The Bachelor of Science Manufacturing Engineering degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org . The goal of the program is to provide a level of experience to permit students to step directly into either industry jobs or pursue graduate school. Class sizes are small to ensure students receive personal attention. The BS MfgE degree emphasizes innovation and creativity through practical experience, including more laboratory hours than any other engineering degree in the state. Laboratories feature realistic problems and primarily industrial and research grade instrumentation and equipment. All engineering students at UT Pan American have opportunities to work with instrumentation available mainly to graduate students at most institutions.