Previous IU South Bend Campus Bulletins

Students are ordinarily subject to the curricular requirements outlined in the Bulletin in effect at the start of their current degree. See below for links to previous Bulletins (bulletins prior to 2013-2014 are in PDF format only)

Contact Us

If you are seeking further information regarding specific programs, please contact individual departments.

For problems accessing information on this website, please contact Teresa Sheppard.

Purdue Polytechnic South Bend | Engineering Technology BS

Pictured | Adam Kickbush, Joshua Perla, and Nichole Santiaguel on Commencement Day

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
  • 120 semester credits and a 2.0 Graduation GPA are required for the Bachelor of Science degree.
  • 2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
  • Courses at Purdue University may only be attempted a maximum of three (3) times, including W, WF, I, IF and all graded attempts.
  • Senior Capstone Selective I/II and 12 hours of ECET Selectives must be taken at the Purdue University location conferring the degree.
  • 32 credit hours of 300-level or higher courses must be completed at the Purdue University location conferring the degree.
  • Complete the Global / Intercultural Requirement (ungraded) See Academic Advisor
  • Complete the Professional Requirement (ungraded) See Academic Advisor

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; OR
    MET 14400 Materials and Processes II
  • TECH 12000 Design Thinking in Technology
  • Written Communication Foundation Selective
Second Semester
  • COM 11400 Fundamental of Speech Communication; OR
    SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking (IU South Bend)
  • MA 16010 Applied Calculus I
  • Physics 21800 General Physics I; OR
    PHYS-P 221 Physics 1 (IU South Bend) (4–5 cr.)
  • Humanities Foundation Selective
  • Programming Selective

Second Year (31 cr.)
Third Semester
 Fourth Semester

Third Year (30 cr.)
Fifth Semester
Sixth Semester

Fourth Year (27 cr.)
Seventh Semester
  • Senior Capstone Project Selective (See Academic Advisor)
  • TLI 33400 Production Cost Analysis
  • Technical Selective (30000-40000 level)
  • Technical Selective (30000-40000 level)
  • Professional Selective (0 cr.) See Academic Advisor
  • Free Elective
Eighth Semester
  • Senior Capstone Project Selective (See Academic Advisor)
  • Technical Selective (30000-40000 level)
  • Technical Selective (30000-40000 level)
  • Free Elective
  • Global/Intercultural Requirement (0 cr.) See Academic Advisor
  • CAND 99100 (0 cr.)

CAND 99100

Students MUST enroll in CAND 99100 in conjunction to their last course(s) for graduation. This is the student's application for graduation. There are no fees for this course. No class attendance is required and no grade will be issued.

Academic Bulletins

PDF Version

2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

Please be aware that the PDF is formatted from the webpages; some pages may be out of order.