Engineering Technology is the profession in which a knowledge of mathematics and natural
science, gained by higher education, experience, and practice, is devoted primarily
to the implementation and extension of existing technology for the benefit of humanity.
Engineering Technology education focuses primarily on the applied aspects of science
and that portion of the technological spectrum closest to product improvement, industrial
practices, and engineering operation functions.
The Department of Engineering Technology offers a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (B.S.E.T.) degree. This degree program is comprised of a comprehensive core and various fields of study from which the student may select in order to best fulfill their needs and interests. To
earn a B.S.E.T. degree of a student must complete a minimum of 124 semester hours
of study. A full-time students may obtain this degree in approximately 8 semesters
The Department of Engineering Technology also offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science degree in Engineering Technology (M.S.E.T.). Students
may select coursework in Computers and/or Electronics and/or Manufacturing. Students
may elect to design their own course of study taken from the courses offered in these
The Department of Engineering Technology has a diverse faculty with outstanding academic
and professional credentials. All faculty members have industrial experience relevant
to the areas in which they teach. All faculty members are involved in professional
development activities and are committed to providing a quality engineering education.
Faculty advisors within the major are available to provide individual assistance to
students throughout the course of study.
Laboratory facilities are available for a variety of instructional activities. Facilities
include the microprocessor / microcomputer laboratory, two electronics laboratories,
the digital circuits laboratory, the robotics laboratory, the machinery laboratory,
and two general purpose computer applications laboratories with Windows and Unix systems.
A continual process of laboratory improvement maintains the quality of the laboratory
experiences. The equipment used in laboratories is the same as that used in industry.
The computational environment is state-of-the-art and contains both wired and wireless
access to a campus-wide network, including Internet II. Extensive packages of both
general-purpose and discipline-specific software and hardware are available to support
your engineering studies.
Preparation to earn a BS in Engineering Technology should begin in high school by
completing algebra, trigonometry, geometry, physics and chemistry. Study should be
concentrated on these courses as well as those that develop oral and written communications
Prospective students must have technical aptitude as well as perseverance, and willingness
to work hard and accept responsibility.
Students transferring into the department with an Associate of Science degree in an
Engineering Technology discipline from an accredited institution may only need to
complete an additional 60 semesters hours (2 years) of study to earn the B.S.E.T.
For students who choose to gain valuable work experience while completing their degree
requirements, the Department of Engineering Technology has a cooperative education
(co-op) program. The co-op program adds relevance to education and introduces the
student to the work environment and career possibilities in their field of study.
For more information on the cooperative education program in the Herff College of Engineering, contact Ms. Shelia Moses, Academic Services Coordinator, at 678-4933 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
To accommodate students who work during the day, the Department of Engineering Technology
has a complete night rotation of courses making it possible to earn a BS in Engineering
Technology in the evenings.