Majors / Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology (B.S.)

Indiana State University


The University offers a bachelor of science (B.S.) degree in engineering technology.

Engineering Technology is a multidisciplinary program that provides a strong engineering technology background combined with the opportunity to specialize in one or more technology areas. Graduates possess the critical thinking skills and knowledge of various engineering technologies that are highly valued assets to employers in a wide variety of industries.

Coursework includes an engineering technology core that combines laboratory experiences with courses in engineering technology, mathematics, and science. In addition, students complete a concentration in one (or more) of the following areas:

  • Automotive engineering technology
  • Computer engineering technology
  • Electronics engineering technology
  • Mechanical engineering technology
  • Packaging engineering technology

Students also complete the University's Foundational Studies Program, which provides the knowledge students need in critical thinking, leadership, and interpersonal and communication skills.

The department offers small class sizes, which allow for individual attention. Coursework is centered in the University's John T. Myers Technology Center, which houses more than 20 state-of-the-art laboratories filled with up-to-date equipment and supplies. The University has student chapters for the Society of Automotive Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Institute of Packaging Professionals, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and Females in Technology.

Special Note: The University has a transfer agreement with Ivy Tech Community College that allows for seamless transfer of Ivy Tech's associate of science (A.S.) in engineering technology to ISU's bachelor of science (B.S.) in engineering technology. This agreement enables Ivy Tech students to study for two years at Ivy Tech then finish their final two years of coursework for their bachelor's at ISU. Selected courses in the program are available via online learning.

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Graduates of the Engineering Technology Program will be welcomed into a number of industries, especially in environments where employers require a broad spectrum of technical competencies and experiences. Those industries include robotics, automation, manufacturing, automotive, and energy, with starting salaries in excess of $55,000.


The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.

In addition, the College of Technology offers a variety of scholarships and awards.

Further Information

Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

College of Technology
Indiana State University
888-478-7003 (toll free)

Last updated: June 18, 2014

The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.

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