Engineering Technology- Bachelor of Science in Applied Science

For more information please contact the Department of Engineering Technology in room 207 Phelps Hall, Hamilton campus, or by phone 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 only 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.

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 

This program requires the completion of an Associate Degree from an accredited college or university in Electrical/Electronic, Electrical and Computer, or similar engineering technology program; or computer information technology or similar program.

  • The following General Education and Technical courses are expected to have been taken within the Associate Degree’s with a minimum of 60 semester hours. 
  • If an equivalent to any of these courses has not been completed already, they must be taken at Miami University to bridge the Associate Degree and Bachelor completion:
Foundation Requirements (60 semester hours minimum) 60
General Education Courses from Associate Degree or as a Bridge to a Bachelor's Completion.
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Composition and Rhetoric
Workplace Writing
Technical Writing
Calculus I
Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory I
General Physics with Laboratory I
Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory II
General Physics with Laboratory II
Principles of Public Speaking
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Technical Courses from Associate Degree or as a Bridge to a Bachelor's Completion
Introduction to C/C++ Programming
Circuit Analysis I
Circuit Analysis II
Electronics
Digital Systems
Local Area Networks
Microprocessor Technology I
Program Course Requirements (64 semester hours)
General Education Requirements
If Associate Degree is from Miami:
Biological Science elective3
Fine arts elective3
Global Perspectives elective3
If Associate Degree is not from Miami:
Ohio Transfer Module
OR
Global Miami Plan Completion
Engineering Technology Requirements
CHM 141College Chemistry3
CHM 144College Chemistry Laboratory2
ENT 271Mechanics I: Statics3
ENT 298Data Communications3
ENT 301Dynamics3
ENT 303Digital Signal Processing Technology3
ENT 311Process Control Interface Design3
ENT 316Project Management3
ENT 387Embedded Systems Technology3
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
MTH 231Elements of Discrete Mathematics3
or MTH 222 Introduction to Linear Algebra
MTH 251Calculus II4
STA 301Applied Statistics3
Intercultural Perspectives elective3
General Education Courses from Associate Degree or as a Bridge to a Bachelor's Completion.
Total Credit Hours124

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

(124 semester hours)

This program requires the completion of an Associate Degree from an accredited college or university in Electrical, Mechanical, Electro-Mechanical or similar engineering technology program.

  • The following General Education and Technical courses are expected to have been taken within the Associate Degree’s minimum 60 semester hours.
  • If an equivalent to any of these courses has not been completed already, they must be taken at Miami University to bridge the Associate Degree and Bachelor completion:
Foundation Requirements (60 semester hours minimum) 60
General Education Courses from Associate Degree or as a Bridge to a Bachelor's Completion.
Principles of Microeconomics
Composition and Rhetoric
Workplace Writing
Technical Writing
Calculus I
Calculus I
Principles of Public Speaking
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Select one of the following:
Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory I
General Physics with Laboratory I
Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory II
General Physics with Laboratory II
Technical Courses from Associate Degree or as a Bridge to a Bachelor's Completion.
Introduction to C/C++ Programming
Introduction to Computer Concepts and Programming
Computer-Aided Drafting
Engineering Materials
Circuit Analysis I
Circuit Analysis II
Electronics
Mechanics I: Statics
Mechanics II: Strength of Materials
Digital Systems
Program Course Requirements (64 semester hours)
General Education Requirements
If Associate Degree is from Miami:
Fine Arts elective3
Biological Science elective3
Global Perspectives elective3
If Associate Degree is not from Miami:
Ohio Transfer Module
OR
Global Miami Plan Completion
Engineering Technology Requirements 1
CHM 141College Chemistry3
CHM 144College Chemistry Laboratory2
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
MTH 231Elements of Discrete Mathematics3
or MTH 222 Introduction to Linear Algebra
MTH 251Calculus II4
STA 301Applied Statistics3
Additional Bridge Courses 29
Intercultural Perspectives elective3
Total Credit Hours124
1

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

2

 Students with an Associate Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, or similar program, must take ENT 151, ENT 271, and ENT 272.  Students with an Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, or similar program, must take ENT 193, ENT 196, and ENT 293.

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

This program requires the completion of an Associate Degree from an accredited college or university in Mechanical Engineering Technology, or similar engineering technology program.

  • The following General Education and Technical courses are expected to have been taken within the Associate Degree’s minimum 60 semester hours.
  • If an equivalent to any of these courses has not been completed already, they must be taken at Miami University to bridge the Associate Degree and Bachelor completion:
 

(124 semester hours)

Foundation Requirements (60 semester hours minimum) 60
Principles of Microeconomics
Composition and Rhetoric
Workplace Writing
Technical Writing
Calculus I
Calculus I
Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory I
General Physics with Laboratory I
Principles of Public Speaking
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Technical Courses from Associate Degree
Introduction to Computer Concepts and Programming
Computer-Aided Drafting
Introduction to Engineering Technology
Engineering Materials
Computer-Aided Manufacturing I
Circuit Analysis I
Computer-Aided Design
Computer-Aided Manufacturing II
Mechanics I: Statics
Mechanics II: Strength of Materials
Mechanics III: Analysis of Machine Components
Program Course Requirements (63 semester hours)
General Education Requirements
If Associate Degree is from Miami:
Fine Arts elective3
Biological Science elective3
Global Perspectives elective3
If Associate Degree is not from Miami:
Ohio Transfer Module
OR
Global Miami Plan Completion
Engineering Technology Required Courses
CHM 141College Chemistry3
CHM 144College Chemistry Laboratory2
ENT 301Dynamics3
ENT 310Fluid Mechanics3
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
MTH 231Elements of Discrete Mathematics3
or MTH 222 Introduction to Linear Algebra
MTH 251Calculus II4
PHY 162Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory II4-5
or PHY 192 General Physics with Laboratory II
STA 301Applied Statistics3
Intercultural Perspectives elective3
Total Credit Hours123-124