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Regional College

The Associate of Applied Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology provides students with knowledge and skills in the areas of computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), computer numerical controlled machining (CNC), industrial controls and programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Options are available in automated machining and industrial automation. This major is available at the Trumbull Campus.

Career Opportunities

In 2014, industrial engineers held about 241,100 jobs.

Employment of industrial engineers is projected to show little or now change from 2014-2024. Firms in a variety of industries will continue to seek to new ways to contain costs and improve efficiency. This occupation is versatile both in the nature of the work it does and in the industries in which its expertise can be put to use. 

Because they are not as specialized as other engineers, industrial engineers are employed in a wide range of industries, including major manufacturing industries, consulting and engineering services, research and development firms and wholesale trade. This versatility arises from the fact that these engineers' expertise focuses on reducing internal costs, making their work valuable for many industries. For example, their work is important for manufacturing industries that are considering relocating from overseas to domestic sites. 

(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Admission Requirements

All seven of Kent State’s regional campuses are accessible to students who hold a high school diploma or GED. Admission decisions are based on cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. Check with the Regional Campus Admissions Offices to determine application requirements, as they may differ among campuses.

For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 71 credit hours. Minimum 2.000 overall and major GPA.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate entry level skills in manufacturing engineering technology.
  2. Demonstrate comprehensive skills in CAD, CAM, CNC, and PLCs.
  3. Demonstrate the technical skills necessary to succeed in a manufacturing environment as an engineering technician.
  4. Demonstrate a work ethic that will help them enter the job market with a recognizably healthy attitude towards their employer, their position, and how they can contribute to the success of the company.