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College
Regional College
Campus(es)
Tuscarawas
Department
Regional College
Description

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology focuses primarily on the applied aspects of science and engineering and prepares graduates for practice in that portion of the technological spectrum closes to product improvement, manufacturing, construction and engineering operational functions. The degree program comprises five concentrations:

The Computer Design, Animation and Game Design concentration gives students the skills and academic knowledge necessary to enter the field of computer animation and the fast-growing field of game design. Drawings and illustrations are brought to life on digital video or film through the effective use of the latest software for capturing and animating hand-drawn or digitally created imagery. In addition, students experience creative possibilities as they explore artistic options and processes through experimental animation and modeling. Combining these modern theories of visual creation with digital imaging, motion capture, multimedia, computer animation, game design and film production, graduates will be prepared for jobs in game design, modeling and technical illustration, as well as in artistic production, exhibition and broadcast. Offered at both the Kent and Tuscarawas Campuses.

The Electrical/Electronics concentration allows seamless articulation with technical associate degrees for students who wish to advance their careers in the electrical/electronic engineering field.

The Green and Alternative Energy concentration focuses on clean, green and renewable energy technology such as fuel cells, solar, wind and hydropower.

The Mechanical/Systems concentration allows seamless articulation with technical associate degrees for students who wish to advance their careers in the mechanical or manufacturing field.

The Product Development and Commercialization concentration allows students to apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop economical solutions to technical problems providing a link between scientific discoveries and commercial applications that meet societal and consumer needs.

The 2+2 Integrated Engineering Technology concentration permits graduates from a variety of associate degree backgrounds to formulate a program of advanced study in upper-division technical courses, chosen with a faculty advisor, to gain additional technical depth or breadth.

Career Opportunities

Game design job growth exceeded that of the movie industry in 2009. Career opportunities include jobs in computer-aided design, multimedia development, technical illustration, web support and the growing field of computer animation.

In 2008, engineers held about 1.6 million jobs. About 36 percent of engineering jobs were found in manufacturing industries, and another 30 percent were in the professional, scientific and technical services industries, primarily in architectural, engineering and related services. Many engineers also worked in the construction, telecommunications and wholesale trade industries. Federal, state and local governments employed about 12 percent of engineers in 2008. About 6 percent were in the Federal Government, mainly in the U.S. Departments of Defense, Transportation, Agriculture, Interior and Energy, and in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Many engineers in state and local government agencies worked in highway and public works departments. In 2008, about three percent of engineers were self-employed, many as consultants. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Admission Requirements

New freshmen admitted to the program must have minimum cumulative 2.0 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale) . Generally, transfer applicants who have taken at least 12 semester hours with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 as computed by Kent State University (on a scale of 4.00) may be admitted to the university. Applicants who have taken fewer than 12 semester hours will be evaluated on both their collegiate and high school records. For more information visit the Admission website for transfer students.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 121 credit hours and 39 upper division hours. Minimum 2.000 major and cumulative GPA.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

1. Demonstrate: a.an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to a various areas of the engineering technology field; b. an ability to design and conduct experiments and to critically analyze and interpret data; c. an ability to use modern engineering tools and techniques to design and test systems in response to user requirements particularly in the engineering technology field; d. an ability to function in a multi-disciplinary team.

2. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of professional engineering and ethical responsibilities.

3. Demonstrate an ability for effective oral, graphic and written communication.

4. Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary issues and the impact of engineering technology solutions in a global/social context and a respect for diversity.

5. Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.

6. Demonstrate a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.

 

Accreditation

The programs' concentrations Electrical/Electronics, Mechanical/Systems and Computer Design, Animation and Game Design are accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).

