East Tennessee State University Engineering Technology, Surveying & Digital Media

Manufacturing Engineering Technology


The Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MET) program is accredited by the  ETAC Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MET) program concentration provides students with educational experiences in the major elements of manufacturing. Graduates are able to apply their knowledge and understanding to manufacturing processes, troubleshooting, problem solving, project management, and supervision to fulfill many career opportunities.

Problem Solving Skills: Graduates will be capable of employing:

  • Mathematics and Science Foundation Skills by applying mathematical skills to solve problems, understanding and utilizing scientific principles, and utilizing physics and chemistry to model and solve problems.
  • Engineering Technology Skills by selecting processes or models during product development, applying technology properly, solving problems using commercial software applications, and employing computer-based process design tools and techniques.
  • Analysis and Synthesis Skills through choosing appropriate models, combining skills from various areas, and synthesizing solutions to engineering problems both real and modeled.

Communication Skills: Graduates will demonstrate the capability to communicate via:

  • Written Communication Skills by writing effective documents that are audience specific, describe technical operations, and bibliographic entries while being capable of critically evaluating technical material.
  • Oral Communications Skills by preparing presentation materials, performing presentations, critiquing other presentations, conducting group discussions, and participating in team-based activities.
  • Graphical Communication Skills by preparing charts and graphs, translating information into graphical formats, preparing accurate technical drawings and sketches, and developing three dimensional models.
  • Self-Actualization: Graduates will know their professional responsibilities and understand consequences of actions; participate actively in learning; and recognize the need to continue developing skills and knowledge.
  • Group/Teamwork Skills: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to be effective team members and leaders through displaying the capability to understand behavior types and group dynamics; load balance in group processes; lead in group situations; and plan, organize, and control activities.
  • Professional Skills: In preparation for their jobs, graduates will demonstrate the ability to select appropriate materials and processes; analyze and solve open-ended problems; use appropriate computer modeling techniques; plan projects/experiments to meet specific objectives; and identify and integrate necessary multi-disciplinary resources.

Graduation Data

Fall 2014 Enrollment: 43
Summer 2014-Spring 2015 Graduates: 4




Student Outcomes   – Engineering Technology Programs

Engineering Technology students are expected to have demonstrated proficiency in the following areas:

  1. an appropriate mastery of the knowledge techniques, skills, and modern tools of their disciplines;
  2. an ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science,  engineering, and technology;
  3. an ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes;
  4. an ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives;
  5. an ability to function effectively on teams;
  6. an ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems;
  7. an ability to communicate effectively;
  8. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning;
  9. an ability to understand professional, ethical, and social responsibilities;
  10. a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues; and
  11. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.


Program Specific Outcomes Criteria -Manufacturing Engineering Technology

  1. Students will have exposure to situations that develop a sense of personal responsibility and accountability for one’s individual actions and performance.
  2. Students will have exposure to situations that develop their philosophy and appreciation for human differences.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate in individual and team settings.
  4. Students will demonstrate proficiency in assisting others in a group.



To graduate from ETSU with a degree in Engineering  Technology  (ET)  with a concentration in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, a student must complete a total of 128 hours. These hours contain:

General Education

ENGL 1010 Critical Reading and Expository Writing

Writing paragraphs and essays based on close readings of various texts, with an emphasis on clear, grammatically correct expository prose. Students must take this course during the first eligible semester at the university. Students must earn a grade of “C” or above to pass this course. These courses do no assign grades C-, D+, or D.

ENGL 1020 Critical Thinking and Argumentation

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or equivalent. Writing essays based on critical analyses of various literary texts. Emphasis on sound argumentative techniques. Requires documented research paper. Students must earn a grade of “C” or above to pass this course. These courses do no assign grades C-, D+, or D.

Oral Communication (choose 1)

Literature (choose 1)

Fine Arts Elective (choose 1)

ENTC 3020 Technology & Society

Prerequisites: ENGL 1020. How does technology impact society and one?s daily life? Historical aspects of the development of technology beginning with Stone Age peoples through the Industrial Revolution, to modern concepts. An atmosphere where group discussions struggle with some of the dilemmas of modern life. (fall, spring, summer)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (choose 1)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (choose 1)

HIST 2010 The United States to 1877

A survey of the settlement and development of the colonies, the revolutionary period, the making of the Constitution, the diplomatic, economic, and political problems of the new government, the nature of economic sectionalism, Jacksonian democracy, territorial expansion, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.

