Welcome to Engineering Design Technology

Engineering Design Technicians (formerly Drafters/Designers) translate ideas from design layouts, specifications, rough sketches, and calculations of engineers & architects into working drawings, maps, plans, and illustrations which are used in making products.

They prepare drawings using Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), Design, and 3D modeling systems. They work in mechanical, electrical electronic, structural, architectural, civil, piping, and technical illustration fields.

They make mathematical calculations related to the above fields using algebra, trigonometry, plane and solid geometry, applied mechanics, strength of materials and basic physics.

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Geomatics

Geomatics is the study of geospatial measurement and representation including such disciplines as land surveying, photogrammetry, remote sensing (satellite imaging and laser scanning), geographic information systems (GIS), cartography, global positioning systems (GPS), and some parts of geography and civil engineering.

The purpose of the Geomatics Program at UVU is to prepare students for a profession in Geomatics, to pass the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam, and to prepare them for graduate school.

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Careers

The Engineering Design Technology (EDT) program principally prepares students for drafting (mechanical, architectural, structural, civil, and electrical electronic) and surveying careers.

EDT jobs are available with architects, cities, counties, states, the federal government, engineering and surveying companies, mines, research and development companies, and the mechanical, structural steel, architectural development, electrical and electronics, construction, and fire protection industries.

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