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Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Surveying

College of Business and Technology

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MET) program concentration provides students with educational experiences in the major elements of manufacturing.

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MET) program is accredited by the ETAC Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Graduates are able to apply their knowledge and understanding to manufacturing processes, troubleshooting, problem solving, project management, and supervision to fulfill many career opportunities.

Problem Solving Skills: Graduates will be capable of employing:

  • Mathematics and Science Foundation Skills by applying mathematical skills to solve problems, understanding and utilizing scientific principles, and utilizing physics and chemistry to model and solve problems.
  • Engineering Technology Skills by selecting processes or models during product development, applying technology properly, solving problems using commercial software applications, and employing computer-based process design tools and techniques.
  • Analysis and Synthesis Skills through choosing appropriate models, combining skills from various areas, and synthesizing solutions to engineering problems both real and modeled.

Communication Skills: Graduates will demonstrate the capability to communicate via:

  • Written Communication Skills by writing effective documents that are audience specific, describe technical operations, and bibliographic entries while being capable of critically evaluating technical material.
  • Oral Communications Skills by preparing presentation materials, performing presentations, critiquing other presentations, conducting group discussions, and participating in team-based activities.
  • Graphical Communication Skills by preparing charts and graphs, translating information into graphical formats, preparing accurate technical drawings and sketches, and developing three dimensional models.
  • Self-Actualization: Graduates will know their professional responsibilities and understand consequences of actions; participate actively in learning; and recognize the need to continue developing skills and knowledge.
  • Group/Teamwork Skills: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to be effective team members and leaders through displaying the capability to understand behavior types and group dynamics; load balance in group processes; lead in group situations; and plan, organize, and control activities.
  • Professional Skills: In preparation for their jobs, graduates will demonstrate the ability to select appropriate materials and processes; analyze and solve open-ended problems; use appropriate computer modeling techniques; plan projects/experiments to meet specific objectives; and identify and integrate necessary multi-disciplinary resources.

Student Outcomes   – Engineering Technology Programs

Engineering Technology students are expected to have demonstrated proficiency in the following areas:

  1. an appropriate mastery of the knowledge techniques, skills, and modern tools of their disciplines;
  2. an ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science,  engineering, and technology;
  3. an ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes;
  4. an ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives;
  5. an ability to function effectively on teams;
  6. an ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems;
  7. an ability to communicate effectively;
  8. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning;
  9. an ability to understand professional, ethical, and social responsibilities;
  10. a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues; and
  11. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement. 

Program Specific Outcomes Criteria -Manufacturing Engineering Technology

  1. Students will have exposure to situations that develop a sense of personal responsibility and accountability for one’s individual actions and performance.
  2. Students will have exposure to situations that develop their philosophy and appreciation for human differences.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate in individual and team settings.
  4. Students will demonstrate proficiency in assisting others in a group.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology Faculty

Bill Hemphill
Bill Hemphill
Associate Professor


109 Wilson-Wallis Hall



To graduate from ETSU with a degree in Engineering  Technology  (ET)  with a concentration in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, a student must complete a total of 128 hours. These hours contain:

General Education

ENGL 1010 Critical Reading and Expository Writing
ENGL 1020 Critical Thinking and Argumentation
Oral Communication (choose 1)
Literature (choose 1)
Fine Arts Elective (choose 1)
ENTC 3020 Technology & Society
ECON 2210 Principles of Macroeconomics
PSYC 1310 Introduction to Psychology
HIST 2010 The United States to 1877
HIST 2020 The United States since 1877
MATH 1530 Probability and Statistics – Noncalculus
PHYS 2010 General Physics I Noncalculus
PHYS 2011 General Physics Laboratory I-Noncalculus
PHYS 2020 General Physics II Noncalculus
PHYS 2021 General Physics Laboratory II Noncalculus
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry Laboratory I
CSCI 1100 Using Information Technology

Technology Core Requirements
ENTC 1510 Student in University
ENTC 3030 Technical Communication
ENTC 4017 Industrial Supervision
ENTC 4060 Project Scheduling
ENTC 4600 Technology Practicum
Manufacturing Technology Core Requirements
ENTC 1120 Manufacturing Processes & Specification
ENTC 2200 Machine Tool Technology
ENTC 2310 Electrical Principles
ENTC 3710 Manual CNC Programming
ENTC 4037 Quality Assurance I
ENTC 4357 CIM Applications
ENTC 4777 Safety Management
Technical Support Core Requirements
CSCI 2100 Introduction to “C”
MATH 1720 Precalculus II (Trigonometry)
MATH 1840 Analytical Geometry & Differential Calculus
MATH 1850 Integral Calculus for Technology
PHYS 2020/21 General Physics – Noncalculus
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry Lecture I
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry Laboratory I

Choose one of the following:

Programming & Automation

ENTC 2320 Electronics I
ENTC 3370 Electronics—Digital Circuits
ENTC 4277 Instrumentation & Process Control
ENTC 4337 Microprocessors I

Choose any three or more of the following classes:

ENTC 2510 Introduction to Robotics
ENTC 3350 Industrial Electronics
Eight (8) credits of CSCI / ENTC Electives

  • CSCI 1250
  • CSCI 1710
  • CSCI 1800
  • CSCI 2100
  • ENTC 4217
  • ENTC 4347
  • ENTC 4517
  • ENTC 4900
  • ENTC 4957
  • ENTC 4989/4999
General Manufacturing

ENTC 3010 Statics & Strength of Materials
ENTC 3620 Thermal Fluid Technologies
ENTC 4257 Plant Layout and Materials Handling

Choose courses to complete credits in specialty sequence:
ENTC 3600 Manufacturing Technology
ENTC 4227 Engineering Economy
ENTC 4237 Ergonomics and Process Optimization

Eight (8) credits of CSCI / ENTC Electives

  • CSCI 1250
  • CSCI 1710
  • CSCI 1800
  • CSCI 2100
  • ENTC 4217
  • ENTC 4347
  • ENTC 4517
  • ENTC 4900
  • ENTC 4957
  • ENTC 4989/4999

Graduates of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program at East Tennessee State University will:

  • Possess the ability to communicate effectively in oral, written, and graphical modes.
  • Have the knowledge, abilities and skills required to adapt to evolving technological situations and pursue life-long learning.
  • Use acceptable industry standards and ethical judgments to identify, evaluate, and solve complex problems.
  • Be technically qualified and possess fundamentals to function effectively within an engineering enterprise.
  • Function effectively as manufacturing technologists in the state and regional industries dealing with manufacturing, production, and support systems.
  • Function effectively in team-oriented open-ended activities in an industrial environment.
  • Possess the capability of attaining professional goals, outcomes, and growth opportunities.


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