Become a Manufacturing Engineer

Manufacturing Engineering Degree

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology program at Murray State University prepares you for careers in manufacturing industries.  The program is designed to help you learn the skills to become a manufacturing engineer including industrial design and develop the manufacturing processes, procedures, and equipment that turn design ideas into real products.  The areas of study are: 

  • Metal Machining Processes

  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC)

  • Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM)

  • Fluid Power

  • Industrial Supervision

  • Quality Control

  • Business Management

You will develop abilities in product design, prototyping, and principles of automated manufacturing systems using the machines and tools available in a number of laboratories as a manufacturing engineer.

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Become a Manufacturing Engineer

Graduates who earn a degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology will fill such positions as project manager in automotive, metal working, plastics and other industries.  The typical job titles held by graduates are:

  • Industrial Supervisor

  • Manufacturing Engineer

  • Quality Control Manager

  • Manufacturing Supervisor

  • CAD/CAM Specialist


The following scholarships are available to Manufacturing Technology students at Murray State University:

  • John R. Farrell Memorial Scholarship

  • Charles H. "Jack" and June H. Biggart Scholarship

  • Joe Pat and Frances Jane Night Scholarship

  • Industry and Technology Scholarship

  • Dr. Hugh L. Oakly Honorary Scholarship

More information is available from the Scholarship Office.

Student Activities

Students in Manufacturing Technology are involved primarily in two organizations: the Association of Design Engineering Technology and/or the Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society.

These organizations provide students with the opportunity to interact with other students and learn more about careers in their field.

Contact Us

Mr. Jake Hildebrant

Program Coordinator
School of Engineering


Department Phone Number: 270.809.2993

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