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Manufacturing Engineering Technology (with optional Manufacturing Engineering BS from UW-Stout) Program Code 106233

Associate Degree

Offered at the Green Bay campus including UW-Stout coursework

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology program prepares students to work in the manufacturing sector assisting engineering and management in the design and development of new products and in the improvement of production processes.

This program will transfer into University of Wisconsin-Stout’s Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering offered in Green Bay on the NWTC campus. The third and fourth years of the bachelor’s program will be taught by UW-Stout instructors on the NWTC Green Bay campus. To view the third and fourth years, visit the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program page on the NWTC website.

Employment Potential

A graduate of the program will have the potential for employment in the manufacturing sector as a technologist in Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Productivity Improvement or Continuous Improvement, assisting engineering and management in the design and production of products as efficiently as possible.


. Students who choose to take Physics, Calculus and Chemistry courses at other higher education institutions must be aware of prerequisite requirements and must meet with the Academic Advisor of Manufacturing Engineering Technology prior to course entry.
. Students should have an aptitude for science and mathematics. Students should take as many upper level math and science courses in high school as possible, including algebra, trigonometry, pre-calculus, physics and chemistry.
Students must have an acceptable Academic Skills Assessment College Math score (63 or higher) or equivalent assessment, or have completed or tested out of 10-804-118, Intermediate Algebra w Apps, before taking the following first semester program courses: 10-623-170, Engineering Materials 10-804-197, College Algebra & Trig w Apps and 10-806-135, College Chemistry.
Students must have completed one year of high school Chemistry (with lab component) within the past five years with a "B" or better, OR 10-806-134, General Chemistry, before taking first semester course, 10-806-135, College Chemistry.
. Students will also need to have mastered basic computer skills in Windows, Word and Excel including file creation and management.
. Students must have experience with manual drafting or sketching or need to take 10-614-113, 2D Essentials prior to or concurrent with 10-606-113, CAD.

Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Studies staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor.

Program Outcomes

. Apply the principles of mathematics, science and lean principles to solve manufacturing related problems.
. Apply proper engineering principles to design for manufacturability.
. Determine production process improvements by application related experiments.
. Explain the principles of material selection and application.
. Assist in the design of products and manufacturing systems.
. Communicate effectively.
. Function effectively in team or group settings.
. Display attitudes consistent with the profession.
. Utilize modeling software tools in the design of prototypes, products or components for selected applications.
. Apply automation principles along with the use of programmable logic controller techniques for design and control of manufacturing processes.
. Program Objectives
- Graduates will ...
- Be employed in the manufacturing industry
- Participate in life-long learning and engage professional growth
- Provide problems-solving skills in a team environment within manufacturing

Requirements for Program Entry

. Completed application.
. High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to
. One year high school algebra or one year advanced math (Geometry, Algebra II, or Trigonometry) or equivalent passed with a “C” grade or better in each semester.
. As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Compass) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program Benchmarks are College Algebra: (60); Reading: (77); Writing Skills: (74). Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.


Manufacturing Engineering Technology is an Associate Degree with the opportunity to complete a UW-Stout Bachelor's Degree at NWTC Green Bay. Students following the study plan below will complete the Manufacturing Engineering Technology associate degree in the number of semesters shown.


10-623-170 Engineering Materials - Intro
10-801-136 English Composition 1
10-804-197 College Algebra & Trig w Apps
10-806-135 College Chemistry
* 10-890-101 College 101

10-606-113 CAD
10-620-170 Robotics - Introduction to
10-623-171 Polymer Composite Processes
10-623-175 Casting and Joining Processes
10-801-198 Speech
10-804-198 Calculus 1

10-623-166 Manufacturing Engr Internship

10-420-170 Material Removal/Forming
10-606-126 Geometric Dimension/Toleran
10-606-157 SolidWorks Fund and Drawings
10-806-286 NWTC Calculus Based Physics 1
10-809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies
10-809-198 Intro to Psychology

10-420-168 Computer Aided Manufacturing
10-623-167 Engineering Economy
10-623-169 Lean Manufacturing Systems 1
10-623-173 Engineering Mechanics
10-664-102 Automation 3: PLC
10-664-103 Automation 4: PLC
10-664-104 Automation 5: PLC
10-804-181 Calculus 2


Curriculum Note
The following UW-Stout courses are required for Bachelor of Science Degree completion:

MATH-250 Differential Equations/Linear Alg (3 credit)
MFGE-275 Thermodynamics/Heat Transfer (2 credit)

CHEM-341 Chemistry of Materials (4 credit)
MECH-294 Mechanics of Material (3 credit)
PHYS-282 University Physics II (5 credit)

