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Manufacturing Engineering Technology

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology program is designed for students who seek to contribute at the interface between manufacturing, electrical, mechanical, and computing areas in primarily industrial environments. The program includes three majors that emphasize differing aspects of this critical field:

• Automation and systems integration engineering technology (ASET) majors address what is needed to move product concepts into efficient, automated production.

• Mechatronics engineering technology (MHET) majors dwell closer to development of the electromechanical products that are ubiquitous in modern life, dealing with interconnections that allow electronic control of mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems.

• Robotics engineering technology (ROET) majors develop and apply robotic solutions to a broad range of industrial and consumer problems..

Applied research drives the design and content of undergraduate courses. Focus areas of excellence include energy systems, advanced manufacturing systems and controls, engineered materials, applied nanotechnology systems and mechanical/electronic (mechatronic) systems. The educational objectives of the manufacturing engineering technology degree program are to produce graduates who:

• Deliver services and support to both internal and external clients by applying technical knowledge, problem solving techniques and hands-on skills in traditional and emerging areas of the manufacturing discipline.

• Are active participants in ongoing professional development, professional growth and increasing professional responsibility.

• Effectively communicate ideas with technical and non-technical people.

• Work effectively in teams.

• Work within the accepted standards of professional integrity and conduct.

Students often transfer into MFET from other programs at Purdue and other institutions. Graduates are in great demand by such firms as Rockwell Automation, Phoenix Contact, Caterpillar, Toyota, American Axle Manufacturing, Cessna Aircraft, Cummins, General Electric, Johnson Controls, Caterpillar, Motorola, TRW Automotive, U.S. Steel, Honda, Wabash National and other companies.

The B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering Technology programs in West Lafayette, Kokomo, New Albany and South Bend are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Credit Hours Required for Bachelor's Degree: 124

First SemesterSecond Semester
(3) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) (3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry)
(5) MA 15900 (Pre-Calculus) (3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(3) MET 14400 (Materials and Processes II) (3) MA 22100 (Calculus for Technology I)
(3) TECH 12000 (Technology and the Individual) (3) MET 14300 (Materials and Processes I)
    (1) MET 16200 (Computational Analysis Tools in MET)
    (3) Humanities or social science elective
(14) (16)


Sophomore Year

Third SemesterFourth Semester
(3) ECET 21400 (Electricity Fundamentals) (3) CNIT 17500 (Visual Basic Programming)
(3) MA 22200 (Calculus for Technology II) (3) MET 10200 (Production Design and Specifications)
(4) MET 11100 (Applied Statics) (1) MET 11300 (Mechanics Applications)
(2) Computer graphics selective (3) MET 24500 (Manufacturing Systems)
(3) Humanities or social science elective (3) MET 28400 (Introduction to Industrial Controls)
(3) Free elective (3) Physics selective
(18)   (16)  


Junior Year

Fifth SemesterSixth Semester
(3) MET 23000 (Fluid Power) (3) ENGL 42100 (Technical Writing)
(3) MFET 34400 (Automated Manufacturing Processes) (3) MET 38200 (Controls and instrumentation for Automation)
(3) MFET 37400 (Manufacturing Integration I) (3) CNIT or CS selective
(3) Manufacturing graphics selective (3) Manufacturing selective
(3) Science selective (3) Statistics or quality selective
(15)   (15)  


Senior Year

Seventh SemesterEighth Semester
(3) IET 45100 (Monetary Analysis for Industrial Decisions) (3) MFET 48100 (Integrated Manufacturing Systems)
(3) MFET 34800 (Industrial Robots and Motion Control) (3) TECH 33000 (Technology and the Global Society)
(3) MFET 44600 (Advanced Manufacturing Operations) (3) English or communication selective
(3) MFET 48000 (Project Planning for Integration) (3) Humanities or social science elective
(3) TECH 32000 (Technology and the Organization) (3) Technical elective
(15)   (15)