HIST 2020 The United States since 1877

Growth of the United States as an industrial and world power since Reconstruction.

MATH 1530 Probability and Statistics – Noncalculus

Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra. Descriptive statistics and its relevance, including probability, experimentation, measurement, sampling and surveys, informal statistical inference, and hypothesis testing are included.

PHYS 2010 General Physics I Noncalculus

A survey of the topics in classical physics intended primarily for students in preprofessional curricula and majors in various engineering technology concentrations. (Engineering transfer students should take PHYS 2110.) Topics include mechanics, solids, fluids, and thermodynamics. A good working knowledge of algebra and trigonometry (at least at the high school level) is required before taking this course. Heavy emphasis is made for the solutions to numerical problems. PHYS 2010 is the first semester of a two-semester sequence in general physics. (Many curricula require a laboratory course in physics. Students in these curricula must also take PHYS 2011.) Three hours of lecture each week.

PHYS 2011 General Physics Laboratory I-Noncalculus

Experiments dealing with the basic laws of physics, designed to reinforce and supplement concepts learned in PHYS 2010. A good working knowledge of algebra and trigonometry (at least at the high school level) is required before taking this course. One (2) two-hour lab each week. Note: Lecture courses requiring a lab can be taken together or separately, but must both be completed by graduation.

CHEM 1110 General Chemistry

Corequistes: CHEM 1111. The basic course for students who expect to major in chemistry, as well as those who wish to meet entrance requirements of professional schools. Three (3) hours of lecture-recitation per week. A common grade will be given.

CHEM 1111 General Chemistry Laboratory I

Corequistes: CHEM 1110. One (3) three-hour lab per week. A common grade will be given.

CSCI 1100 Using Information Technology

Students will gain a working knowledge of word-processing, spreadsheets, electronic communication, and online database searching and will learn the skills necessary to integrate electronic information from various sources. Students learn through both lecture and hands-on experience. (fall, spring, summer)

Technology Core Requirements

ENTC 1510 Student in University

This course is meant to provide guidance to first-year university students as they begin their search for directions to take in self-definition, intellectual growth, career choices, and life skills. (fall, spring)


Fundamentals of engineering drawing and sketching: orthographic projections, dimensioning, tolerancing, and scaling. Introduction to the CAD interface and environment; 2D drawing basics; using object snaps, layers, blocks, dimensioning; introduction to 3D modeling; extrusions, revolves, and rendering. (fall, spring, summer)

ENTC 3030 Technical Communication

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. A comprehensive study of technical and professional communication in written and oral form. Covers rhetorical principles and their application in a variety of types of business correspondence, reports, and technical/scientific documents. Lecture and classroom exercises. (fall, spring, summer)

ENTC 4017 Industrial Supervision

Behavioral studies related to supervision. Supervisory functions, motivation, interviewing, and personal advancement. Lecture, case studies, discussions, and reports. (fall, spring)

ENTC 4060 Project Scheduling

Prerequisites: Junior/ Senior standing or instructor approval. A detailed study in planning, organizing, and controlling projects. Computer software is used to schedule projects Emphasis is placed on time, resources, and capital considerations for the project. Lecture, team exercises, extensive laboratory, and presentations. (fall, spring, summer)

ENTC 4600 Technology Practicum

Prerequisites: Senior standing, ENTC 3030, and at least 24 credits in a technology concentration. A senior-level capstone course in advanced problem solving by organized team methods. Requires the student to synthesize and apply subject matter studies in previous required courses. For example, in manufacturing, students will draw upon their knowledge of product design and manufacturing methods to solve a complex problem. Units of instruction will include project planning (GANTT and PERT), human factors, design aesthetics, systems methods, and group dynamics. Major requirements include a team presentation and a comprehensive technical report. Lecture and lab. (fall, spring))

Manufacturing Technology Core

ENTC 1120 Manufacturing Processes & Specification

Prerequisites: ENTC 1110 or equivalent. The study of manufacturing processes and development of engineering documentation with particular emphasis on size specification and information processes required in a modern manufacturing environment and the physical processes involved in the manufacture of goods. Lecture (spring)

