Department of Engineering Technology

Main Departmental Office

Engineering Technology Building, 120

P.O. Box 310679

Denton, TX 76203-0679

(940) 565-2022

Fax: (940) 565-2666

E-mail: etec@unt.edu

Albert B. Grubbs Jr., Chair

Faculty

Professors Grubbs, McNeill. Associate Professors Foster, Kozak, Plummer. Assistant Professors Cunagin, Kumar, Russell, Stemprok. Lecturers Anaya, Bittle.

Introduction

Engineering technology is the profession in which a knowledge of mathematics and natural sciences gained by higher education, experience and practice is devoted primarily to the implementation and extension of existing technology for the benefit of humanity (Engineering
Technology Council, 1994). Increasing technological aspects of all modern activities have
led to the need for highly skilled persons to design, construct, install, maintain, manage, operate, produce and sell sophisticated
technical systems and products.

Departmental programs emphasize the application of theoretical concepts. Classes
of carefully coordinated laboratory experiences and lectures are utilized. Courses emphasize theoretical concepts and principles for solutions applicable to modern technological problems. Students are prepared for rapidly changing life experiences with mathematics, science and general education. This preparation is designed
to enable graduates to remain current, as well
as advance, in their professional field.

Pre-engineering (ENGR)

The Department of Engineering Technology provides both advising and courses for students desiring to transfer to other universities to complete degrees in engineering science. Students enrolling in pre-engineering (ENGR) classes at UNT are encouraged to coordinate courses with the requirements of the institution to be attended later.

Microsystems Engineering Technology (MIET)

The Department of Engineering Technology provides courses in the area of microelectronics and semiconductor manufacturing. These MIET courses are provided to assist in the transfer of students with associate degrees in microelectronics and to serve existing students interested in entry-level professional employment in the semiconductor industry.

Programs of Study

The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering technology. The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology is available with concentrations in electronics engineering technology, manufacturing engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology and nuclear engineering technology. The nuclear engineering technology concentration presently is available at the TXU Comanche Peak Steam Electric Station. The department offers a Master of Science with a major in engineering technology.

Electronics Engineering Technology (ELET)

The electronics engineering technology concentration is designed to develop the technical and personal knowledge and skill necessary to compete successfully in today's electronics industry. The program builds on a strong foundation in mathematics and science and includes courses in network analysis, linear electronics, digital electronics, communication systems and control systems. Computer utilization is an integral part of all electronics courses and most courses include a laboratory to provide the necessary hands-on experience for an applied program of study. The student's technical background is further enhanced by taking selected courses from other engineering technology concentrations. The development of technical communication and presentation skills is a requirement throughout the curriculum. The electronics engineering technology concentration is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology [Accreditation Director for Engineering Technology, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202; (410) 347-7700].

Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MFET)

The manufacturing engineering technology concentration prepares students for professional careers in the manufacturing environment. Manufacturing engineering technologists apply scientific and engineering knowledge and methods in support of engineering activities. While manufacturing engineering technologists share much of the mathematics and science background of engineers, their academic preparation tends to emphasize technical skills and applications resulting in a practical orientation. The major thrust of the manufacturing engineering technology curriculum is that of factory automation. Graduates commonly take positions in research and development, process specification and design, reliability/quality assurance and tool design. The manufacturing engineering technology concentration is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology [Accreditation Director for Engineering Technology, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202;
(410) 347-7700].

Mechanical Engineering Technology (MEET)

The mechanical engineering technology concentration is built upon a strong foundation of science, mathematics and technical course work designed to meet the diverse needs of the mechanical designer. Mechanical engineering technology concepts are used in all types of industry and are applied directly to product and tool design and to assist in the manufacturing process. Courses in computer-aided design, product design and development, manufacturing processes and materials, strength of materials and quality assurance provide the student with a broad range of applications for the pursuit of a career in mechanical engineering technology. The mechanical engineering technology concentration is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology [Accreditation Director for Engineering Technology, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202; (410) 347-7700].

