Manufacturing Engineering Technology

The Department of Technology (DOT) is suspending new enrollments and transfer of students into Ball State's Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MET) program effective November 22, 2010.  This action is being taken because of a pending recommendation to drop the department's Manufacturing Engineering Technology program.

The Department of Technology is committed to supporting a plan to facilitate current students graduating from the University with a BS degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology.  It is important that all current MET students meet with Dr. Rex Kanu, MET program coordinator, to facilitate the scheduling of classes in a sequence to support on-time graduation.

The program emphasizes the use of computers in process instrumentation and control, materials handling, and inspection. You'll learn about all aspects of manufacturing and take courses in mathematics and science. You will select electives in an area of specialization you choose.

The program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC/ABET).

About the Program

Abet Requested Information

1) Institution information:  name, city, and state where located
Department of Technology
Ball State University
Muncie, IN   47306

2) Name, email and phone number of the person submitting the information, in case ABET has any questions or issues.
Rex Kanu
3) Name of the program(s)
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Department of Techology
4) A functioning URL per program where the information is posted:

a. Program Educational Objectives

The Ball State University's Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MET) Program has four (4) Program Educational Objectives. According to Technology Accreditation Commission (TAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) criteria, program educational objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve during the first few years following graduation.

1. Content Knowledge and Skills:

The graduates of the MET program at Ball State University (BSU) will demonstrate competency in the program's specific courses along with courses from the university core curriculum and general program requirements.

2. Analytical Ability:

Graduates of the MET program at BSU will have the ability to synthesize solutions to complex manufacturing problems through the creative integration of manufacturing engineering technology principles and techniques, natural sciences, humanities, and mathematics.

3. Professionalism:

Graduates of the MET program at BSU will exhibit professional responsibility and sensitivity to a broad range of societal concerns including ethical, environmental, political, and regulatory issues in making decisions.

4. Self-Assessment, Teamwork, and Life-Long Learning

Graduates of the MET program at BSU will understand the necessity for personal growth, self-reflection, and assessment to engage in successful professional practice and development throughout their careers.

b. Student Outcomes

The program outcomes according to the TAC/ABET criteria are statements that describe what units of knowledge or skill students are expected to acquire from the program to prepare them to achieve the program educational objectives. There are twelve (12) outcomes (1-1) of the MET program at BSU. the MET program at BSU must demonstrate that graduates have:

  • An appropriate mastery of knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of their disciplines,
  • An ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology
  • An ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes
  • An ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives
  • An ability to function effectively on teams
  • An ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • An ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities
  • A respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement
  • An ability to apply contemporary skills and knowledge in a variety of manufacturing related positions as engineering technologists based upon the needs of Indiana and surrounding region.

    c. Annual student enrollment and graduation data

    A decision was made in November 2010 to terminate the MET program in May 2014 and since then the program has not enrolled new or transfer students. The last group of seven (7) seniors in the program has applied for graduation in May 2014.

Figure 1. Enrollment in the MET Program from 2004-2013

Enrollment history for the major from fall 2004:

F04=55, S05=50, F05=45, s06=42, F06=35, S07=35, F07=42, S08=33, F08=33, S09=28

F09=27, S10=24, F10=34, S11=28, F11=20, S12=19, F12=11, S13=11, F13=7, S14=7

Table 1. Graduation Data from 2004 to 20013