Design Engineering Technology


It is a privilege to provide you with information about the engineering program at Grace College. Grace teams with Trine University in Angola, Indiana to offer a bachelor of science degree in design engineering technology on the Grace College campus.

The design engineering technology major is essential for students interested in combining art with science. The program is all about creating the newest, latest and greatest invention. In the design arena, employers worldwide are looking for technologists skilled in the latest three-dimensional graphic communication techniques and software. You as a designer must likewise have a strong design base and a deep understanding of manufacturing and quality requirements. The bachelor of science degree in design engineering technology from Trine provides you a focused, four year, CAD/Design based technology degree required to immediately succeed in the workforce.

The design engineering technology degree offers students challenging applied learning experiences in three-dimensional graphic communication by utilizing state of the art computers and industry focused design based software. In addition, the engineering program offers a comprehensive background in materials, processes, electrical fundamentals, measurement techniques, computer numerical control and design specifications. Finally, course work in mathematics, science, written and oral communications, social sciences and humanities equip students with a well rounded, high quality, marketable degree.

To learn more, see Trine's program details.

Course Requirements for B.S. in Design Engineering Technology


Examples of courses in this major:

ETD 1030 Basic Technical Drawing

A course in the fundamentals of drafting. Use of instruments and materials, lettering and techniques of penciling. Primary emphasis is on shape and size description of three-dimensional objects. Preparation of drawings for various reproduction processes. Application of drawing geometry and study of sections and conventional practices.

ETD 1130 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Introduction to geometric dimensioning and tolerancing including advanced applications of dimensioning principles, tolerances and precision dimensioning. Introduction to part measurement techniques as it relates to geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.

ETD 1230 Manufacturing Materials and Processes

Physical properties of ferrous and nonferrous materials such as wood products, plastics and rubber. Heat treating and testing of metals. Industrial practice in the working of metals and plastics. Fundamentals of metallurgy, machining, casting, welding and forming.

ETD 2630 Design, Analysis, and Prototyping

The use of the CAD system as an engineering tool for the presentation of engineering problem solving. The set-up and maintenance of CAD systems. A study of the advanced techniques that are available on typical CAD systems and their applications in industrial systems.  

ETD 3330 Statics and Strength of Materials

Principles of statics, analysis of structures, graphic methods and friction as applied to the inclined plane and wedge. Simple direct and combined stresses, determination of structural sizes as function of unit stress, and physical properties of the materials.