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Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

Engineering Technology, BS

This multidisciplinary program prepares you for high-demand careers in the manufacturing, energy, industrial and technical service sectors.

Hands-on learning begins your first semester and continues through the program. You'll participate in practical class projects, lab experiences and industry experiences with real-world professionals.

This program prepares you to enter careers in manufacturing process and systems design, operations, quality, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing and sustainability.

Graduates are eligible for professional registration in many states, including West Virginia, Ohio and Virginia.

Your Degree Plan


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Engineering Technology provides a multidisciplinary overview of engineering technology with a general focus on manufacturing.

Tailor this major to your interests by focusing your coursework in one of these areas:

  • Energy Technology

    Provides additional emphasis on the development of the knowledge, techniques and skills related to the energy sector, including topics such as: surveying, land management, geographic information systems, property law, sustainability, ethics and energy production and operations.

  • Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship

    Provides additional focus on the development of the specialized knowledge, techniques and skills related to business management and entrepreneurship, including areas such as finance, marketing, supply chain management, management of people and projects, and communication.

  • Industrial Engineering Technology

    Provides additional focus on the knowledge, techniques, and skills necessary for the design, installation, maintenance and improvement of integrated processes and the resulting products or services within an organization.

  • Mechanical Engineering Technology

    Provides additional focus on how things work, how they are made, their material properties and the realization that most mechanical components and assemblies become parts of complex systems.

  • Multi-Disciplinary Engineering Technology

    Provides students with the opportunity to design a specialized and unique area of emphasis based on their individual career goals.

Take advantage of special options related to this major:

  • Honors

    Expand your curiosity — and enhance your curriculum — through the WVU Honors College. Two programs are offered: Honors Foundations for first- and second-year students and Honors EXCEL for third- and fourth-year students.

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Learn by Doing

Learning happens outside the classroom. Get involved.

Engineering Technology students earn industry certifications in Solidworks (CSWA and CSWP) and Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel as they learn about and practice designing, building, testing, installing, maintaining and refining.

Practical class projects, lab experiences and on-site industry engagement teach students to discover how to use the right materials, sensors, electric parts and processes to work, design and produce efficiently.

Live, study and pursue outside-the-classroom learning in a residence hall community that shares your interests:

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What you learn outside of the classroom is just as important as what you learn during class. We’ll help you follow your curiosity.

Careers and Outcomes

How does this degree prepare students for a career?

Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other

All engineering technologists and technicians, except drafters, not listed separately.

Median Salary: $73,500

Possible job titles include: .

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Common questions and answers about Engineering Technology.

  1. Graduates usually pursue hands-on jobs, like product design, manufacturing, laboratory testing, construction or technical services. Job openings are abundant in West Virginia and across the country.

    Companies that hire engineering technology graduates include Boeing, CTL, TRIAD, CEC, March-Westin, First Energy Corp, Shentel, Ford, GM, Toyota, Aurora Flight Services, Northrup Grumman, FedEx Ground, Anderson Windows and Doors, American Electric Power, Lincoln Electric, 3M, Los Alamos National Lab, Eaton, Duke Energy, Oceaneering and Spherion.

  2. It takes four years to complete the Engineering Technology bachelor's degree program.

  3. Traditional engineering is primarily concerned with research and development. It involves a higher level of math and is much more theoretical, whereas engineering technology focuses more on applying theories.

    Someone with an engineering technology degree — like an engineering technician — is really the person who is practicing in the field. For instance, let's say you work for a cell phone company. You may have an engineer who designs the antenna arrays and phone parts, but if you're the engineering technician you’re going to take those designs and implement them until the phone works correctly. If you're looking for a career that is more vocational rather than theoretical, and you want to be involved when it comes to deploying designs and equipment or troubleshooting and repairing technologies, then engineering technology may be a good fit for you because that’s often the kind of work you’ll do in the field.

Places and Spaces

Learn about all of the places and spaces you'll learn in.

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Lane Innovation Hub

The engineering technology program will take advantage of the Statler College Lane Innovation Hub, a state-of-the-art facility, where students will gain real-world experience by learning how to operate industry standard machinery and equipment found in the space.

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Admission Requirements

To be admitted to WVU's Engineering Technology major, first-time freshmen must meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2024-25 academic year. They also must meet one of the following admission requirements. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

Tuition and Aid

How much does Engineering Technology at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates are available on our tuition website. Anyone who is not a current West Virginia resident, including international students, will be charged non-resident rates.

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Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending WVU in addition to university scholarships.

Extra Merit-based Scholarships

Incoming freshmen to the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources may qualify for Innovators scholarships based on GPA. No additional application is necessary. These scholarships are in addition to University scholarships.

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Financial Aid

The most important step toward funding your future with financial aid for the Engineering Technology major is submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU.

Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

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