Jun 18, 2024  
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology


Walter W. Boles, Chair

Allen, Bedekar, Boraiko, Carter, Chen, Foroudastan, Gore, Gormley, Hatfield, Hu, Mathis, Nasab, Perry, Salman, Sbenaty, Sridhara, Vanhook

The purpose of Engineering Technology is to prepare students for a broad range of 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, and the development of a project manual and master plan for a residential subdivision. 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, construction, 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 Construction Management, Engineering Technology, Environmental Sustainability and Technology, and Mechatronics Engineering.

The Construction Management major has three concentrations: Electrical Construction Management, Land Development/Residential Building Construction Management, and Commercial Construction Management.

The Engineering Technology major includes three concentrations: Computer Engineering Technology, Electromechanical Engineering Technology, and Mechanical Engineering Technology.

The Environmental Sustainability and Technology major includes strong science components and environmental applications.

Mechatronics Engineering blends the disciplines of mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering using a systems integration and design approach. Demand for graduates is extremely high.

Pre-professional programs are offered in Pre-Architecture and Pre-Engineering. In each case the student will complete his/her program after transferring to the appropriate school. See Pre-Architecture  and Pre-Engineering  for additional information.

Minors are offered in Engineering Technology, Construction Management, Electronics, Engineering Systems, and Environmental Science and Technology.

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.

Graduate Study

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.