Engineering Technology


The Engineering Technology program focuses on the application of engineering and scientific concepts to manufacturing related industries. The program is designed to prepare graduates for industrial positions related to an engineering concentration area with an appropriately broad background for later advancement into management positions.

Students can concentrate their studies in these areas: 

  • Electrical » Learn to assist engineers and put ideas into action through knowledge of design, drafting, and technical skills.
  • Facilities » Learn demands for specialized work conditions within engineering aside from the ‘manufacturing plants’ that are commonly known.
  • Mechanical Design » Use physics and chemistry to design, manufacture and maintain various systems.
  • Plastics » Prepare for careers in processing, designing, developing, and manufacturing plastics products.
  • Production Operations » Learn to plan, coordinate and control an organization's resources to facilitate the production process.

High School Preparation


  • Applications Engineer
  • Associate Production Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Materials Manager
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Operations Supervisor
  • Plant Engineer
  • Processing Engineer
  • Product and Quality Control Production
  • Research and Development
  • Project Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Research and Development

Average beginning salary for UW-Stout graduates in this major — $50,000
98% employed in 2012–2013

View our Annual Employment Report for more details.

Explore Your Courses:

» Sample Freshman Schedule

Freshman English - Composition or Freshman English - Honors I
Elementary Statistics
General Economics or Principles of Economics
Introduction to Engineering Technology
Introduction to Engineering Materials
Introduction to Fluid Power

Freshman English – Reading or Freshman English – Honors II
Health and Physical Education
Technology Elective
Joining and Casting Processes
Electric Circuits

See our Undergraduate Bulletin for more information on these courses.

» Courses You May Take in the Major

Principles of Engineering Drawing
Drafting principles, concepts, and graphic language necessary to communicate technical information on industrial drawings through sketching, traditional drafting (TRAD) and computer (CAD) techniques.

Polymer Processes
Introduction to properties of plastic, elastomeric and fiber-reinforced composite materials and the processes used to manufacture products from them. Primary and secondary manufacturing processes used to convert wood-fiber materials into components and/or finished products.

Design for Industry
Industrial research and development experiences focusing on problems related to product development, innovation and problem solving, manual, semi-automatic and automatic production processes. Development and application of various systems for selection of materials and processing will be studied.

Production and Operations Management
A broad analytical "systems" viewpoint is used to develop competency in management decision-making and problem solving in an operations setting.

Packaging Fundamentals
Explore the purpose of packaging materials and manufacturing methods, including global perspectives, history, environment, market and consumer needs.

Computer Aided Manufacturing
Justification for and application of computer assistance in manufacturing process; machine process control, inventory and materials handling, robotics and automated assembly, product design and part grouping in relation to total manufacturing operation.

Mechanical Power Transmission
Fundamentals of mechanical power transmission: theory of operation, selection of components, suggestions for application, and analysis of systems.

Quality Management

Provides the managerial and technical knowledge necessary to prepare, document, manage, and evaluate quality systems from beginning design through system operation and post-delivery customer services within a product or service environment.

Mechanical Design Practicum
Practical application of mechanical design in a team project. Creativity, documentation standards, design for manufacturability, design analysis, team dynamics, communication skills, and finite element analysis are applied to an industrial standard in the design of a machine, system, or product.

Industrial Hydraulics
Theory, operation and construction of hydraulic systems and circuits; pumps, reservoirs, lines, control valves and actuators.


See our Undergraduate Bulletin for more information on these courses.


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Contact Information

John Schultz, Program Director
228D Jarvis Hall Technology Wing
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751-0790

Phone: 715/232-2348

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