Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Undergraduate Programs

Majors

Program Locations Total Credits
Manufacturing Engineering Technology BS BS - Bachelor of Science
  • Mankato
128

Minors

Program Locations Total Credits
Manufacturing Engineering Tech Minor
16

Policies & Faculty

Policies

Admission to the MET Major is granted by the Department of MET. Admission to the major is required to register for 300-level courses. Minimum requirements for acceptance into the MET major include a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and the completion of the courses listed in the Prerequisites to the Major in the MET section of this bulletin with a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher. 

GPA Policy. A GPA of 2.5 or higher in the required courses for the major or minor in Manufacturing Engineering Technology is required in order to proceed in the program sequence and graduate. This GPA calculation is based on the following areas: Required General Education, Prerequisite to the Major, Major Common Core and Major Restricted Electives. Refer to the College of Science Engineering and Technology Student Advising Center regarding required advising for students on academic probation.

Department Grade Policy. All courses required for the MET major (Required General Education, Prerequisite to the Major, Major Common Core and Major Restricted Electives) must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better.

P/N Grading Policy. No more than 1/4 of all undergraduate credits may be P/N, except those courses offered P/N only. 

Residency. A minimum of 50 percent of the credits for a major or minor in Manufacturing Engineering Technology must be taken at Minnesota State Mankato.

Prerequisites and co-requisites must be observed unless written permission is obtained from the instructor and the Department of AMET. A flow chart of prerequisites is available in the Department Office and on AMET website.

The scheduling of all department courses is done biannually, based on enrollment and staffing. To obtain a current class schedule, contact the Department. 

Contact Information

College of Science, Engineering & Technology

Department of Automotive & Manufacturing Engineering Technology

205 Trafton Science Center E

Mankato, MN 56001

Phone (507) 389-6383
Fax (507) 389-5002
http://cset.mnsu.edu/met/

Faculty

100 Level

Credits: 1

An overview of careers, technology and requirements for individuals interested in Manufacturing Engineering Technology. Hands-on experience is gained in a variety of new technologies. Careers in engineering and technology are examined along with professional organizations and ethics. The course is intended as a first step toward a career in manufacturing.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

The course covers a process of developing and analyzing solid parametric models for mechanical applications. Course includes solving technical design problems based on real-world applications as well as creating technical documentation: working and assembly drawings.

Prerequisites: none

200 Level

Credits: 4

Fundamentals of machine technology and metallurgy. Students learn to perform machining on a lathe, mill, and drill press, and also assemble the products. Basics of heat treatment, welding and machining are discussed. Extra lab time is required.

Prerequisites: CHEM 104 and MET 142 

300 Level

Credits: 3

This course covers principles of statics, force equilibrium, analysis of structures, friction, centroid, centers of gravity, and moment of inertia.

Prerequisites: PHYS 211 and MATH 121

Credits: 4

This course covers stress and strain, torsion, bending of beams, shearing stresses in beams, compound stresses, principal stresses, deflections of beams, columns, connections, and pressure vessels. Topics also include kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies, work, energy, and power.

Prerequisites: MET 323

Credits: 3

The course emphasizes the use of parametric modeling in design, analysis and manufacturing. Topics include component design, assembly, mechanism, animation, EFX and rapid prototyping using computer technology.

Prerequisites: MET 142

Credits: 4

CNC programming, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), flexible automations, machining centers, robotics, programmable logic controllers, tooling systems. Extra lab time is required.

Prerequisites: EET 113, MET 275, MET 341

Credits: 4

Advanced manufacturing processes including casting, forging, sheet metal forming, and powder metals are discussed. Topics also include materials treatment, preparation, and design for manufacture. Extra lab time is required.

Prerequisites: MET 275

Credits: 3

Quality and its continuous improvement is supported by metrology, statistical process control, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. This course presents these topics and their integration into operations.

Prerequisites: MATH 121, MET 341, STAT 154. Admission to AET/MET major.

Credits: 0

Curricular Practical Training: Co-Operative Experience is a zero-credit full-time practical training experience for one summer and an adjacent fall or spring term. Special rules apply to preserve full-time student status. Please contact an advisor in your program for complete information.

Prerequisites: MET 104. At least 60 credits earned; in good standing; instructor permission; co-op contract; other prerequisites may also apply.

400 Level

Credits: 3

Strategic plant resource management for global manufacturing. Approaches examine and practice continuous improvements to the value stream related to design integration, production scheduling, staffing, facilities planning, and material flow.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Investigates work design in automated and manual operations. Measurement, and development of design-based solutions for reduction of environmental stresses to the human body through worker-machine systems analysis are applied. Regulatory, legal, and ethical issues are reviewed in the context of global manufacturing applications.

Prerequisites: STAT 154

Credits: 2

Techniques of developing safety practices in an industrial environment. Topics include OSHA, current legislation, cost analysis, personal protection, employee selection, psychological aspects, product safety, hazard materials and catastrophe control.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Planning, management, and economic justification of projects are supported by computer tools for scheduling, staffing, and economic analysis.

Prerequisites: STAT 154

Credits: 3

Fundamentals of logistics and supply chain management: control of materials, WIP, finished goods, costs of logistics. Theory and step-by-step procedures are used to analyze logistic systems, material handling, packaging, and transportation, including global logistics.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

This course is focused on quality assurance systems, management philosophies, methodology, function and impact of quality systems in manufacturing operations. Development and application of statistical process control tools.

Prerequisites: STAT 154

Credits: 3

Basics of Lean Manufacturing in industry, with emphasis on application of concepts. Students will learn the principles of Lean Manufacturing and how they can benefit a business.

Prerequisites: MET 427 or similar quality control course

Credits: 3

This course covers the following topics: manufacturing systems integration techniques, Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM), Computer-Aided Process Planning (CAPP), Direct Numerical Control (DNC), Flexible Machining Systems (FMS), Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS), Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) and Robotics.

Prerequisites: MET 347, PHYS 212

Credits: 2

This course provides experience in management, organization, supervision, and maintenance in a laboratory environment. Enrollment is limited.

Prerequisites: MET 375

Credits: 2

An examination of manufacturing design and research. Students refine their design proposal and begin their senior design projects. This course also prepares the student for MET 489W, Senior Design Project II, where the design proposal, design project, and final report are completed. This course should be taken in the fall semester of the senior year.

Prerequisites: ENG 271W, MET 275, MET 425, 10 AET or MET 300/400 level credits

Credits: 2

Completion of the capstone design project; a continuation of MET 488W.

Prerequisites: MET 488W, Permission Required

Credits: 1-4

Selected manufacturing topics.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-10

Manufacturing work experience in an area pertinent to the student's objective. Consent of internship coordinator required prior to the beginning of employment and registration. Typically done between the junior and senior year.

Prerequisites: 50% of major

Credits: 1-4

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Prerequisites: Permission Required