, student-designed continuously variable transmission, the college’s single-seat, off-road vehicle finished eighth out of 96 cars in the endurance race at Baja SAE Tennessee Tech.

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More Information

Accredited Testing/Certification Institute for the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS).

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It is suggested that students have at least the recommended tools. This will minimize the time spent waiting in line to obtain or return the basic tools to the room. Instructors will help identify what tools are needed during the first day of class. Free lockers are located in the laboratory area. Students must supply their own locks. Lockers must be cleaned and locks removed at the end of the spring semester or College personnel will remove and discard the items.

Automated Manufacturing & Machining Required Tools


Do not wear loose fitting clothing that may get caught in a machine; short sleeves or tightly rolled up sleeves are recommended. Long hair should be pulled back and securely fastened. Shop aprons should be worn to reduce the wear and tear on clothing. Safety glasses and safety shoes should be worn during time spent in laboratory area.

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store .

Alternative Credit refers to academic credits earned through means other than traditional college course completion, including: credit by exam, articulation, proof of competency gained in high school, work/life experience, and advanced placement.

Visit the Alternative Credit Options page for requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.

  • Mr. Keith Blair, '86, Manufacturing Engineer, L-3 Communications
  • Mr. Richard C Bloom, Principal Process Development Engineer, First Quality Products, Inc.
  • Mr. Walter Boguslaw, Manufacturing Engineer, Harold Beck & Sons
  • Mr. Michael Brown, '89, '96, Manufacturing Engineer, Keystone Friction Hinge
  • Mr. Anthony Cicero, Regional Manager, TRAK Machine Tools
  • Mr. Bryan E Harlacker, '00, Process Engineer IV, Jabil Healthcare
  • Mr. Kenneth F Healy, '90, '01, Executive Vice President & Director of Engineering, PMF Industries Inc.
  • Mr. Robert Lazzari, Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Johnson Controls Navy Systems
  • Mr. Zach Mazur, Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Busch Manufacturing
  • Mr. Glenn Poirier, VP Sales & Marketing, MetalKraft Industries
  • Mr. Gary Slawik, Manager, Bihler of America
  • Mr. Chris Washinger, '92, Sales and Applications Engineer, Iscar Metals Inc.
  • Mr. Adam J White, '92, Senior Applications Engineer, Hardinge Inc.
  • Mr. Alex Witter, Director of Engineering, Keystone Friction Hinge
  • Career Fair Connections

    Career Fair Connections

    Penn College graduates are in high demand. Employer participation at the Career Fair is proof. Attracting 400+ organizations, this popular event is hosted twice per year and introduces students to all types of businesses from startups to Fortune 500 companies. 

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