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Engineering Technology

Degree: BS

Campus: Lima, Marion, Mansfield, Newark

College: Engineering

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

Ohio State's engineering technology program is designed to meet growing demand for graduates who possess manufacturing engineering technology skills that integrate business and leadership principles with engineering processes and technical knowledge.

Students in this program prepare for manufacturing leadership roles by learning 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 the Lima, Mansfield, Marion or Newark campuses, students may enroll directly in the engineering technology program.

Engineering technology students take courses in manufacturing processes, industrial controls and automation, electrical circuits, programming, robotics, project and operations management, lean manufacturing, and leadership and change management.

Students are encouraged to register with Engineering Career Services and work with regional campus career counselors to find internships and co-op jobs at regional manufacturers.

Engineering technology students may be interested in joining student chapters of industry organizations such as the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers or the Society of Women Engineers.

Graduates of the engineering technology program are valued for their understanding of production, systems, business and technology; their ability to work in diverse teams; and their ability to lead. They are prepared for employment as process and manufacturing engineers, maintenance and operations supervisors, process improvement leaders, and operational excellence team members. 

On average, recent engineering technology graduates earn between $80,000 and $87,000 annually. The median starting salary for new graduates ranges from $53,310 to $60,260 annually.

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