Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Manufacturing Engineering Technology Degree


Manufacturing engineering technology encompasses all aspects of producing manufactured goods — from design concepts to product delivery — for everything from microscopic nanobots to Boeing 777s, pencils to dialysis machines, contact lenses to designer jeans. Manufacturing engineering technology constantly strives to improve the equipment, processes and materials used to produce goods and promote sustainable production.

UC Clermont offers various options for those interested in this dynamic field: a two-year academic program leading to an associate’s degree; a non-degree certificate program; and training modules consisting of both credit and non-credit courses in cooperation with leading local companies such as Milacron and other employers. The latter — employer-sponsored training programs — provide special full-and part-time tracks for potential and current employees to gain the specific skills needed to perform certain job functions, such as electrical assembly or hydraulic/mechanical assembly.

UC Clermont faculty teach both the credit and non-credit courses. Students who complete a training module may also enroll in additional courses to reach their individual educational goals — earning a certificate, an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree in Applied Supervision — all on the college’s UC East campus in Batavia.

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Manufacturing Engineering Technology

What is Manufacturing Engineering Technology?

Manufacturing engineering technology encompasses all aspects of producing manufactured goods; from design concepts to product delivery. It includes anything that is made; from microscopic nanobots to Boeing 777s, from pencils to dialysis machines and from contact lenses to designer jeans. Manufacturing engineering technology constantly strives to improve the equipment, processes, and materials used to produce goods as well as promoting production sustainability.

To succeed in the field, you need attention to detail, good communication skills, and should be a well-organized, logical thinker. You should also be curious about how things work and how they’re made.

Career Possibilities

Job outlook is good as manufacturers seek to reduce cost and increase productivity. This is also a time when many “baby-boomers” are retiring. Opportunities will vary widely depending upon the specific industry and emerging technologies, and may also depend on geographic location. However, skilled workers are in high demand.

Minoring in Manufacturing Engineering Technology

You cannot minor in manufacturing engineering technology.

Major Maps

You should check with your academic advisor every semester before you register for classes. Two years is really a short time to squeeze in all of your degree requirements. We cannot offer every course every semester. If you miss taking a prerequisite for a required course, or don’t take a particular course the only semester it is offered during the year, you can jeopardize your ability to complete your degree on time.

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

The Clermont campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. We are relatively small and our faculty to student ratio is low. You will find our small class size and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

As a student in manufacturing engineer technology, most of your courses will be at UC East in the new Manufacturing Center. UC East is about 6 miles to the east of our central Batavia campus, in what is known locally as the "old Ford Plant". The completely remolded office building now houses all of UC Clermont's allied health, CAD, and manufacturing programs as well as being home to our bachelor's degree program (Applied Administration) and several bachelor's completion programs sponsored by other UC colleges.

Our close relationship with local industries exposes you to the real world of work and various career options. It not only promotes a sense of independence and professional maturity but also increases your opportunities for career positions following graduation.

Admission Requirements

UC Clermont College is an open admissions campus. If you have your high school diploma, GED, or its equivalent, we will admit you. We accept applications all year long and you may start any semester. Financial aid takes 6-8 weeks to process. We recommend that you apply at least 10 weeks prior to your desired attendance.

As a first year student, you will need to take the placement test. This test does not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete the placement test before you may register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.

Transferring to UC Requirements

You must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.

Changing Majors within UC Requirements

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices including ours, (513) 732-5319. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

International Student Requirements

You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513) 556-2069 for details, or email with questions.

Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.

Graduation Requirements

You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Student Success and Retention Services (513) 732-5319 for specific information well in advance of your final semester.

Application Deadlines

For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Quick Facts

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Full-Time Program Duration

2 Years


UC Clermont & UC East


Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
Phone: (513) 732-5319