Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
Manufacturing Engineering Technology student working on equipment

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.

100%

Overall Placement

3.5+

Million Jobs Expected to Open in the Next 10 Years

41%

Hired BEFORE Graduation

Careers

  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Manufacturing management
  • Process engineer
Courses

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 (MTT118)
  • Lathe Applications (MTT119)
  • Basic Machine Tool Programming (CIM101)
  • Machine Tool Applications (MTT212)
  • Metrology/Quality Control (MTT127)
  • CNC Programming and Machining (CIM123)
  • Fixture Design and Fabrication (MTT222)
  • Electrical Discharge Machining (CIM205)
  • CAD/CAM (CIM220)
  • Abrasive Machining and Heat Treatment (MTT216)
  • Computer Solutions of Engineering Problems (MET311)
  • Lean Manufacturing and Quality Control (MET319)
  • Introduction to Metallurgy (MSC106)
  • Robotic Applications (CIM222)
  • Engineering Economics (MET315)
  • Engineering Ethics and Legal Issues (MET321)
  • Material Handling/Fluid Power (CIM227)
  • Advanced Manufacturing Systems I (MET435)
  • Senior Seminar Lecture (MET494)
  • Industrial Electronics and Applications (EET302)
  • CNC Applications (CIM221)
  • 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.

  • Humanities Elective (HUM) or
  • Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective (FIT)
  • Art Elective (ART) or
  • Open Elective (OEA)
  • Cultural Diversity Elective: Humanities/Social Science/Art/Foreign Language/Applied Arts/Int'l Field Exp (BPT)
  • Social Science Elective (SSE) or
  • Foreign Language Elective (FOR) or
  • Applied Arts Elective (AAE) or
  • International Field Experience Elective (IFE)

​​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.

  • First Year Experience (FYE101)
  • College Algebra and Trigonometry I (MTH180)
  • Occupational Health and Safety (SAF110)
  • Information, Technology, and Society (CSC124)
  • College Algebra and Trigonometry II (MTH182)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO111)
  • Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications (MTH160)
  • Physics with Technological Applications (PHS114) or
  • College Physics I (PHS115)
  • Fundamentals of Speech (SPC101)
Facilities

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

Meet Jaron

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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.

SkillsUSA

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

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.

News
10.15.2019

College group spends Manufacturing Day at company’s up-to-date facility

Penn College students and faculty were among those who visited Acero Precision for the recent observance of Manufacturing Day, a ...

10.08.2019

Partnership extends scholarship support to ‘YES’ program grads

The Northeast PA Manufacturers & Employers Council and Pennsylvania College of Technology have announced a partnership and a ...

10.04.2019

Penn College grad preserves history at the Smithsonian

Standing 6-foot-5 and dressed in a dark blue lab coat accessorized by purple latex gloves and safety glasses, the Pennsylvania ...

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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Internship

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

Months of painstaking work resulted in an impressive showing on the international stage for Pennsylvania College of Technology 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. It’s the college’s eighth top 10 finish in the race – considered Baja SAE’s marquee event – since 2011.

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More Information

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

View general transfer information

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.

Tools

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

Uniform

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 .

  • Mr. Keith Blair, '86, Manufacturing Engineer, L-3 Communications
  • Mr. Walter Boguslaw, Manufacturing Engineer, Harold Beck & Sons
  • Mr. Michael Brown, '89, '96, Manufacturing Engineer, Keystone Friction Hinge
  • Mr. Michael A Fitzgerald, President/CEO, Acero Precision & Altus Spine
  • Mr. Kenneth F Healy, '90, '01, Executive Vice President & Director of Engineering, PMF Industries Inc.
  • Mr. Zach Mazur, Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Busch Manufacturing
  • Mr. Glenn Poirier, VP Sales & Marketing, MetalKraft Industries
  • Mr. Gregg Shimp, VP, Integrated Operations, Lycoming Engines
  • Mr. Chris Washinger, Sales and Applications Engineer, Iscar Metals Inc.
  • Mr. Adam J White, Senior Applications Engineer, Hardinge Inc.
  • Mr. Alex Witter, Director of Engineering, Keystone Friction Hinge
Contact

Admissions Counselor

Lee Dawson

SASC, Rm. 1082
800.367.9222 ext. 7308
ldawson@pct.edu