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Southern Polytechnic State University has long been known for its Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates. Industry advisors note that Mechanical Engineering Technology students are able to hit the ground running. They have Industry specific skills that meet their immediate needs. Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and Computer Aided Design (CAD) are two of the skill sets highly valued from the Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates. In many cases students within the Mechanical Engineering Technology program will have jobs in their field performing engineering work prior to actually graduating.

There are several majors at Southern Polytechnic State University who do not have CNC or CAD within their curriculum. If CNC or CAD is within their curriculum it may just be a first level introductory course. Students outside of Mechanical Engineering Technology would benefit from a minor in Manufacturing Engineering Technology and Engineering Design Graphics Technology by gaining industry specific skills that are immediately and directly relevant to employers.

Minor in Manufacturing Engineering Technology:

Students in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering Technology, Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology, etc have expressed specific interest in obtaining experience through course work in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology courses listed. Any number of other majors may add value to their education by obtaining skills that are directly and immediately relevant to employers.

Faculty expertise is currently in place to teach courses in Manufacturing Engineering Technology. Facilities, including classrooms and labs are available. Adding a minor in Manufacturing Engineering Technology would increase the utilization of existing Engineering Graphics and Machining Labs in the new Engineering Technology Building.

15 total credits required.

Not available to MET students with a concentration in Manufacturing.

Take the following two courses:

MET 1311       Manufacturing Processes (3)

MET 2322       Metrology & CNC Machining (3)

3 additional courses from the following*:

MET 3331       Tool Design (3)

MET 4903       Rapid Design and Manufacture (3)

MET 4342       Numerical Control of Machines (3)

MGNT 4135    Project Management (3)

IET 3407         Six Sigma Concepts (3)

EDG 4224       Engineering Graphics for Manufacturing (3)

Note prerequisites for course.

(*) Other courses such as "Automation Systems and Control", "Lean Manufacturing", "Advanced Engineering Materials", etc may be accepted. Please contact Profs Horton, Nasseri and Emert.

Also, for more information on Certified Manufacturing Technologist Certification, please contact Profs Horton or Nasseri.

Minor in Engineering Design Graphics Technology:

Students from other majors have expressed specific interest in obtaining experience through course work in the Engineering Design Graphics Technology courses listed below. Any number of other majors may add value to their education by obtaining skills that are directly and immediately relevant to employers. Students who receive a Minor in Engineering Design Graphics Technology are eligible to take the Certified SolidWorks Professional Exam.

Minor Engineering Design Graphics Technology

16 total credits required.

Not available to MET students with a concentration in Engineering Graphics.

EDG 1212   Engineering Graphics II* (4)

4 additional courses from the following:

EDG 3112   Advanced Engineering Graphics (3)

EDG 4111   Advanced Surface Modeling (3)

EDG 4222   CAD Customization and Standards (3)

EDG 4224   Engineering Graphics for Manufacturing (3)

MET 4112 or ENGR 3650   Computer Aided Engineering** (3)

MET 4903   Rapid Design and Manufacture (3)

*    Requires EDG 1211 as a prerequisite

**  Requires prerequisites of Strength of Materials and Fluid Mechanics

For more information, please contact Profs Conrey, Emert and Como.

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