Design and Engineering Technology

Prepare for a career in a variety of engineering-related fields in M State's Design and Engineering Technology degree and diploma programs.


WDS iconTechnicians trained in Design and Engineering Technology at M State are in demand in a wide range of jobs related to manufacturing and engineering throughout the region. Students use multiple two- and three-dimensional software platforms to generate drawings of parts, assemblies and layouts and other manufacturing and construction-related documentation needed by employers. The curriculum uses 3D printing, 3D scanning and rapid prototyping for transforming student designs from computer models to three-dimensional solids.

Program options, both taught on the Moorhead campus, are a 66-credit AAS degree and a 60-credit diploma.

Here's what you'll learn

  • Use of multiple software platforms to produce engineering drawings and documentation that conform to industry standards
  • Use of designs, processes and materials used in various engineering and manufacturing disciplines
  • Application of discipline-specific principles for creating functionally accurate and working designs
  • Use of mathematical equations related to drafting and design

Articulation agreements

Articulation agreements with Minnesota State University Moorhead allow graduates of M State's Design and Engineering Technology degree program to transfer into a bachelor's degree program in Operations Management at MSUM.

Computer requirements

Many M State programs have specific computer requirements. Check here to see the requirements for this program.



Christopher Tuinstra

Christopher Tuinstra

Design and Engineering Technology

I chose M State because they have a program that fits me perfectly, and it’s within driving distance of my home. I was working in manufacturing, and I didn’t want to change fields when I’ve been in the industry for 15-plus years.

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