Design Engineering Technology


Why choose Design Engineering Technology at WSU?

  • Students in the program have access to three large labs where the latest computer applications run on up-to-date computers.
  • Students can explore applications in 3D modeling, CAD/CAM, Building Information Modeling (BIM), graphical presentations and animation.
  • The program implements cutting-edge technologies used by industry, including such applications as: AutoCAD, 3D StudioMax, CATIA, SolidWorks and REVIT.
  • Senior project classes give students an opportunity for real-life experience in the area of industrial graphics.

What degrees/certificates are available?

Bachelor of Science (BS) Design Engineering Technology

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Design Engineering Technology

DET AAS and BS Suggested Course Sequence

What courses are offered through online/distance learning?

For a complete listing of online and independent study courses, click here.

What are the employment opportunities?

Design Engineering Technology graduates are qualified for a wide variety of positions in the design drafting industry. Graduates work for engineering and architectural firms; manufacturing industries; research, construction and development companies; and cities, counties, state and federal governments. WSU graduates work for companies such as AutoLiv, Parker Hannifin, L3 Communications, WestTech Engineering, FFKR Architects, Turner Construction, Ivory Homes, and Nilson Homes.

Starting Salaries

Starting salaries vary depending on the region, workplace and skill level. Graduates with a bachelor of science degree can expect to earn $45,000-$52,000. Associate degree graduates can expect starting salaries of $30,000-$35,000. For more information, go to Career Services.



What will I learn in the program?

You will be prepared to work in the creation of engineering and architectural drawings and models, technical manuals, reports, presentations, technical illustrations, interactive multimedia and animations for industry. You will prepare working drawings from design layouts, sketches and verbal instructions, using computer-aided design systems. You will complete single-detail drawings and drawing changes. Practical experience gained through internships and cooperative placements enhances classroom learning.


  Summer Hours
Please email program coordinator.



  Building location
  Weber State University
  Engineering Technology       Bldg.
  Room 214
  Ogden, Utah

  Mailing address
  Design Engr Tech
  Weber State University
  1447 Edvalson St Dept 1802
  Ogden, UT 84408-1802

Major Change
Email Pat DeJong your name, w#, and major.


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