Engineering Technology- Associate in Applied Science

For information, contact the Department of Engineering Technology at 207 Phelps Hall, 513-785-1808, on Hamilton campus or 205M Thesken Hall, 513-727-3241, on Middletown campus. Both campuses have an open admission policy.

This department offers associate degree programs in electrical and computer engineering technology and mechanical engineering technology and baccalaureate completion electro-mechanical technology and mechanical engineering technology degree programs. Certificate programs in computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing, and computer hardware technology are also available. All programs are offered on the regional campuses in Hamilton and Middletown. The baccalaureate program, described in the College of Engineering and Computing chapter, is for students who have earned an associate degree.

Co-op is available on an alternating or parallel semester basis. Students either alternate semesters between work and studies or work while taking classes. For a co-op curriculum schedule, contact the Co-op/Placement Office at 123 Rentschler Hall, 513-785-3113, on the Hamilton campus or at 114 Johnston Hall, 513-217-4030, on the Middletown campus.

Department Educational Objectives

We consider program educational objectives as the general characteristics our graduates demonstrate to the workplace, graduate school, the military, or their endeavors after they leave Miami. We typically measure these characteristics initially at graduation by asking graduates if they feel that they have achieved these characteristics and then periodically thereafter through employer surveys, letters from graduates, advisory council, graduate school accomplishments, and surveys of graduates who have been out for a while. These characteristics should become most evident within the first few years after graduation.

The Engineering Technology Department's graduates are able to:

  • apply math and physics principles to the solution of engineering technical problems.
  • use applied skills to identify, evaluate, and solve complex technical problems.
  • use engineering computer software to facilitate engineering problem solving.
  • function effectively in team-oriented activities.
  • demonstrate the knowledge of expected standards of ethical and professional conduct.
  • verbally communicate ideas.
  • prepare well-written technical reports.

In addition, our graduates will have the necessary fundamentals to pursue life-long learning.

Program-Specific Educational Objectives

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (A.A.S.) - The ECET program produces graduates who:

  • analyze digital and analog electrical and electronic circuits, identify problem areas, and maintain these systems.
  • function effectively as electrical and computer engineering technicians in state and regional industries.

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S. Completion Program) - The EMET program produces graduates who:

  • possess the ability to apply theoretical knowledge to solve engineering technology problems associated with instrumentation and control systems.
  • are knowledgeable of modern applications in process control systems.

Mechanical Engineering Technology (A.A.S. & B.S.) - The MET program produces graduates who:

  • are able to analyze and design complex mechanical components and systems
  • are able to set up experimental testing procedures and selectively utilize data to reinforce engineering concepts.
  • have a basic understanding of modern manufacturing methods used to facilitate the production of consumer products
  • are able to effectively and efficiently manage engineering projects (B.S. only).