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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.

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 you 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 STRATEGIC

A co-op or internship gets you on the fast track to a great job, and are an excellent way to apply the knowledge gained through course theory and laboratory exercises. Most manufacturing technology majors participate in co-op, internship, or summer work. During these experiences our students engage as technologists and engineers with world class manufactures and suppliers of automobiles, appliances, aircraft, and robots. A few of the more well-known companies include:

  •  General Dynamics
  •  General Motors
  •  Honda
  •  GROB
  •  KTH Parts Industries
  •  Emerson Climate Technologies (Copeland)

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 



 THINK SUCCESS

IAN CHONGSON BS IN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY ’05

“Manufacturing technology provides a multi-faceted learning experience with exposure to multiple industries and disciplines. Students engage in hands-on learning with self-directed projects, and they develop essential professional skills in teamwork, management and communication. My ONU experience helped me find meaningful employment and gave me the confidence to set and pursue my goals.”

Ian Chongson majored in manufacturing technology because he was interested in robotic development and design. At ONU, he enjoyed the close-knit community in his major and the small classes. He became involved in several real-world manufacturing projects; one led to a summer internship and, ultimately, a job offer upon graduation. Today, he’s a product manager and plant IRM at General Dynamics Land Systems, where he works on continuous plant improvement and serves as the factory’s computer liaison and coordinator. He currently is working on a project to develop and curate a plant-wide database for improvement ideas to help drive efficiency gains and reduce costs. 

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 six 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.