Student Organizations

Student chapter of the Institute of Electrical/Electronics Engineers (IEEE); student chapter of the Society for Manufacturing Engineers (SME); Kent State Tuscarawas Imagineers Club; Entrepreneurship and Investment Club

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

I.   DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE  (1 credit)
Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II.   MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (17 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  EERT

TECH
21010

31010
Engineering and Professional Ethics (3)
or
Engineering and Professional Ethics (3)
3
  CS

DSCI

EERT
10061

15310

22003
Introduction to Computer Programming (3)
or
Computational Thinking and Programming (3)
or
Technical Computing (3)
3
  ENG

ITAP
20002

26638
Introduction to Technical Writing (3)
or
Business Communications (3)
3
ELR TAS 47900 Applied Studies Capstone Seminar* 3
  TECH 36620 Project Management in Engineering and Technology 3
WIC/DD

WIC/ELR
TECH

TECH
31000

33092
Cultural Dynamics of Technology (3)**
 or
Cooperative Education—Professional Development (2)
2-3
III.  ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (65 credits)  
Type Course Title Credits
KSS
ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics 3
  ITAP 26636 Project Management for Administrative Professionals 1
 KMC  MATH 11010 Algebra for Calculus 3
KAD MATH 11012 Intuitive Calculus 3
KAD MATH 11022 Trigonometry 3
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities or Fine Arts (minimum one course from each; students in the Computer Design, Animation and Game Design concentration must take one ARTH course) 9
  Kent Core Social Sciences (cannot be ECON) 3
  Applied courses from Associate Degree, Minor or Individualized Specialization***, + 34
IV.  
CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (38 credits) 
  Computer Design, Animation and Game Design (38)
  Electrical/Electronics (38)
  Green and Alternative Energy (38)
  Mechanical/Systems (38)
  Product Design and Commercialization (38)
  2+2 Integrated Engineering Technology (38)
MINIMUM TOTAL 
121

* Minimum C (2.000) grade required

** To fulfill the writing-intensive requirement, either TECH 31000 or TECH 33092 must be earned with minimum C (2.000) grade.

***Applied courses should be chosen from an approved associate degree or a declared minor or individualized specialization selected in consultation with an advisor.

+For the individualized specialization courses see each concentration below.

Note:    Students in the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology degree program may apply for more than one concentration, provided that there are 18 credit hours or more of Upper Division course work in the subsequent concentration. These hours must be in one of the Engineering Technology disciplines of EERT, MERT, CDAG, GAE or TECH. Students must also complete all of the other concentration requirements specific to each concentration, in addition to differentiating their major elective courses across the two concentrations. Students who declare the 2+2 Integrated Engineering Technology concentration may not elect any other concentration. Likewise, students who elect any of the other Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology concentrations may not elect the 2+2 Integrated Engineering Technology concentration.

Students electing a dual concentration must meet with an advisor to plan an individualized plan of study that meets these requirements before the dual concentration option will be approved for that student. Any changes made to the program of study also must be approved by an advisor, or the student may not be allowed to graduate with this option.


Computer Design, Animation and Game Design Concentration

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (28-29 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  CDAG 34000 Computer Animation II 3
    34001 Computer Animation III 3
    34003 Animation Theory 3
    34004 Technology of Light, Color, Design and Layout 2
    43000 Advanced Animation and Game Design 2
    43001 Technology of Media and Film Production 2
    43002 Graphic Design Technology 3
    43003 Virtual Reality and Game Design 2
  CDAG

ITEC

TECH
43004

47413

33095
Unix Scripting with Applications (2)
or
Digital Video in Education (3)
or
Special Topics in Applied Science in Technology (3)
2-3
  EERT

TECH
22018

33016
PC/Network Engineering and Troubleshooting (3)
or
PC/Network Engineering and Troubleshooting (3)
3
  ITEC

TECH

TECH
47411

33095

34002
Designing Visuals for Instruction (3)
or
Special Topics in Applied Science in Technology (3)
or
Advanced CAD II (3)
3
II.  ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (10 credits)  
Type Course Title Credits
  Kent Core Basic Science (PHY 21040 and 21041 are recommended for this concentration) 6-7
  General Elective
Credits required depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours and minimum 39 upper-division credit hours
4
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
38

 

Applied Courses from Associate Degree, Minor or Individualized Specialization
(34 credit hours)
CADT XXXXX Any CADT course
COMT 11002 Visual Basic Programming (3)
  21010 Workgroup Productivity Software (3)
  21092 Computer Practicum (1-3)*
EERT 22014 Microprocessors and Robotics (3)
  22016 Productivity Software for Industry (1)
IERT 12005 Applications in CAD (2)
  22006 Economic Decision Analysis (3)
MERT 12000 Engineering Drawing (3)
  12001 Computer Aided Drafting (3)
TECH 22100 Training Topics in Technology (1-4)
  22095 Special Topics in Technology (1-4)
  23581 Computer Aided Engineering Graphics (3)
  33010 Computer Hardware (3)
  33095 Special Topics: Applied Science and Technology (1-3)
  46330 Visual Basic Programming in Engineering Technology (3)
  Any ART, ARTC, ARTF or ARTH courses (no more than 12 credit hours combined)
  Any VCD courses (no more than 15 credit hours)
  Others by program director approval

