Engineering Technology

Degree Awarded

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (B.S.E.T.)

Nature of Program

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (B.S.E.T.) is a plus-two program that builds on and complements associate degrees earned in a variety of engineering technology areas. The program is unique in its nature and overall design since it provides an opportunity to choose a plan to study toward a baccalaureate degree which best meets the student’s needs. Entrance requirements to this program include an associate of science degree in an engineering technology program with appropriate course work, including physical sciences and mathematics (through analytic geometry with calculus).

As students enter the program, an evaluation of their transcript will be made. This evaluation determines if additional lower division courses will be required to meet the prerequisites of the program. Current areas of emphasis are civil, environmental and mechanical engineering technology.

The student, with the assistance and approval of the advisor and Chair of the Engineering Technology department, can select technical specialty elective courses for the program chosen. Selected technical specialty courses can be taken in mechanical, civil, and electrical/electronics engineering technology; as well as industrial technology, and selected engineering courses, depending on the program of study. Also, some mathematics, science, and management courses may be approved.

All students must meet the degree requirements of the institution and the General Education Foundations curriculum for graduation. A minimum of 40 semester hours of upper-division courses is required. If a computer programming course using a technical language has already been completed, a technical elective may be substituted for the C++ programming course.

Plus-Two Baccalaureate Transfer Options

Students who have completed course work or associate degree programs in engineering - oriented programs at other institutions and wish to continue their studies toward a Bachelor of Science degree may do so. Students must satisfy all General Education Foundations and program specific requirements to be eligible for the award of this degree. For more information, contact the Chair of the Engineering Technology Department.

General Education FOUNDATIONS

Please use this link to view a list of courses that meet each GEF requirement.

NOTE: Some major requirements will fulfill specific GEF requirements. Please see the curriculum requirements listed below for details on which GEFs you will need to select.

General Education Foundations
F1 - Composition & Rhetoric3-6
Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric
and Composition, Rhetoric, and Research
Accelerated Academic Writing
F2A/F2B - Science & Technology4-6
F3 - Math & Quantitative Skills3-4
F4 - Society & Connections3
F5 - Human Inquiry & the Past3
F6 - The Arts & Creativity3
F7 - Global Studies & Diversity3
F8 - Focus (may be satisfied by completion of a minor, double major, or dual degree)9
Total Hours31-37

Please note that not all of the GEF courses are offered at all campuses. Students should consult with their advisor regarding the GEF courses available at their campus.

Curriculum Requirements - Engineering Technology: Civil

GEF Requirements6
ENGL 305Technical Writing3
GEOL 312Geology3
MATH 315Advanced Technical Mathematics4
CIET 320Construction Methods and Equipment3
CIET 325Codes, Contracts, and Cost Analysis3
CIET 330Computer Applications in Hydraulics and Hydrology3
CIET 382Environmental Engineering Technology3
Select one of the following:3
Construction Estimating
Elementary Differential Equations
MATH 300+ Elective
Select one of the following:3
Computer Graphics
Computer Aided Drafting and Design
GNET 489Senior Seminar and Project2
INDT 302Industrial Safety3
Select one of the following:3
Construction Technology
Special Topics (Structural Design)
MEET 316Dynamics3
Technical Specialty Electives15
Advanced CAD Elective3
Total Hours63
*

All requirements of the General Education Foundations curriculum must be met. Some of these requirements are normally satisfied by courses taken for the AS degree.

**

 To be approved by advisor. Selected Civil Engineering courses may be taken with the approval of both the advisor and the Chair of Civil Engineering, if prerequisites are met. A minimum of 40 semester hours of upper division courses is required.