Nuclear Engineering Technology (NUET)

The nuclear engineering technology concentration is designed to provide breadth of training for operators and related technical personnel at the TXU Comanche Peak Steam Electric Station. The program has a strong foundation in mathematics and science and adds nuclear engineering principles ranging from materials science to reactor design. Courses in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, electrical circuit theory, electric power generation and automatic control systems augment the curriculum. The program enhances the reactor operator training provided by TXU by stressing the fundamentals of underlying physical and engineering principles behind many plant operating procedures. The nuclear engineering technology concentration is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology [Accreditation Director for Engineering Technology, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202; (410) 347-7700].

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Degree Requirements

1. Hours Required and General/College Requirements: A minimum of 132 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the "General University Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Arts and Sciences requirements, except for foreign language.

2. Major Requirements: 69-70 hours from one
of four concentrations listed below, chosen with the advice of an academic adviser within the department.

Concentration in Electronics Engineering Technology (70 Hours): ELET 1700, 1710, 1720, 2720, 2740, 2750, 3700, 3750, 3760, 3770, 4720, 4770, and 4790; ENGR 2220; MEET 3660; MFET 4190; CSCI 1110; plus 11 advanced hours of technical options.

Concentration in Manufacturing Engineering Technology (69 Hours): MFET 1220, 2110, 2450, 3250, 3520, 4190, 4200, 4210, 4230 and 4250; ENGR 1280, 2220, 3260 and 3960; MEET 2940, 3650 and 3660; ELET 3970; MGMT 3830; MSCI 3700; CSCI 1110; plus 4 hours of technical options.

Concentration in Mechanical Engineering Technology (70 Hours): MEET 2940, 3650, 3940, 3990, 4050, 4350 and 4800; ENGR 1280, 2220, 2520, 3260 and 3960; MFET 1220, 2110, 2450, 4190, 4200 and 4210; ELET 3970; CSCI 1110; MSCI 2710; plus 5 advanced hours of technical options.

Concentration in Nuclear Engineering Technology (69 Hours): NUET 3910, 3920, 3930, 4050, 4930 and 4990; ENGR 2220 and 3960; ELET 3970, 4940 and 4950; MEET 3940 and 3990; MFET 4190; MATH 1680; PHYS 3010 and 3030; CSCI 1110; plus 9 hours of technical options and 3 hours of technical options approved by adviser.

3. Other Course Requirements: MATH 1650, 1710 and 1720. Students registering for fall or spring semester must register for mathematics until the requirement has been satisfied, unless approved by the department chair. A minimum of 12 semester hours of mathematics is required.

4. Electives: See four-year plan.

5. Other Requirements:

a. GNET 1030 and 2060 (may be used to satisfy the Communications requirement of the Arts and Sciences Core).

b. PHYS 1710/1730 and 2220/2240 and CHEM 1410/1430 must be taken to satisfy the laboratory science requirement of the Arts and Sciences Core.

c. ENGL 2700 is required instead of ENGL 1320.

d. A 2.5 GPA is required for engineering technology courses in the area of concentration.

e. Courses taken to satisfy the technical options in each concentration must be approved by the academic adviser.

Minor in Engineering Technology

Students wishing to pursue a minor field of study in engineering technology should consult with the undergraduate adviser of the concentration they select.

Electronics Engineering Technology

General Technology

Choose 18 semester hours (6 advanced) with approval of engineering technology department chair.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Microsystems Engineering Technology

Choose 6 semester hours from the following with approval of departmental adviser:

Graduate Degrees

The Master of Science with a major in engineering technology is available at the graduate level. Prospective students should consult with the graduate departmental adviser prior to initial enrollment.

Scholarships

The department offers scholarships designated specifically for studies in engineering technology. For further information, inquire in the departmental office.

Courses of Instruction

All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.

Course and Subject Guide

The "Course and Subject Guide," found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.

BS in Engineering Technology

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites. *See the University Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.
** See Arts and Sciences Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

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BS in Engineering Technology

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites. *See the University Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.
** See Arts and Sciences Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

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BS in Engineering Technology
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BS in Engineering Technology

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites. *See the University Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.
** See Arts and Sciences Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

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BS in Engineering Technology
Concentration in Mechanical Engineering Technology-PDF

BS in Engineering Technology

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites. *See the University Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.
** See Arts and Sciences Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

BS in Engineering Technology
Concentration in Nuclear Engineering Technology-HTML

BS in Engineering Technology
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