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Engineering Technology

Program description. Engineering Technology offers a core curriculum with multiple concentrations: Civil Engineering, Electrical Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Maintenance, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering.

Civil Engineering concentration. The Civil Engineering concentration offers a core curriculum that provides an academic/technical foundation to train skilled individuals to function effectively as assistants to civil engineers, environmental engineers, architects, developers or construction managers. The Civil Engineering concentration offers three distinctive options: Architectural Design Technology, Construction Engineering Technology, and Surveying Technology.

Typical job opportunities (depending on the student’s choice of option within the Civil Engineering concentration): plans reviewer or building inspector, architectural drafter, construction site manager, construction supervisor, junior estimator, materials lab technician, engineering field representative, junior bridge inspector, field layout person, survey instrument person and GIS technician

Electrical Construction Management concentration. The Electrical Construction Management concentration is designed to train individuals to function effectively as assistants to general contractors or independently as electrical mechanics and contractors. The concentration prepares electrical workers to run jobs and to translate the engineer’s designs into systems and projects, collect and analyze data, develop design layouts, inspect work, check and repair equipment, and prepare reports for the engineering or construction team. Electrical construction management workers acquire a general education background, including mathematics and science, while studying electricity and electronics and associated technical applications.

IBEW articulation. Students who have completed or are currently enrolled in the IBEW Inside Wireman Program or any U.S. Department of Labor Electrical Apprenticeship may receive 30 semester hours credit toward an A.A.S. degree in Engineering Technology or General Technology with an Electrical Construction Management concentration. To inquire about degree options, contact Pellissippi State’s Engineering and Media Technologies Department, (865) 694-6483, or the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee main office, (301) 715-2300.

Typical job opportunities: Electrical construction worker, construction manager, electrical maintenance worker, construction cost estimator, instrument technician, manufacturing maintenance technician, plant maintenance manager, service technician, systems application technician

Electrical Engineering concentration. The Electrical Engineering concentration is designed to train individuals to function effectively as assistants to electrical engineers or independently as electrical/electronics technicians. The concentration prepares electrical engineering technicians to translate the engineer’s designs into systems and projects, collect and analyze data, develop design layouts, inspect work, check and repair equipment, and prepare reports for the engineering team. Electrical engineering technicians acquire a general education background, including mathematics and science, while studying electricity and electronics and associated technical applications.

Typical job opportunities: Associate engineering technician, communications technician, computer technician, electronics technician, industrial electronics technician, instrument technician, manufacturing technician, plant technician, service technician, systems application technician

Industrial Maintenance concentration. The Industrial Maintenance concentration prepares students for careers in large manufacturing companies as multicraft, industrial machinery maintenance and repair technicians. The concentration integrates electrical and mechanical elements, including print reading, computers, machine shop practices, fluid power applications, mechanical power transmission, preventive maintenance, industrial electricity and electronics fundamentals, AC and DC motors, robotics and motion controls, and programmable logic controllers (PLCs). In addition, courses place emphasis on safety, teamwork, communications skills and efficient work practices.

Typical job opportunities: Industrial machinery maintenance, industrial machinery repair, plant maintenance, commercial maintenance and machinery installation and testing

Manufacturing concentration. The Manufacturing concentration prepares students for challenging careers in computer-assisted methods of manufacturing. Areas of emphasis include manufacturing processes, machine shop practices, computer-based component programming, CNC machining (milling and turning), computer-aided drafting and design, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), and computer-assisted measuring (CMM). In addition, courses place emphasis on safety, teamwork, communications skills and efficient work practices.

Typical job opportunities: CNC machine programmer/operator, manufacturing engineering technician, production assistant, CMM programmer/ operator, project management assistant and technical sales

Mechanical Engineering concentration. The “traditional” Mechanical Engineering concentration offers students a broad spectrum of knowledge and skills related to mechanical component and system design. Areas of emphasis include materials, material testing, machine shop practices, manufacturing processes, fluid mechanics with power applications, applied mechanics, electrical fundamentals and computer-aided drafting and design. In addition, courses place emphasis on safety, teamwork, communications skills and efficient work practices.

