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2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology (B.S.)


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Department Mission Statement

  • The Engineering Technology Department motivates students to think creatively, to acquire analytical and technical skills, and to excel through its excellent teaching and service in an innovative learning environment.
  • The Engineering Technology program provides a seamless transition for students that have completed associate degree requirement to a baccalaureate degree in engineering technology.
  • A major part of our mission is to serve the military community at Fort Campbell with programs that meet the needs and interests of military personnel, family members, retirees and civilian from the community. 
  • Our programs prepare people in the region for employment opportunities with industrial employers. Likewise, we serve these employers both by preparing graduates for initial employment and by offering educational opportunities for current employees needed for advancement. 

Educational Objectives

  • Graduates manage projects from problem identification to hands-on implementation.
  • Graduates function effectively in a teams environment and communicate effectively in spoken, written, and graphical forms. 
  • Graduates are proficient in the use of engineering technologies as tools to solve real world problems.  
  • Graduates recognize professional, ethical, and social issues in practice.
  • Graduates demonstrate a commitment to quality and dependability.
  • Graduates stay current professionally.

Student Outcomes

  • Students analyze problems, plan and conduct tests, interpret and use test results to develop solutions. 
  • Students create and implement solutions integrating people, productivity software and equipment.
  • Students communicate information in written, oral, and graphical forms.
  • Students work as a team to deliver results in a timely fashion.
  • Students recognize the importance of quality and the need for continuous improvement. 
  • Students are aware of ethical, social, environmental, and diversity issues; globalization; and the need for lifelong learning.

Capstone Project Courses Requirements

     Designated capstone courses include integrative experience projects where students use diverse elements from the curriculum in a project simulating work in industry.  These courses are to be taken in the student’s final year, and registration is by permit only.  To be allowed to take a capstone course, students should have:

  • Met all lower division engineering technology, math, science, writing, and public speaking course requirements; and
  • Met a least 33 credit hours of upper division major course requirements including both upper division core and concentration courses.

Students should see their faculty advisor for more information and for permission to take a capstone course.  To be approved for graduation, students must be on the graduation list and must complete both the university exit exam and the department exit exam.

For Engineering Technology Majors


The Engineering Technology Department offers graduate and under graduate degrees in Engineering Technology. The graduate program is a Master of Science in Engineering Technology (MSET).

We also offer a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BS) and have 6 different concentrations. Two of the concentrations, electrical with options in electronics and robotics, and manufacturing with options in subtractive manufacturing, additive manufacturing and robotics, are accredited by ETAC of ABET. The department also offers concentrations in Automotive Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering Technology, Mechatronics Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology. The combination of our technological major and Austin Peay’s liberal arts core is a unique strength of our program. The core helps students develop communication skills, critical thinking abilities, and values for responsible living.

From our facilities at the APSU Center @ Fort Campbell, we offer courses for both the APSU main campus and the Fort Campbell campus. We offer both daytime and evening courses to accommodate students who work while attending Austin Peay. We encourage students to take internships or other job opportunities in industry so they can get practical experience while completing their degrees.

In addition to the Master and Bachelor Degree programs in Engineering Technology, we offer Associate of Applied Science degrees in Engineering Technology for Automotive Engineering Technology (AET), Construction Engineering Technology (CCET), Electronics Engineering Technology (EET) and Mechatronics Engineering Technology. We also offer a minor in Engineering Technology. This is strongly recommended for students in business, technical writing, and other areas where graduates may join technological enterprises.

  Credit Hours
General Education (see TBR Common Core) 41
University-Wide Freshman Seminar requirement 1

Automotive Engineering Technology Concentration


For Engineering Technology Majors


  1. PHYS 2010/2011 - College Physics (and lab)  (5 Cr. Hr) and PHYS 2020/2021 - College Physics (and lab)  (5 Cr. Hr) will be used to meet core requirements in science.
  2. MATH 1530 - Elements of Statistics  will be used to meet core requirements in mathematics.

Construction Engineering Technology Concentration


For Engineering Technology Majors


  1. PHYS 2010/2011 College Physics (and lab) 5 , and PHYS 2020/2021 College Physics (and lab) 5  will be used to meet core requirements in science.
  2. MATH 1530 Elements of Statistics 3  will be used to meet core requirements in mathematics.

Electrical Engineering Technology Concentation


For Engineering Technology majors:


  1. PHYS 2010/2011 - College Physics (and lab)  (5 Cr. Hr) and PHYS 2020/2021 - College Physics (and lab)   (5 Cr. Hr) will be used to meet core requirements in science.
  2. MATH 1530 - Elements of Statistics  will be used to meet core requirements in mathematics.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology Concentration


For Engineering Technology Majors


  1. PHYS 2010/2011 - College Physics (and lab)  (5 Cr. Hr) and PHYS 2020/2021 - College Physics (and lab)  (5 Cr. Hr) will be used to meet core requirements in science.
  2. MATH 1530 - Elements of Statistics  will be used to meet core requirements in mathematics.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Concentration


For Engineering Technology majors:


  1. PHYS 2010/2011 - College Physics (and lab)  (5 Cr. Hr) and PHYS 2020/2021 - College Physics (and lab)   (5 Cr. Hr) will be used to meet core requirements in science.
  2. MATH 1530 - Elements of Statistics  will be used to meet core requirements in mathematics.

Mechatronics Engineering Technology Concentration


For Engineering Technology Majors


  1. PHYS 2010/2011 College Physics (and lab)  (5 credit hours), and PHYS 2020/2021 College Physics (and lab)  (5 credit hours) will be used to meet core requirements in science.
  2. MATH 1530 Elements of Statistics  will be used to meet core requirements in mathematics.

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