Manufacturing Engineering Technology (B.S.M.A.E.T.)

The Bachelor of Science In Manufacturing Engineering Technology (B.S.M.A.E.T.) degree prepares students for professional work in manufacturing industry and advanced production systems. This is a program of study which provides a combination of professional courses in manufacturing, processes and systems, robotics, mechatronics and industrial automation, and welding and assembly processes. The particular strengths of the program include: applied hands-on curriculum; hardware-oriented laboratory experiences; scientific advancement merged with applications; and the various skills and knowledge required for the enhanced job market in this field. This region of Michigan has a large concentration of high technology firms which employ manufacturing professionals, designers, and application integrators. The program offers excellent prospects for professional positions in both business and industry, where manufacturing dominates a broad spectrum of employment opportunities. Classes in the B.S.M.A.E.T.. program are usually offered both during the day and in the evening.

Admission Requirements

The B.S.M.A.E.T. degree program is designed to admit students who satisfy the general undergraduate admission requirements of the University and have an associate degree or equivalent course work in manufacturing. A minimum grade point average (g.p.a.) of 2.5 is required for admission into the program. Students with a g.p.a. of 2.0 to 2.5 may be admitted as Pre-Engineering Technology students, and may be transferred into the B.S.M.A.E.T. program upon successful completion of pre-calculus (MAT 1800) and physics courses, with a g.p.a. of 2.5 or above. 

A Mathematics Placement Examination is required of entering students who have not already earned advanced credit in pre-calculus. 

Candidates for the B.S.M.A.E.T. degree must earn a minimum of 128 credits, as outlined in one of the following major programs and including the University General Education Requirements. University policy allows a maximum of sixty-four semester credits transferred from community colleges to Wayne State, but students following University-approved articulation agreements with community colleges are able to exceed the maximum of sixty-four credits; a minimum of thirty semester credits must be earned from Wayne State, at least twenty-four of which must be in Division of Engineering Technology courses. All coursework must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the University and the College and must conform to Division academic standards.

In order to graduate, the University requires a minimum 2.0 g.p.a. in total resident credit, and the Division a minimum 2.0 g.p.a. in total coursework in the area of specialization; as well as satisfaction of all University Undergraduate General Education Requirements including satisfactory achievement of the Critical Thinking Requirement either by completion of a (CT) course or by passing the Critical Thinking Competency Examination (administered by Testing, Evaluation, and Student Life Research Services).

Program Requirements: The Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology requires 128 credits as outlined in the following curriculum.

Basic Science and Mathematics
CHM 1020(PS) Survey of General Chemistry4
MAT 1800Elementary Functions4
MAT 3430Applied Differential and Integral Calculus4
PHY 2130(PS) Physics for the Life Sciences I4
PHY 2131Physics for the Life Sciences Laboratory1
PHY 2140(PS) Physics for the Life Sciences II4
PHY 2141Physics for the Life Sciences Laboratory1
Life Sciences (LS) elective3
MFT Upper Division Core
ET 3030Statics3
ET 3050Dynamics3
ET 5100Fundamentals of Mechatronics and Industrial Applications3
ET 5870Engineering Project Management3
ET 4999(WI) Senior Project3
MCT 3010Instrumentation3
MIT 3500Machine Tool Laboratory1
MIT 3520Manufacturing Processes Theory2
MIT 3600Process Engineering3
MIT 4700Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing3
MIT 4800Quality Control4
MIT Upper Division Technical Electives (Elective Topics: Additive Manufacturing, Robotics, Industrial Automation, 3D Printing, Machine Vision)15
Lower Division Technical Transfer Credit
See Technology Transfer Credit
ET 2140Computer Graphics3
ET 2200Engineering Materials3
EET 2000Electrical Principles3
Other technology courses21
Communication Requirements
(BC) Basic Composition course3
(IC) Intermediate Composition course3
(OC) Oral Communication course3
Other General Education Requirements
American Society and Institutions (AI)3
Critical and Analytic Thinking (CT) Competency Examination0
Foreign Culture (FC)3
Historical Studies (HS)3
Philosophy and Letters (PL)3
Social Sciences (SS)3
Visual and Performing Arts (VP)3
Total Credits128