At a glance: Technology Systems
Students from any discipline are encouraged to use courses from the Department of Technological Studies as a corollary to their major. This will permit students the opportunity to expand their capabilities of utilizing technology custom made to meet individual needs and interests. All courses required for a minor must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher. Visit the department's web site.
- Ohio Northern University is the only private university to have programs accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).
- Students graduate with a high degree of technological literacy, as coursework and laboratory assignments emphasize research, design, experimenting and fabricating.
- The Robotics Center of Excellence, powered by KUKA Robotics GmbH, provides students with hands-on design and programming experience using KUKA robots, controllers and software.Opportunities abound for professional internships at manufacturing, construction and other industry-related companies. These experiences enable students to earn money while enhancing their résumés.
- A five-year school/work co-op program enables students to work off campus for at least three quarters of full-time employment arranged to fit personal and company needs.
- Award-winning student organizations and national championship robotics teams every year since 1993.
The department of technological studies is located in Taft Memorial, where students and professors have access to comfortable classrooms, wireless network services, and up-to-date and well-equipped instructional laboratory areas, including the Robotics Center of Excellence and the Digital Manufacturing and Simulation lab.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers student chapter, Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering, Epsilon Pi Tau Honorary
Students who major or minor in technology have become robotic engineers, application engineers, process engineers, CAD/CAM programmers, construction managers, production supervisors and project managers. They have found employment at companies such as Kiewit, Kokosing Construction, Applied Manufacturing Technologies, General Dynamics Land Systems, Honda of America, KTH Industries, Norplas Industries, Wilson Sporting Goods, Boeing, Lockheed/Martin and more.
Ball State University, Bowling Green State University, Miami University, The Ohio State University, Syracuse University, University of Colorado, University of Toledo Law School, Wright State University
Professionals in the technology fields earn excellent starting salaries.
- Manufacturing engineer $49,953 (payscale.com)
- Controls engineer $50,323 (automation.com)
- Process engineer $49,953 (payscale.com)
- Construction manager $48,750 (payscale.com)
In the spotlight
The hands-on robotics exposure that your curriculum provides, combined with the learning and camaraderie experienced in ONU robotics competitions, clearly sets your program apart from other Midwest institutions by better preparing its students for the challenges of today’s working world.