Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology
The bachelor of science in engineering technology program is ideal for prospective students who like to find solutions to problems, are interested in leadership roles and want to learn how things work. Manufacturers worldwide are looking for employees who have these characteristics and possess skills that integrate business and leadership principles with engineering processes and technical knowledge. The engineering technology program, which includes a concentration in manufacturing, was developed with input from global manufacturers.
As part of Ohio State’s nationally-ranked engineering college, engineering technology graduates are prepared for a manufacturing leadership role by knowing how 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 Ohio State Lima campus, students may enroll directly into the four-year engineering technology program. Current students can find out how to enroll in the program by speaking with their academic advisor.
Career opportunities in engineering technology
Engineering technology graduates will be well prepared for career opportunities in today's highly-automated manufacturing industry.
Average salaries for engineering technology graduates range between $80,000 and $87,000 annually.
Engineering technology graduates will be prepared for a career in a manufacturing plant, consulting firm, or industrial and control and automation organization in a diverse number of industries. Sample career paths for an engineering technology graduate include:
- Process engineer
- Manufacturing engineer
- Operational excellence team member
- Operations supervisor
- Process improvement leader
Experiences to make students marketable upon graduation
The Ohio State Lima campus offers a world-class engineering technology education in a personalized and cost-effective learning environment. Students receive hands-on lab experiences in our state-of the-art facilities and have the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research.
In addition, Ohio State Lima partners with regional manufacturers to offer immersive and applicable internship and senior capstone experiences. Engineering technology students can also join student chapters of nationally-recognized industry organizations including the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers or the Society of Women Engineers.
Additional information on 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.
Engineering technology students will have the opportunity to learn in world-class facilities including the Life and Physical Sciences Building.
Engineering technology students are taught by faculty who are respected in their fields. With smaller class sizes, students will get to know their faculty and will receive personalized attention.
Ohio State regional campuses offer new engineering technology program
A new bachelor’s degree program to be offered on The Ohio State University’s regional campuses will prepare graduates with skills needed for high-demand jobs in the state: business-oriented engineering leaders to run the factories of tomorrow.
The university’s Board of Trustees voted in May to approve the bachelor of science in engineering technology with a concentration in manufacturing. In partnership with the College of Engineering, the degree will be offered beginning in autumn 2020 on the Lima, Mansfield and Marion campuses, and tentatively is set to begin on the Newark campus in autumn 2023.