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BS Design Engineering Technology

Trine University Student AchievementsThe Bachelor of Science in Design Engineering Technology provides you with knowledge and competencies in design, manufacturing, testing, technical sales, and maintenance industries. In addition, it satisfies an industry demand for engineering technicians.

The Experience

As an engineering technician, you will use principles and theories of science, engineering, and mathematics to solve technical problems in research and development, manufacturing, sales, construction, inspection and maintenance. You will gain the skills to specify, test, document, operate, sell or maintain engineering systems.

The Results

Graduates with the Bachelor of Science in Design Engineering Technology degree hold positions such as:

  • Associate Designer II
  • Body Structures Designer
  • Design Engineer
  • Development Engineer
  • Infrastructure Designer
  • Mechanical Estimator
  • Project Engineer
  • Process Technician
  • Process Support Engineer
  • Production Unit Leader
  • Quality Engineer
  • Senior Quality Technician
  • Vehicle Design Engineer


Additional Information

A Bachelor of Science in Design Engineering Technology degree requires 121 credit hours:

General Education - 42 credit hours

MA 113 College Algebra
MA 123 Trigonometry
MA 134 Calculus I
MA 253 Statistics
PH 154 College Physics I
PH 164 College Physics II
PSY 113 Psychology
ECO 213 Microeconomics
Humanities Elective - 6 credit hours

Additional courses - 7 credit hours

CH 144 Chemistry - Ideas and Applications
ECO 223 Macroeconomics

Course Requirements - 72 credit hours

ETD 101 Introduction to Engineering Technology
 or UE 111 Adult Learning Orientation
ETD 103 Basic Technical Drawing
ETD 113 Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
ETD 123 Manufacturing Materials & Processes
ETD 163 Environmental Health & Safety
ETD 173 Computer-Aided 3D Modeling
ETD 203 Basic Mechanisms
ETD 233 Engineering & Manufacturing Systems
ETD 263 Design, Analysis, & Prototyping
ETD 273 Electrical Fundamentals
ETD 313 Design for Manufacture and Assembly
ETD 333 Statics & Strength of Materials
ETD 363 Elements of Machines
ETD 433 Computer Numerical Control
ETD 463 Senior Design Project I
ETD 473 Senior Design Project II
COM 213 Business Communication
EGR 453 Advanced Parametric Design
INF 103 Information Applications
MGT 333 Supervision
MGT 353 Designing Operations
MGT 363 Organizational Behavior
MGT 413 Management of Quality
Department Approved Elective - 2 credit hours minimum
300/400 Department Approved Elective - 3 credit hours

For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog.


This program is available on campus at the Angola Education Center and online.
Information about tuition can be found at Cost and Investment.