Engineering Technology (B.S.)


The University’s online bachelor of science (B.S.) in engineering technology provides the critical thinking skills and knowledge of engineering technologies that are highly valued assets to employers in a wide variety of industries.

The Engineering Technology Program emphasizes the application of specific engineering techniques. Coursework includes a solid core of required courses in mechanical engineering technology, electronics technology, manufacturing engineering technology, and safety management. In addition, students complete required mathematics and science courses and directed electives selected in consultation with advisor.

Areas of study include:

  • Materials, Processes, and Testing
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Applied Statics
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Applied Mechanisms
  • Quality Systems and Tools
  • Economic Analysis
  • Strength of Materials
  • Research and Development in Engineering and Technology

Students also complete the University's Foundational Studies Program, which provides the knowledge students need in critical thinking, leadership, and interpersonal and communication skills.

The department offers small class sizes, which allow for individual attention. The University has student chapters for the Society of Automotive Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Institute of Packaging Professionals, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and Females in Technology.

The program can be completed in four years (full time) if the student follows our program of study. Students also have the option of part-time study. Previously earned college credit can be applied toward completion of the program per these transfer guidelines.

The Engineering Technology Program is open to eligible students in the U.S. (including the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories). The program also is open to students in Canada (all provinces). The program is closed to students residing in countries other than the U.S. and Canada except for U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.

Required Courses


Graduates of the Engineering Technology Program will be welcomed into a number of industries, especially in environments where employers require a broad spectrum of technical competencies and experiences. Those industries include robotics, automation, manufacturing, automotive, and energy, with starting salaries in excess of $55,000.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.

Further Information

For further information and assistance, contact:

Indiana State Online
(812) 237-2345


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.