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Engineering Technology Defined

Engineering Technology is the profession in which knowledge of mathematics and natural sciences gained by higher education, experience, and practice is devoted primarily to the implementation, and extension of existing technology for the benefit of humanity.

Engineering Technology Education focuses primarily on the applied aspects of science and engineering aimed at preparing graduates for practice in that portion of the technological spectrum closest to product improvement, industrial processes, and operation functions.

The Department of Engineering Technology at Miami University offers a bachelor’s degree program, two associate degree programs, (accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org). The baccalaureate program offers majors in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology; Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology; or Mechanical Engineering Technology, and is designed to enable graduates of the associate degree programs to complete the bachelor’s degree by taking 65 additional credit hours.  Majors available in the associate degree programs include Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology or Mechanical Engineering Technology. 

As a Miami student you will enjoy excellent faculty, modern facilities and other amenities associated with a fine university.

Engineering Technology students enjoy opportunities to co-op on an alternating or parallel basis.  Students who elect to co-op will be required to attend classes during summer semester and the length of time to complete their degree will be extended by approximately one semester.

Graduates of the bachelor’s degree program are technologists prepared to fill industrial positions in areas related to industrial automation, mechanical design & analysis, electronic instrumentation, testing, manufacturing, sales, and service.  Graduates of the electrical and computer engineering technology program fill paraprofessional positions in electronic testing, network specialist, field service, electronic maintenance, and similar engineering technician roles. Mechanical engineering technology program graduates fill paraprofessional positions in computer aided drafting, quality control, computer aided manufacturing, design technician, product testing, maintenance, and similar engineering technician roles. 

For more information about these programs or courses and seminars in the field of Engineering Technology, please contact our department chair.

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