The Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology program is part of the Department of Engineering Technologies in the BGSU College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering.

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Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology

If you want to take theoretical engineering ideas and translate them into actual products, manufacturing processes and solutions, then mechanical and manufacturing engineering technology is the program for you.

This interactive program prepares students for a dynamic career in today’s technology-driven society. Graduates are engineering leaders who manage people, technology, manufacturing and production resources.

The hands-on curriculum introduces students to three industry-oriented cooperative experiences. These semester-long co-ops allow students to win real-world experience on live projects.

Make your future

From rapid prototyping with additive manufacturing to designing suspension systems for the evGrand Prix student competition, this is a program for the people who make things. With a foundation in engineering skills and the tools to communicate ideas in team environments, graduates are industry-ready with the skills today’s technologies demand. Our Bowling Green, Ohio campus is equipped with an on-site robotics lab, industrial training robots (SCARA Mitsubishi) and Cognex vision systems for quality inspection.

The mechanical and manufacturing engineering technology program combines classroom and practical learning. Every student undertakes three paid, semester-long cooperative education work assignments at Ohio companies and farther afield. Graduates gain relevant work experience, and many secure their first high-paying jobs with their co-op employers.

Besides industry experience, students contribute to active projects and student competitions, like the evGrand Prix and the only BEST Robotics Competition in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana.

STAND OUT in courses like

  • Advanced Simulation and Analysis
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • CAM & Rapid Prototyping
  • Six Sigma Systems
  • Kaizen project
  • Machine Design
  • Solid Modeling

The mechanical and manufacturing engineering technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Career

The demand for engineering technologists with problem-solving skills and wide-ranging design experience has never been more robust. Industries like aerospace, mining, manufacturing and robotics need graduates with the skills to work on multidisciplinary teams. At BGSU, you will also learn the core communications and business skills necessary to advance.

You will finish the program with nearly a full year of professional experience. Past co-ops have been held at businesses like Jeep, O-I and Toyota, where a graduate was directly involved with designing components for prototype vehicles. Our graduates are actively recruited in the manufacturing, engineering, automotive and automation industries.

Average Starting Salary & BGSU Placement Rate

Mechanical and manufacturing engineering technology graduates' average starting salary is $61,667* according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

One hundred percent of mechanical and manufacturing engineering technology graduates report they are employed, in graduate school or starting a business within six months of graduation.

(*BGSU data compiled from students who completed the related questions on the graduation survey.)

Curriculum

Learn skills for career success in designing, building and optimizing mechanical systems and products in a wide range of industrial settings. Technical areas of work encompass hands-on use of CAD/CAM, analysis, design, fabrication, engineering process control and process improvement. 

Courses will prepare students for professional success in the manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology industries. You will gain experience in specialized technical and engineering areas, mathematics and science. The program also includes a complementary core of business and general education classes.

You will gain hands-on experience in emerging technologies like additive manufacturing (3D printing), advanced materials, mechatronics, advanced production processes, alternative energies, microfabrication and manufacturing automation. 

As well as technology, the program focuses on manufacturing optimization, with courses on lean methodologies and Six Sigma quality management.

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology degree requires a minimum of 124 program hours: 12 hours of cooperative education, 48 hours of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology core, 9 hours of specialization courses, and 39-42 hours in other required courses.

Co-operative Educational Experiences

Students participate in three semester-long, paid cooperative education work assignments, gaining real-world experience related to their mechanical and manufacturing engineering technology major. Many graduates land their first jobs with their co-op employers. 

Students can pursue opportunities within more than 1,000 previous co-op partners, including Marathon Oil Company, Cooper Tire & Rubber, Emerson Corporation, Ford Motor Company, Tenneco, Dana Corporation, Ventra Plastics, Toyota Manufacturing North America, Inc., Whirlpool Corporation, American Honda Motor Company, Campbell Soup, Stellantis – Jeep Division, General Electric and Energizer Battery Company. 

Students report being able to contribute meaningfully to real projects and gain resume-ready experience during their co-ops, which helps them enter the workforce, further their educations, or being entrepreneurs.

GO FAR in your career

  • Product Designer
  • Manufacturing Engineer 
  • Design Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Plant Manager

Bring engineering theory to life with hands-on experience and practical co-ops.

Student Organizations

BGSU hosts several student organizations dedicated to engineering and technology. They organize social events, study groups and regular employer panels featuring industry leaders. Groups include the Engineering Society, Women in Technology, Robotics Club, Purple Hard Hats and Alpha Eta Rho.

Spanning all the disciplines in the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering, the student organizations also hold student-led panels about finding co-ops, securing them and getting the most out of them.

Student Competitions

Students’ competitions such as the evGrand Prix hone students’ skills in teamwork, solving problems and meeting exacting requirements with limited resources. BGSU has entered teams of students for several years running.

The challenge's restricted resources make the design, analysis, and testing skills the students learn crucial to succeeding in the evGrand Prix.

Professional Organizations

The international community of engineers is a diverse and open group of lifelong learners who must adapt to a constantly evolving landscape.

We connect BGSU students to professional organizations that provide a formal method to learn new skills, technologies and approaches.

The BGSU student can continue their learning journey by joining professional organizations such as SAE (previously the Society of Automotive Engineers), SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers), ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), ASQ (American Society for Quality), and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – the largest technical professional organization with 400k+ members.

College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering logo

The Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology program is part of the Department of Engineering Technologies in the BGSU College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering.

College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering Admissions

The students in the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering are acquiring skills that make them marketable in a variety of careers including construction management. With two to three co-op experiences required and classroom settings with a mix of lectures and hands-on experience, our students' job attainment rate is exceptional.

Learning Outcomes

The following student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students attain as they progress through the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology [ENGT] program:

  • Student Outcome 1: ENGT graduates from BGSU will be capable of applying principles of mathematics and applied science to perform technical calculations and solve technical problems of the types commonly encountered in mechanical and manufacturing engineering technology professional experiences.
  • Student Outcome 2: ENGT graduates from BGSU will be capable of identifying, formulating, and presenting creative solutions to technical problems within the mechanical and manufacturing engineering technology profession.
  • Student Outcome 3: ENGT graduates from BGSU will be capable of performing analytical measurements in a laboratory setting through the use of scientific instrumentation, analyze acquired data using state-of-the-art statistical software, and write technical reports based on experimental results explaining the significance of the findings.
  • Student Outcome 4: ENGT graduates from BGSU will achieve ethical and professional standards of behavior based on knowledge of contemporary issues and demonstrate expertise in critical thinking and decision making relative to a global society.
  • Student Outcome 5: ENGT graduates from BGSU will understand the need for maintaining and improving professional and technical skills throughout their careers.
  • Student Outcome 6: ENGT graduates from BGSU will be able to communicate and function effectively in diverse, multi-disciplinary teams and others to achieve the goals of the organization.

Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET) and is in good standing.

More information on accreditation

Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology program does not lead to professional licensure.

More information on professional licensure

Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.



* Job placement and salary information was compiled by the Office of Academic Assessment through the Graduation Survey from AY2015-2018. The data are gathered around the time of Commencement and a follow-up survey six months post Commencement. For the salary question, data for programs with fewer than fifteen responses are not included. Salaries for those programs are from the National Association of Colleges and Employers Summer 2019 Survey. For questions regarding the data, contact assessment@bgsu.edu.

Updated: 08/30/2022 08:24AM