ENTC 2200 Machine Tool Technology

Prerequisites: ENTC 2170 and MATH 1720. The use of metalworking machine tools and accessories including the mill, lathe, saw, drill press, and surface grinder with emphasis on safety, precision measuring tools, and hand tools. Machining characteristics of commonly machined metals, cutting speeds, and feed rates. Cutting tool types, geometry, and applications. Lecture and lab. (fall)

ENTC 2310 Electrical Principles

Prerequisites: MATH 1720. Introduction to electricity, DC circuits, power, DC meters, conductors, insulators, capacitance, magnetism, and electromagnetic induction AC circuits, reactance, impedance, AC power, power factor, and resonance. Lecture and lab. (fall, spring)

ENTC 3710 Manual CNC Programming

Prerequisites: ENTC 2200. This course has as its primary emphasis the study of the management and production aspects of manufacturing. Students will have the opportunity to learn mass-production principles and methods, including the use of computers and robotics. Laboratory experiences will revolve around the design, planning, and mass production of an item. (spring)

ENTC 4037 Quality Assurance I

Prerequisites: MATH 1530.Objectives of quality control in manufacturing. Control charts for variables, control charts for attributes, and lot by lot acceptance sampling for attributes (ANSI/ASQC Z1.4). The statistical approach to methods and procedures associated with quality assurance in manufacturing processes. Lecture (fall)

ENTC 4357 CIM Applications

Prerequisites: Junior standing. An interdisciplinary course concerned with the concepts of business, computers, and manufacturing designed to explore the integration of these dynamic disciplines in the development of the Computer- Integrated Enterprise. Field trips, lab activities, and demonstrations will be used to support the lectures. (fall)

ENTC 4777 Safety Management

Prerequisites: PSYC 1310 and junior standing. A study of the methods of planning, organizing, and controlling a safety program. The study will include the safety problem, accident causation, motivational and marketing methods of safety, safety training and leadership, and a study of OSHA and TOSHA practices and procedures. (fall, spring)

CSCI 2100 Introduction to “C”

Syntax and structure of the C programming language. The laboratory use of the computer in designing, coding, debugging, and executing programs in C is an integral part of the course.

MATH 1720 Precalculus

Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra, MATH 1710, or the equivalent. A study of functions and their graphs, including polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and trigonometric functions.)

MATH 1840 Analytical Geometry & Differential Calculus

Prerequisites: MATH 1720 or two years of high school algebra and high school trigonometry. A course in differential calculus with technical applications. Analytic geometry, quadratic equations, and additional topics in trigonometry as foundation to the calculus, limits, the derivative, and applications.)

MATH 1850 Integral Calculus for Technology

Prerequisites: MATH 1840. A course in integral calculus with technical applications. Sequences and series, the integral, exponential and logarithmic functions, and differentiation and integration of transcendental functions.)

PHYS 2020/21 General Physics – Noncalculus

Prerequisites: PHYS 2011. Experiments dealing with the basic laws of physics, designed to reinforce and supplement concepts learned in PHYS 2020. A good working knowledge of algebra and trigonometry (at least at the high school level) is required before taking this course. One (2) two-hour lab each week.

Choose one of the following:

Programming & Automation

ENTC 2320 Electronics I

Prerequisites: ENTC 2310, MATH 1840. Devices, rectification, filters, voltage regulation, characteristic curves, graphical analysis of amplification, amplifier configurations, amplifier equivalent circuits, gain equations, static and dynamic load lines, and biasing. Lecture and lab. (fall, spring)

ENTC 3370 Electronics—Digital Circuits

Prerequisites: One computer science course. Introduction to digital logic, binary numbers and codes, Boolean algebra, gating networks, flipflops, counters, registers, arithmetic circuits, code conversion, decoding, and memory circuits. Lecture and lab. (spring, summer)

ENTC 4277 Instrumentation & Process Control

Prerequisites: ENTC 2310. Theory and laboratory experience pertaining to modern instrumentation, pressure, temperature, liquid level, flow, and automatic controls including PLC’s, and microcomputers. Lecture and lab. (spring)

