Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission ETAC of ABET, www.abet.org.
The Manufacturing Engineering Technology curriculum offers preparation for entry positions in manufacturing industries. Understanding of materials and production processes equips graduates to plan manufacturing practices and to develop tooling, machines and systems necessary for efficient production. Program minors allow students to specialize in cast metals or plastics.
The educational objectives of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program are:
- Plan, design, analyze, implement, and improve cost-effective manufacturing methods.
- Synthesize and use technical tools to monitor and control manufacturing processes to solve production problems effectively.
- Manage projects, people, and resources effectively.
- Communicate effectively in verbal, written, visual, and graphical forms.
- Pursue professional growth and interact effectively in work environments.
(For up-to-date educational objectives and learning outcomes, see department web page at www.wmich.edu/ime)
Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement
Students who have chosen the Manufacturing Engineering Technology curriculum will satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing IME 4910: Multidisciplinary Senior Proposal and IME 4920: Multidisciplinary Senior Project.
- A grade point average of 2.0 or better must be earned in required courses with ECE, MSE, ME, and IME prefixes.
- No more than two grades of “D” or “DC” in courses presented for graduation may be counted for graduation.
- Complete the following program of 128 semester hours. The schedule below is an example of one leading to graduation in eight semesters, beginning in fall.
- Prior to enrollment in 3000/4000-level courses, students must 1) place resume with Career and Student Employment Services; 2) complete the following courses with a grade of “C” or better: CHEM 1100 and 1110; IME 1020; IME 2460; IME 2610; PHYS 1150 and 1160; and MATH 1220 or 1700. These courses are indicated below.
- The Manufacturing Engineering Technology curriculum requires students to complete a course in General education Area I, Area II, Area III, Area IV, Area V, and Area VIII. At least two of the General Education Area courses must be at the 3000/4000-level, and no more than two courses from any one department may be used to satisfy the Area requirements. Manufacturing Engineering Technology majors are required to take IME 3020 for Area V.