Engineering technicians use the principles and theories of science, engineering, and mathematics to solve technical problems in research and development, manufacturing, sales, construction, inspection, and maintenance. Engineering Technicians combine knowledge of mechanical engineering technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits to design, develop, test, and manufacture electronic and computer-controlled mechanical systems, such as robotic assembly machines.
The two-year program provides an application-oriented, electronic/manufacturing background, extensive hands-on laboratory experience, and the use of standard and specialized test equipment. This unique degree program is designed to convey relevant knowledge and industry skills needed to be job-ready in the high-tech workplace.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates will be able to:
1. Identify and apply appropriate safety procedures
2. Apply knowledge and skills in electrical systems
3. Apply knowledge and skills in mechanical systems
4. Apply knowledge and skills in creating program code
5. Analyze and apply specific manufacturing process procedures
6. Utilize statistical process control software and analyze results
7. Calculate Return of Investment (ROI) of automated equipment
Bemidji State University
Engineering technician openings abound across the country. According to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, the need for engineering, industrial engineering and mechanical engineering technicians to meet the long-term workforce needs is relatively high.
Process engineering technician, engineering support specialist, process controls engineer, manufacturing engineering technician.
Applied Engineering Technology, AAS - Program Planning Form (pdf)