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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Department of Engineering Technology

Colleges  > College of Technology  > Department of Engineering Technology


Who’s Who in the Department

Heidar A. Malki

Neil Eldin, William Fitzgibbon, Heidar A. Malki, Hassan Moghaddam (Instructional), Wajiha Shireen, George Zouradakis

Associate Professors:
Farrokh Attarzadeh, Farouk G. Attia, Driss Benhaddou, Amina Bose, Luces M. Faulkenberry, Deniz Gürkan, Rupa Iyer, Fred D. Lewallen, Bernard McIntyre, Mequanint Moges (Instructional) Raresh Pascali (Instructional), Lingguang Song, Xiaojing Yuan

Assistant Professor:
John Eberth, Medhat El-Nahas (Visiting Instructional), Francisco Robles Hernandez, Fatima Merchant

Department Overview

The Engineering Technology Council of the American Society of Engineering Education has provided the following definition of Engineering Technology:

Engineering Technology is the profession in which knowledge of the applied mathematical and natural sciences gained by higher education, experience, and practice is devoted to application of engineering principles and the implementation of technological advances for the benefit of humanity.

Engineering Technology education for the professional focuses primarily on analyzing, applying, implementing, and improving existing technologies and is aimed at preparing graduates for practice in that portion of the technological spectrum closest to the product improvement, manufacturing, and engineering operational functions.

The Department of Engineering Technology provides cutting-edge educational opportunities in Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering Technology programs and in Biotechnology, Construction Management and Surveying Engineering in Technology. Computer Engineering Technology, Electrical Power Engineering Technology, and Mechanical Engineering Technology are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202, 410-347-7700.

To qualify for a Bachelor of Science in the College of Technology, students must complete university core curriculum requirements plus college and departmental requirements for a specific program as stated in this section of the catalog.

Curricula offered by the department emphasize the latest technological developments. Students perform meaningful, practical laboratory experiments to verify and reinforce their knowledge. Computer-related courses in all majors provide students with practical experience using computers and associated software. Upon graduation, students in the Engineering Technology department are ready for employment in their field and can continue to grow and advance in their field, because they have the skill to:

  • Analyze and solve industrial problems;
  • Communicate effectively, whether speaking or writing;
  • Work effectively in a team setting using current leadership and business practices;
  • Learn and apply new technology.

The department also has a research mission to discover new ways to apply basic science and technology discoveries to applications useful to business and industry.

Students pursuing a degree plan in the ET Department must complete university requirements

University Core Curriculum 42 Semester Hours

Communication (6 semester hours)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester hours)

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Humanities (3 semester hours)

Three semester hours selected from core approved list

Visual/Performing Arts (3 semester hours)

Three semester hours selected from core approved list

Mathematics (6 semester hours)

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Natural Sciences (6 semester hours)

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Writing in the Discipline (3 semester hours)

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