South Shore Tech

Engineering

Manufacturing Engineering Tech (MET)

Course Description

(MET) is a program that allows students to specialize in Electronics Engineering or Advanced Manufacturing. Drawing on a wealth of knowledge and resources, students receive a solid foundation in engineering principles then go on to specialize in precision machining or electronics engineering.

Freshman

MET Freshman: students will develop a foundation in engineering principles that encompass the main areas of Manufacturing Engineering Technologies. Students will learn the fundamentals of computer aided design (CAD) and engineering design communication, along with introductory DC circuit electronics, and manual machining techniques. This project based curriculum allows the students to work on a robot with components designed using CAD software, manufactured components will be made using lathe and milling machine technologies, along with electronics component creation, testing and programing.

Skills: Computer Aided Design | Manual Machining | Basic DC Circuit Electronics | Introductory Programing

Sophomores

MET#1 Sophomores: Fundamentals of engine lathe operations, milling machine operations, including: turning, facing, drilling, milling, threading, taper turning, knurling, reaming and counter-boring; Proper use of hand tools such as: file, ball-peen hammer; Basic layout tools including the combination square set, hermaphrodite calipers, surface gauge and hacksaw. Along with computer aided design and engineering design communication principles.

Skills: Turning | Facing | Taper Turning | Knurling | Drilling | Threading | Milling | Knurling | Reaming and Counter-Boring

MET#2 Sophomores: The primary focus of grade 10 will be learning intermediate skills for basic electronics and basic engineering. They will continue learn the engineering design process. They will continue to learn basic DC electronics, basic DC electronic theory and detailed mechanical assembly including microcontroller, wireless systems and blue-tooth.

Skills: Advanced soldering | PCB construction and assembly | DC theory | Microcontroller programming

Juniors

MET#1 Juniors : Introduction to CNC Machining. Understanding the Cartesian coordinate system and how it relates to writing a CNC program on a milling or turning center, producing CNC programs by hand written and PC based procedures, understanding basic machining codes. Advanced preparation in work quality issues (quality vs. quantity), quality standards, computer programming (CNC); Writing programs with all required CNC codes, set-up of the CNC lathe or CNC milling machine to complete the final machining process so it produces a finish part. Along with computer aided design, computer aided machining, and engineering design communication principles.

Skills: CNC Machining | Machine Codes | Quality Standards

MET#2 Juniors : The primary focus of grade 11 will be learning AC Theory. They will continue learn the engineering design process. They will continue to learn basic AC electronics, basic AC electronic theory and detailed digital and analog, 3D Printing, PCB Manufacture.

Skills: AC Theory | 3D scanner and printer software | PCB board layout and custom construction | Digital and analog projects | Radio and telecommunications

Seniors

MET#1 Seniors: Continued training on CNC millers and lathes including writing, set-up and operations to machine outside shapes and contours, pocket routines, drilling and threading, advanced milling and grinding skills. Advanced preparation in work quality issues (quality vs. quantity), quality standards, trigonometry (both basic and advanced complex angles), computer programming (CNC); Writing programs with all required CNC codes, set-up of the CNC lathe 2-axis or 3-axis CNC miller to complete the final machining process so it produces a finish part. Along with advanced computer aided design, computer aided machining, and engineering design communication principles.

Skills: CNC Millers and Lathes | Outside Shapes and Contours | Pocket Routines | Drilling and Threading | CAD Programming

MET#2 Seniors: The primary focus of grade 12 will be learning Semiconductor theory and digital logic theory. They will focus on semiconductor technology and digital circuit design . They will expand learning on AC electronics to include various semiconductor theory and digital circuit design.

Skills: Semiconductor Theory | Digital Theory | SCR | TRIACS | PUT | Bipolar | Opamp | Gates | Counters | Boolean Algebra | Digital Project design

Certifications

OSHA 10 Hour
MACWIC Level 1
MACWIC Level 2
SolidWorks Certification

Career Pathways

CAD/CAM Tech
Machinist
CNC Operator
CNC Programmer
CNC Set-up Tech
Machine Repair Tech
Mechanical Engineer
Manufacturing Engineer
Production Manager

About the Industry

Manufacturing Engineering Technology is an innovative program here at South ShoreTech. This program combines a hands on exploratory approach, using state-of-the-art technologies and tools available to students in the Electronics and Precision Machine Technology shops. Students will use math and science to solve real world problems individualy and in team settings. Engineering students will be exposed to more rigorous and relevant standards of curriculum by integrating and applying the academic courses with the technical disciplines, which are all organized around engineering. Manufacturing Engineering Technology is a high demand industry full of opportunities ranging from engineering, research and development, to advanced manufacturing. Advanced manufacturing spans across many industries including aerospace, medical devices, lab instrumentation, automotive, and consumer goods. Manufacturing has always been on the cutting edge of technology through the use of CAD, CNC machines with integrated robotics and 3D printing including plastics and metals.

Work Environment

Our goal is to ignite excitement and prepare students for majors and careers in the high demand fields of Science, Technology, and Engineering, by providing students with a core understanding of engineering technologies and the ability to use engineering concepts to construct projects including vehicles and robotics. This project-based program will help develop a fundamental understanding of computer aided design, electronics, and advanced manufacturing principles, that allow students to work in individually, as well as in group projects to apply analytical skills and logical processes. They will be presented with an engineering challenge that requires them to define, research, design, build, and ultimately complete a finished solution that encompasses engineering lessons and resources. Manufacturing facilities are typically clean, climate controlled environments, due to the high precision work that is being performed.

How to become a...

Project based learning in a real machine shop environment will provide you the essential skills for securing an entry level machinist position or set you on track for pursuing an engineering degree..