Department of Engineering Technology
Sid Sridhara, program coordinator
Engineering Technology is a technologically advanced program at the Bachelor of Science level utilizing theoretical concepts and hands-on instruction. Program selection is from the following concentrations: Computer Engineering Technology, Electromechanical Engineering Technology, and Mechanical Engineering Technology.
The Mechanical Engineering Technology concentration is accredited by ABET, Inc. (http://www.abet.org) and enables students to obtain the skills necessary for placement in highly competitive jobs in machine design, manufacturing, engineering, field service engineering, technical sales, thermal analysis, product design, utilities operations, air conditioning design, plant operations, and a variety of other professions. Through design projects and laboratory training, students examine how to relate such skills to a variety of fields in mechanical engineering technology including product and machine design, power generation, utilities, and manufacturing. The educational quality of this program is especially high in that it provides students with the opportunity to mesh their in-class experiences with project-oriented assignments and real-world experience in national competitions such as the Great Moonbuggy Race, the Solar BikeRayce, SAE Formula One Collegiate Competition, Space Elevator, USLI Rocket Launch, and the Mini Baja Race.
The prospects for a graduate in mechanical engineering technology are as broad as the major concentration itself. Graduates can expect opportunities to work on a variety of projects from developing and producing engines and transportation equipment in the automobile, ship, rail, and aviation industries to working as a member on an engineering technologist design team to improve high-performance automobiles and air-conditioned environments. Students graduating from mechanical engineering technology programs often find themselves in highly responsible, challenging, and extremely rewarding positions.