24 months
376 USD/credit 11280 USD/year
376 USD/credit 11280 USD/year
259 USD/credit 7770 USD/year
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This Engineering Technology program at South Dakota State University is a 2-year degree designed for individuals desiring a degree to start their career in industry. Focused on manufacturing and related industry sectors, the AS-ET is built around a technical core of topics in basic electronic systems, engineering graphics, materials, and quality. 

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Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions such as production team lead, procurement, product sales, or scheduler.

The Engineering Technology program at South Dakota State University  is offered at the Community College of Sioux Falls in addition to the SDSU campus in Brookings.  Courses are a mix of on campus and online delivery and most of the general education requirements can be completed online.  Once completing the A.S.E.T. degree, students may choose to continue on for a B.S. degree in Operations Management or Electronics Engineering Technology.

Career Opportunities

  • Production scheduler
  • Maintenance planner
  • Product testing and development
  • Technical operations
  • Quality control
  • Product sales
  • Team lead
  • Supervisor/foreman

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Computer Aided Drawing
  • Industrial Safety 
  • Quality Assurance
  • Analog Electronics 
  • Technology, Society, and Ethics
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application Note: New and transferring international (F-1 visa) undergraduate students should be at least 17 years of age by the time they begin their studies at SDSU.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA)

New undergraduate students should have the equivalent of a 2.6 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the US

Transfer students who have completed 30 or more credits at another US college or university should have a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.   

  • Academic Records
  • English Language Proficiency
  • All new undergraduate students (not transfer students) are required to provide proof of their English language proficiency. Scores must be submitted within two years of taking the test. Students from certain countries and based on their educational background may not have to submit scores.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 376 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    11280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 376 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    7770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 259 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Brookings

1085 - 1888 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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