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Engineering Technology

The engineering technology program is an exciting initiative aimed to create a direct pipeline of talent to fill the abundance of engineering jobs that exist in West Virginia and throughout the country! Students are trained in modern technologies and equipped with the practical skills and hands-on experience necessary to thrive in advanced technology industries. This integrative, multi-disciplinary four-year degree-program prepares students for a variety of careers in the manufacturing, energy, industrial, technical service sectors, and provides a foundation for future entrepreneurs.

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Hands-on learning in the lane innovation hub

The engineering technology program will take advantage of the Lane Innovation Hub, a state-of-the-art facility in the Statler College, where students will gain real-world experience by learning how to operate the wide variety of machinery and equipment found in the space.

Student being instructed on using machinery


This space offers computer numerically controlled machining processes for making full-scale, functioning prototypes. The area has a variety of industrial quality machines such as 4-axis vertical milling, turning, 5-axis wire EDM and waterjet cutting. Located in G86 ESB.

Student using prototyping machine


This space offers a comprehensive collection of equipment used in various prototyping and manufacturing processes. The area consists of a fully equipped hot works area, full scale manual and CNC machining, multiple 3D printing processes, several options for 2D and 3D cutting and engraving, sheet metal and wood working equipment. Located in G85 ESB.

Student working on the computer and viewing prototypes on three monitors


This space offers a complete solution for prototyping electrical systems from circuit design to fabrication. The area consists of a PCB fabrication area, BGA/SMD rework system and work benches equipped with electronic assembly and measurement tools. Each workbench is also equipped with design, measurement and control software from leading manufacturers, including SolidWorks, multiple Autodesk softwares including Eagle, and additional PCB fabrication software. Located in G75 ESB.

Engineering Technology or Engineering

Which program is right for you?

Engineering Technology

The curriculum for Engineering Technology focuses on applying current knowledge and practices to solve defined technical and standard design problems. The level of applied math is not as in-depth as traditional engineering programs. Expect coursework that focuses on engineering applications from your first semester as a freshman and throughout your academic career. Students who earn a degree in Engineering Technology will be eligible for professional registration in many states, including West Virginia, Ohio, and Virginia and are most likely to pursue positions in hands-on roles like product design, manufacturing, laboratory testing, construction or technical services.


The curriculum for Engineering focuses on theory, conceptional design and developing new analysis methods and solutions for open-ended, complex, and unique design problems. Rigorous math courses are required, including multiple semesters of calculus and calculus-based theoretical university-level science courses. Expect math and science intensive courses in the first two years, followed by engineering science, analysis, and design in the junior and senior years. Students who earn a degree in Engineering will be eligible for professional registration in all states through examination (FE and PE exams) and documented experience and are most likely to pursue positions in research development, conceptual design or management.


The Statler College is in the process of creating an ecosystem of industry partners to expand the hands-on experience outside of the University for our students. We are working with industry partners to create opportunities for future co-ops and internships.

Get Hired

Individuals with Engineering Technology degrees have a wide net to cast when looking for employment in their field. These are just some of the companies that have most recently have hired Engineering Technology graduates:

Boeing, CTL, TRIAD, CEC, March-Westin, First Energy Corp, Shentel, Ford, GM, Toyota, Aurora Flight Services, Northrup Grumman, FedEx Ground, Anderson Windows and Doors, American Electric Power, Lincoln Electric, 3M, Los Alamos National Lab, Eaton, Duke Energy, Oceaneering, Spherion

Areas of Emphasis

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Provides additional focus on how things work, how they are made, their material properties, and the realization that most mechanical components and assemblies become parts of complex systems.

Industrial Engineering Technology

Provides additional focus on the knowledge, techniques, and skills necessary for the design, installation, maintenance and improvement of integrated processes and the resulting products or services within an organization.

Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship

Provides additional focus on the development of the specialized knowledge, techniques, and skills related to business management and entrepreneurship, including areas such as finance, marketing, supply chain management, management of people and projects, and communication.

Energy Technology

Provides additional emphasis on the development of the knowledge, techniques, and skills related to the energy sector, including topics such as: surveying, land management, geographic information systems, property law, sustainability, ethics, and energy production and operations.

Multi-disciplinary Engineering Technology

Provides students with the opportunity to design a specialized and unique Area of Emphasis based on their individual career goals.

Nature of Program

This general Engineering Technology program provides graduates with instruction in technical and leadership skills necessary for manufacturing and industrial competitiveness and to enter careers in manufacturing process and systems design, operations, quality, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing and sustainability. It prepares graduates with knowledge, problem-solving ability and hands-on skills to enter careers related to design, installation, manufacturing, testing, technical sales, maintenance, improvement of integrated processes, and services within an organization. It draws upon specialized knowledge and skill in the mathematical, natural, physical and social sciences together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design, to design and fabricate products and specify, predict and evaluate the results to be obtained from integrated processes and systems.


This integrative, multi-disciplinary four-year degree program prepares students for a variety of careers in the manufacturing, energy, industrial, technical service sectors, and provides a foundation for future entrepreneurs.

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Laptop Computer Requirements for Engineering Technology Students

  • Windows 11 compatible
  • 16 GB RAM minimum (32 GB recommended)
  • I7 processor
  • 512 GB Hard Drive
  • Discrete Graphics*

*Engineering Technology students will be using SolidWorks extensively which requires a graphics card. Please see the SolidWorks link below to verify that the graphics card is compatible with SolidWorks:

Also, please note that several of the required software programs including SolidWorks will NOT run on Macs; therefore Macs should not be used for the Engineering Technology program.

Earn Certifications

Students completing this program earn industry certifications in Solidworks® (CSWA and CSWP) and Microsoft Word®, PowerPoint® and Excel® as they learn about and practice designing, building, testing, installing, maintaining and refining. Practical class projects, lab experiences and onsite industry engagement teach students to discover how to use the right materials, sensors, electric parts and processes to work, design and produce efficiently.

Solidworks Certification Badges for Associate and Professional Mechanical Design Certification icons for Microsoft Excel, Office, and Powerpoint

The Future Will Be Built By Those Who Are Willing To Go After It.

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For more information about the Engineering Technology program, contact Robin Hensel by email or by phone 304-293-0395.