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Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
College(s): College of Engineering Technology

Why Choose Manufacturing Engineering Technology?

Did you used to drive your parents up the wall by taking things apart 'just to see how they were put together'? (Or do you still do this?) If so, Manufacturing Engineering Technology may be the program for you! Simply put, manufacturing engineers figure out how to make products; anything from tools to toys, cars to consumer goods, electronics to earthmovers.

Good manufacturing engineers can determine how to make their company's products better, faster, safer and less expensive than competitors can. These abilities are always in demand, and the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program at Ferris gives you the skills to command an excellent starting salary. You'll also get to work with state-of-the-art computers and equipment while you're here, plus get more valuable team and project experience than almost anywhere else.

Ferris students learn to identify and select materials based on production requirements and work closely with computer-aided design equipment (CAD/CAM). They conduct time studies, complete costs estimates, utilize computer software to aid in solving manufacturing problems, formulate plant layout requirements, understand management control systems, justify and select quality equipment and automated systems and design a total product manufacturing system. Students also receive on-the-job experience through an internship education program.

Career Opportunities

Manufacturing engineers get involved on the ground level of the production of a variety of industrial and consumer goods and develop the expertise to see production through to completion. Their knowledge of process design, analysis, planning, supervision, manufacturing methods and equipment is used from start to finish. The location of every machine, the movement of each tool or part, the order of operation and the selection of the machines themselves are all decisions that manufacturing engineers make as part of the total production process.

Employment opportunities for Manufacturing Engineering Technology graduates are found across the entire spectrum of manufacturing industries. Specific entry-level positions include manufacturing engineer, process engineer, production engineer, tool engineer, industrial engineer and quality engineer. Graduates of this program typically enjoy high placement rates and starting salaries averaging over $60,000.

Admission Requirements

Students entering the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program must have completed a two-year program at Ferris in CAD Drafting and Tool Design Technology, Manufacturing Tooling Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology, or Welding Technology. An A.A.S. degree in a manufacturing-based technology from another institution or 60 semester hours of college work including general courses, technical courses and technical-related courses is acceptable. Prospective students may elect to start as freshman, and follow a customized track into the B.S. program. Students must have at least a 2.75 GPA in their A.A.S. major courses and a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

General Education Requirements

All University General Education requirements for a Bachelor’s degree is here

Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives.

Consult the Required Courses above or the program advisor for program specific General Education requirements.

Graduation Requirements

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology program at Ferris leads to a bachelor of science degree.

Students must

  • maintain a 2.00 cumulative FSU GPA
  • have 40 credits at the 300/400 level
  • have 30 credits of Ferris classes (FSU Residency requirement)
  • have a minimum 120 total credits to earn a bachelor degree
  • complete all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website

More Information

Manufacturing Program Office
915 Campus Drive - SWN 220
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2511

College of Engineering Technology
Ferris State University
1009 Campus Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone: 231-591-2890

Required Courses
Credit Hours

General Education

Communications Competence
Will be satisfied with two year degree requirement for admissions.
Analytical Geometry-Calculus 1
Introductory Physics 1
Cultural Enrichment
Cultural Enrichment 200 Level or Above
Social Awareness
Social Awareness 200 Level or Above


Statics-Strength of Materials
Industrial Engineering
Production Processes
Prin of Process Planning 1
Proc Tolerance Design-Analysis
Quality Science Statistics
Statistical Proc Engineering
Internship-MFG Engineer
Prin of Process Planning 2
Automation-Systems Design
MFG Facilities Planning
Engineering Economics
Design of Experiments 1
Plastics Technology for MET
Production Welding Processes
Credit hours required for graduation are dependent upon the level of preparation prior to entering the program