ENTC 4337 Microprocessors I

Prerequisites: ENTC 3370. Introduction to microprocessors Instruction is developed around a microprocessor trainer. Topics include assembly language programming, examples of hardware/software tradeoffs, interrupt system, alternative approaches to input/output and timing, the use of programmable LSI devices, and how microcomputers can communicate with external systems. Lecture and lab. (fall)

Choose any three or more of the following classes:

ENTC 3340 Electrical Machinery

Prerequisites: ENTC 2310. Motors, generators, alternators, motor controllers, three phase electrical systems, polyphase transformers, wattmeters. Lecture and lab. (fall))

ENTC 4287 Introduction to Robotics

Prerequisites: CSCI 2100 or permission of instructor. Theory, fundamental concepts, and applications of robotics and computer-aided manufacturing. History, robot elements and types, actuators and manipulators, programmable systems, vision systems, safety, robotic work cells, applications, and economic analysis. Lecture and lab.

CSCI / ENTC Electives

General Manufacturing

ENTC 3010 Statics & Strength of Materials

Prerequisites: PHYS 2010/PHYS 2011. Corequistes: MATH 1850. The study of forces and their affects on statically determinate structures including a study of shear, moment and thrust diagrams, stresses and combined stresses, and properties of materials. Lecture and lab. (fall, spring)

ENTC 3240 Enginerring Materials & Materials Testing

Prerequisites: ENTC 2200 and CHEM 1110/CHEM 1111. A study of modern engineering materials with emphasis on their chemical, physical, and mechanical properties. Experimental determination of structural and processing variables, service behavior, and industrial applications. Lecture and lab. (spring))

ENTC 3620 Thermal Fluid Technologies

Prerequisites: MATH 1840 and PHYS 2010/PHYS 2011. A study of the fundamentals of heat transfer and fluid flow. Topics include modes of heat transfer and material characteristics, hydraulics and fluid systems. Students will choose concluding topics of either hydrology or hydraulic control systems and pneumatics. Laboratory use of personal computers in data acquisition, experiment control, and report writing. Lecture and lab. (spring)

Choose any five or more of the following classes:

ENTC 3600 Manufacturing Technology

Prerequisites: ENTC 2200. This course has as its primary emphasis the study of the management and production aspects of manufacturing. Students will have the opportunity to learn mass-production principles and methods, including the use of computers and robotics. Laboratory experiences will revolve around the design, planning, and mass production of an item. (fall)

ENTC 3680 Plastics

Prerequisites: ENTC 1120 and CHEM 1110/CHEM 1111. A study of the polymer and composites industries to include products and manufacturing processes, Thermoplastic and thermosetting class studies, injection molding, vacuum forming and other subjects are explored. Lecture and lab. (spring, odd years)

ENTC 4227 Engineering Economy

Prerequisites: MATH 1720 or permission of the instructor. An economic study of manufacturing. amortization, cash flow, rates of return, depreciation, and present worth analyses. Lecture (fall)

ENTC 4237 Ergonomics and Process Optimization

Prerequisites: MATH 1720 and MATH 1530. A study of methods used to improve production, set time standards, and analyze productivity. Lecture and lab. (spring, odd years)

ENTC 4247 Industrial Operational Analysis

Prerequisites: ENTC 2200 and the MATH 1040, MATH 1060, MATH 1070, MATH 1080 sequence. Deterministic models including linear programming, quality, transportation, network analysis, game theory, and inventory theory. For a second course see MATH 4957. Lecture

CSCI / ENTC Electives


Graduates of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program at East Tennessee State University will:

  • Possess the ability to communicate effectively in oral, written, and graphical modes.
  • Have the knowledge, abilities and skills required to adapt to evolving technological situations and pursue life-long learning.
  • Use acceptable industry standards and ethical judgments to identify, evaluate, and solve complex problems.
  • Be technically qualified and possess fundamentals to function effectively within an engineering enterprise.
  • Function effectively as manufacturing technologists in the state and regional industries dealing with manufacturing, production, and support systems.
  • Function effectively in team-oriented open-ended activities in an industrial environment.
  • Possess the capability of attaining professional goals, outcomes, and growth opportunities.

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