MFGE-391 Fluid Mechanics (WINTRM) (2 credit)
ELEC-290 Circuits & Devices (4 credit)
STAT-330 Probability & Statics (3 credit)
INMGT-422 Quality Engineering (3 credit)

GEN ED Humanities (3 credit)

MFGE-351 Mfg. Process Engineering I (3 credit)
INMGT-435 Facilities/Matl Handling (WINTRM) (2 credit)
MFGE-396 Electrical Control Theory (2 credit)
MFGE-405 Capstone I: Product/Syst. Design (3 credit)
MFGE-441 Design of Jigs/Fixtures/Tooling (3 credit)

GEN ED English Comp 2 (3 credit)
GEN ED Social Responsibility/Ethical Reasoning (3 credit)

MFGE-440 Design/Simulation Mfg. Systems (3 credit)
MFGE-410 Capstone II: Mfg. Syst. Design (3 credit)
GEN ED Humanities (Digital Photography) (3 credit)
GEN ED Contemporary Issues(Cont Am Society) (3 credit)
MFGE-416 Vision Systems (1 credit)
MFGE-52 Mfg. Process Engineering II (3 credit)
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The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements.


These courses provide an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding required for employment in this field.

10-420-168 COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING ...effects of product mix and demand patterns on manufacturing system design and selection of process control methods. Introductions to quick changeover strategies, reprogrammable automation, numerical control, robotics and other computerized processing techniques. (Prerequisites: 10-623-172, Material Removal/Form; 10-606-126, Geometric Dimensioning/Tolerance)

10-420-170 MATERIAL REMOVAL AND FORMING PROCESSES ...machine tool concepts providing an operational knowledge of machining and metal forming processes. Analysis and application of primary and secondary processing methods for the manufacture of products. Measurement principles and practice applied to inspection and process control. Development of process designs appropriate for product specifications. (Prerequisite: 10-623-170, Engineering Materials-Intro)

10-606-113 CAD (COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING) aided drafting using AutoCAD software focusing on template settings; creating and manipulating layers; basic drawing, editing, and inquiry commands; blocks and attributes; and plotting. (Corequisites: 10-607-119, Intro to Civil Engineering Technology OR 10-606-119, Technical Sketching OR 10-614-113, 2D Essentials)

10-606-126 GEOMETRIC DIMENSIONING/TOLERANCING of standard dimensioning, datums, material condition symbols, tolerances of form and profile, tolerances of orientation and run out, location tolerances and virtual condition. [Prerequisites: 10-606-113, CAD; OR 10-606-157, SolidWorks Fund and Drawings OR (10-606-162, Solidworks Fundamentals; and 10-606-163, SolidWorks Intermediate; and 10-606-164, SolidWorks Assemblies/Draw)]

10-606-157 SOLIDWORKS FUNDAMENTALS AND DRAWINGS ...terminology, software operation and interface basics, creating basic models, creating casting and forging models, revolved features, SolidWorks drawing environment and fully dimensioned orthographic drawings. (Corequisite: 10-606-119, Sketching-Technical, OR 10-614-113, 2D Essentials Sketching-Technical; Prerequisite: Familiarity with Windows file management)

10-620-170 ROBOTICS - INTRODUCTION TO ...introductory study of the application, operation, programming and troubleshooting of industrial robots.

10-623-166 MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING INTERNSHIP ..the application of theory, skills, and techniques in the manufacturing engineering profession. (Prerequisite: instructor approval)

10-623-167 ENGINEERING ECONOMY ...using source and application of funds; cost control, valuation, depreciation, replacement theory and taxation to analyze and assist in making management decisions. (Prerequisites: 10-804-197, College Algebra & Trig w Apps OR 10-804-195, College Algebra w/Apps AND 10-804-196, Trigonometry w/ Apps; proficiency with advanced functions of Excel strongly recommended)

10-623-169 LEAN MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS 1 ...introduction to production/operations management and lean manufacturing system design for engineers. Emphasis is given to analysis and design of production systems, facility layout, and globalization. (Prerequisites: 10-804-197, College Algebra & Trig w Apps OR 10-804-195, College Algebra w/Apps AND 10-804-196, Trigonometry w/ Apps)

10-623-170 ENGINEERING MATERIALS - INTRO ...exposure to engineering materials, their properties, and behavior. Topics will include: material types, material testing, mechanical properties, heat treatment and materials selection. (Prerequisites: 10-806-135, College Chemistry; 10-804-197, College Algebra & Trig w Apps OR 10-804-195, College Algebra w Apps AND 10-804-196, Trigonometry w Apps)

