Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

The bachelor degree programs in Engineering Technology provide the basis for an exciting career in Engineering!

This degree offers in-depth specializations in:

It allows the graduate to apply all of the coursework completed in the Engineering Technology Associate Degree toward the Bachelor of Science degree program. This degree can be completed entirely at our Tuscarawas Campus. Online options are offered for all our junior and senior level technical classes!

Since our bachelor level engineering technology degree is ABET accredited, it is a gateway for our graduates to become Professional Engineers (P.E.) in the State of Ohio. Graduates of this program will be prepared for a broad spectrum of the field, specifically such topics as: 

  • project management
  • engineering economics
  • quality 
  • industrial safety

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Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology
Electrical student working in the electronics lab

Electronics/Electronics engineering technology will teach you the basics concepts that make electrical devices like cell phones, drones, and EV’s work. This program can launch you into an exciting career in: 

  • Electric Vehicles
  • Micro Chip Manufacturing
  • Electric Power generation
  • Automated Manufacturing

Included in this is instruction is the knowledge and use of modern equipment such as:

  • Programable Logic Controllers (PLC’s)
  • Microprocessors 
  • CNC Machines
  • Robots 

Graduates of our four-year engineering technology program with a concentration in Electrical/Electronics in the past have entered the workforce with position titles such as:

  • Controls Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer/Systems Engineer
  • Engineering Project Coordinator
  • Operations Technician

Our Electrical/Electronics concentration graduates have obtained jobs with such companies as:

  • Action Coupling & Equipment, Holmesville, OH
  • Basic Systems, Cambridge, OH 
  • Boltaron, Newcomerstown, OH
  • Dover Chemical, Dover, OH
  • Industrial Robotics, Transfer, PA
  • Novelis, Uhrichsville, OH
  • Williams Energy, Scio, OH 

Mechanical/Systems
Mechanical Engineering Technology students working with faculty in the machine shop

Mechanical/Systems engineering technology is a unique concentration as it provides a choice of focus in either traditional mechanical engineering technology or engineering systems approach which encompasses industrial engineering and manufacturing engineering. This program can launch you into an exciting career in: 

  • Automated Manufacturing
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Process Industries 
  • Tool Manufacturing

Mechanical engineering technology will teach you the principles of mechanics and energy to design, develop, build and test mechanical and thermal devices, including tools, engines and machines. Engineering systems will teach you the design, application, installation, manufacturing, operation and/or maintenance of mechanical engineering systems.

Included in this is instruction is the knowledge and use of modern equipment such as:

  • Programable Logic Controllers (PLC’s)
  • Microprocessors 
  • CNC Machines
  • Robots

Graduates of our four-year engineering technology program with a concentration in Mechanical/Systems in the past have entered the workforce with position titles such as:

  • Applications Engineer 
  • Design Engineer 
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Product Engineer
  • Quality/Project Engineer

Our Mechanical/Systems graduates have gotten jobs with such companies as:

  • Allied Machine and Engineering Corp., Dover, OH
  • Boltaron,  Newcomerstown, OH
  • Hunt Valve, Salem, OH
  • Meteor Sealing Systems, Dover, OH
  • Marlite, Dover, OH
  • The M.K. Morse Company, Canton, OH
  • ProVia, Sugarcreek, OH
  • Reymond Products, New Philadelphia, OH  

Green and Alternative Energy

Green & Alternative Energy emphasizes the system design, generation, transmission, management and storage of various alternative energy sources. Included in this is instruction is the knowledge, and use of alternative energy devices, such as wind turbines, photovoltaic cells, and fuel cell.

Engineering Technology students working with Alternative Energy Trainer

Graduates of this degree program will possess unique knowledge related to these important sustainable energy sources which, will prepare you for an array of exciting fast emerging career opportunities including:

- EV’s
- Energy Generation
- Energy Management
- Solar Energy 
- Wind Energy 


Integrated

Student working in the Advanced Technology Center

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. 

Graduates of this degree program will build upon their associates degree program to possess unique knowledge related to engineering technology which will prepare you for an array of career opportunities.  Included in this is instruction is the knowledge and use of modern engineering processes such as Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma and Engineering economic decision analysis. 

Graduates of our four-year engineering technology program with a concentration in Integrated Engineering Technology in the past have entered the workforce with position titles such as:

  • Electrical Maintenance Foreman
  • Engineering Analyst
  • QA Technician
  • Manufacturing Engineer

Our Integrated Engineering Technology concentration graduates have gotten jobs with such companies as:

  • McWane Ductile, Coshocton, OH 
  • TT Electronics - Power solutions, Covina, CA 
  • Zimmer Biomet, Dover, OH 
  • ArmorSource, Hebron, OH  

Transfer Student Opportunities 

The unique 2+2 nature of our BS Engineering Technology degree makes our program a good fit for the incoming transfer student. For a student with a previously earned qualifying AAS Degree track, our BS Engineering Technology degree can be completed in two years or at your own pace. The major courses are offered online and at the Kent State Regional Campus tuition rate; the resulting degree is fully ABET Accredited. 

For example:

  • For student with a previously earned Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology, or Alternative Energy Engineering Technology (AAS) degrees it is possible to complete a BS in Engineering Technology with a concentration in Mechanical/Systems, Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology, or Green and Alternative Energy Technology, respectively. 

  • For student with any other previously earned engineering technology (AAS) degree or two years in a qualifying engineering technology program degree it is possible to complete a BS in Engineering Technology with a concentration in Integrated Engineering Technology. 


Professional Engineer

Professional Engineer (PE) license is licensed by a state board of registration to practice engineering. The PE license is the engineering profession's highest standard of competence, a symbol of achievement and assurance of quality.  Since our program is ABET accredited, graduates from our bachelor level engineering technology degree programs are eligible to become registered professional engineers (P.E.) in the State of Ohio by a process of two examinations (the FE and PE exams) and documentation of engineering work experience (typically 7 years). 


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, 2017 by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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

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