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Engineering Technology Career Opportunities

Description of the Major

Engineering Technology at ISU is an applied program that allows students to explore the integration of engineering principles and modern manufacturing technology. The courses in Engineering Technology focus on the management of people, processes, and materials through hands-on, application-oriented activities. As a result, our students are well equipped to become project managers after they graduate.

Skills & Knowledge Developed in this Field of Study

In general, the first two years at ISU are designed to provide you with the foundation of critical thinking skills necessary for a successful career. You take courses in the liberal arts, mathematics, and the physical sciences. Your junior and senior years are focused on the technical and managerial aspects of engineering technology including materials, advanced manufacturing processing (metals and plastics), automation (robotics and programmable controllers), quality control, process planning, "lean" principles, and project management.

Engineering Technology graduates perform many of the same jobs as mechanical engineers who are closely involved with production facilities. For example, as a product or process engineer, an engineering technology graduate may be responsible to select the appropriate engineering process or to design a production system to produce high quality products at competitive prices. As a project engineer, he or she may be responsible to coordinate new product development and the implementation of new production equipment.

Employment Opportunities

Career Titles

Graduates of the engineering technology program are actively recruited for leadership roles. Recent initial placement positions include the following:

  • Project Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer

Employers Who Have Hired Our Graduates

  • ABB Robotics
  • Advanced Drainage Systems
  • Allsteel
  • Baxter Healthcare
  • Bridgestone/Firestone Off Road Tire
  • Capsonic, Inc.
  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Custom Aluminum Products, Inc.
  • Eakas Corp.
  • Enercon Engineering
  • Genesis Systems Group
  • Hydro-Gear
  • IVP, Inc.
  • Matrix Design, Inc.
  • Renishaw
  • SMC Corporation
  • Supply Chain Services International
  • Wolf Robotics

Salary Statistics

The starting salary range from the previous year was $40,000 and $60,000.
Salary data is compiled from alumni surveys and graduate exit surveys. The salary range reported is dependent upon location and does not reflect the entire compensation package offered.


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