Manufacturing Engineering

Program Outcomes

The General Program Outcomes are the set of outcomes that students should obtain from their education before graduation. It will be demonstrated that the student:

  1. is able to use knowledge of mathematics, basic sciences and engineering to analyze problems in Manufacturing Engineering.
  2. is able to design and conduct experiments and interpret the results.
  3. is able to design devices, systems or processes that meet given specifications.
  4. is able to use computers and software for analysis, design and documentation.
  5. is able to communicate ideas effectively in graphical, oral and in written media.
  6. is able to function as a team member to solve engineering problems.
  7. understands the professional responsibility of an engineer and how engineering solutions impact safety, economics, ethics, politics, society and cultural issues.
  8. understands the need for life long learning to keep abreast of current practice.

The Program Specific Outcomes address the program criteria for manufacturing engineering programs established by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Student will demonstrate proficiency in the areas of

  1. materials and manufacturing processes
  2. process and product engineering
  3. manufacturing productivity and quality
  4. manufacturing systems engineering
Specific outcomes for each proficiency area are:
  • understands the effect of processes on the properties of materials.
  • has the ability to design and conduct experiments to measure the performance of materials, components and systems, and to communicate the results.
  • has the ability to select and evaluate materials and specify manufacturing steps for manufacturing products.
  • has the ability to create and annotate two-dimensional drawings, and generate three-dimensional computer based solid models of components and assemblies.
  • has the ability to design products, tooling or equipment.
  • has the ability to design a manufacturing process and specify the process plan.
  • has the ability to analyze and improve the methods used in the manufacture of products.
  • has the ability to do designed experiments and apply statistical the concepts of quality to all aspects of manufacturing.
  • has the ability to build and analyze models of manufacturing systems.
  • has the ability to design control systems for manufacturing.
  • has the ability to establish systems to plan and control the manufacturing of products using modern methods.

The Bachelor of Science Manufacturing Engineering degree is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (ABET). 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.