Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013

Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology (ET) is the profession in which knowledge of applied mathematics and natural sciences gained by higher education, experience, and practice is devoted to the application of engineering principles and the implementation and extension of technological advances for the benefit of society. Engineering Technology education focuses primarily on analyzing, applying, designing, implementing, and improving existing and emerging technologies. The intent of Engineering Technology programs is to prepare graduates for the practice of engineering closest to the product improvement, manufacturing, and engineering operational functions.

The backbone of ET degree programs is experiential learning. The mathematical and science requirements are enhanced by the number of laboratory courses offered with the lectures. Further, lecture courses emphasize the application of mathematics, science, and engineering and we offer labs that are hands-on and project-based in nature.

SPSU offers Engineering Technology degrees in civil, computer, electrical, industrial, mechanical, and telecommunications. These programs are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; telephone: (410) 347-7700.

Engineering Technology students are encouraged to pursue registration as a Professional Engineer. The first step in the registration process is the successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam. Students may take this exam during your senior year. Additional requirements for professional licensure following graduation if the accumulation of a minimum of seven years of progressive experience and successful completion of the Professional Engineer (PE) exam.

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