The Design Engineering Technology program at Trine University engages students by providing hands-on use of leading edge technology. The program is well recognized in the industry as demanding and is known for equipping talented and very creative design engineers who are ready to contribute. The degree incorporates industry leading design software packages including NX, FeatureCam, AutoCAD and SolidWorks into the applied engineering coursework.
Nathan Scroggins, senior in Design Engineering Technology
Program elements are presented within a broad conceptual base of design engineering, manufacturing, quality, and management systems which allow students to choose minors in plastics engineering, business, or management.
Engineering Technologists meet the tough demands of the global workplace.
You will be guided by faculty with relevant industry experience that apply engineering concepts through hands-on lab experiences. You will participate in an abundance of group projects and many of our students pursue internships and co-ops. Students enjoy the most modern, advanced resources that include a plastics engineering and processing center, plastics testing lab, advanced manufacturing lab, Rapid Prototyping lab, and state-of-the-art computer centers and classrooms.
The great success of our alumni in industry demonstrates the tremendous value of the broad educational, technical, and business-related opportunities the program offers. The placement rates of 95-100 percent and starting salaries that average $55,000.00, with many approaching $70,000.00, continue to show the great return on this investment in your future. The high quality of the program continues to prepare students to enter and succeed in various industries including aerospace, automotive, plastics, biomedical and many others with a wide variety of specializations and leadership roles.