Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Bachelor of Science Degree
The Bachelor of Science degree program in Manufacturing Engineering Technology is designed to provide students with a foundation of knowledge and hands-on experience that is required and utilized by the industry. The program offers traditional courses such as Statics, Strength of Materials, and Material Science providing graduates with a solid foundation of the field. The program also offers numerous technology-based and practical courses such as Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Machining, Tooling for Composites, Electronic Packaging Applications, Electromechanical Control Systems, Robotics, and Statistical Quality Control providing students with a well-balanced and needed background in Manufacturing Engineering Technology. These technology-based courses are delivered through our state-of-the-art laboratories. Students also benefit from the required senior project that provides the students with a valuable integrating capstone experience. In addition, this program is designed to allow students to extend their knowledge and skills in other areas such as Automotive, Business, Construction, Electrical, Facility, and Mechanical to support different aspects of manufacturing.
This program is ideal for high school graduates and Mechanical Engineering Technology associate degree graduates who wish to enter careers in manufacturing process and systems design, operations, quality, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, and sustainability.
This is a four-year program. Students may matriculate on a full-time or part-time basis. This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
Typical Employment Opportunities
Product Design Engineer
Mechanical System Engineer
Process Design Engineer
Field Service Engineer
Equipment Testing Engineer
Quality Control (QC) Engineer
Manufacturing Engineering Technology (BS) Program Educational Objectives:
- Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to enter careers in manufacturing process and systems design, operations, quality, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, and sustainability.
- Graduates will have the ability to provide solutions and solve manufacturing engineering technology related problems.
- Graduates will have the technical background to advance in their careers with an understanding and necessity for personal integrity, ethical behavior, cultural awareness, lifelong learning, and continuous improvement.
Student Learning Outcomes
- 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;
- an ability to design systems, components or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
- 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;
- an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
- an ability to function effectively as a member as well as leader on technical teams.
Admission to Farmingdale State College - State University of New York is based on the qualifications of the applicant without regard to age, sex, marital or military status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.
Subject to revision
|Liberal Arts and Sciences||(60 credits)|
|EGL 101 Composition I: College Writing (GE)||3|
|EGL 102 Composition II: Writing About Literature||3|
|Communication- Written and Oral (GE)||3|
|The Arts (GE)||3|
|World Languages (GE)||3|
|Social Sciences (GE)||3|
|US History and Civic Engagement/World History and Global Awareness(GE)||3|
|PHY 135 College Physics I (GE)||4|
|PHY 136 College Physics II (GE)||4|
|MTH 110 Statistics (GE)||3|
|MTH 129 Precalculus||4|
|MTH 130 Calculus with Applications||4|
|MTH 236 Calculus II with Applications||3|
|Liberal Arts & Sciences elective||3|
* For Natural Science Elective, at least one chemistry course.
|Support Courses||(3 credits)|
|BUS 300 Operations Management||3|
|Mechanical/Manufacturing Courses||(63 credits)|
|MET 105L Technical Drawing and CAD||1|
|MET 109 Computer Programming and Applications||2|
|MET 117 Manufacturing Processes||2|
|MET 127 Advanced Manufacturing Processes||2|
|MET 150 Solid Modeling||2|
|MET 201 Statics||3|
|MET 205 Material Science||3|
|MET 206 Strength of Materials||3|
|MET 207 Tool Design||3|
|MET 230 Electrical Principles||3|
|MET 252 Quality Control (Metrology)||3|
|MET 305 Tooling for Composites||3|
|MET 307 Electromechanical Control Systems||3|
|MET 351 Computer Aided Manufacturing(CAM)||3|
|MET 406 Electronic Packaging Applications||3|
|MET 409 Statistical Quality Control(SQC)||3|
|MET 410W Senior Project||3|
|MET 415 Robotics||3|
(AET,BCS,BUS,CON,EET,IND,MET courses or RAM 303 in consultation with department chair)
Degree Type: BS
Total Required Credits: 126
Please refer to the General Education, Applied Learning, and Writing Intensive requirement
sections of the College Catalog and consult with your advisor to ensure that graduation
requirements are satisfied.
As a part of the SUNY General Education Framework, all first-time full time Freshman at Farmingdale State College (FSC) beginning Fall 2023, are required to develop knowledge and skills in Diversity: Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice (DEISJ). Students will be able to fulfill this requirement at FSC by taking a specially designated DEISJ course that has been developed by faculty and approved by the DEISJ Review Board. DEISJ-approved courses will be developed in accordance with the guiding principles and criteria outlined below. DEISJ-approved courses may meet other General Education Knowledge and Skills areas and/or core competencies and thus be dually designated. DEISJ-approved courses may also earn other special designations such as those for Applied Learning or Writing Intensive.
