Department of Engineering Technology

Main Departmental Office
North Texas Research Park, Room F115
P.O. Box 310679
Denton, TX 76203-0679
(940) 565-2022
Fax: (940) 565-2666
E-mail: etec@unt.edu
Web site: www.etec.unt.edu

Albert B. Grubbs Jr., Chair

Faculty

Professors Grubbs, McNeill, Mirshams. Associate Professors Foster, Kozak, Nasrazadani, Plummer. Assistant Professors Kougianos, Smith, Stemprok, Vaidyanathan. Lecturers Anaya, Baatarjav, Bittle. Visiting Assistant Professor Hayes.

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.

Programs of Study

The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following areas:

The nuclear engineering technology concentration presently is available at the TXU Comanche Peak Steam Electric Station.

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 128 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 Engineering requirements.

2. Major Requirements: 68 hours from one of four concentrations listed below, chosen with the advice of an academic adviser within the department.

Concentration in Electronics Engineering Technology (html) / Electronics Engineering Technology (pdf) (68 Hours): ELET 2700, 2710, 2720, 2750, 3700, 3720, 3740, 3750, 3760, 4710, 4720, 4770, and 4790; MFET 4190; CSCI 1110; plus 3 hours of technical elective and 9 advanced hours of technical options.

Concentration in Manufacturing Engineering Technology (html) / Manufacturing Engineering Technology (pdf) (68 Hours): MFET 2100, 3110, 3250, 3450, 3520, 4190, 4200, 4210, 4230 and 4250; ENGR 1304, 2301, 2332, 2405; MEET 3650, 3660, 4360; ELET 3970; MGMT 3830; CSCI 1110; plus 3 hours of technical elective and 4 advanced hours of technical options.

Concentration in Mechanical Engineering Technology (html) / Mechanical Engineering Technology (pdf) (68 Hours): MEET 3650, 3940, 3990, 4050, 4350, 4360 and 4800; ENGR 1304, 2301, 2302, 2405, 2332; MFET 2100, 3110, 3450, 4190, 4200 and 4210; ELET 3970; CSCI 1110; plus 3 hours of technical elective and 5 advanced hours of technical options.

Concentration in Nuclear Engineering Technology (html) / Nuclear Engineering Technology (pdf) (68 Hours): NUET 3910, 3920, 3930, 4050, 4930 and 4990; ENGR 2301, 2405; ELET 3970, 4940 and 4950; MEET 3940 and 3990; MFET 4190; MATH 1680; CSCI 1110; plus 3 hours of technical elective and 12 hours (6 advanced) 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. Minor: Optional.

5. Electives: See four-year plan.

6. Other Requirements:

a. GNET 1030 (may be used to satisfy the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement of the University Core Curriculum).

b. GNET 2060 (may be used to satisfy the Communications requirement of the University Core and College of Engineering Core).

c. PHYS 1710/1730 and 2220/2240 and CHEM 1410/1430 (may be used to satisfy the Natural Sciences requirement of the University Core Curriculum).

d. ENGL 2700 is required instead of ENGL 1320.

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

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

Minor in Engineering Technology

(18 hours)

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

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 Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See College of Engineering degree requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

BS in Engineering Technology – Concentration in Electronics Engineering Technology (html)

BS in Engineering Technology – Concentration in Electronics Engineering Technology (pdf)

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

CHEM 1410, General Chemistry** 3

CHEM 1420, General Chemistry Laboratory** 1

ENGL 1310, College Writing I* 3

MATH 1650, Pre-Calculus 5

PSCI 1040, American Government* 3

Wellness* 3

Total 18

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

CSCI 1110, Program Development 4

ENGL 2700, Technical Writing* 3

HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3

MATH 1710, Calculus I** 4

Humanities* 3

Total 17

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

ELET 2700, Circuit Analysis I 4

ELET 2720, Digital Logic 4

GNET 2060, Professional Presentations (may be used to satisy Communication requirement**) 3

MATH 1720, Calculus II** 3

PHYS 1710, Mechanics** 3

PHYS 1730, Laboratory in Mechanics** 1

Total 18

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ELET 2710, Circuit Analysis II 4

ELET 2750, Introduction to Microprocessors 4

PHYS 2220, Electricity and Magnetism** 3

PHYS 2240, Laboratory in Wave Motion, Electricity, Magnetism and Optics** 1

Visual and Performing Arts* 3

Total 15

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

ELET 3700, Circuit Analysis III 3

ELET 3720, Electronics I 4

ELET 3750, Digital Systems 4

Technical Elective 3

Total 14

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ELET 3740, Electronics II 4

ELET 3760, Design of DSP Systems 4

PSCI 1050, American Government* 3

Technical Option (advanced) 3

Cross-cultural, Diversity and Gloval Studies* 3

Total 17

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

ELET 4710, High Frequency Systems I 4

ELET 4720, Control Systems 4

GNET 1030, Technological Systems (may be used to satisfy the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement*) 3

Technical Option (advanced) 3

Total 14

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ELET 4770, High Frequency Systems II 4

ELET 4790, Senior Design 2

HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3

MFET 4190, Quality Assurance 3

Technical Option (advanced) 3

Total 15

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.

