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Engineering Technology

Option 3 Industrial Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Science Degree

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University of Central Missouri's Engineering Technology degree allows students to specialize in one of the following option areas: Electronics Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering Technology, and Civil Engineering Technology.

Engineering technologists use the principles and theories of science, engineering, and mathematics to solve technical problems in design, sales, construction, electronics, research and development, and/or manufacturing. Their work is more practically oriented than that of engineers and emphasizes solving industrial problems using engineering theories.

Engineering technologists work in quality control, inspecting products and processes, conducting tests, or collecting data. In industry, they may assist in product design, bridge and highway design, infrastructure project administration, development or production.

Engineering technologists who work in research and development build or set up equipment, prepare and conduct experiments, collect data, calculate or record results, and help engineers or scientists in other ways, such as making prototype versions of newly designed equipment. They also assist in design work, often using computer-aided design (CAD) equipment.

Most engineering technologists specialize in certain areas of industry, learning skills, and working in the same disciplines as engineers. Graduates of this program will be proficient in materials, processes, current technologies, applied calculus, applied science, communications, and an area of technical specialization as identified in the program of study.

Career Opportunities

Graduates in the engineering technology program work in a variety of fields. They may work in research and development, quality control, product design, production, data collection, testing, electronics manufacturing, networking, broadcasting, and/or computer software/hardware systems, and infrastructure construction.

The flexibility of UCM's Engineering Technology degree program allows students to specialize in the option area of their choice. Career opportunities are excellent.

Student Involvement

Several student organizations relate to this degree program. The student chapter of the American Design Drafting Association and the American Institute of Building Design relates to the Mechanical Option. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) chapter relates to the Industrial Engineering Option. The Student Organization of Construction Managers (SOCM) relates to the Civil Engineering Technology Option.

Career Services

UCM's Office of Career Services assists students seeking internships, summer and campus jobs, part-time, and full-time employment. They also provide assistance with writing cover letters and resumes and offer a career library, mock interviews, and career counseling. The office also serves representatives of business, government, industry, and education who are looking for prospective employees. Over 700 employers visit UCM each year to conduct interviews on campus. Career Services may be reached at 660-543-4985 or Visit their website at

Scholarships & Financial Aid

UCM's Student Financial Services Office offers nearly $7 million in merit-based scholarships each year to students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, special talents, or potential in a specific field of study. The primary mission of the office is to help students and their families identify and apply for appropriate financial resources to help pay the educational and living expenses they'll incur to attend UCM. Student Financial Services may be reached at 660-543-8266 or visit their website at

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