Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MFET)

Millersville University offers a 4-year Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MFET) degree and a 2-year Associate of Technology in Applied Engineering & Technology with a concentration in Manufacturing Technology (AET-MT).  These are described below along with links to the Millersville University Undergraduate Catalog so you can read about the courses you will take in each major. There are general education requirements as well, and you can read about them here.

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Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Modern manufacturing has become exceedingly complex because of rapidly increasing technology.


The Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MFET) introduces students to the fundamentals of engineering, materials, and production processes used within industry. The curriculum provides in-depth technical content in advanced manufacturing with an emphasis on automated manufacturing and computer integrated manufacturing. Students get to design, develop, and construct projects in laboratory-based courses. Technologies commonly used in industry are emphasized throughout the curriculum. Seniors are encouraged to participate in a cooperative education or internship experience to further enhance their knowledge in technical areas within an industrial environment.

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology major integrates meaningful learning experiences in applied engineering, science, and advanced manufacturing to provide a practical education that prepares career-ready graduates for success in a range of high-demand STEM fields opportunities that exist locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. The program is balanced with general education components so that graduates develop critical thinking, writing, and communication skills to support advancement throughout their careers. The link below will open a new tab with course requirements and descriptions. 

Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology Catalog Listing

View a Typical 4-year Program of Study

“I am a Systems Engineer and I develop appropriate solutions to support customer problems which often include programming a robot and vision system, CAD design of mechanical components, and specification of vendor-supplied equipment. Each system job has its own unique characteristics and requirements which allows me to work on a new problem every day. My time as an undergraduate taught me that you do not have to know every answer to everything, but you have to know how to find a solution and solve the problem.”

- Sawyer Bisker | 2014

Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Associate of Technology in Applied Engineering Technology (AET-AMT); 2-year program

The Associate of Technology in Applied Engineering & Technology with a concentration in Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AET-AMT) is a 2-year degree program that shares many of its technical core courses with the MFET degree. This abbreviated program is for those individuals who need the hands-on experience with the devices, tools, and technology related to manufacturing, but don't need the management preparation. We designed the associate degree program to get students the education they need in a hurry, and it also seamlessly can be applied towards a bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology in the future. The link below will open a new tab with course requirements and descriptions. 

Associate of Technology in Advanced Manufacturing Technology Catalog Description

Minor in Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Students who minor in Advanced Manufacturing Technology complete 18 credits of technical courses. Four of these 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).

Minor in Advanced Manufacturing Technology Catalog Description

Top three reasons why you should consider Manufacturing Engineering Technology at MU:

  1. Despite misconceptions that “manufacturing is dead” or that “all manufacturing has moved overseas” the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (commonly known as Manufacturing USA) estimates that the manufacturing workforce employs approximately 12 million people nationwide.
  2. Manufacturers in Pennsylvania account for 12% of the total output in the state and employ almost 10% of the workforce. National Association of Manufacturers.
  3. Regional demand for the skills sets of graduates is exceptional. PA 2012-2022 Long-term Projections for Regional Employment.

Laboratory Facilities for MFET majors:

There are multiple laboratory facilities dedicated to supporting the Manufacturing Engineering Technology degree. Specific facilities include:

  • Metallic Materials Processing
  • Non-metallic Materials Processing
  • Polymer & Ceramics
  • Advanced CADD & Rapid Prototyping
  • CADD
  • Electronics
  • Robotics & Automation
  • Fluid Power

Clubs & Activities

SME – Millersville University. SME (formerly the Society of Manufacturing Engineers) is an organization for individuals, students, educators and companies involved in all facets of manufacturing. Founded in 1932, it is dedicated to advancing and educating the manufacturing industry. SME focuses its efforts on several areas of manufacturing: aerospace and defense, energy, medical and motorized vehicles.

Association of Technology, Management & Applied Engineering (ATMAE) Student Chapter (aka MU Robotics Team) The MU Robotics Team has earned more than 30 awards since 2001 in national or international robotics competitions. The team boasts winning the 2010 and 2013 ATMAE National Robotics Competitions.

Epsilon Pi Tau (EPT) – Beta Phi Chapter. Epsilon Pi Tau is an international honor society for professions in technology. At Millersville, this includes Technology & Engineering Education, Applied Engineering & Technology Management, and  Occupational Safety & Environmental Health majors.