College of Technology - Department of Engineering
Bowling Green State University’s Engineering Technology program prepares students for a dynamic career in today’s industrial society. Graduates are industrial leaders who manage people, equipment and production resources.
Engineering technology graduates are often called technologists to distinguish them from graduates of engineering programs. Many job titles show little distinction between technologists and engineers. Graduates of engineering technology and engineering programs complement each other in their skills and interests, and they team with technicians and scientists to promote technological advancement.
Engineering Technology Graduates go on to careers such as Design or Quality Engineers, Sales Engineers, Project Managers, Product Designers, Tool Design Managers, Application Process Engineers, Production Schedulers, Supply Quality Engineers, Quality Auditors and Managers, and Plant Managers.
- Applied hands-on curriculum
- Industry-oriented cooperative education work experience
- Applied scientific research
- Opportunity to work as a member of a team
Specific requirements can be found on the program checksheet. Students choose a specialization in either quality systems or mechanical design. All quality systems courses are taught online
The mechanical design specialization provides graduates with the skills for career success in designing and building mechanical systems and products in a wide range of industrial settings. Technical areas of work encompass hands-on use of CAD/CAM, analysis, design, fabrication, engineering process control and consulting.
Graduates who choose the quality systems specialization are key people in the process that takes the design engineer’s concept and specifications and helps to translate them into actual production of manufactured goods. Due to the rapidly changing nature of modern manufacturing, the quality systems graduate can expect to find diverse and challenging opportunities in both large and small industries and in areas that extend far beyond the traditional manufacturing environment.