Department of Engineering Technology

Main Departmental Office
UNT Research Park, F115
P.O. Box 310679
Denton, TX 76203-0679
(940) 565-2022
Fax (940) 565-2666

Web site: www.etec.unt.edu

Albert Billy Grubbs Jr., Chair

Graduate Faculty: Foster, Grubbs, Kougianos, Kozak, McNeill, Mirshams, Nasrazadani, Plummer, Smith, Stemprok, Vaidyanathan.

The department serves two basic roles. In the broader sense, it provides exposure to technology for general understanding and interpretation of industry founded in theory and practice. In a more practical sense, the department provides technology-based education that results in professional careers in industry. Career opportunities for graduates are in industry/business.

Research

The research interests of the Department of Engineering Technology are focused on technological systems and processes with specific industrial applications. This research represents the university's desire to effect the transfer of theoretical knowledge from the laboratory to the industrial sector (technology transfer).

Specific interests in mechanical and manufacturing include product design and development, quality assurance, composite materials, materials testing, production planning and management, manufacturing processes, computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), computer numerical control (CNC), part programming, electromechanical design, robotics, liquid nitrogen automobile, nano-indentation, field emissions, corrosion and nano crystalline materials, and computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM). The principal research interests in electronics include hardware/software interfacing, data acquisition and analysis, computer-aided software engineering (CASE), local area networks (LANs), digital signal processing, real-time control systems, distributed control systems, RF communication systems, biomedical optics, pulse oximetry, telemedicine, small target visibility, voice cancellation, VLSI design of antenna array, SCADA systems, logic circuit design, applications of technology to education and solar energy research. Also of interest are international projects involving the transfer of electronics technology to the academic and industrial sectors.

Support for research projects in the department has come from the American Society for Engineering Education, Texas Education Agency, Texas Department of Transportation, TU Electric, Electrical Generation Technology, Technical Foundation of America, Associated General Contractors of America, Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the U.S. Air Force. Industrial support for graduate student thesis research has been provided by Halsey Engineering & Manufacturing Inc., DSP Technology, Texas Utilities-Electric, Hannamatsu Photonics, Bell Helicopter-Textron and Texas Instruments.

Degree Programs

The department offers a graduate program leading to the following degree:

Admission Requirements

Admission to graduate study at UNT is described in the Admission section at the front of this catalog.

Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree in a technical field of study. Applicants not meeting this qualification may be admitted with a provision for removal of undergraduate deficiencies. In addition, applicants must meet departmental requirements for the Graduate Record Examination scores. Contact the department or the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies for information concerning acceptable admission test scores.

Master of Science Degree Program

The program of study for the Master of Science with a major in engineering technology is a comprehensive program, yet provides for a degree of specialization with the proper selection of courses in the major. Two options are available.

Option 1, Master of Science, Thesis

The graduate credit requirement for the MS degree is 30 semester hours chosen in one of the following specializations. A formal proposal and an oral defense of the thesis is required of all degree candidates.

Specialization in mechanical/manufacturing engineering technology:

1. Required courses: MSET 5000, 5040 and 5950.

2. Electives: 20 semester hours selected in consultation with a department graduate adviser.

Specialization in electronics engineering technology:

1. Required courses: MSET 5000 and 5950, and ELET 5300, 5310, 5320, 5330 and 5340.

2. Electives: 8 semester hours selected in consultation with a department graduate adviser.

Option 2, Master of Science Non-Thesis

The graduate credit requirement for the MS degree is 36 semester hours chosen in one of the following specializations. A project and/or examination is required of all degree candidates for the non-thesis option.

MSET 5000 is required of all students.

Specialization in mechanical engineering technology:

1. Required course: MSET 5040.

2. Additional courses: 18 semester hours selected from MEET 5030, 5200, 5210, 5220, 5230, 5240 and 5250.

3. Electives: 14 semester hours selected in consultation with a department graduate adviser.

Specialization in electronics engineering technology:

1. Required courses: ELET 5300, 5310, 5320, 5330 and 5340.

2. Electives: 20 semester hours selected in consultation with a department graduate adviser.

Degree Plan

For advice regarding the procedure for obtaining a degree plan, which is to be submitted prior to the completion of 6 semester hours, see a graduate adviser in the departmental office, Engineering Technology Building, Room 120.

Financial Support

The department has scholarships and research/teaching assistantships available for full-time graduate students. For additional information, make inquiries to a department graduate adviser.

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.

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