B.S. Engineering Technology

Are you interested in technology and management? Concentrations in Mechanical Design, Electrical and Production Operations prepare you to succeed in a wide range of careers.
Degree Type Bachelor of Science
Delivery On Campus

UW-Stout's Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology provides you with a unique career advantage with four engineering concentrations in Electrical, Mechanical Design, Plastics and Production Operation. These concentrations share common technical courses that allow you to switch or add a second concentration. The program's applied laboratory and theoretical education develop 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
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

Established in the 1950s, the Engineering Technology program collaborates with an industry advisory board to stay up-to-date on design, production, automation, manufacturing and application-related trends. Our faculty has industrial experience in their specialized fields of mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, electrical engineering, project management and production operations.

A broad technical core stresses applied laboratory experiences. Your theoretical education is based on the practical experiences of your professors, all of whom have industrial experience in their specialized fields. The strong professional studies area provides you with the foundations you need for a future management career track.

StoutStories: Dillon Hopke

As he started his new studies in mechanical engineering, Hopke’s interests expanded and he took on a second degree.
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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.

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?

Cora Martell

I knew I wanted to do engineering because I really liked math, and I was told that mechanical and manufacturing would be a little bit more theoretical.
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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.
ET Advisory Board Members

2018 ET Advisory Board

Monika  Herrmann Program Director CSTEMM, Engineering and Technology Dept. 
Sundar Ananthasivan Vice President of Engineering and R & D Wausau Window and Wall Systems
Kenan  Baltaci Assistant Professor CSTEMM, Engineering and Technology Dept. 
Chris  Bendel Associate Dean CSTEMM
Chris  Bladl Vice President, Product Development Product Development at Prent
Chuck Bomar Dean CSTEMM
Scott Bowe Professional in the Field Andersen Corporation
Tom  Bugni Strategic Sourcing Manager Greenheck Fan Corp.
Kevin  Dietsche Lecturer CSTEMM, Engineering and Technology Dept. 
Lori Foix Mechanical Engineer Airborne Athletics
Ryan Fuhr Chief Technology Officer Advanced Molding Technologies  
Jeff  Genelin Professional in the Field Industrial Packaging Corporation
Harry Janke Professional in the Field Ashley
Jerry  Johnson Professor CSTEMM, Engineering and Technology Dept. 
Alex Jordan Assistant Professor CSTEMM, Engineering and Technology Dept. 
Kiara McChesney Manufacturing Quality Engineer Rockwell Automation
Jason McDonald Mechanical Design Engineer Sound Devices
Michael  Miller Manufacturing Engineer / Six sigma Consult Hutchinson Technology Inc.
Gindy Neidermyer Associate Dean CSTEMM
Lincoln  O'Brien Manager of Manufacturing Engineering Waupaca Foundry, Inc.
Carl Ottestad Applications Engineer Fastenal Company
Tom  Plante Vice President, Operations & Product Development RAVE Sports
Greg  Radtke Vice President, General Manager Hearth and Home Technologies
Dylan Reidt Engineering Technology Program Student UW-Stout
Jordan Reidt Professional in the Field Ashley Furniture
Scott Samp Sr. Program Manager Phillips Medisize
Anne Schmitz   Engineering & Technology Dept.
John Schultz Assistant Professor CSTEMM, Engineering and Technology Dept. 
Greg  Slupe Machine Tooling Technics Instructor Chippewa Valley Technical College
Scott  Springer Professor CSTEMM, Engineering and Technology Dept. 
Ron Thomas   Stout Technology Transfer Institute
Jared  Wesenick Professional in the Field, Manager International Manufacturing at Greenheck Fan Corp.
Steve Yahr Professional in Field, FAB Lab Director Three Lakes School District
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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“I chose this major because its engineering applied to real life scenarios and problems."
Theodore Simpson B.S. Engineering Technology
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