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The Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Technology online degree is designed for those interested in the hands-on side of the manufacturing field. This program is also an excellent fit if you have completed a two-year program in industrial technology, manufacturing technology, basic design technology, CNC machining, robotics or other relevant areas of manufacturing.

You also have an option to earn graduate credit toward a Master of Science in Engineering Management while working on this bachelor's degree. Through this combined degree program, you can finish both degrees in just four years and save up to $8,625!

The Experience

As a student in this online Manufacturing Technology program, you can choose one of three concentration options: management, information systems or manufacturing specialist (you can transfer 12 industry related credits into the manufacturing specialty concentration). You will get the unique experience of hands-on learning in an online environment. For example, in one course you will receive a kit of measurement instruments and lab instructions to learn metrology skills.  

Through your coursework in this program, you will learn to be a productive member of a manufacturing team, focusing on manufacturing processes, basic CAD drawing, information systems technology, environmental health and safety and business management practices. In your final course, you will complete a capstone project where you can apply your skills to solve a real-world problem.

The Results

As a graduate of the Trine University B.S. in Manufacturing program, you will be able to provide support and technical assistance throughout the manufacturing and design process. By applying the leadership and management skills you gain in this major, you will be able to assume leadership roles to move the manufacturing team forward. This degree also prepares you for more advanced educational opportunities such as the Master of Science in Engineering Management.

Additional Information

The Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Technology requires 120 credit hours.

General Education - 43 credit hours

MA 113 College Algebra
MA 123 Trigonometry
PH 154 College Physics I
ECO 213 Microeconomics
PSY 113 Principles of Psychology
Humanities elective - 6 credit hours
ENG 143 College Composition
Eng 133 Technical Communications
SP 203 Effective Speaking
COM 213 Business Communications
INF 103 Information Technology
MA 253 Statistics
Gen Ed - 3 credit hours

Core Requirements - 42 credit hours

ETD 103 Basic Technical Drawing
ETD 113 Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
ETD 163 Environmental Health & Safety
ETD 173 Computer Aided 3D Modeling with SolidWorks
ETD 273 Electrical Fundamentals
MGT 323 Leadership
MT 113 Manufacturing Processes and Materials
MT 123 Introduction to AutoCAD Design
MT 253 Basic Dimensional Metrology
MT 313 Design for Manufacture and Assembly
MT 323 Using SolidWorks to Generate Working Drawings
MT 403 Quality Assurance for Manufacturing Technology
MT 413 Manufacturing Technology Capstone Proposal
MT 423 Manufacturing Technology Capstone Project

Concentrations - 12 credit hours

Select one of the options below:

Option 1 – Management
MGT 333 Supervision
MGT 363 Organization Behavior
MGT 373 Facility Management
MGT 383 Principles of Project Management

Option 2 – Manufacturing Technology Specialty/ Combined Degree
Transfer 12 approved credits to complete this track

Option 3 – IT/Network
INF 153 Python
INF 303 Network Management
INF 343 Network Security
INF 363 Data Base Management

Additional Requirements - 23 credit hours

BA 123 Business Concepts
BA 201 Professional Development and Strategies
UE 111 University Experience
Unrestricted Electives (any college-level courses) -18 credit hours

For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog.

TrineOnline delivers the convenience and accessibility of an online degree program with classes starting every eight weeks. Our asynchronous classes mean there are no set class times, so you can login whenever is best for you. Learn more about the benefits of Trine’s online degree programs.


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