Engineering Technology Department

Receive a strong technical foundation from the most comprehensive Applied Science and Technology and Engineering Technology programs in Massachusetts.
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Create a program of study that will prepare you for a number of different careers in the real world.

Choose to study Architecture, Construction Management, Electronics Engineering Technology, Energy Management Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Technology/Engineering Education 5-12 Licensure, and Technology/Engineering Education Industry Training.

If you're a graduate or evening student, we offer a Vocational Technical Teacher Approval Program as well as courses that lead to a bachelor's degree in Occupational/Vocational Education, and a master's in Occupational Education.

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Majors and Concentrations

Applied Science and Technology, BS

Focus on the hands-on application, implementation, and management of science and technology.

Technology/Engineering Education 5-12 Licensure

Prepares for careers in teaching with an underpinning in science and technology.

Technology/Engineering Education Industry Training

Prepares students for careers in industry training and education.

Construction Management

Prepares you with knowledge and skills essential for construction management practice.

Engineering Technology, BS

Develop a hands-on implementation of engineering principles supported by a strong knowledge of mathematics and science.


Provides a foundation of architectural and engineering technology undergraduate studies.

Electronic Engineering Technology

Prepares you for positions in the field of electronics by developing the theoretical and practical skills required for this discipline.

Energy Management Engineering Technology

Provides you with a knowledge base of HVAC, building utilities, and energy systems.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Addresses competencies in engineering design, manufacturing processes, sustainability, and ethics. 

Occupational/Vocational Education

Attain job relevance and valid, reliable, vocational technical practice.

Graduate Degree

Undergraduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate


Plans of Study and University Catalog


  • International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA)
  • Fitchburg State University is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Our licensure programs have been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through December 31, 2030. Accreditation acknowledges that a program prepares effective educators who continue to grow as professionals and has demonstrated the commitment and capacity to maintain quality..

Meet Our Faculty

Engineering Technology Faculty

The mission of the Engineering Technology Department is to prepare professionals to serve in engineering/technical positions in industry and other settings. 

The Engineering Technology Department will be recognized for its accomplishments of excellence in teaching and learning, applied research, and service in North Central Massachusetts and the Commonwealth. In order to achieve this, we will:

  • Deliver concepts of engineering technology and applied science and technology by providing experiential learning opportunities, contemporary skills, and knowledge needed for a variety of industrial/technical positions.
  • Provide technical, team management, leadership, communication, lifelong learning skills with social and ethical responsibility for the sustainable development 
  • Engage in applied research and developing partnerships with multiple stakeholders as a means of providing solutions to industrial problems and/or effecting enhancements in pedagogy.
  • Embrace diversity and inclusion to empower all students, faculty, and staff to succeed in their academic and professional endeavors

Upon graduation from the Engineering Technology Department, our students will be able to:

  • Identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined engineering or technical problems by applying knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline
  • Formulate or design systems or components, processes, procedures or programs to meet desired needs
  • Develop and conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments
  • Analyze and interpret data and results using scientific judgment
  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments and able to identify and use appropriate technical literatures
  • Function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams to establish goals, plan, and tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.
  • Understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts. 

The Engineering Technology Department has many specialized teaching laboratories and resource rooms that support its programs including:

  • Technical drawing and architectural design and model-making areas
  • Construction technology/management lab
  • Electronics and energy management technology labs
  • Robotics and automated manufacturing lab
  • Materials testing facilities
  • Wood and metal fabrication facilities
  • Technical theatre design and set construction lab
  • Technology education teaching modules
  • Specialized computer training lab
  • Student study room with networked computers
  • Lounge and presentation commons

All programs are supported by computer labs with current state-of-the-art software for CAD, BIM (Building Information Modeling) design, simulation, cost estimating, and project management. Software manufactures include Autodesk; Graphisoft ArchiCAD; Maxwell Systems Quest, Sage Timberline Office Solutions and Primavera Project Planner. These computer labs are supported with color printers and plotters, a high-speed large format plotter, and a 3D modeling printers. You are given a lot of hands-on experience that allows them to master the engineering design method of problem solving that can be applied to their future careers in engineering technology.

Internship opportunities are available but not required.

Beyond the Classroom and a Look Inside the Course

Clubs and Organizations

There's more to life at Fitchburg State than academics. Browse our campus clubs and organizations and get involved. 
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Hands-on experience that prepares you for your career. 
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Industry Advisory Board

See the members of our Industry Advisory Board and images from recent meetings.
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Events and Courses

Check out our Burg Blog for various events as well as a look inside the many courses around campus.
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Questions? Get in touch!

Please reach out with any questions you might have, either though the contact information below or by contacting the department chair, Dr. Nirajan Mani, 978.665.4843.