EGL 101 Composition I: College Writing
This is the first part of a required sequence in college essay writing. Students learn to view writing as a process that involves generating ideas, formulating and developing a thesis, structuring paragraphs and essays, as well as revising and editing drafts. The focus is on the development of critical and analytical thinking. Students also learn the correct and ethical use of print and electronic sources. At least one research paper is required. A grade of C or higher is a graduation requirement. Note: Students passing a departmental diagnostic exam given on the first day of class will remain in EGL 101; all others will be placed in EGL 097. Prerequisite is any of the following: successful completion of EGL 097; an SAT essay score (taken prior to March 1, 2016) of 7 or higher; an SAT essay score (taken after March 1, 2016) of 5 or higher; on-campus placement testing.
EGL 102 Composition II: Writing About Literature
This is the second part of the required introductory English composition sequence. This course builds on writing skills developed in EGL 101, specifically the ability to write analytical and persuasive essays and to use research materials correctly and effectively. Students read selections from different literary genres (poetry, drama, and narrative fiction). Selections from the literature provide the basis for analytical and critical essays that explore the ways writers use works of the imagination to explore human experience. Grade of C or higher is a graduation requirement. Prerequisite(s): EGL 101
PHY 135 College Physics I
An integrated theory/laboratory general college physics course without calculus. Topics will include fundamental concepts of units, vectors, equilibrium, velocity and acceleration in linear and rotational motion, force, energy, momentum, fluids at rest and in motion, and oscillatory motion. Laboratory problems, experiments and report writing associated with the topics studied in the theory are performed. Prerequisite(s): MTH 129 Corequisite(s): PHY 135L
PHY 136 College Physics II
A continuation of PHY 135. Topics will include heat, electricity, magnetism, light and optics. Prerequisite(s): PHY 135 Corequisite(s): PHY 136L
MTH 110 Statistics
Basic concepts of probability and statistical inference. Included are the binominal, normal, and chi-square distributions. Practical applications are examined. Computer assignments using Minitab form an integral part of the course. Prerequisite(s): MP2 or MTH 015
MTH 129 Precalculus
In this course, the topics introduced in College Algebra course will be extended. The course will provide a comprehensive study of functions, which are the basis of calculus and other higher-level mathematics courses. The students will study the properties, graphs, and some applications of polynomial, rational, inverse, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Note: Students completing this course may not receive credit for MTH 117. Prerequisite(s): MP3 or MTH 116
MTH 130 Calculus I with Applications
This is a calculus course for those not majoring in Mathematics. Topics include the derivative, differentiation of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, applications of the derivative and the definite integral. Applications are taken from technology, science, and business. Problem solving is stressed. A graphing calculator is required. Note: Students completing this course will not receive credit for MTH 150. This course may be non-transferable to science programs, such as Engineering Science or Computer Science, at other institutions. Prerequisite(s): MP4 or MTH 117 or 129
MTH 236 Calculus II with Applications
A continuation of Calculus I with Applications. Topics include techniques of integration, applications of the definite integral, multivariable calculus, and an introduction to Differential Equations. Applications are taken from technology, science and business. Problem solving is emphasized. A graphing calculator is required. Prerequisite(s): MTH 130 or MTH 150
BUS 300 Operations Management
This course undertakes an examination of the role of operations within manufacturing and service organizations. Emphasis is placed upon recognizing operational opportunities and tradeoffs, and employing quantitative and qualitative tools and decision support systems to assist strategic and operational decision-making. The general functions of operations management as applied to the transformation process are covered. Some of the important topics include but not limited to Forecasting, Statistical Quality Control, Inventory Management, Linear Programming, and Transportation Models. Note: Students who have previously completed IND 301 cannot receive credit for BUS 300. Prerequisite(s): BUS 240 or MTH 110
MET 105 MET 105L Technical Drawing and CAD Lab
This is a laboratory course designed to provide students with hands-on experience in technical drawing and computer aided design (CAD). Students will apply traditional drafting techniques, such as ortho-graphic projection, dimensioning, and tolerancing, though 2D CAD software. Note: Student who have received credits for MET104 cannot receive credit for this course.
