Main Departmental Office
Engineering Technology Building, 120
P.O. Box 310679
Denton, TX 76203-0679
Fax: (940) 565-2666
Web site: www.etec.unt.edu
Professors Grubbs, Jones, McNeill. Associate Professors Foster, Kozak, Plummer. Assistant Professors Cunagin, Koonce, Kumar, Lahndt-Hearney, Watt.
Engineering technology is the profession in which a knowledge of mathematics and natural sciences gained by higher education, experience and practice is devoted primarily to the implementation and extension of existing technology for the benefit of humanity (Engineering Technology Council, 1994). Increasing technological aspects of all modern activities have led to the need for highly skilled persons to design, construct, install, maintain, manage, operate, produce and sell sophisticated technical systems and products.
Departmental programs emphasize the application of theoretical concepts. Classes of carefully coordinated laboratory experiences and lectures are utilized. Courses emphasize theoretical concepts and principles for solutions applicable to modern technological problems. Students are prepared for rapidly changing life experiences with mathematics, science and general education. This preparation is designed to enable graduates to remain current, as well as advance, in their professional field.
The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering technology. The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology is available with concentrations in civil engineering technology, electronics engineering technology, manufacturing engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology and nuclear engineering technology. The nuclear engineering technology concentration presently is available at the Texas Utilities Electric Comanche Peak Steam Electric Station. The department offers a Master of Science with a major in engineering technology.
Candidates for the Bachelor of Science must meet the following requirements.
1. Hours Required for the Degree: Completion of a minimum of 131 total semester hours; 42 must be advanced.
2. General University Requirements: See "General Degree Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog.
3. College of Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum: Minimum 61 hours (includes requirements of University Core Curriculum ). See "Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum "in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog for specific core requirements and list of approved courses. See four-year plan for exact hours and modifications.
4. Major Requirements: 63-69 hours from one of five concentrations chosen with the advice of an academic adviser within the department.
5. Minor Requirements: None.
6. Electives: Elective courses within each concentration must be approved by the student's academic adviser.
7. Other Course Requirements: MATH 1650, 1710 and 1720. Students registering for fall or spring semester must register for mathematics until the requirement has been satisfied, unless approved by the department chair. A minimum of 12 semester hours of mathematics is required.
8. Other Requirements: PHYS 1710/1730 and 2220/2240 and CHEM 1420/1440 (with departmental approval) must be taken to satisfy the laboratory science requirement of the Arts and Sciences Core.
The English requirement is met by the following courses: ENGL 1310, 2700, 2210 and 2220.
A 2.5 GPA is required for engineering technology courses in the area of concentration.
DRED (Traffic Safety) courses may not be used to satisfy any portion of a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences.
The civil engineering technology concentration is designed for students interested in pursuing a professional career within civil engineering technologies systems. The course of study provides the basic knowledge for numerous professional opportunities that include foundation construction, water and wastewater systems, control of runoff and ground water, structures, and transportation infrastructure. The program provides a broad knowledge of materials, equipment and building systems and procedures. The goal of the program is to provide qualified problem solvers for community development and improvement, who are capable of meeting the challenges of pollution control, deteriorating infrastructure, traffic congestion, energy consumption, floods, earthquakes and urban redevelopment.
BS in Engineering
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Electronics Engineering Technology (ELET)
The electronics engineering technology concentration is designed to develop the technical and personal knowledge and skill necessary to compete successfully in today's electronics industry. The program builds on a strong foundation in mathematics and science and includes courses in network analysis, linear electronics, digital electronics, communication systems and control systems. Computer utilization is an integral part of all electronics courses and most courses include a laboratory to provide the necessary hands-on experience for an applied program of study. The student's technical background is further enhanced by taking selected courses from other engineering technology concentrations. The development of technical communication and presentation skills is a requirement throughout the curriculum. The electronics engineering technology concentration is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (Accreditation Director for Engineering Technology, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202; telephone (410) 347-7700).
BS in Engineering Technology
Concentration in Electronics Engineering Technology (HTML)
The manufacturing engineering technology concentration prepares students for professional careers in the manufacturing environment. Manufacturing engineering technologists apply scientific and engineering knowledge and methods in support of engineering activities. While manufacturing engineering technologists share much of the mathematics and science background of engineers, their academic preparation tends to emphasize technical skills and applications resulting in a practical orientation. The major thrust of the manufacturing engineering technology curriculum is that of factory automation. Graduates commonly take positions in research and development, process specification and design, reliability/quality assurance and tool design. The manufacturing engineering technology concentration is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (Accreditation Director for Engineering Technology, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202; telephone (410) 347-7700).
BS in Engineering Technology
Concentration in Manufacturing Engineering Technology (HTML)
Mechanical Engineering Technology (MEET)
The mechanical engineering technology concentration is built upon a strong foundation of science, mathematics and technical course work designed to meet the diverse needs of the mechanical designer. Mechanical engineering technology concepts are used in all types of industry and are applied directly to product and tool design and to assist in the manufacturing process. Courses in computer-aided design, product design and development, manufacturing processes and materials, strength of materials and quality assurance provide the student with a broad range of applications for the pursuit of a career in mechanical engineering technology.
BS in Engineering Technology
Concentration in Mechanical Engineering Technology (HTML)
Nuclear Engineering Technology (NUET)
The nuclear engineering technology concentration is designed to provide breadth of training for operators and related technical personnel at the Texas Utilities Electric (TUE) Comanche Peak Steam Electric Station. The program has a strong foundation in mathematics and science and adds nuclear engineering principles ranging from materials science to reactor design. Courses in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, electrical circuit theory, electric power generation and automatic control systems augment the curriculum. The program enhances the reactor operator training provided by TUE by stressing the fundamentals of underlying physical and engineering principles behind many plant operating procedures. The nuclear engineering technology concentration is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (Accreditation Director for Engineering Technology, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202).
BS in Engineering Technology
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Students wishing to pursue a minor field of study in engineering technology should consult with the undergraduate adviser of the concentration they select.
Civil Engineering Technology
Choose 18 semester hours (6 advanced) with approval of civil engineering technology program advisers.
Electronics Engineering Technology
Choose 18 semester hours (6 advanced) with approval of engineering technology department chair.
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Mechanical Engineering Technology
The Master of Science with a major in engineering technology is available at the graduate level. Prospective students should consult with the graduate departmental adviser prior to initial enrollment.
The department offers scholarships designated specifically for studies in engineering technology. For further information, inquire in the departmental office.
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