 

*Fulfills experiential learning requirement


Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology Concentration

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (21 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  TECH 31020 Automated Manufacturing 3
    33363 Metallurgy and Materials Science 3
    43080 Industrial and Environmental Safety 3
  Choose from the following: 12
  EERT 32005 Instrumentation (3)  
  GAE 42002 Energy Management Systems (3)  
  TECH 31032 Power Technology (3)  
    33016 PC/Network Engineering and Troubleshooting (3)  
    33031 Programmable Logic Controllers (3)  
    33223 Electronic Communication (3)  
    43220 Electrical Machinery (3)  
II.  ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (17 credits)  
Type Course Title Credits
  Choose from the following Physics sequences: 7-8
KBS PHY 12201 Technical Physics I (3)  
KBS   12202 Technical Physics II (4)  
      or  
KBS PHY 13001 General College Physics I (4)  
KAD   13012 College Physics II (2)  
KBS   13021 General College Physics Laboratory I (1)  
KBS   13022 General College Physics Laboratory II (1)  
  General Elective
Credits required depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours and minimum 39 upper-division credit hours
9-10
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
38

 

Applied Courses from Associate Degree, Minor or Individualized Specialization
(34 credit hours)
EERT XXXXX Any EERT course
IERT 12005 Applications in CAD (2)
MERT 12000 Engineering Drawing (3)
TECH 33095 Special Topics: Applied Science and Technology (1-3)
  Others by program director approval

 

 


Green and Alternative Energy Concentration

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (24 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  GAE 32000 Fuel Cell Technology 3
    42004 Advanced Fuel Cell Technology 3
  TECH 33363 Metallurgy and Material Science 3
    43080 Industrial and Environmental Safety 3
  Choose from the following: 12
  EERT 32005 Instrumentation (3)  
  GAE

TECH
42002

42100
Energy Management System (3)
or
Training Topics in Technology (1-4)
 
  GAE 42003 Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and Operations Technology (3)  
  MERT 42000 Thermodynamics for Engineering Technology (3)  
  TECH 31020 Automated Manufacturing (3)  
    31032 Power Technology (3)  
II.  ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (14 credits)  
Type Course Title Credits
  Choose from the following Physics sequences: 7-8
KBS PHY 12201 Technical Physics I (3)  
KBS   12202 Technical Physics II (4)  
      or  
KBS PHY 13001 General College Physics I (4)  
KAD   13012 College Physics II (2)  
KBS   13021 General College Physics Laboratory I (1)  
KBS   13022 General College Physics Laboratory II (1)  
  General Elective
Credits required depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours and minimum 39 upper-division credit hours
6-7
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
38

 

Applied Courses from Associate Degree, Minor or Individualized Specialization
(34 credit hours)
GAE XXXXX Any GAE course
EERT XXXXX Any EERT course
IERT 12005 Applications in CAD (2)
  22006 Economic Decision Analysis (3)
MERT XXXXX Any MERT course
  Others by program director approval

 

 

 

