Engineering Graphics and Design

The Engineering Graphics and Design program prepares you for careers in both mechanical and architectural 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
  • Architectural Layout & 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 and/or architectural design, management, and manufacturing industry regulatory compliance. Graduates earn competitive salaries. Job titles of Murray State Engineering Graphics & Design alumni in both Architectural and Industrial positions include:

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


Dr. Rudy Ottway
Engineering Graphics and Design Program Coordinator
Institute of Engineering

Dr. Danny Claiborne
Institute of Engineering
Department: 270.809.2993