Suggested Plan of Study

Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 3053GEOL 3123
MATH 3154CIET 3253
CIET 3823Select one of the following:3
MEET 3163 
Technical Specialty Elective3 
 
MATH 300+ Elective
 
 CIET 3303
 Technical Specialty Elective3
 16 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
GEF 63INDT 4203
CIET 3203GNET 4892
INDT 3023GEF 73
DRET 3143Technical Specialty Elective3
Technical Specialty Elective3Technical Specialty Elective3
Advanced CAD Elective3 
 18 14
Total credit hours: 63

Curriculum Requirements Engineering Technology: Environmental

GEF Requirements9
BIOL 240Microbiology4
CHEM 116Fundamentals of Chemistry4
CHEM 215Introductory Analytical Chemistry4
ENGL 305Technical Writing3
GEOL 312Geology3
MATH 315Advanced Technical Mathematics4
PHYS 101Introductory Physics4
CIET 330Computer Applications in Hydraulics and Hydrology3
CIET 325Codes, Contracts, and Cost Analysis3
CIET 382Environmental Engineering Technology3
CE 425Engineering Hydology3
CE 446Solid Waste Management3
CHE 201Material and Energy Balances 13
Select one of the following:3
Computer Graphics
Computer Aided Drafting and Design
GNET 412Project Management3
GNET 489Senior Seminar and Project2
Technical Specialty Electives9
Total Hours70
*

All requirements of the General Education Foundations curriculum must be met. Some of these requirements are normally satisfied by courses taken for the AS degree.

**

 To be approved by advisor. See advisor for approved electives. A minimum of 40 semester hours of upper division courses is required.

Suggested Plan of Study

Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHEM 1164GEF 53
PHYS 1014GEF 63
MATH 3154GEOL 3123
ENGL 3053CIET 3253
CIET 3823Technical Specialty Elective3
 CIET 3303
 18 18
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CE 4253GEF 73
CHE 2013Technical Specialty Elective3
CHEM 2154Technical Specialty Elective3
DRET 3143CE 4463
GNET 4123BIOL 2404
 GNET 4892
 16 18
Total credit hours: 70

Curriculum Requirements - Engineering Technology: Mechanical

GEF Requirements12
ENGL 305Technical Writing3
Select one of the following:3
Computer Graphics
Computer Aided Drafting and Design
MATH 315Advanced Technical Mathematics4
Select one of the following:3
Dynamics
Dynamics
Select one of the following:3
Advanced Computer Applications
Business Statistics
Elementary Differential Equations
MATH 300+ Elective
MEET 435Energy Conversion Systems3
GNET 410C++ Programming for Technology3
GNET 412Project Management3
GNET 489Senior Seminar and Project2
INDT 308Automated Manufacturing3
INDT 354Industrial Materials3
INDT 302Industrial Safety3
INDT 410Plant Equipment and Maintenance3
Technical Specialty Elective9
Elective3
Total Hours63
*

 All requirements of the General Education Foundations curriculum must be met. Some of these requirements are normally satisfied by courses taken for the AS degree.

**

To be approved by advisor. The student's overall program, must include a sequence of courses in at least three of the following areas: manufacturing processes, mechanical design, engineering materials, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, electro-mechanical devices and controls or industrial operations. MAE courses may be taken with the approval of both the Advisor and the Chair of Mechanical Engineering, if prerequisites are met.

Suggested Plan of Study

Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
DRET 3143GEF 73
MATH 3154Select one of the following:3
ENGL 3053 
MEET 3163 
GNET 4123 
 
MATH 300+ Elective
 
 INDT 3083
 INDT 3543
 MEET 4353
 16 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
GEF 63GEF 43
Elective 3GEF 53
GNET 4103INDT 4103
INDT 3023Technical Specialty Elective3
Technical Specialty Elective3Technical Specialty Elective3
 GNET 4892
 15 17
Total credit hours: 63

Major Learning Goals

engineering technology: Civil

program objectives

Graduates of the BSET-Civil program will be able to achieve the following career and professional accomplishments:

  1. Demonstrate an awareness of contemporary social and economic issues, and the relationship of those issues to their professional civil engineering practice.
  2. Demonstrate the need to maintain their technical skills and develop new ones through personal development and life-long learning.
  3. Capable of conveying technical information through their proficiency in written and spoken communication skills
  4. Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding for cultural and ethnic diversity in the workplace.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities to their field and to society.
  6. Able to acquire and maintain successful employment using their skills in applied civil engineering technology.