Mechanical/Systems Concentration

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (30 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  TECH 31020 Automated Manufacturing 3
    32002 Materials and Processes II 3
    33363 Metallurgy and Material Science 3
    43080 Industrial and Environmental Safety 3
  Choose from the following: 9
  EERT 32005 Instrumentation (3)  
  GAE 42003 Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and Operations Technology (3)  
  TECH 32101 Polymers I (3)  
    34002 Advanced CAD II (3)  
  Choose from the following: 9
  GAE 32000 Fuel Cell Technology (3)  
  MERT 42000 Thermodynamics for Engineering Technology (3)  
    43001 Dynamics for Engineering Technology (3)  
  TECH 31032 Power Technology I (3)  
    31067 Machining Technology (3)  
    33016 PC/Network Engineering and Troubleshooting (3)  
    33033 Hydraulics/Pneumatics (3)  
    33700 Quality Techniques (3)  
    34002 Advanced CAD II (3)  
    43220 Electrical Machinery (3)  
    43550 Computer-Aided Manufacturing (3)  
II.  ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (8 credits)  
Type Course Title Credits
  Choose from the following Physics sequences: 7-8
KBS PHY 12201 Technical Physics I (3)  
KBS   12202 Technical Physics II (4)  
      or  
KBS PHY 13001 General College Physics I (4)  
KAD   13012 College Physics II (2)  
KBS   13021 General College Physics Laboratory I (1)  
KBS   13022 General College Physics Laboratory II (1)  
  General Elective
Credits required depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours and minimum 39 upper-division credit hours
0-1
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
38

 

Applied Courses from Associate Degree, Minor or Individualized Specialization
(34 credit hours)
CADT 22003 Solid Modeling (2)
EERT 22014 Microprocessors and Robotcs (3)
IERT 22006 Economic Decision Analysis (3)
MERT XXXXX Any MERT course
  Others by program director approval

 


Product Development and Commercialization Concentration

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (19 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  CDAG 43002 Graphics Design Technology 3
  MATH 30011 Basic Probability and Statistics 3
ELR MERT 43092 Engineering Technology Practicum 1
  TECH 31020 Automated Manufacturing 3
    31032 Power Technology 3
    43050 Inventive Problem Solving 3
    43060 Management of Technology Innovation 3
II.  ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (19 credits)  
Type Course Title Credits
  Choose from the following Physics sequences: 7-8
KBS PHY 12201 Technical Physics I (3)  
KBS   12202 Technical Physics II (4)  
      or  
KBS PHY 13001 General College Physics I (4)  
KAD   13012 College Physics II (2)  
KBS   13021 General College Physics Laboratory I (1)  
KBS   13022 General College Physics Laboratory II (1)  
  Any upper division elective from CDAG, EERT, GAE, MERT and/or TECH 3
  General Elective
Credits required depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours and minimum 39 upper-division credit hours
8-9
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
38

 

Applied Courses from Associate Degree, Minor or
Individualized Specialization (34 credit hours)
ACTT 11000 Accounting I-Financial (4)
BMRT 11000 Introduction to Business (3)
  11009 Introduction to Management Technology (3)
  21011 Fundamentals of Financial Management (3)
  21050 Marketing Technology (3)
BSCI 10110* Biological Diversity (4)
  10120* Biological Foundations (3)
CADT 22003 Solid Modeling (2)
CHEM 10050* Fundamentals of Chemistry (3)
  10052* Introduction to Organic Chemistry (2)
  10053* Inorganic and Organic Laboratory (1)
IERT 12005 Applications in CAD (2)
TECH 34002 Advanced CAD II (3)
  Others by program director approval

*Fulfills a Kent Core Requirement

 

 

2+2 Integrated Engineering Technology Concentration

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (21 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  GAE 42003 Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and Operations Technology 3
  TECH 43080 Industrial and Environmental Safety 3
  CDAG, EERT, GAE, MERT, TECH coursework (upper-division) 15
II.  ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (17 credits)  
Type Course Title Credits
  Kent Core Basic Sciences 6-7
  General Electives
Credits required depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours and minimum 39 upper-division credit hours
11
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
39 

 

Applied Courses from Associate Degree, Minor or Individualized Specialization
(34 credit hours)
ACTT 11000 Accounting I- Financial (4)
BMRT 11000 Introduction to Business (3)
  11009 Introduction to Management Technology (3)
  21011 Fundamentals of Financial Management (3)
  21050 Marketing Technology (3)
CADT XXXXX Any CADT course
COMT 20011 Java Programming (3)
  21010 Workgroup Productivity Software (3)
  21092 Computer Practicum (1-3)*
  21095 Special Topics (1-4)
EERT XXXXX Any EERT course
GAE XXXXX Any GAE course
IERT XXXXX Any IERT course
ITAP 26638 Business Communications (3)
MERT XXXXX Any MERT course
PHY 12001 Technical Physics I (3)
  12002 Technical Physics II (4)
  Others by program director approval

*Fulfills experiential learning requirement