Engineering Technology

The School of Engineering also offers a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology. The programs in which the degree is offered are:

  • Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology
  • Global Manufacturing Systems Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology

Students in Engineering Technology programs participate in an integrated education core in which they study specialized technical courses that emphasize rational thinking and the application of engineering and scientific principles to the practical solution of technological problems.  Extensive laboratory experience aids the students in the design, analysis and implementation of systems, as well as experiencing real-world application problems.  The multidisciplinary curriculum culminates in a capstone design project.  All programs offer a cooperative education program in which the student is allowed to alternate work and study semesters after the first year.  Additionally, many students acquire experience through internships, summer work or study abroad.

Graduates are critical thinkers who can apply established scientific and engineering knowledge to implement systems, and who are prepared to take places in society as responsible, humane and complete professionals.  They work effectively on multidisciplinary design teams building complex systems.  Graduates are usually involved in the design, performance evaluation, service and sales of products, equipment, and manufacturing systems or the management of these activities.  Several years after graduation, they may find themselves in management positions.
 

Transfer Students

The engineering technology programs welcome transfer students from associate degree programs in engineering technology who wish to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology.  Graduates of two-year associate degree programs in engineering technology should normally expect to undertake at least two additional years of work for the bachelor's degree.
 

Minors in Engineering Technology

Students majoring in any engineering technology program may earn a minor in another engineering technology program by completing 12 approved semester hours of work in the second discipline.  Courses already required in the student's program may not be counted in the minor.  The director of the program in which the minor is to be earned is responsible for approving the list of courses for the minor.

The minors available to engineering technology students are:

  • Automotive Systems
  • Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology
  • Global Manufacturing Systems Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Automation and Applied Robotic Systems
  • Industrial Engineering Technology
  • Integrated Arts and Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Quality Assurance
  • Sustainable Manufacturing

 A minor in Engineering Technology is also offered for students enrolled in majors in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Education and Health Sciences.
 

Accreditation  

The programs in electronic & computer, global manufacturing systems, industrial, and mechanical engineering technology are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Engineering Technology First-Year Requirements

Students selecting any of the four engineering technology majors should take the courses prescribed under the Sample Plan of Study. Undeclared engineering technology students should follow the first-year schedule below. 

Total first-year requirements:
CHM 123
123L
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
EGR 102Seminar for Undergrad Engineering Students0
EGR 103Engineering Innovation2
ENG 100
ENG 200
Writing Seminar I
and Writing Seminar II
6
or ENG 200H Writing Seminar II
HST 103The West & the World3
MCT 110LTechnical Drawing & CAD Laboratory2
MTH 137
MTH 138
Calculus I with Review
and Calculus I with Review
8
PHL 103Introduction to Philosophy3
REL 103Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies3
SET 101Introduction to Engineering Technology II0
SET 153LTechnical Computation Laboratory1
Total Hours32