Why Study Engineering Technology - Test Engineering Technology?

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The engineering technology - test engineering technology (TET) option builds skills in machinery testing as well as measurement, sensors and machinery design. As a test engineering technologist, you'll work with engineers to design and conduct all manner of functional and durability tests. You'll develop hands-on skills in CAD, sensors, data analysis, teamwork, machine design and materials testing and over 1,000 paid internships are typically available through the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, so you can apply these skills as soon as your sophomore year. 


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Agricultural Engineering Technology student Kassie Woggon
Majoring in ag engineering technology has been the best experience, hands down! Labs are all team-based which not only allowed us to put our heads together, perform multiple tasks at once and do excellent work, but become great friends with our peers. We would tear engines apart and put them back together as a team, harvest a field of corn as a team and wire circuits together as a team.
Kassie Woggon

Engineering Technology - Test Engineering Technology

cafes@uwrf.edu // 715-425-3535

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Skills and Learning Outcomes

  • Develop mastery knowledge by working with state-of-the-art measurement systems, sensors and software.
  • Utilize math, science, communications and engineering skills to solve practical machinery testing and precision agriculture problems. 
  • Conduct, analyze and interpret experiments related to stress, strain, safety, efficiency and exhaust emissions.
  • Design and fabricate parts and assemblies using CAD/solid modeling software and 3D printers.
  • Understand and adhere to professional, ethical and social responsibilities while working with agricultural/mechanical/electrical/design engineers to solve problems. 

Types of Courses

  • CAD for Mechanical Design
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Fluid Power Engineering
  • Industrial Safety
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Introduction to Measurement and Instrumentation
  • Machine Design
  • Precision Agriculture Technology
  • Welding and Metal Manufacturing
Agricultural Engineering students welds metal together during class
Two students examine a broken small engine during class

Potential Careers

As a test engineering technology graduate, you'll be prepared for a wide range of high-demand careers. Future roles for you could include: 

  • Precision Ag Specialist
  • Prototype Engineering Technician
  • Qualification Engineer
  • Test Engineering Technician
  • Testing Lab Manager
  • Warranty Engineer/Specialist

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