Engineers and Technologists play an increasingly important role in solving the varied problems of a complex and increasingly international society. Their work focuses on design, but it may include analysis, diagnostic measurements, supervision, operations, communications, and many other skills. There are many rewarding and high-paying job opportunities in the fields of Engineering and Technology, requiring proven skills and leadership.
The Department of Engineering and Technology offers a learning-centered environment with ABET accredited programs in Engineering, CAD/CAM Engineering Technology and Electronics Engineering Technology. The department also offers the students an opportunity to develop a broad range of academic skill in the program discipline area of Construction Management.
The Department of Engineering and Technology provides students with academic instruction and skill development, by professional, credentialed faculty, using state of the art facilities and equipment. The mission of the department is also to provide a learning-centered environment that enables students, faculty, and staff to achieve their goals and to empower students to compete on a global level for careers in government, industry, secondary education, and acceptance to graduate school.
The curricula are rich with opportunities for students to develop a sound understanding of fundamentals as well as specialized theories, practices, and ethics that enhance their learning experience. Engineering and Technology faculty are committed to providing high-quality education, individual guidance and assistance to students, helping them to develop the attributes of critical thinking, effective communication, lifelong learning, and individual integrity while pursuing their academic goals to assist in the economic development of the region through partnerships with industry.
The Engineering and Technology programs will be globally renowned for its excellence in education and scholarship within all of its comprehensive programs, ultimately becoming a role model for other institutions.
Engineering and Technology graduates work to meet the present and future technological needs of a complex society. Their work provides everything from basic necessities such as power, fuel and water to the modern conveniences of satellite communications, high rise office buildings, and supersonic aircraft. Graduates today are well versed and capable of solving problems in a wide range of engineering fundamentals. They communicate with the public, other engineers, technicians, and with scientists in many different disciplines all over the world to better understand society's needs and what is available to meet a specific need. Graduates are proficient problem solvers and well trained in the latest, as well as traditional, methods of analysis, design and construction. Department curriculum combines and emphasizes study in fundamental and advanced areas of science, technology and engineering that are traditionally taught in a variety of engineering and technology disciplines. Graduates typically find work in consulting offices, manufacturing businesses, industrial companies, and government agencies, some of which utilize small, highly versatile engineering and technology staffs. Engineering and Technology graduates are also sought as technical and program managers in larger institutions where they work with specialists to meet program or project objectives. Cross-disciplinary engineering and technology solutions encompass an increasingly wide spectrum of methodologies, technologies, and materials to generate optimized, economical solutions for the complex problems encountered in a constantly changing world. Engineering and Technology graduates are equipped with the knowledge and broad background necessary to effectively function in a multidisciplinary problem-solving environment. They achieve a level of mastery in science, technology, engineering and design that enables them to pursue successful careers in industry, consulting, or public service, or to continue their education in graduate studies.
The Engineering and Technology curriculum is founded upon fundamentals in mathematics, physics, chemistry, communications, and includes engineering and technology courses common to many in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering and Technology programs. Advanced engineering and technology topics maintain an emphasis on cross-disciplinary applications, versatility, and improved problem solving and communication skills. Engineering and Technology studies culminate in multidisciplinary team projects that integrate the principles of scientific research and analysis with the applied art of engineering and technology design. Opportunities for internships and service learning add depth to the educational experience.