Engineering technology faculty member Sandra Soto-Caban and two students use engineering equipment in the lab.

Engineering technology

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology program is ideal for prospective students who like to find solutions to problems, are interested in leadership roles and want to learn how things work.

Manufacturers worldwide are looking for employees who have these characteristics and possess skills that integrate business and leadership principles with engineering processes and technical knowledge. The engineering technology program, which includes a concentration in manufacturing, was developed with input from global manufacturers.

As part of Ohio State’s nationally ranked engineering college, engineering technology graduates are prepared for a manufacturing leadership role by knowing how to:

  • Apply appropriate engineering technologies and 21st-century tools
  • Analyze problems using a systems approach
  • Bring the needs of people into the equation
  • Use strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Employ effective business analysis of decisions in local and global contexts
  • On admission to the Ohio State Newark campus, students may enroll directly into the four-year engineering technology program.

Career opportunities in engineering technology

Engineering technology graduates will be well prepared for career opportunities in today's highly automated manufacturing industry.

Average salaries for engineering technology graduates range between $80,000 and $87,000 annually.

Engineering technology graduates will be prepared for a career in a manufacturing plant, consulting firm, or industrial and control and automation organization in a diverse number of industries. Sample career paths for an engineering technology graduate include:

  • Process engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Operational excellence team member
  • Operations supervisor
  • Process improvement leader

Experiences to make students marketable upon graduation

The Ohio State Newark campus offers a world-class engineering technology education in a personalized and cost-effective learning environment. Students receive hands-on lab experiences in our state-of the-art facilities and have the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research.

In addition, Ohio State Newark partners with regional manufacturers to offer immersive and applicable internship and senior capstone experiences. Engineering technology students can also join student chapters of nationally-recognized industry organizations including the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers or the Society of Women Engineers.

Additional information on the engineering technology program

Engineering technology news

Engineering professor stands between students who are seated at engineering equipment.

New Bachelor's in Engineering Technology Begins Autumn 2023

A new bachelor's degree to be offered at The Ohio State University at Newark will prepare graduates with skills needed for high-demand jobs in the state.
Sandra Soto-Caban

Sandra Soto-Cabán to Lead New Engineering Technology Degree

Veteran educator and program developer Sandra Soto-Cabán, PhD, is leading a new degree program at The Ohio State University at Newark for students seeking in-demand careers in manufacturing.