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All phases of manufacturing or construction require the conversion of new ideas and design concepts into the basic line language of graphics. Therefore, there are many areas (civil, mechanical, electrical, architectural and industrial) in which the skills of the CAD technicians play major roles in the design and development of new products or construction.
Engineering Design Technology Major
Graduation Date: 1988
Tabby Davis is making her mark in the traditionally male-dominated world of engineering. As a lead engineer for Product Applications at Eaton, Davis often finds herself the only woman in the room, providing technical training around the world.
Engineering design faculty meet with a program advisory board that is made up of employees from industrial and engineering companies in the region. These meetings help instructors stay aware of the training needs of local industry and ensure that students are getting the skillset needed for a career in today's job market.
After completing the program, you'll be qualified for positions like:
Advancement to positions in engineering or management is likely with experience and possibly further education.
All phases of manufacturing or construction require the conversion of new ideas and design concepts into the line language of engineering drawings. So there are many areas of engineering in which the skills of engineering design professionals play major roles in the planning and development of new products or construction.
In the Engineering Design Technology program, you'll learn to produce mechanical, architectural and electrical drawings both with traditional drafting machines and state-of-the-art, computer-aided drafting (CAD) systems. You'll also learn about the selection and design of industrial and mechanical systems.
Salary and career information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Students prepare for actual work situations through practical training in a new state-of-the-art, computer-designed CAD laboratory using Inventor, SOLIDWORKS and other advanced CAD software.
Coursework is strongly application-oriented and includes hands-on labs and project experiences. The senior year includes advanced CAD using 3D modeling and CAM systems.