Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

The bachelor degree programs in Engineering Technology provide a broad course of study for the Engineering Technology Associate Degree graduate, with in-depth specialization in the Electrical/Electronics, Mechanical/Systems, Green and Alternative Energy and 2+2 Integrated major fields listed below. It allows the graduate to apply all of the coursework completed in the Associate of Applied Science degree program toward the Bachelor of Science degree program.

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Electrical/Electronics Engineering TechnologyElectrical electronic students looking at a waveform on a digital oscilloscope

Electronics engineering technology is one of the largest of all the engineering technology disciplines. Electrical engineers, technologists, and technicians are concerned with electrical devices and systems and with the use of electrical energy. Virtually every industry utilizes electrical and electronic equipment, and every business and home requires electric power and electronic devices, so electrical engineering technologists and technicians have extensive employment opportunities. Evidence of the work can be seen in digital consumer products used in homes and businesses, in numerically controlled machines used by manufacturing companies and in the early warning systems used by the federal government to ensure our national security.

Mechanical/Systems

Students operating an industrial robot using the teach pendantMechanical engineering technology is one of the broadest engineering technology disciplines. Mechanical engineers, technologists and technicians apply the principles of mechanics and energy to design, develop, build and test mechanical and thermal devices, including tools, engines and machines. Graduates of this program can expect to work mostly in engineering services, research and development, manufacturing industries, and the federal government.

Green and Alternative Energy

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Technology on Green & Alternative Energy emphasizes the system design, generation, transmission, management and storage of various energy sources such as wind, solar power and fuel cells. 

Green and alternative energy refers to energy that is produced in a manner that has less negative impact to the environment than fossil fuels. It is also renewable, which means it comes from resources that are naturally replenished. These sources are thought to be “free” energy sources. They all have lower carbon emissions compared to conventional fossil fuels. These include biomass energy, wind energy, solar energy, geothermal energy and hydroelectric energy sources. By 2050, one-third of the world’s energy will need to come from solar, wind and other renewable resources, according to British Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell, two of the world’s largest oil companies. Climate change, population growth and fossil fuel depletion mean that renewables will need to play a bigger role in the future than they do today.

Graduates of this degree program will possess unique knowledge related to these important sustainable energy sources which, when coupled with a background in electrical/electronic or electromechanical technology, will prepare you for an array of exciting fast emerging career opportunities. They are typically employed in public, private and non-profit sectors and can range from entry-level to professional positions in a wide range of fields including:

  • Energy
  • Automotive
  • Environmental
  • Construction

2+2 Integrated

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 an advisor, to gain additional technical depth or breadth.

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology, Electrical/Electronics, Mechanical/Systems, Green and Alternative Energy, and Integrated Engineering Technology concentrations has been accredited since October 1, 2018 by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, ABET.org.

Consistent with ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission guidelines, the following is a list of Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) attained by our graduates:

  1. Apply engineering technology knowledge and design skills to solve technical problems within the specialized field of Engineering Technology.
  2. Utilize effective communication, team and project management skills to work productively and contribute to their professions.
  3. Value personal attitudes that help one become a contributing member to society, including: initiative, responsibility, a commitment to professional ethics,  and the desire to continue to learn and grow professionally.

The Engineering Technology program has an established set of outcomes for each of its programs that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time they graduate.

Graduates of the Engineering Technology program will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to various areas of the engineering technology fields.
  2. Use modern engineering tools and techniques to design and test systems, components, or processes in response to user requirements particularly in the engineering technology field.
  3. Identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems.
  4. Function effectively as a member or leader on a multi-functional technical team.
  5. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  6. Understand professional engineering and ethical responsibilities.
  7. Understand contemporary issues and the impact of engineering technology solutions in a global/social context and a respect for diversity.
  8. Commit to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.
  9. Understand the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development and lifelong learning.

The 2016-2019 enrollment data for the Electrical/Electronics and Mechanical/Systems concentrations are below:  

  2016 2017 2018 2019
ELEL concentration 22 17 12 15
MSY concentration 39 42 38 24

The following chart lists the number of graduates from 2016-2019.  

BS Engineering Technology Graduates 2016-2019

Engineering Technology Department  

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

Paul Dykshoorn, Engineering Technology Director 330-308-7475 | pdykshoo@kent.edu 

Amy Bowers, Engineering Technology Administrative Assistant 

330-308-7457 | abowers5@kent.edu