New Program Prepares Graduates to Oversee Advanced Manufacturing Systems in Local Industries

This fall the Department of Engineering Technology introduced a new master of science in mechanical and manufacturing technology. The curriculum is designed to support the career advancement of professionals by providing the opportunity to take courses in advanced methods in design, analysis, project administration, engineering management, and manufacturing.

“After completing this degree, our graduates will have the technical and professional skills for advancement in leadership positions in industry, education, government, and the military,” said Mohan Devgun, professor and chair of the Department of Engineering Technology.

According to David Kukulka, professor and program coordinator, graduates will be equipped with the skills to work in a range of industries. As predictive analytics, smart and connected technologies, and advanced materials are changing at a rapid pace in the field, old and new professionals alike will benefit from the cutting-edge skills taught in the new program.

“Our program provides advancement for professionals who are working in manufacturing industries, testing laboratories, marketing firms, consulting firms, government agencies, and other technology businesses,” Kukulka said. “Our graduates will gain vital experience in calculations, the selection of materials, performance testing and evaluation, and cost estimation/budgeting for large-scale manufacturing and technology projects.”

Learn more about the degree program in mechanical and manufacturing technology.