Engineering Design Technology

Engineering design technology professionals use computer-aided design, computer-aided engineering, and computer-aided manufacturing to analyze the overall worth of a potential product and to help in the assembly of a product by graphically documenting its parts.

Engineering design technology saves companies time and money. Many products that we use today have been designed and tested before manufacturing takes place. At Western Michigan University, you will learn this process on a variety of state-of-the-art CAD systems, and you will practice testing designs for usefulness using a wide variety of analysis systems. The equipment and software our students use directly contribute to developing the technical skills employers desire from graduates in this field.

Beyond the classroom

In addition to developing the skills employers seek, you will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on projects with local industry, qualify for our departmental scholarships, and become a member of the Sunseeker solar racing team or one of our registered student organizations, such as Tau Alpha Pi.

After you graduate

Recent WMU graduates with degrees in engineering design technology are working as:

  • Product designers
  • Documentation and standards supervisors
  • Technical publication specialists
  • CAD managers
  • Mechanical engineers

Among the companies they work for are:

  • DaimlerChrysler
  • Haworth
  • Johnson Controls
  • Eaton Corporation

Where is this program offered?

  • Kalamazoo