Bachelor of Science in
Engineering technologists use the principles of science, engineering, and mathematics to solve problems in research, product development, manufacturing, marketing, technical sales, service, and maintenance. Their role is vital, and as society becomes ever more dependent upon technology, the need for those experienced in engineering technology will also increase. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor expects overall employment in the engineering technology field to grow, and graduates have a wide variety of career options.
Engineering technologists often work with engineers and scientists, especially in research and product development, building or setting up equipment, preparing and conducting experiments, analyzing results, or making prototype versions of newly designed equipment. Others work in quality control – inspecting products and processes, performing tests, and collecting data. In manufacturing, they may assist in product design, development, or production. In many cases, it is the technologist who takes ideas and turns them into reality.
The roles of engineering technologists are critical. They must be able to produce practical and workable results, install and operate technical systems, devise hardware from concepts, develop and produce products, service machines and systems, manage construction and production processes, and provide sales support for technical products and systems.
Engineering technologists might choose to move away from strictly technical responsibilities and become more involved in technical management, sales, marketing, or other support areas.
BSET Educational Objectives
The objectives are to offer a program that provides students the ability to:
1. Identify the problem, formulate, analyze engineering alternatives, and solve the problem individually as well as in a team environment
2. Assume management, entrepreneurial, and leadership roles in the technology industry
3. Communicate effectively in a professional engineering environment
4. Engage in aspects of professionalism including the need for professional development through life-long learning
Upon completion of the program, the graduates will demonstrate that they have:
a. an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of their disciplines
b. an ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology
c. an ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments, and apply experimental results to improve processes
d. an ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to program educational objectives
e. an ability to function effectively on teams
f. an ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems
g. an ability to communicate effectively
h. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning
i. an ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities
j. a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues
k. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement