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Purdue Polytechnic South Bend | Engineering Technology BS

Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Science

The Engineering Technology (ET) degree program is geared toward application of ideas and theories and innovation. It is based on the foundation of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This degree program provides students with a broad range of exciting experiences in: computer graphics technology; computer and information technology; electrical engineering technology; industrial technology; mechanical engineering technology; and organizational leadership and supervision.

The United States Department of Education recognizes ET as a field that is primarily focused on engineering values and ideas, along with the technical skills necessary for typical engineering development projects. ET involves functions for research, production, operations, and programs that are designed for specific engineering fields.

Engineering technologists can use their education and application of STEM, for example, to help make and/or manage the production and related processes of roads/bridges, buildings, power distribution systems, racing teams, computers, software, electronic instruments, environment, and transportation systems that are used daily.

The ET graduate is prepared to immediately begin technical assignments, since many technology programs stress current industrial practices and design procedures. The ET graduate can apply established procedures which utilize current state-of-the-industry practice. The ET graduate is most likely to get hands-on jobs in technical sales, as a team leader, working in a laboratory, or field position.

Graduates work for companies across the technological, construction, distribution, health care, and engineering spectrum. They are best suited in entry-level positions that deal with application, production, implementation, engineering operation, sales and distribution such as product design, testing, development, systems engineering, field engineering or production, technical operations, and quality control.

Program Requirements
  • All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated
  • All courses are offered by Purdue unless noted

First Year (33 cr.)
First Semester
  • ENG-W 131 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I (IU South Bend)
  • ENGT 18000 Engineering Technology Foundations
  • ENGT 18100 Engineering Technology Foundations Lab (1 cr.)
  • MA 15800 Precalculus – Functions and Trig
  • MET 14300 Materials and Processes I
  • MET 14400 Materials and Processes II
  • TECH 12000 Design Thinking in Technology
  • Written Communication Foundation Selective
Second Semester

Second Year (31 cr.)
Third Semester
 Fourth Semester

Third Year (30 cr.)
Fifth Semester
  • ENGL 42100 Technical Report Writing
  • MET 24500 Manufacturing Systems
  • TLI 31600 Statistical Quality Control
  • Technical Selective
Sixth Semester

Fourth Year (27 cr.)
Seventh Semester
Eighth Semester

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2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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