Walter W. Boles, Chair
Bedekar, Chen, Foroudastan, Hu, Khiabani, Mathis, Miao, Mohebbi, Saavedra, Salman, Sbenaty, Slaboch, Sridhara
The purpose of the programs offered in this department is to prepare students for a broad range of engineering, technical, and industrial management positions. This is accomplished through nationally accredited programs, a project-based learning environment, and extensive collaboration with industry. The department faculty members have appropriate academic credentials in addition to significant industrial experience. Numerous opportunities are available for students to participate in nationally competitive projects related to topics as diverse as space robotics, solar-powered vehicles, etc. Several programs require heavy interaction with the industrial sector, which allows students to work on projects with potential employers. Experiential learning opportunities exist through cooperative and internship classes. Highly motivated students may wish to obtain important industry-recognized certifications that exceed accreditation requirements. Students may study an array of the latest breakthroughs in topic areas such as mechatronics engineering, engineering technology, engineering systems, rapid prototyping of electrical and mechanical systems, safety, and environmental sustainability. The combination of these programs and activities offers preparation for graduates entering the fast-paced technology sector.
The Robert E. and Georgianna West Russell Chair of Manufacturing Excellence is designed to promote quality interaction with local industry. Students are encouraged to benefit from the scheduled activities, seminars, and short courses sponsored by the Chair of Manufacturing Excellence.
The department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Engineering Technology and Mechatronics Engineering.
The Engineering Technology major includes three concentrations: Computer Engineering Technology, Electromechanical Engineering Technology, and Mechanical Engineering Technology.
Mechatronics Engineering blends the disciplines of mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering using a systems integration and design approach. Demand for graduates is extremely high.
A pre-professional program is offered in Pre-Engineering. In each case the student will complete his/her program after transferring to the appropriate school. See Pre-Engineering for additional information.
Minors are offered in Engineering Technology, Electronics, and Engineering Systems.
Courses are offered which apply toward Six Sigma certification, Lean Manufacturing certification, and Project Management Professional certification.
Cooperative Education work experiences are possible for most programs. Interested students should check with their advisors.
The Engineering Technology Department offers the Master of Science with thesis and non-thesis options. Requirements and a list of graduate courses offered may be found in the Graduate Catalog.