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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology (ETB) (B.S.)


The bachelor of science degree program in engineering technology extends beyond the scope of the associate degree program to include additional emphasis on the theory, development, and application in the areas of electronics, computers, and mechanical systems. The three degree options in the program allow students to specialize in computer systems technology, electronic and computer engineering technology, and mechanical engineering technology. Each program option adds depth to students’ understanding of mathematics, science, and communications. Students also develop their abilities to work as team members in industry-related design projects. Graduates work in many business and industrial settings. Career opportunities include product design and development, industrial automation, manufacturing systems, technical sales, and project management.

Computer systems technology option (ETB-CP)


Students may continue their studies in computer systems technology beyond the associate degree level to obtain the bachelor of science degree. The baccalaureate degree typically requires two years of study beyond the associate degree.

Course work in the junior and senior years of the bachelor’s degree program provides additional depth of understanding of programming languages and applications, database systems, computer networking, and operating systems. Individual and group project assignments allow students to develop their technical expertise, as well as their appreciation for the ethical and responsible application of computer technology. Additional mathematics, science, and elective courses provide a strong background with which graduates are prepared for many diverse occupations in business and industry.

Bachelor’s degree requirements (124 credit hours)


See ETA-CP associate degree information for freshman and sophomore course requirements.

Junior year


Fall semester (14 credit hours)


  • Business elective Credits: (3)

Spring semester (16 credit hours)


  • *Advanced computer technology elective Credits: (3)
  • **Humanities/social science/business elective Credits: (3)

Senior year


Fall semester (15 credit hours)


  • *Advanced computer technology elective Credits: (3)
  • **Humanities/social science elective Credits: (3)

Spring semester (13 credit hours)


  • *Advanced computer technology elective Credits: (3)
  • Science elective with lab Credits: (4)
  • **Business elective Credits: (3)

Programming track


Networking track


Choose three from the following:


Notes


*For advanced computer technology electives choose either the programming track OR the networking track.

**Marked electives must be upper-division courses, 300 and above.

Electronic and computer engineering technology option (ETB-EC) (129 credit hours)


Students may continue their studies in electronic and computer engineering technology beyond the associate degree level to obtain the bachelor of science degree. The bachelor’s degree typically requires two years of study beyond the associate degree.

Course work in the junior and senior years of the bachelor’s degree program provides additional depth of understanding of circuit analysis techniques, digital systems, data communications, and industrial electronics. Individual and group project assignments are emphasized. Additional mathematics, science, and elective courses provide a strong background with which graduates are prepared for the technical professions of tomorrow.

Graduates work as electronic and computer engineering technologists in many industrial settings. Career activities include product design and development, industrial automation, technical sales, and project management.

The bachelor’s degree program in electronic and computer engineering technology is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012. Telephone: (410) 347-7700. Website: www.abet.org.

Bachelor’s degree requirements (129 credit hours)


See ETA-EC associate degree information for freshman and sophomore course requirements.

Junior year


Fall semester (15 credit hours)


  • Science elective with laboratory Credits: (4)

Spring semester (16 credit hours)


  • Humanities/social science elective Credits: (3)
  • Humanities/social science elective Credits: (3)

Senior year


Fall semester (14 credit hours)


  • Technical elective Credits: (3)
  • Humanities/social science elective Credits: (3)

Spring semester (16 credit hours)


  • Technical elective Credits: (3)
  • **Humanities/social science elective Credits: (3)

Note


**Marked electives must be upper-division courses, 300 and above.

Mechanical engineering technology option (ETB-MT)


Students may continue with the mechanical engineering technology program toward a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering technology. The bachelor’s degree typically requires two years of study beyond the associate degree.

Graduates of the bachelor’s degree program fill a wide variety of industrial positions and are employed by local and national companies in engineering-related design, production, maintenance, supervisory, and sales positions.

The courses in the upper-division portion of the curriculum provide greater rigor and depth in mechanical theory and applications.  Additional study of science, mathematics, communications, social sciences, humanities, business, and industrial operations provides complementary breadth of knowledge beyond the student’s major concentration.

The bachelor’s degree program in mechanical engineering technology is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012. Telephone: (410) 347-7700. Website: www.abet.org.

Bachelor’s degree requirements (127 credit hours)


See ETA-MT associate degree information for freshman and sophomore course requirements.

Junior year


Senior year


Fall semester (14 credit hours)


  • Humanities/social science elective Credits: (3)
  • **Humanities/social science elective Credits: (3)

Spring semester (14 credit hours)


  • **Technical elective Credits: (3)
  • Business elective Credits: (3)
  • **Humanities/social science elective Credits: (3)

Note


**Marked electives must be upper-division courses, 300 and above.