MSET: Design Engineering Technology Specialization

Do you want to make your mark on tomorrow’s products? Do you want to take part in technology innovation? The Design Engineering Technology specialization in the Mechatronics Program at Virginia Western Community College prepares students for positions in manufacturing design, product development, device testing and automation layout. Transfer opportunities are also available for students. Whether it is optimizing work flow in industry or designing products for your own business, Virginia Western will take you there.

Transfer Agreements

Students that graduate from Virginia Western with an associate degree and a minimum grade point average may obtain GUARANTEED admission to more than 30 of the commonwealth’s colleges and universities. Click here for a list of Virginia Transfer Partners.

In addition, Virginia Western has entered into the following agreement specific to the Design Engineering Technology Specialization program. This list is subject to change, and the most current agreements can be found on our Transfer Agreements page.

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Est. Tuition*: $
Credits: 66 Hours
Time: 2 Years

*Estimated cost reflects in-state rate and is subject to change


The cost of attendance is an estimate of the costs a student may have while at Virginia Western.

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Fax: 540-857-6022

Mailing address:
School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
3080 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015


Dr. David Berry
Assistant Professor, Mechatronics

George Studtmann
Instructor, Engineering