MET 109 Computer Programming and Applications
This is an introductory course in a computer programming language. Programs are specifically written to be used in the areas of statics, strength of materials, machine design, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics. Applications of the theoretical concepts are covered in the required laboratory. Corequisite(s): MET 109L
MET 117 Manufacturing Process
The main purpose of this course is to introduce the mechanical engineering technology student to the principles and operation of mechanical equipment such as lathes, drill press, milling machines and measuring requirements and measuring instruments. Several manufacturing processes such as welding, powder metallurgy, sheet metal forming, extrusion, etc. are also covered. Individual laboratory projects will be assigned to each student to reinforce the topics covered in the theory. NOTE: Students completing this course may not receive credit for AET 218T. Corequisite(s): MET 117L
MET 127 Advanced Manufacturing Processes
This course is a continuation of MET 117. Topics emphasize the theory and operation of manual and numerically controlled milling machines and machining centers. Additional topics covered are the gear shaper, indexing head, point-to-point drilling and milling, and three axis measurement. Laboratory projects will be assigned to reinforce the topics covered in theory. Prerequisite(s): MET 117 and MET 105L Corequisite(s): MET 127L
MET 150 Solid Modeling
This course introduces advanced topics in computer graphics. Students will learn 3D solid modeling based on parametric constraints, dimensions, and features such as extrude, revolve, sweep, loft, hole, fillet, and shell. The course also teaches students how to create assemblies and 2D technical drawings from 3D models. In the required laboratory course MET 150L, exercises will be assigned to the students for hands-on experience with related topics. Note: Student who have received credits for MET104 cannot receive credit for this course. Prerequisite(s): MET 105L Corequisite(s): MET 150L
MET 201 Statics
This is a basic course in statics. The main objective of this course is to provide student with a basic understanding of the principles of statics. Topics such as resultant of a force, equilibrium of forces, moments, couples, analysis of simple trusses, centroids, center of gravity, moments of inertia and friction are covered in this course. Applications of the theoretical concepts are covered in the required laboratory. Prerequisite(s): (MTH 130 or MTH 150) and (PHY 135 or PHY 143) all with a grade of C or higher Corequisite(s): MET 201L
MET 205 Material Science
This is a theory and laboratory course designed to give students a basic understanding of crystal structures, effects of cold work and annealing on metal structures and properties, phase diagrams, heat treatment of steel, corrosion of materials, failure analysis of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, ceramics, plastics and composite materials. Laboratory experiments are associated with the topics covered in the theory. Prerequisite(s): EGL 101 Minimum Grade: C Corequisite(s): MET 205L (2,2)
MET 206 Strength of Materials
This is a basic course in strength of materials. The main objective of this course is to introduce the concepts of normal and shear stress and the corresponding strains under normal, torsional and bending loadings. This course also covers shear and moment diagrams, deformations, modes of failure, and thermal and combined stresses. Laboratory demonstration of experiments and testing equipment are emphasized. Prerequisite(s): MET 109 and (MET 201 or CON 106) with a grade of C or higher Corequisite(s): MET 206L
MET 207 Tool Design
This course covers the fundamentals of tool design, with main focus on the principles of jigs and fixtures design. Topics covered include: General tool design, economics of tool design, materials used for tooling, work holding principles, jig design, fixture design, die design and operation, power presses, metal cutting, forming and drawing. Students will be using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software packages in designing different jigs and fixtures. Applications of the theoretical concepts and hands-on 3D CAD modeling are covered in the required laboratory. Prerequisite(s): MET 104 or MET 150 and MET 127 Corequisite(s): MET 207L
MET 230 Electrical Principles
This hands-on and theory course introduces electrical principles to Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology and Facility Management Technology students. Emphasis will be on power systems that utilize alternating current. Course topics include resistive and R-L-C series and parallel circuits, instrumentation, single and three-phase circuits that contain motors, transformers, starters and low voltage controls, and an overview of electronic applications to mechanical systems. Electrical logic (ladder) diagrams will be stressed throughout the semester. Laboratory assignments will reinforce the topics covered by theory through relevant experiments performed by the student and will include the writing of laboratory reports. Prerequisite(s): MTH 130 and PHY 136 Corequisite(s): MET 230L
MET 252 Quality Control (Metrology)
