B.S. Engineering Technology

Are you interested in technology and management? Concentrations in Mechanical Design, Industrial Automation and Production Operations prepare you for a wide range of careers.
Degree Type Bachelor of Science
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UW-Stout's Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology (ET) provides you with a unique career advantage with four engineering concentrations in Industrial Automation (begins Fall 2020), Mechanical Design, Plastics, and Production Operation. These concentrations share common technical courses that allow you to switch or add a second concentration. The program's applied laboratory and theoretical education develop engineering technologists who are:

  • In-demand by employers in their respective engineering technology discipline
  • Recognized for their ability to apply technology expertise in their discipline
  • Recognized for their leadership and teamwork skills
  • Demonstrating continued career growth and professional development
UW-Stout's B.S. Engineering Technology degree offers you the choice to specialize in one of four engineering areas: electrical, mechanical design, plastics and production operation / UW-Stout

Established in the 1950s, the Engineering Technology program collaborates with an industry advisory board to stay up-to-date on design, production, automation, manufacturing and application-related trends. Our faculty has industrial experience in their specialized fields of mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, electrical engineering, project management and production operations.

A broad technical core stresses applied laboratory experiences. Your theoretical education is based on the practical experiences of your professors, all of whom have industrial experience in their specialized fields. The strong professional studies area provides you with the foundations you need for a future management career track.

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UW-Stout's reputation with industry has been built on the outstanding performance of previous graduates, who creatively solve problems analytically and are skilled in the materials, processes, systems, and technologies of design, development and production.

Technology affects many aspects of our daily lives, and the majority of us take it for granted. However, the quality of life we enjoy is a direct result of efficient and highly developed technical goods, services and products. There is an ever-increasing demand for talented individuals in this high-growth field. Are you one of them?

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Preparing for Engineering Technology

As a student in the Engineering Technology program, you must have an aptitude for science and mathematics. We encourage you to take upper-level math courses in high school, including algebra and calculus.

Your future career will also include collaboration, economic considerations, creative problem solving and your ability to feel comfortable wearing many hats. So, bring along curiosity, a critical mind and a willingness to work hard.

Starting Out in Engineering Technology

The first year of your program will include program and general education courses – depending on the concentration you have chosen. You will take engineering fundamentals in addition to English composition, calculus and physics courses.

As You Progress

As you progress in your program you will learn and apply manufacturing techniques as well as design and planning strategies. Industry trends show an increasing demand for graduates who are technically competent and can perform well in corporate and team environments. Interpersonal competencies and communication skills are integrated within the technical content.

A co-op or field experience is required. Students can complete this requirement during the summer after the sophomore or junior year. An impressive number of employers is visiting campus every semester during the UW Stout Career Conference – this gives students the opportunity to interview for positions. Several student organizations provide you with additional professional and technical experiences as well as the chance to develop your leadership skills and professional network.

Objectives & Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

The Engineering Technology program develops engineering technologists who are:

  • In demand by employers in their respective engineering technology discipline
  • Recognized for their ability to apply technology expertise in their discipline
  • Recognized for their leadership and teamwork skills
  • Demonstrating continued career growth and professional development

Engineering Technology Student Outcome Criteria

UW-Stout Engineering Technology program graduates will have:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  2. an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  3. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  4. an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
  5. an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

In addition, graduates will have:

  • an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
  • an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
  • a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement;
  • a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
Career Opportunities

Engineering Technology graduates are in demand by local, national and international industries. The program’s comprehensive and application focused curriculum is preparing students well for a range of career opportunities. The employment of graduates is consistently 95% or above.

Typical job titles:

  • Application Engineer
  • Controls Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Control Supervisor
  • Tooling Engineer

Where graduates work:

  • Andersen Corporation
  • Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.
  • Deere & Company
  • Fastenal Company
  • Greenheck
  • Hutchinson Technology, Inc.
  • IBM
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Klein Tools, Inc.
  • Kohler Co.
  • Lockheed
  • Medtronic
  • Midwest Manufacturing
  • Phillips-Medisize Corporation
  • Polaris Industries
  • Prent Corporation
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Stratasys, Ltd.
  • Trane Inc.
  • Wausau Window & Wall
  • Waupaca Foundry, Inc.
ET Advisory Committee Members

2019-2020 ET Advisory Committee

Kenan

Baltaci

Associate Professor

CSTEMM, Engineering & Technology Dept.

Chris

Bladl

Vice President Product Development

Prent, Thermoforming

Scott

Bowe

Engineering Manager

Andersen Corporation

Ryan

Fuhr

Chief Technology Officer

Advanced Molding Technologies 

Thomas

Hanegraaf

Senior CAID Specialist, Project Engineer and Designer

Polaris Industries

Monika

Herrmann

Associate Professor

CSTEMM, Engineering & Technology Dept.

Harry

Janke

Vice President Design / Engineering

Ashley Furniture

Jerry

Johnson

Professor

Engineering & Technology Dept.

Alex

Jordan

Assistant Professor

CSTEMM, Engineering & Technology Dept.

Kiara

McChesney

Manufacturing Quality Engineer

Rockwell Automation

Lincoln

O'Brien

Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Waupaca Foundry, Inc.

Kris

Olynick

Project Engineer

Waupaca Foundry, Inc.

Carl

Ottestad

Applications Engineer

Fastenal Company

Tom

Plante

Vice President, Operations & Product Development

RAVE Sports

Greg

Radtke

Vice President, General Manager

Hearth and Home Technologies

Scott

Samp

Senior Program Manager

Phillips Medisize

Anne

Schmitz

Assistant Professor

CSTEMM, Engineering & Technology Dept.

John

Schultz

Assistant Professor

CSTEMM, Engineering & Technology Dept.

Greg

Slupe

Assistant Professor

CSTEMM, Engineering & Technology Dept.

Taylor

Smith

Product Development Engineer

Greenheck Fan Corp.

Scott

Springer

Professor

CSTEMM, Engineering & Technology Dept.

Ron

Thomas

Senior Management Engineer

Stout Technology Transfer Institute

Jared

Wesenick

President

Compound Dynamics LLC

ET Advisory Board Testimonials

Scott Bowe, ET Advisory Board Member

"I enjoy helping people and want to help prepare students for what they want in their careers.”
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