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B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering Technology


This degree is designed to provide high-quality technical and academic preparation for future engineering technologists. Our primary goal is to produce Engineering Technology graduates who are technologically equipped and highly motivated to successfully compete in the modern workplace. Our program focuses on the applications of computers to solve both complex and common manufacturing problems. Qualified Engineering Technologists are in high demand by manufacturers, and positions offer great monetary compensation. MET graduates from Tarleton State University who choose to stay in the Cross Timbers area will be in a favorable geographical location to take advantage of this explosive growth in the Technical Manufacturing and Engineering industries.

Designed With You in Mind

Our courses are supplemented with a foundation of Industrial Technology and emphases in mathematics, statistics, and science. A wide range of electives compliment the degree, allowing students maximum flexibility in the following areas: 

  • Business
  • Science 
  • Mathematics 
  • Computer Information Systems 
  • Pre-Engineering

Jump Right In

To prepare for a career in the Manufacturing industry, students will work on numerous real-world manufacturing projects, often in a team setting. A Capstone course will bring together all the concepts learned by applying them to solutions of actual manufacturing problems. Numerous oral and written presentations will aid students in becoming more comfortable and proficient in their communication skills.


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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Graduates with a B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering Technology go on to work in careers such as:

  • Production Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Ergonomics
  • Business Consulting
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Engineering Technician
  • Information Systems Manager
Society of Plastics Engineers

Society of Plastics Engineers

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) serves Plastics Industry professionals worldwide. The goal of SPE is to provide knowledge and educational opportunities in the field of plastics and polymers. Membership in SPE is designed to help the members keep up-to-date on the latest breakthrough technologies.

Career Service

Career Services

Career Services offers students a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:

  • Mock interviews
  • Career counseling and My Plan
  • Handshake
  • Job fairs
  • Texan Shadow

And much more!

Program Objectives

The mission of the Department of Engineering Technology is to prepare students to establish successful careers after graduation and assume leadership roles in fields such as:

  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Education

Engineering Technology is a branch of the technological field which require the application of both scientific and engineering based knowledge combined with technical skills that support industry practices. 

Coursework Highlights

Class Number Class Name
ENGT 2303 Engineering Economy
ENGT 3301 Applied Dynamics
ENGT 3303 Industrial Materials
ENGT 3313 Mechanics of Materials
ENGT 3324 Thermoplastic Processing
ENGT 3393 Modular Technology
ENGT 3336 Industrial Controls
ENGT 4326 Applications of Linear Programming and Optimization
ENGT 4376 Automated Manufacturing Systems

For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.

Facilities and Features

Close-up of engineering equipment

Electromagnetic Research Facility

This facility provide research opportunities in these areas:

  • Microwave Communication
  • Optical Communication
  • Target Detection
  • Stealth Technology
  • Image Processing

And many more.

The Electromagnetic Research Facility also includes a state-of-the-art Anechoic Research Chamber.

Applied Sciences Building

New Applied Sciences Building

The new Applied Sciences Building will house both classrooms and labs for the Engineering and Engineering Technology programs. In addition, there will be select labs for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The building is projected to open in Fall 2018.

Tarleton Society of Engineering Technology

Tarleton Society of Engineering Technology

The Tarleton Society of Engineering Technology is a social, service focused, and professional society with membership open to all students in the Department of Engineering Technology. Members of TSET demonstrate an attitude of professional interest and involvement in the classroom, as well as on the Tarleton campus.

Female engineering student


The Tarleton Industrial Development and Education Initiative's purpose is to strengthen the economy in local communities while creating, developing, and sustaining small businesses and manufacturers. TIDE offers consulting service and training programs, such as process improvement, to regional manufacturing companies. Through this initiative, we are able to offer valuable opportunities to Tarleton students as they collaborate with faculty and business professionals to address real world problems.