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Engineering Technology

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The bachelor of science in engineering technology program is ideal for prospective students who like to find solutions to problems, are interested in leadership roles and want to learn how things work. Manufacturers worldwide are looking for employees who have these characteristics and possess skills that integrate business and leadership principles with engineering processes and technical knowledge. The engineering technology program, which includes a concentration in manufacturing, was developed with input from global manufacturers.

This major is available only on the Lima, Mansfield and Marion campuses. 

As part of Ohio State’s nationally-ranked engineering college, engineering technology graduates are prepared for a manufacturing leadership role by knowing how to:

  • Apply appropriate engineering technologies and 21st-century tools
  • Analyze problems using a systems approach
  • Bring the needs of people into the equation
  • Use strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Employ effective business analysis of decisions in local and global contexts

On admission to a regional campus, students may enroll directly into the four-year engineering technology program. Current students can find out how to enroll in the program by speaking with their academic advisor.

Career opportunities in engineering technology

Engineering technology graduates will be well prepared for career opportunities in today's highly-automated manufacturing industry. Average salaries for engineering technology graduates range between $80,000 and $87,000 annually.

Engineering technology graduates will be prepared for a career in a manufacturing plant, consulting firm, or industrial and control and automation organization in a diverse number of industries. Sample career paths for an engineering technology graduate include:

  • Process engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Operational excellence team member
  • Operations supervisor
  • Process improvement leader

Experiences to make students marketable upon graduation

Ohio State regional campuses offer a world-class engineering technology education in a personalized and cost-effective learning environment. Students receive hands-on lab experiences in our state-of the-art facilities and have the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research.

In addition, regional campuses partner with local manufacturers to offer immersive and applicable internship and senior capstone experiences. Engineering technology students can also join student chapters of nationally-recognized industry organizations including the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers or the Society of Women Engineers.

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