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 Computer Design, Animation and Game Design, 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.
Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology
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 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.
Computer Design, Animation and Game Design
The Computer Design, Animation and Game Design program offers students an exciting and rewarding degree in 2D and 3D animation theory applications. In addition, students in this program will experience creative possibilities as they explore artistic options and processes through experimental animation and modeling. Compiling these modern theories of visual creation with digital imaging, motion graphics, multimedia, and film production, graduates of this program will be prepared for jobs in technical illustration and modeling as well as in artistic production, exhibition, broadcast, or in the numerous emerging Internet applications.
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:
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.
The 2016-2019 enrollment data for the Electrical/Electronics and Mechanical/Systems concentrations are below:
The following chart lists the number of graduates from 2016-2019.
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