Manufacturing Engineering Technology

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Manufacturing Engineering Technology gives students the knowledge and flexibility needed for a rewarding career in a broad range of engineering technology fields. Career choices range from the aircraft industry to the metal casting industry to the plastics and electronic industry. The Manufacturing Engineering Technology program at Pittsburg State University has a four-year curriculum which culminates in a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Technology.

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

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Right for you?

Is a major in manufacturing engineering technology right for you? Successful students in manufacturing have the following qualities:
  • interest in how things are made
  • communication skills
  • good work ethic
  • good mechanical aptitude
  • competence in academic subjects such as computer applications
  • mathematics
  • science
  • English
  • willingness to learn technical subjects


Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program graduates will:
  1. be sought after and employed by local and regional industry
  2. demonstrate the technical skills to support industry needs and/or solve technical problems
  3. demonstrate the knowledge and skill to operate across the breadth of the manufacturing engineering technology discipline


Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program students will demonstrate:

(1) an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
(2) an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
(3) an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
(4) an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
(5) an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

Job Placement
The Manufacturing Engineering Technology has a near 100% placement for graduates.

Starting Salaries
The estimated average starting salary range is $60,000-$75,000 annually.

Future Outlook
With an excellent reputation of its program, PSU continues to successfully place quality graduates in all areas of the manufacturing industry.

Companies Recently Hiring
Arconic Power and Propulsion
Copeland Industries
John Deere
Hawker Beechcraft
General Motors Powertrain

Employment Job Titles
Foundry Engineer
Manufacturing Engineer
Production Supervisor
Production Engineer
Design Engineer
Melt Supervisor
Quality Engineer
Process Engineer
Product Engineering

About Engineering Technology Department

The Department of Engineering Technology is housed in the Kansas Technology Center on the Pittsburg State University  campus. Engineering Technology Programs are comprised of elements of the technological spectrum requiring scientific and engineering knowledge plus the operational methods and skills devoted to achieving practical purpose in support of product producing industries.

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The phone number for the Engineering Technology Office is 620-235-4350
The departmental email is:

Physical Address: 
W215 Kansas Technology Center
909 East Ford
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Mailing Address:
c/o Engineering Technology
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762-7565

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