Design Engineering Technology

The Design Engineering Technology program prepares you for a career in mechanical design. You will learn a broad range of technical and management skills to prepare you, not just for today's jobs, but for challenging careers using a wide range of computer technology. The course work is designed to prepare you to work with engineers and architects in designing, constructing, and manufacturing the articles required in a technical world. The program of instruction allows students to concentrate on their choice of electives. For the last several years, the companies and agencies that contact us have offered more job openings than we have graduates.
A few areas you will study are:

  • Computer Aided Design
  • 3-D Modeling & Parametric Design
  • Machine Drawing & Design
  • Tooling Drawing & Design
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Industrial Management
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Pro Engineer
  • SolidWorks
  • AutoCAD

Career Outlook

The region offers a wide variety of technical and administrative positions, especially in fields of mechanical design, management, and manufacturing industry regulatory compliance. Graduates earn competitive salaries. Job titles of Murray State Design Engineering Technology alumni include:

  • Manufacturing Product Animator
  • Product Designer
  • Parametric Design Engineer
  • CAD Analyst
  • Draftsman
  • Detail Drafter
  • Designer


Dr. Rudy Ottway
Design Engineering Technology Program Coordinator
School of Engineering

Dr. Danny Claiborne
School of Engineering
Department: 270.809.2993