Western Illinois University: Macomb Campus
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Students in the Engineering Technology program learn to organize available workforce, materials, and equipment to design, construct, operate, maintain, and manage technical engineering projects. Additional specific objectives include learning and developing problem solving and critical thinking skills that will be needed by successful industrial managers working with technical applications. The program also includes a strong foundation in business management principles and practices.
The manufacturing option is designed to specifically provide students with the background to function effectively in a technical/management position with a manufacturing industry. Drafting/Design, CNC machining, CAD/CAM, Electronics Fluid Power, CIM and Robotics are all part of this specialization.
Students have the flexibility to study in one of two areas:
- Automation and Robotics: Learn to apply advanced production and electronic techniques as engineering solutions to manufacturing problems through the study of electronics, automation, and fluid power systems.
- Manufacturing Design and Production: Explore advanced production and design techniques as engineering solutions to manufacturing problems through the study of material science, CAD/CAM, and CNC machining.
Why Choose Engineering Technology at WIU?
A vast majority of our graduates from the Manufacturing Engineering Technology degree program reported that they had secured employment in the business and industry
sector within a year of their graduation date.
- Instruction utilizes a balance of lectures and laboratory experiences.
- All laboratories have industrial-sized, modern equipment.
- Advanced computer laboratories are provided, and all labs are open only to students in engineering technology classes.
- Required internships provide course credit for actual work experience.
- Classes are small -- usually no larger than 24 students.
- Faculty members are accessible and focus on teaching.
- All courses are taught by faculty, most of whom are tenure track; graduate students do not teach classes in the department.
At A Glance
- Degrees Available: Bachelor of Science
- Minor: Yes
- Graduate Degree: Yes
- Campus: Macomb & Quad Cities
- Study Opportunities: Gradtrac, Honors
Knoblauch Hall 135
1 University Drive
Macomb, IL 61455-1390
Phone: (309) 298-1091
Fax: (309) 298-1061