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Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Manufacturing Engineering Technologists work in teams with others to develop tools, processes, machines and equipment to make quality products at a reasonable cost.  Depending up their area of focus, then may work with engineering graphics, e
ngineering materials and mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics, or electronics and electric power. They may use computer aided design or computer aided manufactur
ing (CAD/CAM) equipment, robotics, and other planning tools to evaluate manufacturing processes with an eye to increasing productivity, reducing costs, and maintaining or improving the quality of a manufactured product. Manufacturing Engineering Technologists are usually employed in the functional areas of quality assurance, plant management, materials handling, industrial safety, systems planning, process planning, computer integrated manufacturing.  They may provide technical customer service, or work in technical sales and marketing because of their strong knowledge of equipment and processes. 

Those interested in a career in manufacturing engineering technology should consider reviewing engineering technology programs that are accredited by ABET, Inc. However, there are many ET programs not yet accredited by ABET, so check with your local community college or university for more information. If you choose to attend a program that is not ABET accredited, you should be sure that the university is regionally accredited. Students explore manufacturing industries, computer-aided design, industrial plastics, machine tools, quality control, industrial electronics, automation and computer integrated manufacturing system, and manufacturing planning and controls. 

Professional Organizations

Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Society of Automotive Engineers
Association for Manufacturing Excellence
National Association of Manufacturers



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