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Engineering Technology Curriculum

Most lab classes have fewer than 25 students, and they complete their lab work in groups of three or four. 

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Interpret and apply basic concepts of materials science such as strength of materials, structural properties, conductivity, and mechanical properties. Perform various non-destructive and destructive materials testing procedures.
  2. Analyze and apply basic electricity and electronic principles within the various engineering environments and applications such as industrial robots, controls, and other such systems.
  3. Monitor and control manufacturing processes or other industrial systems.
  4. Select appropriate manufacturing processes for product production applications such as forming, molding, separating, conditioning, joining, and finishing.
  5. Utilize 2-D and 3-D computer-aided design systems to create drawings and models for products, machines, jigs, fixtures, and other mechanical devices used in engineering environments.
  6. Read and interpret engineering documentation such as blue prints, technical drawings and diagrams, production plans, tooling plans, quality plans, and safety plans.

Major Curriculum

The Engineering Technology major requires students to complete 75 hours. These hours are divided into three sections: General Education, Engineering Technology Core, and Electives.  To learn more about each course, the prerequisites and any additional degree requirements, we suggest going to the Illinois State University catalog. The following information is for those students who are in the 2014-2016 catalog. 

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General Education Courses - Required

  • CHE 102 Chemistry and Society
  • MAT 120 Finite Mathematics
  • MQM 100 Statistical Reasoning
  • PHY 105 Fundamentals of Physics
  • PSY 110 Fundamentals of Psychology

Engineering Technology Core - Required

  • TEC 100 Professional Development in Technology
  • TEC 111 Fundamentals of Power Technology
  • TEC 116 Intro to Technical Drawing & Constraint Based Solid Modeling
  • TEC 130 Introduction to Manufacturing Processes
  • TEC 216 Constraint Based Solid Modeling & Production Drawings
  • TEC 233 CNC and Machining
  • TEC 240 Electric Circuits & Machines
  • TEC 263 Automated Fluid Power Systems
  • TEC 270 Managing Technological Systems
  • TEC 285 Industrial Plastics
  • TEC 292 Materials Technology
  • TEC 313 Quality Systems for Technology
  • TEC 320 Project Management
  • TEC 330 Applied Economic Analysis for Technologists
  • TEC 392 Manufacturing Organization and Management
  • HSC 271 Safety Technology

Electives - 12 hours Required

  • TEC 151 Introduction to Computer Systems Technology
  • TEC 234 Robotic Systems Integration
  • TEC 243 Computer Networking Systems
  • TEC 244 Digital Electronics
  • TEC 316 Computer-Aided Product Design
  • TEC 345 Process Control Networks
  • TEC 370 Supply Chain Logistics
  • TEC 398 Professional Practice
  • ACC 131 Financial Accounting
  • ECO 105 Principles of Economics
  • FIL 185 Legal, Ethical & Social Environment of Business

Internship or 400 Hours Work Experience

Students in the Engineering Technology major are required to complete 400 hours of work experience.  To satisfy this requirement, students may complete an internship, (TEC 398 Professional Practice), and/or complete and document a minimum of 400 hours of construction management work experience. This must be done prior to enrolling in the senior capstone course, (TEC 392) Manufacturing Organization and Management.

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