Engineering Technology- Bachelor of Science in Applied Science

For information, contact the Department of Engineering Technology, 207 Phelps Hall, Hamilton campus, 513-785-1804.

This department offers associate degree programs in electrical and computer engineering technology and mechanical engineering technology and baccalaureate completion degree programs. All programs are offered on the regional campuses in Hamilton and Middletown. The baccalaureate programs are for students who have earned an associate degree. The associate degree programs are described in the Hamilton and Middletown chapter.

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.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (BS)

The ECET BS concentration produces graduates who:

  • Are able to analyze and design complex electrical and computer components and systems.
  • Are able to effectively and efficiently manage electrical and computer engineering projects.
  • Are able to set-up experimental testing procedures and selectively utilize data to reinforce electrical and computer engineering concepts.

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).

Credit/No Credit Policy

All required engineering technology courses and prerequisite mathematics and statistics courses should be taken for a grade.

Engineering Technology- Electrical and Computer Concentration B.S.

The Engineering Technology baccalaureate degree (Electrical and Computer concentration) is a completion program for graduates of associate degree programs in electrical/electronics, electrical and computer, or similar engineering technology programs and for computer information technology or similar programs. The objective of this program is to allow students who possess an associate degree in these areas to complete the bachelor's degree in approximately the equivalent of two years of full-time work (68 semester hours).

Graduates are engineering technologists prepared to fill industrial positions in areas directly related to product design, process control, testing, manufacturing, sales, and service. Typical Electrical and Computer Engineering Technologist's jobs include Communications Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Sales Engineering, Service Engineering, Controls Engineering, Software Engineering, System Design Engineering, Applications Engineering and R&D Technologist.

Program Requirements

(134 semester hours)

Core Requirements
ENG 111Composition and Rhetoric3
ENG 112Composition and Literature3
Biological Science elective3
Fine arts elective3
Humanities elective3
STC 135Principles of Public Speaking3
ECO 201Principles of Microeconomics3
or ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
Global Perspectives elective3
ENG 215Workplace Writing3
CHM 141College Chemistry3
CHM 144College Chemistry Laboratory2
MTH 125Precalculus5
MTH 151Calculus I5
MTH 251Calculus II4
PHY 161Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory I4
PHY 162Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory II4
Technical Courses Expected from Associate Degree
ENG 215Workplace Writing3
CSE 153Introduction to C/C++ Programming3
ENT 192Circuit Analysis I3
ENT 193Circuit Analysis II3
ENT 196Electronics3
ENT 293Digital Systems3
ENT 294Local Area Networks3
ENT 295Microprocessor Technology I3
Engineering Technology Requirements
MTH 231Elements of Discrete Mathematics3
STA 301Applied Statistics3
ECE 387Embedded Systems Design4
ENT 271Mechanics I: Statics3
ENT 298Data Communications3
ENT 301Dynamics3
ENT 303Digital Signal Processing Technology3
ENT 311Process Control Interface Design3
ENT 316Project Management3
ENT 401Computerized Instrumentation3
ENT 402Industrial Automation Lab3
ENT 403Wireless Communication and Networks3
ENT 418Electro-Mechanical Control Systems3
ENT 497Senior Design Project2
ENT 498Senior Design Project2
Total Credit Hours122

Engineering Technology- Electro-Mechanical Concentration B.S.

The Engineering Technology baccalaureate degree (Electro-Mechanical concentration) is a completion program for graduates of associate degree programs in electrical/electronics, mechanical, electro-mechanical or similar engineering technology programs. The objective of this program is to allow students who possess an associate degree in these areas to complete the bachelor degree in approximately the equivalent of two years of full-time work (64-70 semester hours). This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone, 410-347-7700, http://www.abet.org/).

Graduates are engineering technologists prepared to fill industrial positions in areas directly related to scientific programming, product design, process control, testing, manufacturing, sales, and service. Typical engineering technologist’s duties may include working in teams involved with product analysis/design, instrumentation and control, CAD/CAM product design, laboratory testing services, product sales and service, product application, and the design of systems that require a hardware/software interface.

Program Requirements

(129-134 semester hours)

Between 65 and 70 hours of course work beyond the 64 hours earned for an associate’s degree are required to complete this program. Total hours for graduation depend on your selection of a Miami Plan Thematic Sequence, your mathematical preparation, and the prerequisite courses taken as part of your associate degree. Prerequisites, completed in the associate degree, are described below.

