Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Science (5006)

Western Kentucky University
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Bowling Green

About this program

Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Science (5006)

This program prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and advanced manufacturing technical skills in support of industrial operations. The major includes instruction in optimization theory, human factors, organizational behavior, industrial processes, industrial planning procedures, systems integration, quality, and project management. Graduates achieve positions of leadership in business and industry while practicing innovation in the global marketplace.

A minor or second major is not required. Course requirements for the major are shown below. Students should consult with an advisor in planning their course schedules and career goals.

Admission requirements

International Admissions Requirements

  • A completed application (open WKU application for admission)
  • Minimum academic requirements: Freshmen: 2.5 GPA / Transfer:* 2.0 GPA
    • *Students with 24 or more earned hours of college credit
  • English proficiency requirements (one of the following):
    • TOEFL, IBT – 71
    • IELTS – 6.0
    • SAT Critical Reading – 450
    • SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing – 460
    • ELS – Level 109 PTE Academic – 52
    • DuoLingo - 100 DET for one-semester Pathway program; 90 DET for two-semester Pathway program
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Official Academic Records from schools attended with grades and any degrees/diplomas/certificates received. Should also include a literal English translation.
  • Financial Evidence of Supportmust be provided to obtain an I-20
  • Students transferring from within the US will need to fill out theTransfer-In Form

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

First Year


  • Architectural Drafting
  • CADD for Manufacturing
  • Basic Electricity
  • Introduction to College Writing
  • Fundamentals of General Chemistry
  • Trigonometry


  • World History I
  • World History II
  • Industrial Statistics
  • Introductory Accounting—Financial
  • Introduction to Manufacturing Methods
  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking and Communication

Second Year


  • Quality Assurance
  • Industrial Materials
  • Colonnade - Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Introduction to Physics and Biophysics I


  • Introduction to Literature
  • Computer Numerical Control
  • Business Law
  • Writing in the Disciplines
  • Colonnade - Arts & Humanities

Third Year


  • Robotics and Machine Vision
  • Systems Design and Operation
  • Agricultural Mechanics
  • Advanced Public Speaking
  • Connections - Social and Cultural


  • Project Management
  • Safety and Ergonomics
  • Automated Systems
  • Manufacturing Operations
  • Connections - Local to Global

Fourth Year


  • Technology Management / Supervision / Team Building
  • Connections - Systems
  • Internship I


  • Lean Systems
  • Senior Research for Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Semester

  • Resident: $5,496
  • Military Veteran/Dependent Resident: $5,496
  • Non-Resident (Domestic): $13,500
  • Non-Resident (International):$13,824

About this institute

Western Kentucky University

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