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Manufacturing Engineering Technology: 
Production Operations & Controls Concentration


Salaries in Utah

Annual Median Salary: $67,333*

*WSU graduates

Annual median salaries noted are Utah-wide. Salaries vary depending on the region, workplace and skill level.


What you will learn

Gain knowledge and skills in manufacturing processes, including process planning, tool and machine design, material selection and treatment, process automation, manufacturing resource planning, Six Sigma methods and tools, and lean manufacturing.

State-of-the-art laboratories give you hands-on experiences with CNC machine tools, robotics, programmable logic controllers, systems integration and the latest in CAD/ CAM systems. 
Year-long senior projects have included aquaponics, renewable energy research projects and other topics that help apply your technical education and develop skills in teamwork and human relations.

The study of engineering technology requires a knowledge of mathematical, scientific and engineering principles with an concentration in applications-oriented engineering activities.


ABET Accreditation

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology BS Programs at Weber State University are accredited by the Engineering Technology
Accreditation Commission of ABET (

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Mission Statement and Program Educational Objectives Review

The MFET Program at Weber State University will be a growing, nationally recognized, program offering both AAS and ABET Accredited BS Engineering Technology degrees that afford faculty and students opportunities for intellectual and personal growth. We will prepare students to demonstrate professional competence within the discipline and serve the needs of industry in Utah and throughout the nation

Program Educational Objectives (what graduates should be able to do three to five years after graduation);

  1. Graduates will be recognized as having mastered both theory and application of the body of knowledge in their discipline and become increasingly versed in the latest manufacturing techniques and methods as they apply to their employment.
  2. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to cost effectively, creatively and methodically solve manufacturing problems through experimentation, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of data.
  3. Graduates will be recognized as being personally effective as individuals, team members and team leaders though oral, written, and graphical communication and take on increased technical or managerial responsibility appropriate to their employment.
  4. Graduates will demonstrate a furthering commitment to quality, ethics, service and continuous improvement in personal and professional situations.

Student Learning Outcomes (graduates from the program will be able to or will have attained the following Student Outcomes);

  1. An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, or technology to solve related to solve broadly defined engineering problems in Manufacturing Engineering Technology specific to the program’s emphases in Production Operations and Controls, Plastics and Composites, and Welding related to current manufacturing process and systems design, operations, quality and continuous improvement.
  2. An ability to design systems, components or processes meeting specified needs for broadly defined engineering problems in Manufacturing Engineering Technology specific to the program’s emphases in Production Operations and Controls, Plastics and Composites, or Welding.
  3. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical, nontechnical, and relevant financial environments and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  4. An ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes in a realistic, sustainable and cost-effective manner.
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.

The following topics are covered as required by ABET in MFET Curriculum.

  • An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development
  • An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity
  • A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.


Declared Majors*

AAS Graduates

BS Graduates

2020-2021 171 20 28
2019-2020 201 18 38
2018-2019 229 47 54
2017-2018 249 24 30
2016-2017 229 23 47
2015-2016 217 18 34
2014-2015 100 23 24

Where WSU Manufacturing Engineering Technology: Production Operations & Controls Concentration graduates are working at:

Lockheed Martin
Orbital ATK
Barnes Aerospace
Lifetime Products
Salt Lake Community College
Setpoint Systems
JBT Corporation
Parker-Hannifin Control Systems
GSC Foundries
Companion Systems
Miller Electric
Lifetime Products
Clean Machine
Envirotech Molded Products