Why Engineering Technology?

A professor working with 2 students on the robot.
Professor showing a student research on the computer.

Courses in engineering technology are in general less math-intensive than courses offered in engineering discipline. However, engineering technology students are exposed more to applied aspects of engineering.

Our bachelor degree program concentrations in ECET, EMET, MET and RET are completion degrees that build on an associate degree. These programs are offered at local campuses and also offered as a distance-learning program to college partners across Ohio. For additional information click the Distance Learning link on the top pf the page if you think you are interested in experiencing a distance learning student. The learning experience of our distance learning students and those local MUST be and is identical based on the requirements of ABET, the organization that accredits engineering programs including our programs.

Our faculty and staff in Engineering Technology value and are committed to:

  • promoting a learning environment that is invigorating, challenging, rewarding, and free from prejudice and bias.
  • engaging students in the process of imaginative, creative, and critical thinking in the solution of technical problems.
  • encouraging students to examine and reflect on the contexts of their knowledge base and the solutions to problems they derive.
  • diversity of staff, students, and faculty.
  • mutual respect for others and teamwork.

The department's primary concern is its students' learning. The department develops in students professional competencies that are necessary to analyze, synthesize and solve complex problems inherent in a modern, dynamic society. These competencies involve high levels of technical and cognitive skills that must be combined with intellectual maturity and social responsibility for graduates to be successful in their chosen fields. The balance of professional and liberal education within the department's programs enables students to: view problems in a larger societal context; understand the impact of their decisions on their own as well as others' cultures; refine their personal value system; and to practice their profession in a manner consistent with the standards of professional ethics.