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MET is becoming Manufacturing Engineering (MFGEN)

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BYU's newest major starts this fall!

Beginning Fall Semester of 2019, BYU’s Manufacturing Engineering Technology program will be transitioning to a new degree, Manufacturing Engineering. Students entering the program this fall will automatically be registered under the new program. Current MET students are welcome to either continue under the current requirements or to switch to the new program. The requirements for the new major have only a few changes from the MET major, so we anticipate many students will find it beneficial to follow the new program. Students in the new program will receive a BS in Manufacturing Engineering.

What is changing

If you are following the MET program requirements for 2018, nothing changes! For those following older requirements, some of the main changes include adding MFGEN 401 (Data Analysis) as a required course and allowing a greater variety of electives from among several manufacturing, math, and science courses. The program will be accredited by ABET as an engineering program, not a technology program, which will open additional doors for graduates searching for employment as manufacturing engineers, quality & test engineers, design engineers, and more.

What is staying the same

For decades, the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program has been devoted to providing an experience-driven education for students. Students don’t just learn about manufacturing processes in the classroom, they gain valuable hands-on training in welding, casting, injection molding, automation, and more. With the program’s growth, the new Manufacturing Engineering program is dedicated to maintaining this focus on experiential learning. New courses in smart manufacturing, design for manufacture and assembly, and manufacturing systems simulation, along with the program’s new automation, quality, and additive manufacturing laboratories will add to the existing CNC, plastics & composites, manual machining, welding, casting, and friction stir joining facilities to ensure students are prepared to tackle today’s issues.