Typical job opportunities: Mechanical engineering technician, engineering assistant, mechanical designer, plant engineering technician, project management assistant, engineering materials lab technician and technical sales

Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Program goals. Upon completion of an Engineering Technology program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  1. Apply basic engineering theories and concepts creatively to analyze and solve technical problems.
  2. Utilize with a high degree of knowledge and skill equipment, instruments, software, and technical reference materials currently used in industry.
  3. Communicate effectively using developed writing, speaking, and graphics skills.
  4. Assimilate and practice the concepts and principles of working in a team environment.
  5. Obtain employment within the discipline or matriculate to a four-year program in engineering or industrial technology

Contact: Engineering and Media Technologies, (865) 694-6483

Engineering Technology/Civil Engineering Concentration— Courses and Course Sequence

This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

Architectural Design Technology Option

 

Semester I (Fall)
CET 1010 Construction Methods 4
CET 1100 Fundamentals of Architectural Drawing W/Lab 3
ENGT 1010 Engineering Technology Technical Communication 3
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
MATH 1720 1 Precalculus Trigonometry 3
Semester II (Spring)
CET 1022 Construction Materials W/Lab 4
CET 2012 Cost Estimating W/Lab 4
CET 1310 Architectural Drawing With AutoCAD W/Lab 4
SBS 2 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Semester III (Fall)
CET 2310 Mechanical Systems I W/Lab 4
CET 2550 Advanced AutoCAD W/Lab 4
ENGT 2021 Project Scheduling W/Lab 3
HUM/FA 3 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Semester IV (Spring)
CET 2560 Architectural 3D Modeling W/Lab 4
SURV 1550 Surveying Principles W/Lab 4
ENGT 2995 Engineering Technology Capstone 3
PHYS 2010 Noncalculus Based Physics I 4
Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60

 

Construction Engineering Technology Option

 

Semester I (Fall)
CET 1010 Construction Methods 4
CET 1100 Fundamentals of Architectural Drawing W/Lab 3
ENGT 1010 Engineering Technology Technical 3
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
MATH 1720 1 Precalculus Trigonometry 3
Semester II (Spring)
CET 1022 Construction Materials W/Lab 4
CET 2012 Cost Estimating W/Lab 4
SURV 1550 Surveying Principles W/Lab 4
SBS 2 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Semester III (Fall)
CET 2070 Civil Engineering Special Topics 2
CET 2310 Mechanical Systems I W/Lab 4
ENGT 2021 Project Scheduling W/Lab 3
MET 1040 Applied Statics 3
HUM/FA 3 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Semester IV (Spring)
EET 2655 Applied Electricity 4
ENGT 2995 Engineering Technology Capstone 3
MET 1050 Strength of Materials 3
PHYS 2010 Noncalculus Based Physics I 4
Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60

 

Surveying Technology Option

 

Semester I (Fall)
CET 1100 Fundamentals of Architectural Drawing W/Lab 3
ENGT 1010 Engineering Technology Technical 3
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
MATH 1910 4 Calculus I 4
SURV 2200 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems 3
Semester II (Spring)
ENGT 2021 Project Scheduling W/Lab 3
SURV 1550 Surveying Principles W/Lab 4
SURV 2260 Civil 3D Land Development Concepts 3
SBS 2 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Semester III (Fall)
SURV 2317 Advanced GIS 3
SURV 2510 Advanced Surveying W/Lab 4
SURV 2560 Geodetic Surveying 4
HUM/FA 3 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Semester IV (Spring)
ENGT 2995 Engineering Technology Capstone 3
PHYS 2010 Noncalculus Based Physics I 4
SURV 2567 Positioning With GPS 3
SURV 2730 Surveying Hydrology 4
SURV 2520 Legal Aspects of Surveying 3
Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60

 

 

MATH 1 Enrollment in MATH 1720 requires completion of MATH 1030 (or appropriate placement test scores) and MATH 1710.
SBS 2 Elective may be chosen from ECON 2010; POLS 1030; PSYC 1030; SOCI 1010, 1020.
HUM/FA 3 Elective may be chosen from ARTH 2010, 2020; MUS 1030; PHIL 1030, 2400; PHO 1200; THEA 1030.
MATH 4 Enrollment in MATH 1910 requires completion of MATH 1730 or an ACT math score of 26 and completion of precalculus, geometry, and trigonometry.

