Bachelor of Applied Technology in Manufacturing Engineering Technology

The fall 2022 class is now enrolling! See info sessions and application details below.

Advance Your Manufacturing Career

  • Are you a skilled professional in an occupation related to Advanced Manufacturing? 
  • Have you earned, or are in the process of earning, an Associate of Applied Science at ACC and ready to plan your next step?
  • Are you highly motivated and ready to take your career to the next level?

Austin Community College’s Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) in Manufacturing Engineering Technology can prepare you to support, collaborate, and lead high-tech manufacturing and engineering operations! Use your Associate of Applied Science degree to step directly into a bachelor's degree program that was designed for you. ACC can help YOU advance your career in this high-demand field.

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Manufacturing Jobs Are in High Demand

Texas is home to more than 17,000 manufacturing companies and growing. Graduates of the program will find extensive career opportunities in Austin’s expanding manufacturing sector. There is extremely high demand for skilled technical professionals in advanced manufacturing, with job growth quickly outpacing the number of applicants available. Salaries in booming industries like semiconductor manufacturing, automotive manufacturing, and more high-tech fields have strong growth potential over the next ten years in Austin.

Program Overview

A bachelor’s degree can advance your career and earning potential. The BAT Program is designed for ACC’s applied science graduates to stack their credits toward a bachelor’s degree.  In fact, up to half of the credits you need for a BAT in manufacturing will come from your Associate of Applied Science in these areas:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Architecture & Engineering Computer-Aided Design
  • Automotive Technology
  • Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Engineering Technology
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Heating Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Welding Technology.

Degree & Courses

The BAT in Manufacturing Engineering Technology consists of 120 credits of coursework, with up to half coming from your associate of applied science degree. BAT’s upper-division courses are only offered one time per year as part of a structured curriculum. All courses in any semester must be completed with a grade of C or better before proceeding to the next semester. Students must successfully complete one semester before going to the next. 

Course Highlights

  • Automation Controls
  • Continuous Improvement Methods
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • Industrial Saftey and Ergonomics
  • Process HMI Integration
  • Leadership & Operations Management
  • Applied Quality Management in Manufacturing
  • Automation & Production

Program Costs

The BAT degree program has the same tuition and fees as our associate degree programs. Calculate your tuition costs using the tuition table.

Eligibility Requirements

You must meet the following criteria to be considered for the BAT in Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program.

Note: Requirements are subject to change, so check the BAT Program website for any eligibility changes or updates.

Requirements:

  • Admitted to ACC (Admission to the college alone does not guarantee admission to the program)
  • An Associate of Applied Science in one of the degree areas listed above
  • Successful completion of college algebra or higher-level math course
  • A minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4-point scale for ALL academic coursework
  • A Letter of Intent (Explain why you are applying for the BAT program)
  • Recommendation from a current/former faculty or employer
  • A Resume

Getting Started

Information Sessions

Info session attendance at one of ACC's scheduled Information Sessions is required for admission to the BAT degree program.

Click on the date you want to attend to register for the Information Session:

Please visit our department website to register for an information session.  The meeting link will be sent to you upon registration. Don’t miss this opportunity!! Seats are limited for Fall 2022 Enrollment!

Admissions & Application Process

Students are selected for the BAT Program through an application process. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the program. The Fall application deadline for Fall 2022 is July 15th, 2022.

Fall Application Deadline is July 15

The BAT Program is now enrolling for Fall 2022.  The extended application deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, July 15, 2022. Incomplete applications are not accepted, and all prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the summer semester.

Applicant Priority

First priority is given to ACC graduates of one of the eligible Associate of Applied Science programs listed above. Second priority is given to applicants living or working in the ACC taxing district and service area. Ranking is based on overall GPA, related experience, and associate degree program. 

Award & Program Map

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BAT in Manufacturing Engineering Technology FAQs

  • How will this program prepare me for a career in Advanced Manufacturing?
    • The BAT program emphasizes hands-on experience in state-of-the-art labs, with upper-division courses providing training in automation, programming, and other skills that employers across Central Texas need. Additionally, ACC provides opportunities for students in the BAT program to apprentice at industry leaders like Samsung, and move directly into a career in Central Texas’s growing manufacturing sector after graduation.
  • Can I view my degree plan and required courses?
    • Yes! Click here to view the BAT in Manufacturing Engineering Technology Degree Plan.
  • Can I start working on this program before I get my Associate in Applied Technology?
    • You must first receive an Associate in Applied Technology degree in one of the programs listed above, as ACC’s BAT degree is offered as an advancement of your associate degree. The credits you earn from your associate degree act as prerequisites and can count towards your 120 credits needed for the BAT program.
  • Can I start the BAT degree program in the Spring or Summer semesters?
    • Students enrolled in the BAT in Manufacturing Engineering Technology program are required to follow a structured curriculum that starts in the Fall semester, as upper-division courses are only offered once per year.
  • Can I still apply if I'm finishing my Associate degree this summer?
    • Yes! All interested students must apply before the July 15 deadline, and are given until the end of the summer semester to finish all prerequisite courses.
  • Is this program an accredited bachelor degree program?
    • Yes! We are pleased to announce that the Bachelor of Applied Technology in Manufacturing Engineering Technology at ACC is now 100% (FULLY) accredited by The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOS).
  • How do I submit my application for this degree program?
    • After attending your Information Session and meeting the eligibility requirements listed above, submit your resume, Letter of Intent, Recommendation Letter, college transcript, and completed BAT application here.

We are pleased to announce that the Bachelor of Applied Technology in Manufacturing Engineering Technology at ACC is now 100% (FULLY) accredited by The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOS).