Advanced Manufacturing

Program Goals

Manufacturing is a matter of fundamental importance to the economic strength and national security of the United States. More than any other industry, a globally competitive manufacturing sector translates inventions, research discoveries, and new ideas into better or novel products or processes (Source: National Network for Manufacturing Innovation,

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See what one of our AETM degrees can do for you.

Please view the video to learn more about the Applied Engineering and Technology Management degrees at Millersville...


Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Applied Engineering and Technology Management

The Advanced Manufacturing concentration prepares students for an ever-changing workplace that is increasingly driven by advanced technology. The new era of manufacturing is cleaner, more precise, and more efficient than ever before. It relies on innovation and highly skilled workers capable of synchronizing multiple aspects of product design, material processing, and resource management. Coursework includes theoretical principles and hands-on experiences with processing all categories of materials, computer-aided design and machining technologies, the principles of efficient process design and management, and business skills necessary to compete in 21st-century industry.

Click here to view a typical 4-year program of study. This is provided for reference only. You will work closely with your advisor to determine the best way for you to complete your degree.


Associate of Technology (A.T.)

Applied Engineering and Technology (AET)

The Advanced Manufacturing concentration associate degree prepared students equally well for technical proficiency in modern manufacturing environments. The curriculum mirrors the AETM program, but does not include the same degree of business and management coursework. Transfer into the AETM program is seamless if desired later on.


Minor in Advanced Manufacturing

Students who minor in Advanced Manufacturing complete 18 credits of technical courses. Four of these courses are core materials, manufacturing, and computer-aided design classes with the option of advanced study in polymers and ceramics, wood technology, and computer numerical control (CNC).



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    7:30am - 4:00pm Monday through Friday


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  • AETM Program Coordinator


    Professor Donna Painter is the program coordinator for the Applied Engineering & Technology Management program. Please email Prof. Painter if you have any questions about the AETM program, or if you would like more information.
    Her email address is

  • Top Three Reasons

    Top 3 Reasons to Choose Advanced Manufacturing at Millersville U.

    1. Modern manufacturing requires technological skills.
    2. You get to do what you learn about.
    3. Get a broad range of skills and experiences that make you highly employable.
  • Laboratory Facilities

    Laboratory facilities include manual and automated production equipment and computer-aided design and machining software. CNC machining is also available in each of our manufacturing labs. Specific facilities include:

    • Metallics Lab
    • Woods Lab
    • Polymers/Ceramics Lab
    • Materials Testing and Analysis
    • Computer Labs
  • Accreditation

    The Applied Engineering & Technology Management degrees
    are accredited by The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).

  • Internship Opportunities

    Advanced Manufacturing internships combine the student's academic, technical, and management preparation with actual on-the-job experiences ranging from custom piecework to high-volume operations. Internships involve a significant management component and students are required to engage in management-related activities such as planning, organizing, directing, and supervising at the workplace. The student, the employer, and the faculty work cooperatively to assure the internship experience achieves the best possible learning value.