 

Engineering Technology/Electrical Construction Management Concentration— Courses and Course Sequence

This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

 

Semester I (Fall)
EET 1012 Electrical Circuits I W/Lab 3
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
ENGT 1010 Engineering Technology Technical 3
MATH 1 Mathematics Elective 3-5
MGT 2000 Principles of Management 3
Semester II (Spring)
EET 1055 Industrial Electricity 3
ET 2 Engineering Technology Elective 2-3
EET 2235 Instrumentation Technology 3
MGT/TECH 3 MGT/Technical Elective 3
PHYS 2010 Noncalculus Based Physics I 4
Semester III (Fall)
EET 2655 Applied Electricity 4
ENGT 2021 Project Scheduling W/Lab 3
ET 2 Engineering Technology Elective 3
ET 4 Printreading/Drawing Elective 3
HUM/FA 1 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Semester IV (Spring)
CET 2012 Cost Estimating W/Lab 4
EET 2920 Programmable Controllers 2
EET 2940 Alternative Energy Conversions 2
ENGT 2995 Engineering Technology Capstone 3
SBS 1 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60

 

 

MATH/HUM/FA/SBS 1 See the list of General Education courses in the Academic Information section of this Catalog for electives.
ET 2 Electives must be approved by an Engineering Technology advisor.
MGT/TECH 3 Elective to be chosen from an unduplicated MGT or EET course.
ET 4 CET 1100 or MET 1100 or as approved by an Engineering Technology advisor.

 

Engineering Technology/Electrical Engineering Concentration— Courses and Course Sequence

This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

 

Semester I (Fall)
EET 1001 Introduction to Electrical Engineering Technology 1
EET 1012 Electrical Circuits I W/Lab 3
EET 1 Electrical Engineering Technology Elective 2
ENGT 1010 Engineering Technology Technical Communication 3
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
MATH 1710 Precalculus Algebra 3
Semester II (Spring)
EET 1210 Active Devices I W/Lab 4
EET 1055 Industrial Electricity 3
EET 1310 Digital Fundamentals W/Lab 4
EET 1 Electrical Engineering Technology Elective 1
MATH 1720 Precalculus Trigonometry 3
Semester III (Fall)
EET 2430 Robotics & Automation 3
EET 2235 Instrumentation Technology 3
EET 1 Electrical Engineering Technology Elective 2
ET 4 Engineering Technology Elective 3
PHYS 2010 Noncalculus Based Physics I 4
Semester IV (Spring)
ENGT 2995 Engineering Technology Capstone 3
EET 2920 Programmable Controllers 2
EET 1 Electrical Engineering Technology Elective 4
SBS 2 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
HUM/FA 3 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60

 

 

EET 1 Electives may be chosen from EET 1410, 1715, 2655, 2900, 2910, 2940 or as approved by an EET advisor.
SBS 2 Electives may be chosen from ARTH 2010, 2020; ECON 2010; PHED 1100; POLS 1030; PSYC 1030; SOCI 1010, 1020.
HUM/FA 3 Electives may be chosen from ART 1720, 1730; MUS 1030; PHIL 1030, 1500, 2010, 2400; PHO 1200; THEA 1030.
ET 4 CET 1100 or MET 1100 or as approved by an Engineering Technology advisor.

 

Engineering Technology/Industrial Maintenance Concentration—Courses and Course Sequence

This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

 

Semester I (Fall)
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
ENGT 1010 Engineering Technology Technical Communication 3
MATH 1710 Precalculus Algebra 3
MET 1022 Shop Practices W/Lab 3
MET 2111 Industrial Safety Management 3
Semester II (Spring)
EET 1012 Electrical Circuits W/Lab 3
MATH 1720 Precalculus Trigonometry 3
MET 1060 Maintenance Printreading Applications W/Lab 3
MET 2022 Fluid Mechanics & Power Applications W/Lab 3
MET 2070 Welding Methods & Practices 2
Semester III (Fall)
EET 2235 Instrumentation Technology 3
EET 2655 Applied Electricity 4
MET 2030 Machine Elements 3
MET 2750 CNC & Machine Tool Automation 3
SBS 1 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Semester IV (Spring)
EET 2920 Programmable Controllers 2
ENGT 2021 Project Scheduling 3
ENGT 2995 Engineering Technology Capstone 3
PHYS 2010 Noncalculus Based Physics I 4
HUM/FA 2 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60

