Why choose Manufacturing Engineering Technology at WSU?
The MfET program has been ranked in the top five programs in the nation.
- Starting salaries for graduates with a bachelor's degree in MfET are among the highest for WSU graduates.
- MfET students gain practical experience through internships, cooperative education and full or part-time employment in a manufacturing environment.
What degrees/certificates are available?
Bachelor of Science(BS) Manufacturing Engineering Technology-Production Operations and Controls Emphasis
MFET AAS Production Operations and Controls Emphasis
DET 1060 is now DET 1010
Bachelor of Science (BS) Manufacturing Engineering Technology-Plastics and Composites Emphasis
MFET Plastics and Composites AAS
Bachelor of Science (BS) Manufacturing Engineering Technology-Welding Emphasis
MFET Welding Emphasis AAS
Bachelor of Integrated Studies (BIS) Emphasis/American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)and Manufacturing Engineering Technology
What courses are offered through online/distance learning?
For a complete listing of WSU online and independent study courses, click here.
What are the employment opportunities?
Bachelor degree graduates are hired as field engineers, tooling engineers, production engineers and quality personnel for companies such as AutoLiv, Boeing, Beckton Dickinson, Lockheed Martin, Parker Hannifin and Thiokol, as well as a variety of small companies.
Associate degree graduates are qualified for a variety of positions in industry, particularly in machining, inspection and other manufacturing related jobs.
Starting salaries vary depending on the region, workplace and skill level. Associate graduates can expect to receive starting salaries that range from $20,000-$26,000 per year. Bachelor degree graduates typically receive offers starting at $42,500. Some bachelor degree graduates with industry experience have received offers of $50,000 plus. For more information, go to Career Services.
What will I learn in the program?
You will learn about all aspects of manufacturing. Specific topics include computer-aided drafting and solids modeling, materials and processes, machining, plastics and composites, production methods and supervision, Six Sigma quality tools and methods, rapid prototyping and automation, including robotics and PLC programming. In the bachelor degree program, you will complete a senior project which will involve the design and manufacture of a finished product. These projects often include developing and building production equipment for industry.
Is there an application deadline?
No, however, we encourage you to apply early and register for classes. Contact the department for specific information or to schedule an advisement time.