Manufacturing is an important component of domestic and worldwide economic activity and the demand is high for manufacturing managers who can communicate effectively, understand both management and engineering issues, and employ Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma methods. The MMM degree can prepare you for success meeting the needs of industry.
Ralph Ford, director of the School of Engineering and associate dean for industry and external relations at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has been re-elected Vice President of Member and Geographic Activities for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The society is the world’s largest technical professional association, with more than 425,000 members in 160 countries.
An Erie man who died in 2012 left his entire estate – valued at more than $1.1 million – to Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. The money will create new scholarships in the college’s School of Engineering.
Frank S. Palkovic earned an associate degree in drafting design and technology at Penn State Behrend in 1968. He went on to earn a bachelor of science in engineering at Penn State Harrisburg.
The School of Engineering at Penn State Behrend has installed a 3D printer, a high-tech system that gives engineers and product designers the ability to produce in real form virtually any shape they can create with computer software. The machine, which was donated to the college by FMC Technologies Measurement Solutions, is worth more than $40,000.
The use of 3D printers allows companies to create functional, lightweight prototypes and parts in a fraction of the time -- and at considerably less cost -- than is possible using traditional tool-and-die methods.
This 16-17 credit program is designed to provide students with an understanding of the basics of the materials and processes used to produce plastic parts. Students learn modern processing techniques and testing methods for plastics.
The following courses are required to obtain the certificate: PLET 050 or MET 107 or EDSGN 100S or EDSGN 100, PLET 205, PLET 206W, PLET 222, PLET 227
The Master of Manufacturing Management (MMM) program, offered by the School of Engineering. This graduate degree is jointly offered through the School of Engineering, one of the nation’s Top 50 undergraduate engineering programs, and the AACSB International-accredited Sam and Irene Black School of Business.