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Engineering Technology Curriculum

Engineering Technology is the study of technology and management practices that provides a background in materials, advanced manufacturing processing (metals and plastics), automation (robotics and programmable controllers), CAD/CAM, quality control, process planning, "lean" principles, and project management.

Program Educational Objectives

The following is a list of Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) for the Bachelor of Science with a major focus in Engineering Technology. Graduates of the B.S with a major focus in Engineering Technology Program [BS(ET)] will:

  1. Apply technical skills and problem-solving techniques in manufacturing processes and systems integration to support industry and career advancement;
  2. Demonstrate professionalism through oral, written, visual, and graphic communication methods and sustainable business practices;
  3. Demonstrate ethical leadership in a diverse workplace and society through effective teamwork and project management skills.

Student Learning Outcomes

The following is a list of Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) for the Bachelor of Science with a major focus in Engineering Technology. Engineering Technology [BS(ET)] students will graduate with an ability to:

  1. Apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  2. Design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  3. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  4. Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
  5. Function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

Progress Tracking

The following is a chart detailing recent enrollment and graduation figures for the Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology.

Academic Year Enrollment on Fall Census Day Undergraduate Degrees Conferred
2023-2024 156 N/A
2022-2023 145 26
2021-2022 128 32
2020-2021 104 22
2019-2020 120 32
2018-2019 103 31

Major Curriculum

The Engineering Technology major requires students to complete 78 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, review the Illinois State University Catalog.

The following information is for students in the 2023-2024 catalog.
Sample 4-Year Plan of Study
ET Major Sheet

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 151 Introduction to Computer Systems Technology
  • TEC 216 Constraint Based Solid Modeling & Production Drawings
  • TEC 233 CNC and Machining
  • TEC 234 Robotic Systems Integration
  • TEC 240 Electric Circuits & Machines
  • TEC 263 Automated Fluid Power Systems
  • TEC 270 Managing Technological Systems
  • TEC 285 Industrial Plastics
  • TEC 293 Mechanical Properties of Materials
  • 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
  • MAT 121 Applied Calculus

Electives - 6 Hours Required

  • TEC 243 Computer Networking Systems
  • TEC 244 Digital Electronics
  • TEC 333 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • 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

Required Work Experience

Students in the Engineering Technology major are required to complete 400 hours of work experience. This must be done prior to enrolling in the senior capstone course: (TEC 392) Manufacturing Organization and Management.

Learn more about the requirements and documentation required for your internship or work hours.