Engineering Technology Overview
The four-year Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology is a broad based curriculum designed to prepare its graduates to enter into a wide range of positions in the construction industry, engineering, or manufacturing. It is composed of 12 or 129 semester credit hours of course work, including a required internship. It has 2 areas of specialization: construction and mechanical.
To enable the ET graduate to be successful, the curriculum is designed to assure that at the time of graduation, the ET graduate is able:
- To select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities.
- To select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.
- To conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
- To design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.
- To function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
- To identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems.
- To apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
- To have an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
- To have an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.
- To have a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
- To have a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement
The bachelor of science in engineering technology is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.