Strategic Plan & Its Implementation

The faculty, staff, and students at the College of Engineering & Technology represent an outstanding community whose work makes significant contributions to the Utah Valley region and beyond. We look forward to partnering with our community to build on the College's distinguished history to address the growing needs of the region.

Those who have lived in this area and are familiar with UVU’s history note that much has changed over the past decade. Under the leadership of President Tuminez, enrollment has increased, new buildings have sprouted all over the campus, new ones are being planned, and the academic preparation of our students has never been better. This amazing progress notwithstanding, the Utah Valley region still desperately needs workers with the right set of skills. The technology companies surveyed by the Utah Technology Council have emphasized their struggle to find qualified candidates to fill technology and engineering positions and stated that they often have to go out-of-state to recruit.

As UVU continues to grow to address these needs, the College of Engineering & Technology will also take the necessary steps. We embarked on a process defining our strategic plan and to continue educating new generations of students who will address the current and the future needs of the region – students who are prepared to make immediate positive impact. We are exercising great care not to forget where we came from and who we are now. As we developed our Vision 2030, faculty, staff, students, alumni and our government and industrial partners were consulted.

Emerging technologies in computer science, information systems, cybersecurity, engineering, construction, transportation, and digital media are being integrated into our existing programs. We also developed new engineering programs deemed critical to the mission of UVU. Moreover, we foster the relationships that must exist among the technology and engineering faculty members and our government and industrial partners so that we respond promptly to changes that are occurring in our society.