Curriculum Summary

Core Requirements
CHM 141
CHM 144
College Chemistry
and College Chemistry Laboratory
5
CSE 153Introduction to C/C++ Programming3
ECO 201Principles of Microeconomics3
ENG 111Composition and Rhetoric3
ENG 112Composition and Literature3
ENG 215Workplace Writing3
or ENG 313 Technical Writing
MTH 125Precalculus5
MTH 151Calculus I4-5
or MTH 153 Calculus I
MTH 251Calculus II4-5
or MTH 249 Calculus II
Select one of the following:8-10
Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory I
and Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory II
General Physics with Laboratory I
and General Physics with Laboratory II
STA 301Applied Statistics3
STC 135Principles of Public Speaking3
Technical Course Work Expected from Associate Degree
ENT 135Computer-Aided Drafting3
ENT 151Engineering Materials3
ENT 192Circuit Analysis I3
ENT 193Circuit Analysis II3
ENT 196Electronics3
ENT 271Mechanics I: Statics3
ENT 272Mechanics II: Strength of Materials3
ENT 293Digital Systems3
Additional technical credit hours8
Engineering Technology Requirements 1
ENT 301Dynamics3
ENT 310Fluid Mechanics3
ENT 311Process Control Interface Design3
ENT 316Project Management3
ENT 401Computerized Instrumentation3
ENT 402Industrial Automation Lab3
ENT 407Modern Manufacturing Systems3
ENT 418Electro-Mechanical Control Systems3
ENT 497Senior Design Project2
ENT 498Senior Design Project2
Total Credit Hours107-111
1

This electro-mechanical concentration of courses provides depth in mechanical, electrical, and software integration necessary for automation.

Engineering Technology- Mechanical Engineering Technology Concentration B.S.

The Engineering Technology baccalaureate degree (Mechanical Engineering Technology concentration) is a completion program for graduates of associate degree programs in mechanical engineering technology. The objective of this program is to allow students who possess an associate degree in this area to complete the bachelor degree in approximately the equivalent of two years of full-time work (64-70 semester hours). This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone, 410-347-7700, http://www.abet.org/).

Mechanical Engineering Technology focuses on applications engineering and the analysis of the mechanical components of mechanisms, machines, products, and systems. The program requires a thorough understanding of applied mathematics and the engineering sciences. Students will develop the essential skills needed to apply experimental and empirical techniques to the study of systems and the solution of problems. This knowledge is used to research concepts, apply modeling methods, simulate and test operating conditions and their impact on the designed systems, and synthesize different elements to obtain an optimum design of a specific product.

Industry is in need of qualified mechanical engineering technologists who are able to apply such tools as computer-aided design (CAD), finite element modeling and analysis, and the concepts of advanced mechanical design to the creation of sophisticated machines and systems.

The mechanical engineering technology concentration provides depth of study in mechanical and manufacturing engineering technology built on a solid foundation of mathematics, physics, and computer science. The program also provides breadth through required studies in economics, humanities, social science, global perspectives, and liberal arts.

Graduates will find employment opportunities in a diverse spectrum of professional fields. Many mechanical engineering technologists work on team projects within manufacturing-related areas such as testing, analysis, design, and the development of products. Graduates may also continue their education at graduate engineering technology/engineering levels.

Program Requirements

(129-135 semester hours)

Core Requirements
CHM 141
CHM 144
College Chemistry
and College Chemistry Laboratory
5
CSE 163Introduction to Computer Concepts and Programming3
ECO 201Principles of Microeconomics3
ENG 111Composition and Rhetoric3
ENG 112Composition and Literature3
ENG 215Workplace Writing3
MTH 125Precalculus5
MTH 151Calculus I4-5
or MTH 153 Calculus I
MTH 251Calculus II4-5
or MTH 249 Calculus II
PHY 161Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory I4
or PHY 162 Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory II
PHY 191General Physics with Laboratory I5
or PHY 192 General Physics with Laboratory II
STA 301Applied Statistics3
STC 135Principles of Public Speaking3
Mechanical Engineering Technology Required Courses
ENT 135Computer-Aided Drafting3
ENT 137Introduction to Engineering Technology1
ENT 151Engineering Materials3
ENT 152Computer-Aided Manufacturing I3
ENT 192Circuit Analysis I3
ENT 235Computer-Aided Design3
ENT 252Computer-Aided Manufacturing II3
ENT 271Mechanics I: Statics3
ENT 272Mechanics II: Strength of Materials3
ENT 278Mechanics III: Analysis of Machine Components3
ENT 301Dynamics3
ENT 310Fluid Mechanics3
ENT 312Thermodynamics and Heat Power3
ENT 314Mechanisms for Machine Design3
ENT 316Project Management3
ENT 333Computational Methods for Engineering Technology4
ENT 355Introduction to Finite Element Analysis3
ENT 404Experimentation Techniques3
ENT 415Heat Transfer with Applications3
ENT 416Topics in Mechanical Vibrations3
ENT 497Senior Design Project2
ENT 498Senior Design Project2
Total Credit Hours111-113