The Engineering Technology program is part of the Department of Engineering Technologies in the BGSU College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering.

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Engineering Technology

If you want to take theoretical engineering ideas and translate them into actual products and solutions, then engineering technology is the program for you. This program prepares students for a dynamic career in today’s industrial society. Graduates are industrial leaders who manage people, equipment and production resources.

The engineering technology program has a hands-on curriculum that introduces students to an industry-oriented cooperative education. This allows students the opportunity to work as a member of a team while gaining transferable skills and research knowledge.

Quality classroom experiences

Combining classroom and hands-on learning, engineering technology emphasizes practical experience including semester-long, paid cooperative education work assignments. Graduates gain related work experience and many secure their first high paying job with a co-op employer.

Stand Out in courses like

  • Machine Design
  • Solid Modeling
  • CAM & Rapid Prototyping
  • Advanced Simulation and Analysis
  • Six Sigma Systems


The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology degree requires a minimum of 124 program hours: 12 hours of cooperative education, 48 hours of engineering technology core, 9 hours of specialization courses in mechanical design or quality systems, and 39-42 hours in other required courses. Students choose a specialization in either quality systems or mechanical design. All quality systems courses are taught online.


Quality Systems
Takes design engineer’s concept to help to translate them into actual production of manufactured goods. Due to the rapidly changing nature of modern manufacturing, graduates can expect to find diverse and challenging opportunities in areas that extend far beyond the traditional manufacturing environment.

The engineering technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Internships and Careers

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.

Average Starting Salary & BGSU Placement Rate

$61,667* — Engineering Technology graduates average starting salary according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

100% of Engineering Technology graduates report they're employed, in graduate school or starting a business within six months of graduation.

(BGSU data compiled from students who completed the related questions on the graduation survey.)

GO FAR in your career

  • Design Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Product Designer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Plant Manager

College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering Admissions

The students in the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering are acquiring skills that make them marketable in a variety of careers including construction management. With two to three co-op experiences required and classroom settings with a mix of lectures and hands-on experience, our students' job attainment rate is exceptional.

Learning Outcomes

The following student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students attain as they progress through the Engineering Technology [ENGT] program:

  • Student Outcome 1: ENGT graduates from BGSU will be capable of applying principles of mathematics and applied science to perform technical calculations and solve technical problems of the types commonly encountered in engineering technology professional experiences.
  • Student Outcome 2: ENGT graduates from BGSU will be capable of identifying, formulating, and presenting creative solutions to technical problems within the engineering technology profession.
  • Student Outcome 3: ENGT graduates from BGSU will be capable of performing analytical measurements in a laboratory setting through the use of scientific instrumentation, analyze acquired data using state-of-the-art statistical software, and write technical reports based on experimental results explaining the significance of the findings.
  • Student Outcome 4: ENGT graduates from BGSU will achieve ethical and professional standards of behavior based on knowledge of contemporary issues and demonstrate expertise in critical thinking and decision making relative to a global society.
  • Student Outcome 5: ENGT graduates from BGSU will understand the need for maintaining and improving professional and technical skills throughout their careers.
  • Student Outcome 6: ENGT graduates from BGSU will be able to communicate and function effectively in diverse, multi-disciplinary teams and others to achieve the goals of the organization.

Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET) and is in good standing.

More information on accreditation

Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Engineering Technology program does not lead to professional licensure.

More information on professional licensure

Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Engineering Technology program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.

* Job placement and salary information was compiled by the Office of Academic Assessment through the Graduation Survey from AY2015-2018. The data are gathered around the time of Commencement and a follow-up survey six months post Commencement. For the salary question, data for programs with fewer than fifteen responses are not included. Salaries for those programs are from the National Association of Colleges and Employers Summer 2019 Survey. For questions regarding the data, contact