 

 

SBS 1 Electives may be chosen from ANT 1300; ECON 2010, 2020; GEOG 1000; HIST 2040; PHED 1100; POLS 1020, 1030; PSYC 1030, 2100, 2130; SOCI 1010, 1020; WMN 2200.
HUM/FA 2 Electives may be chosen from ARTH 2010, 2020; MUS 1030; PHIL 1030, 1500, 2010, 2400; PHO 1200; THEA 1030.

 

Engineering Technology/Manufacturing Concentration— Courses and Course Sequence

This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

 

Semester I (Fall)
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
ENGT 1010 Engineering Technology Technical Communication 3
MATH 1710 Precalculus Algebra 3
MET 1022 Shop Practices W/Lab 3
MET 1100 Fundamentals of Technical Drawing W/Lab 3
Semester II (Spring)
MATH 1720 Precalculus Trigonometry 3
MET 1012 Materials & Manufacturing Processes 4
MET 2310 Geometrics & Coordinate Measuring 4
MET 2700 CNC Milling 4
Semester III (Fall)
ENGT 2021 Project Scheduling W/Lab 3
MET 1040 Applied Statics 3
MET 2720 CNC Turning 4
PHYS 2010 Noncalculus Based Physics I 4
Semester IV (Spring)
ENGT 2995 Engineering Technology Capstone 3
MET 1050 Strength of Materials 3
MET 2742 Advanced CNC Machining 4
HUM/FA 1 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
SBS 2 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60

 

 

HUM/FA 1 Electives may be chosen from ARTH 2010, 2020; MUS 1030; PHIL 1030, 1500, 2010, 2400; PHO 1200; THEA 1030.
SBS 2 Electives may be chosen from ANT 1300; ECON 2010, 2020; GEOG 1000; HIST 2040; PHED 1100; POLS 1020, 1030; PSYC 1030, 2100, 2130; SOCI 1010, 1020; WMN 2200.

 

Engineering Technology/Mechanical Engineering Concentration— Courses and Course Sequence

This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

 

Semester I (Fall)
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
ENGT 1010 Engineering Technology Technical Communication 3
MET 1100 Fundamentals of Mechanical Drawing W/Lab 3
MATH 1710 Precalculus Algebra 3
MET 1022 Shop Practices W/Lab 3
Semester II (Spring)
EET 1055 Industrial Electricity 3
MATH 1720 Precalculus Trigonometry 3
MET 1012 Materials & Manufacturing Processes 4
MET 1040 Applied Statics 3
MET 2022 Fluid Mechanics & Power Applications W/Lab 3
Semester III (Fall)
ENGT 2021 Project Scheduling W/Lab 3
MET 1050 Strength of Materials 3
MET 2310 Geometrics & Coordinate Measuring 4
PHYS 2010 Noncalculus Based Physics I 4
Semester IV (Spring)
ET 1 Engineering Technology Elective 4
ENGT 2995 Engineering Technology Capstone 3
MET 2026 Applied Mechanics 3
HUM/FA 2 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
SBS 3 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60

 

 

ET 1 Elective to be chosen from CET 2012, 2021; EET 1012, 2940; ENS 1510, 1520, 2021, 2310; MET 1060, 2610, 2700, 2720.
HUM/FA 2 Electives may be chosen from ARTH 2010, 2020; MUS 1030; PHIL 1030, 1500, 2010, 2400; PHO 1200; THEA 1030.
SBS 3 Electives may be chosen from ANT 1300; ECON 2010, 2020; GEOG 1000; HIST 2040; PHED 1100; POLS 1020, 1030; PSYC 1030, 2100, 2130; SOCI 1010, 1020; WMN 2200.

 

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