Student learning outcomes

Upon completion of the BSET program in Civil Engineering Technology, graduates will be able to:

  1. Use appropriate tools to acquire data and analyze problems, including software and lab equipment.
  2. Apply the principles of mathematics, science and engineering technology to perform technical calculations and solve for civil engineering technology problems.
  3. Perform competently in a laboratory setting.
  4. Solve problems and design components, systems or processes appropriate to civil engineering technology.
  5. Demonstrate effective skills in the development and presentation of team projects utilizing written, oral and graphical communication skills as well as proper use of references.
  6. Function effectively in a team.
  7. Generate creative and realistic solutions to defined problems and projects.
  8. Exhibit knowledge and skills consistent with expectations of a practicing engineering technologist, including professional development and continuous improvement.
  9. Demonstrate a general knowledge of professional and ethical responsibility toward employers, customers, and society.
  10. Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of civil engineering technology solutions in a societal context.
  11. Utilize computer software to prepare technical reports.
  12. Conduct standardized construction/civil engineering materials experiments..
  13. Utilize surveying methods for land measurement and/or construction layout.
  14. Conduct basic structural analysis including forces and stresses in elementary structural systems.
  15. Plan and prepare several engineering management documents, design and construction documents such as specifications, contracts, change orders, engineering drawings, and construction schedules.
  16. Perform economic analysis and cost analysis related to design, construction, operations, and maintenance of systems in civil specialties.
  17. Select appropriate engineering materials and practices.
  18. Perform standard analysis and design in the following sub-discipline: Structures, Geotechnical, construction, transportation, or environmental.

Major Learning Goals

engineering technology: environmental

Graduates should be able to apply analysis, design, development, implementation and/or oversight of environmental systems and processes using:

  1. Technical core topics related to fluids, environmental chemistry and processes, applied thermodynamics, geology and biology.
  2. Technical specialty areas of environmental analysis and systems design, physical chemistry, organic chemistry and microbiology.
  3. Physics principles having an emphasis in applied mechanics, technical topics in physics/chemistry/biology, and application to environmental systems and processes.
  4. Advanced mathematics to solve technical problems.

Major Learning Goals

engineering technology: mechanical

program objectives

Graduates of the BSET-Mechanical program will be able to achieve the following career and professional accomplishments:

  1. Demonstrate an awareness of contemporary social and economic issues, and the relationship of those issues to their professional mechanical engineering practice.
  2. Demonstrate the need to maintain their technical skills and develop new ones through personal development and life-long learning.
  3. Capable of conveying technical information through their proficiency in written and spoken communication skills.
  4. Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding for cultural and ethnic diversity in the workplace.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities to their field and to society.
  6. Able to acquire and maintain successful employment using their skills in applied mechanical engineering technology.

student learning outcomes

Upon completion of the BSET program in Mechanical Engineering Technology, graduates will be able to:

  1. Operate modern computational tools, including computers and machines for technical problem solving.
  2. Apply the principles mathematics and science to solve mechanical engineering technology problems.
  3. Perform competently in a laboratory setting.
  4. Demonstrate ability to design systems, components, or processes for mechanical engineering technology application.
  5. Function effectively in a team.
  6. Identify and address various aspects of design.
  7. Demonstrate competency in written, oral and graphical communication skills.
  8. Recognize the need for additional education, training or certification as a means of maintaining and improving the skills necessary for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
  9. Demonstrate a general knowledge of professional ethical responsibility toward employers, customers, and society.
  10. Exhibit a broad education and knowledge of contemporary issues in a global and societal context.
  11. Demonstrate the ability to solve technical problems involving energy, heat transfer, and engineering mechanics.
  12. Demonstrate knowledge of plant maintenance, scheduling, and operation as well as safety.
  13. Design and build mechanical engineering components using contemporary automated machines.
  14. Utilize appropriate software including CAD, to solve mechanical engineering problems.