10-623-171 POLYMER AND COMPOSITE PROCESSES ...polymer materials and properties, material testing, product design and evaluation, processing methods, machine setup and operation. Course requirements include a trip to UW-Stout for lab work. (Prerequisite: 10-623-170, Engineering Materials-Intro)

10-623-173 ENGINEERING MECHANICS ...force systems and equilibrium in two and three dimensions, free body diagrams, trusses, frames, friction, kinematic analysis of particle and rigid body translation, rotation, and general plane motion, force-acceleration analysis, work-energy analysis, impulse momentum analysis, impact, damped and undamped vibrations, and forced vibrations. (Prerequisite: 10-806-286, Calculus Based Physics 1)

10-623-175 CASTING AND JOINING PROCESSES...welding of metals, ceramic and plastic. Brazing and soldering of appropriate metals, setup and operate welding equipment. Thermal effects and destructive testing. Evaluation of adhesives and mechanical fasteners. Welding codes and ASTM standard comparative processing cost. (Prerequisite: 10-623-170, Engineering Materials-Intro)

10-664-102 AUTOMATION 3: PLC ...basic programmable logic controller programming and troubleshooting.

10-664-103 AUTOMATION 4: PLC ...troubleshooting a PLC system, applying Event Sequencing, developing PLC applications, applying timer instructions and counter instructions. (Corequisite: 10-664-102, Automation 3: PLC)

10-664-104 AUTOMATION 5: PLC ...application, troubleshooting, and implementation of program control, math and data move instructions, analog I/O modules, and producing a PLC program from specification. (Corequisite: 10-664-103, Automation 4: PLC)

10-804-181 CALCULUS 2 ...continuation of Calculus I covering integration techniques, indeterminate forms, improper integrals, techniques of integration, applications to the physical sciences, first order linear differential equations, Infinite series including Maclaurin, Taylor, and Fourier. (Prerequisite: 10-804-198, Calculus I with a "C" or better)

10-806-135 COLLEGE CHEMISTRY ...covers measurement, chemical nomenclature, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, atomic structure, gas laws, thermochemistry, chemical bonding and solution chemistry. (Corequisite: 10-804-197, College Algebra and Trig w/Apps, OR 10-804-195, College Algebra w/Apps AND 10-804-196, Trigonometry w/Apps or equivalent.)

10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Compass Writing Skills=74 AND Compass Reading=70 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading and Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-804-197 COLLEGE ALGEBRA & TRIGONOMETRY WITH APPLICATIONS …those skills needed for success in Calculus and many application areas on a baccalaureate level. Topics include the real and complex number systems, polynomials, exponents, radicals, solving equations and inequalities (linear and nonlinear), relations and functions, systems of equations and inequalities (linear and nonlinear), matrices, graphing, conic sections, sequences and series, combinatories, and the binomial theorem. (Prerequisites: Compass College Algebra=60 or ACT-Math 24 or 10-804-118, Intermediate Alg w/ Apps with "C" or better AND Compass Reading=70 or ACT Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Introduction to Reading & Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 5 cr.

10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr.

10-801-198 SPEECH ...fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups: topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and the listening process. (Prerequisite: Compass Reading=70 and Compass Writing Skills=60 OR ACT Reading =15 and ACT English=16 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-804-198 CALCULUS 1 ...analyze and graph algebraic expressions, especially conic sections. Develop an intuitive understanding of limits, derivatives and integrals. Apply the derivative and the integral to certain physical problems. (Prerequisites: Compass College Algebra=76 and Compass Reading=70 OR ACT-Math 28 and ACT Reading=15 OR 10-804-195, College Algebra with Apps AND 10-804-196, Trigonometry with Apps with "C" or better OR 10-804-197, College Algebra & Trig w/ Apps with "C" or better) 4 cr.

10-806-286 NWTC CALCULUS BASED PHYSICS 1 ...students will develop a conceptual understanding of physics, as they explore the theoretical and experimental treatment of mechanics, material properties, fluids, heat, sound, and wave motion. Critical thinking and sound problem solving skills are stressed throughout the course. (Prerequisite: 10-804-198 Calculus 1) 5 cr.

10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Compass Writing Skills=60 AND Compass Reading=70 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-809-198 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ...survey of theoretical foundations of human behavior such as sensation and perception, motivation, emotions, learning, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, stress, and human diversity in personal, social and vocational settings. (Prerequisite: Compass Writing Skills=60 AND Compass Reading=70 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

NOTE: This degree serves as the first two years of the bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering from UW-Stout.