B.S. Engineering Technology

Build a career in technology and management with degree concentrations in mechanical design, industrial automation and production operations.
Degree Type Bachelor of Science
Careers & Salaries Career Outcomes
Delivery On Campus

Innovate & Lead in a Technical World.

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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100% of Graduates Are Employed or Continuing Education.

Established in the 1950s, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Engineering Technology provides a broad technical core that stresses applied laboratory experiences, as well as a strong professional studies that prepare you with the foundations for a future management career track. 

UW-Stout's B.S. Engineering Technology is ABET Accredited.

UW-Stout's Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

At UW-Stout, your academic journey is powered by the hands-on expertise of our faculty, who are more than educators. They're industry experts. Their rich experience in mechanical, manufacturing and electrical engineering, coupled with insights into project management and production operations, brings a dynamic edge to your learning. Collaborating closely with an industry advisory board, they ensure your education is a blend of cutting-edge trends and practical skills in design, production, automation, and manufacturing that prepares you to do more on day one of your career.

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

Career-Defining Curriculum.

The program's applied laboratory and theoretical education develop engineering technologists who are:

  • Prized 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

Program Overview

View program plans, credit requirements and course descriptions.



View the dual-level program plan that provides students within the B.S. Engineering Technology program the opportunity to apply to the M.S. Operations & Supply Management program and earn a Master’s degree.


Degree Concentrations

UW-Stout's Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology (ET) provides you with a unique career advantage with four engineering concentrations. These concentrations share common technical courses that allow you to switch or add a second concentration.

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Learn Hands-on in Lab-Based Settings

Research & Development Prototyping Lab

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Robotics Lab

The Robotics Lab at UW-Stout offers engineering students the ability to get hands-on with robotics and automation.
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A Legacy of Graduate Success

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.

"The Engineering Technology program boosted my creativity, communication, and technical skills. I met so many people that were creative like me and had many of the same values and aspirations."

-- Teddy Simpson
B.S. Engineering Technology
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.
Program Advisory Committee

Program Advisory Committee Members

Kenan BaltaciAssistant ProfessorUW-Stout 
Chris BendelAssociate DeanUW- Stout 
Chris BladlVice President, Product DevelopmentPrent
ScottBoweEngineering ManagerAnderson Corporation
KevinDietscheAssistant ProfessorUW-Stout 
DavidDingDirector, School of EngineeringUW Stout 
Daniel FreedmanDean, College of STEMMUW Stout
RyanFuhrChief Technology OfficerAdvanced Molding Technologies  
AbhiGhoshEngineering Technology Program DirectorUW-Stout 
OaiHa Assistant ProfessorUW-Stout 
Ria HaasRegistar OfficeUW Stout
Tom HanegraafSenior CAID Specialist, Project Engineer and DesignerPolaris
Monika HerrmannAssociate ProfessorUW-Stout 
HarryJankeVice President Design / EngineeringAshley Furniture
AlexJordanAssistant ProfessorUW-Stout 
KiaraMcChesneyLean Value Stream Engineer3M
Lincoln O'BrienManager of Manufacturing EngineeringWaupaca Foundry, Inc.
KrisOlynickProject EngineerWaupaca Foundry, Inc.
CarlOttestadApplications EngineerFastenal Company
Tom PlanteVice President, Operations & Product DevelopmentRAVE Sports
Greg RadtkeVice President, General ManagerHearth and Home Technologies
JeffRotering Ashley Furniture
ScottSampSr. Program ManagerPhillips Medisize
Greg SlupeAssistant ProfessorUW-Stout 
TaylorSmithProduct Development EngineerGreenheck Fan Corp.
DavidSperlingAccount ManagerBRIGHT Research Partners
RonThomasSenior Management EngineerStout Technology Transfer Institute
Jared WesenickPresidentCompound 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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