This course covers different aspects of dimensional metrology principles, calibrations, and practices. Common measurement tools and methods used in the industry will be introduced. Topics covered include: Gage Blocks, Fixed Gages, Height Gages, Plug Gages, Dial Gages, Angle Measurements, Pneumatic Gages, Surface Metrology, Optical Metrology, Load Cells Calibration, Introduction to GD&T, and Gage R&R Analysis. Laboratory exercises covered include: Gage Blocks Stacking and Calibration, Dial Gages & Plug Gages in Inspection, Micrometer Calibration, Transducers & Load Cell Calibration, Surface Roughness measurements and analysis, Angle measurements using Sign Bar, Gear Inspection, Air Gage Inspection, Inspection of Flatness, Straightness, Perpendicularity. Prerequisite(s): MET 104, MET 127 Corequisite(s): MET 252L
MET 305 Tooling for Composites
This is a theory and laboratory course covering an introduction to advanced composite materials and design of production tools and parts. Some included topics are: mold designs, open mold process, resin transfer molding, vacuum infusion process, compression molding, filament winding, and inspection and repair. Design assignments will be given to students which require utilizing the computer laboratories to use the 3-dimensional (3D) parametric design software packages. Prerequisite(s): MET 207 Corequisite(s): MET 305L
MET 307 Electromechanical Control Sys
This course covers the fundamentals and physical principles of electro-pneumatic and hydraulic control circuits. Pneumatic and hydraulic components such as directional control valves, flow control valves, and pressure control valves will be covered. The course also covers programmable logic controller (PLC) using Allen-Bradley MicroLogix controller. Students will be designing and troubleshooting PLC controlled hydraulic and electro-pneumatic circuits in the laboratory. Automation Studio software will be used in designing and simulation of control circuits. Prerequisite: MET 230 Corequisite: MET 307L
MET 351 Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
This course provides the student with experience in computer graphics NC programming techniques. Students will generate 2-D and 3-D parts on CAM software and analyze the tool paths required for various types of machining operations. Programs will be processed to produce EIA-NC code which will then be loaded into a CNC machine to manufacture a part. Students will also create 2-D and 3-D files on CAD software and learn how to export the CAD files to CAM software. Prerequisite(s): MET 127 and Junior Status
MET 406 Electronic Packaging Applications
This is a theory and laboratory course covering an introduction to electronic packaging application with the printed circuit board design of analog and digital schematics. Also included in the course is application of thermal, radio frequency, electromagnetic, shock and vibration effects. Laboratory will reinforce the topics covered in theory through projects using the College’s computer graphics equipment. Prerequisite(s): MET 150 and MET 230 Corequisite(s): MET 406L
MET 409 Statistical Quality Control
Students will be introduced to techniques for determining the quality of mass manufactured products by means of statistical analysis. State of-the-art computers and software will be used to generate and analyze process control charts and histograms, plus continuous variables, and attribute control charts. Tests for special causes and capability analysis of a process will be addressed. Prediction of the probable percentage defective in a monitored process as well as the producer's and customer's risk will be emphasized. Students will learn to define the Acceptance Quality Level (AQL) and the military sampling plans (MIL Standard). Applications of the theoretical concepts are covered in the required laboratory. Prerequisite(s): MET 109, MET 252, MTH 110 Corequisite(s): MET 409L
MET 410W Senior Project-Writing Intensive
This is a capstone course required for Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology BS programs. This course is offered as an independent investigation of a technical problem by the student under the supervision of a faculty member. The selected project topic utilizes skills and knowledge acquired earlier in the Mechanical Engineering Technology or Manufacturing Engineering Technology programs to solve a wide range of engineering problems. At the completion of the project, an oral presentation and a written report are required. This is a writing-intensive course. Note: Students cannot get credit for MET410 and 410W; MET 410W can be used to fulfill the writing intensive requirement. Note: Offered at the discretion of the Mechanical Engineering Technology Department. Prerequisite(s): Senior Status and Approval of Department Chair and EGL 101 with a grade of C or better.
MET 415 Robotics
Students will be introduced to robotics from both a theoretical and practical aspect. Different types of robots and their applications in industry will be covered. Financial management and return on investment of the robotics applications will be discussed. Additional topics included are motion transmission and control of robot mechanisms, robot programming, the use of robots in an integrated manufacturing cell, and practical uses of the robot vision system. Hands-on experience on actual working robots and the application of the theory will be provided in the laboratory. Prerequisite: (MTH 236 or MTH 151) and Senior Status Corequisite(s): MET 415L
RAM 303 Research Experience
This hands-on research experience with a faculty mentor is the culminating experience for students enrolled in the Research Aligned Mentorship (RAM) program. Students will be placed in research experiences on the Farmingdale Campus or off-campus in major universities, research laboratories, businesses, industry, government, horticultural gardens, and other settings that fit their academic interests and career goals.