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Manufacturing technology

WE LEARN. WE RESEARCH. WE DESIGN. WE CREATE. WE PROGRAM. WE APPLY. WE BUILD. WE IMPROVE. WE ARE TECHNOLOGISTS. WE ARE MANUFACTURING! OUR ABILITY TO APPLY TECHNOLOGIES ALLOW US TO PROMOTE GROWTH AND CHANGE IN OUR COMMUNITIES, AND ALLOWS US TO CONTINUE TO HAVE THE STANDARD OF LIVING WE ENJOY.
Manufacturing technology students

WHO WE ARE MAY NOT BE WHAT YOU THINK

As a manufacturing technology major, you can choose to concentrate your studies on robotics or management. Both concentrations includes courses in robotics, manufacturing, computers, science and math. Our program also emphasizes hands-on learning. You’ll spend a lot of time designing, experimenting and fabricating in our labs. And you’ll tackle projects for real clients. These experiences will teach you how to work on teams, communicate effectively, problem-solve and think critically. With these skills under your belt, you’ll be in demand in the workforce.

Large institutions just can’t provide the individualized attention and opportunity you’ll find here. Our manufacturing technology students build robots and design software solutions. They assist professors with research, participate in national competitions and can co-op at leading manufacturing companies. They star on our sports teams and lead student organizations.

Here, you won’t get lost in the crowd. You’ll be part of close-knit family. You’ll enjoy small class sizes and amazing friendships with your classmates. Our dedicated professors will get to know you. They will support you in your coursework, lab work, co-ops or internships, and career preparations. They will become personally invested in your success and open doors for you.

Upon graduation, you’ll be armed with the technical knowledge and skills to carve out a terrific career!
 

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EXPERIENCE THE REAL WORLD OF MANUFACTURING

BE A CHAMP!

We rock when it comes to competitions. Each year, our student teams compete against top-notch schools from across the country – and we come out on top! One year, for example, the ONU team built an automated ice cream sundae machine for the National Robotics Challenge. The students served more than 1,000 sundaes and won top prize! In 19 of the last 20 years, our teams have won at least one gold award at this prestigious robotics competitions – the oldest in the U.S.

WORLD-CLASS ROBOTS

Imagine working with some of the world’s best-designed robots. The ONU Robotics Center of Excellence is equipped with seven KUKA KR3 robots with controllers and software. Many of the world’s top manufacturing companies use these German-manufactured robots. 



SCOTT RAPPS

THINK SUCCESS

SCOTT RAPPS BS IN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY ’17

I enjoy the hands-on nature of my job. No two days are the same, and there is always something to learn. ONU provided me with endless opportunities to develop as an individual through academics, athletics and extracurricular activities. With small class sizes, I received one-on-one attention from my professors, and I developed connections with classmates, alumni and business professionals that may not have been possible at a larger institution.

Scott Rapps majored in manufacturing technology at ONU to learn engineering through a hands-on curriculum. While at ONU, he played football for four years and traveled with the team to Greece, Italy and Mexico. He served as a representative on the Arts & Sciences Student Advisory Board and was president of ONU’s chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and Epsilon Pi Tau, the international honor society for technology professions. With his classmates, he traveled to Germany to tour manufacturing companies, including Volkswagen, BMW, KUKA Robotics and GROB. Today, he’s a mechanical design engineer at PPG Industries, working remotely from his home in Cleveland. His career enables him to visit manufacturing facilities across the country. He even worked on a project at Tesla’s new Gigafactory in Reno, Nev.

OUTCOMES AND COURSES

SOLID OUTCOMES

  • ONU is the only private university to have programs accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).
  • In the last seven years, 100 percent of our graduates were either employed full-time or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.
  • The typical annual salary for graduates is $50,000- $58,000, and sometimes much higher.

COURSES

As a Manufacturing Technology Student, you take classes incorporating content such as:

  • Robotics
  • Automation Systems
  • Digital Manufacturing and Simulations
  • CAD/Solid Modeling
  • Learn Manufacturing
  • Computer Networking
  • Database Applications
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Fluid Systems
  • CNC
  • Sustainability
  • Manufacturing Process

WHERE COULD YOU END UP?

POSSIBLE JOBS

  • Process engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer 
  • CAD/CAM programmer 
  • Plant manager
  • Product designer 
  • Industrial engineer 
  • Production supervisor 
  • Simulation engineer 
  • Robotics engineer/programmer 
  • Production manager
  • Quality engineer
  • Production supervisor 
  • Technical sales representative 
  • Designers     

ALUMNI SUCCESS

Our Graduates have readily found employment at companies that are robotics and automation systems integrators, machine tool builders, and tier 1 suppliers to major manufactures. These companies include: FANUC Robotics, GROB, Minster Machine, Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), Emerson Climate Technologies (Copeland), Belcan Corporation, KTH Parts Industries, Ford, General Dynamics, Boeing, Toyota, Swagelok, Wilson Sporting Goods, Honda, Huskey Refinery, Whirlpool, Ada Technologies, General Motors, and Norplas Industries.