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Studying Manufacturing Engineering Technology at Weber State

Weber State’s manufacturing engineering technology degree offers students who enjoy technology and working with their hands their choice of three emphases that lead to well-paying, rewarding careers in the manufacturing industry.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology Highlights

As a manufacturing engineering technology major, you’ll gain practical experience working with the latest technology in Weber State’s state-of-the-art laboratories. 

You’ll also complete a year-long required senior project that will give you confidence in your abilities and improve your teamwork skills. Past projects have included research on:

  • Satellites
  • Hybrid electric vehicles
  • Computer-integrated manufacturing cells

Beyond the Classroom

While completing your major, you can gain real-world experience in a manufacturing industry through a cooperative work experience with a local organization.

Mark Dalene

Class of 2012
The manufacturing engineering technology program at Weber State gave me the hands-on and theory-based education that the industry wants. The faculty members were sincerely focused on my success.”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

Manufacturing engineering technology majors gain a broad knowledge of the manufacturing industry, accompanied by practical experience working with cutting-edge technology.

The majors’ emphases, including plastics and composites, welding, and productions operations and controls, offer you an in-depth knowledge in a particular area of the industry.

What You Can Do after Weber

With your degree in manufacturing engineering technology, you will be in demand for exciting and well-paying careers in manufacturing. Specific opportunities will depend on your emphasis:

Career & Salary Outlook

Average starting salaries for recent graduates of Weber State’s manufacturing engineering technology programs vary depending on your emphasis:

Faculty Perspective

  • Justin Knighton

    "Manufacturing engineering is the process of implementing or creating and improving quality products, processes and systems. We must commit to continuous process and self improvement in order to create value for our customers and employers. In turn, we enrich our families, our economy and the manufacturing industries of our country and the world."
  • Mary Foss

    "If you want to change the world, start by understanding how things work. If you want to understand how things work, start by understanding core scientific principles. If you want to understand core scientific principles, start by building, dismantling and creating. A good place to do this is within engineering technology."