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Welcome to the Department of Engineering Technology

The Department of Engineering Technology offers a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Communication.

Degree Programs

B.S. in Construction Management

The Construction Management program is specifically designed to develop students’ skills to meet the management/technical needs of residential and commercial construction firms. Construction estimating, materials, surveying, project management, safety, and architectural design are all part of this very popular field of study.

B.S. in Graphic Communication

The degree in Graphic Communication combines technical education with instruction in current design and management practices employed in the graphic communication field, as well as the development of knowledge and skills associated with design fundamentals.

B.S. in Engineering Technology

Students in the Engineering Technology program learn to organize available workforce, materials, and equipment to design, construct, operate, maintain, and manage technical engineering projects. Additional specific objectives include learning and developing problem solving and critical thinking skills that will be needed by successful industrial managers working with technical applications. The program also includes a strong foundation in business management principles and practices.

M.S. in Engineering Technology Leadership



  • Construction Technology
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Graphic Communication
  • Industrial Technology

News & Events

Waldhaus and Walker Awarded 1st Place

Scottie Waldhaus and Darren Walker, engineering technology students, were recently awarded first place in the 2014 Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) Design Competition! Learn more.

Successful Food Drive

The GCom Club (in conjunction with the McDonough County Mounties 4-H Club and the local Loaves and Fishes) collected approximately 940 food items!

2013 Toy Drive

The Graphic Communication faculty (organized by instructors Catherine Drinka and Joyce Runquist) did a great job again this year on their toy drive for Western Illinois Regional Council (WIRC). They were able to gather 418 toys!

WICMA Wins 2nd Place in Estimating!

The Western Illinois Construction Management Association (WICMA) team wins 2nd place in ASC (Associated Schools of Construction) estimating competition from Oct 16 to Oct 19 in Downers Grove.

Congratulations to Construction Management Major, Kelsey Bryant!

Kelsey is the first WIU student selected as one of the country's top 50 female student leaders to attend the 6th Annual Women's Construction Leadership Seminar

Guardian Glass Plant Tour

Students in the Quad Cities Engineering Technology class, ET 344: Cost Reduction Practices, toured the Guardian Glass plant in DeWitt, IA-a state of the art facility that manufactures glass for commercial and architectural applications.

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