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 Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See College of Engineering degree requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

BS in Engineering Technology – Concentration in Manufacturing Engineering Technology (html)

BS in Engineering Technology – Concentration in Manufacturing Engineering Technology (pdf)

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

CHEM 1410, General Chemistry** 3

CHEM 1430, General Chemistry Laboratory** 1

ENGL 1310, College Writing I* 3

ENGR 1304, Engineering Graphics 3

MATH 1650, Pre-Calculus 5

Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 2700, Technical Writing* 3

MATH 1710, Calculus I** 4

MFET 2100, Manufacturing Processes and Materials 3

PHYS 1710, Mechanics** 3

PHYS 1730, Laboratory in Mechanics** 1

PSCI 1040, American Government* 3

Total 17

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

CSCI 1110, Program Development 4

ENGR 2301, Statics 3

MATH 1720, Calculus II** 3

MFET 3110, Machining Principles and Processes 4

Technical Elective 3

Total 17

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

GNET 2060, Professional Presentations (may be used to satisfy Communication requirement**) 3

MFET 3450, Engineering Materials 3

PHYS 2220, Electricity and Magnetism** 3

PHYS 2240, Laboratory in Wave Motion, Electricity, Magnetism and Optics** 1

PSCI 1050, American Government* 3

Humanities* 3

Wellness* 3

Total 19

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGR 2332, Mechanics of Materials 3

ENGR 2405, Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering 4

GNET 1030, Technological Systems (may be used to satisfy Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement*) 3

HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3

MEET 3660, Thermal Sciences Applications 3

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ELET 3970, Electronic Devices and Controls 3

MEET 3650, Design of Mechanical Components 3

MFET 4190, Quality Assurance 3

MFET 4210, CAD/CAM System Operations 3

MGMT 3830, Operations Management 3

Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3

MFET 3520, Soldering, Brazing and Adhesive Bonding 3

MFET 4200, Engineering Cost Analysis 2

MFET 4230, CNC Programs and Operation 4

Visual and Performing Arts* 3

Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

MEET 4360, Thermal Science Laboratory 2

MFET 3250, Plastics Materials and Processes 3

MFET 4790, Senior Manufacturing Design 2

Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies* 3

Technical Option (advanced) 4

Total 14

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.

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 Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See College of Engineering degree requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

BS in Engineering Technology – Concentration in Mechanical Engineering Technology (html)

BS in Engineering Technology – Concentration in Mechanical Engineering Technology (pdf)

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

CHEM 1410, General Chemistry** 3

CHEM 1430, General Chemistry Laboratory** 1

ENGL 1310, College Writing I* 3

ENGR 1304, Engineering Graphics 3

MATH 1650, Pre-Calculus 5

Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 2700, Technical Writing* 3

MATH 1710, Calculus I 4

MFET 2100, Manufacturing Processes and Materials 3

PHYS 1710, Mechanics** 3

PHYS 1730, Laboratory in Mechanics** 1

Technical Option (advanced) 2

Total 16

Sophomore year

FALL HOURS

CSCI 1110, Program Development 4

ENGR 2301, Statics 3

GNET 2060, Professional Presentations (may be used to satisy Communication requirement**) 3

MATH 1720, Calculus II** 3

MFET 3110, Machining Principles and Processes 4

Total 17

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGR 2302, Dynamics 3

MFET 3450, Engineering Materials 3

PHYS 2220, Electricity and Magnetism** 3

PHYS 2240, Laboratory in Wave Motion, Electricity, Magnetism and Optics** 1

PSCI 1040, American Government* 3

Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies* 3

Technical Elective 3

Total 19

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGR 2332, Mechanics of Materials 3

ENGR 2405, Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering 4

HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3

MEET 3940, Fluid Mechanics Applications 3

PSCI 1050, American Governement* 3

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ELET 3970, Electronic Devices and Controls 3

MEET 3650, Design of Mechanical Components 3

MEET 3990, Thermodynamics 3

MFET 4190, Quality Assurance 3

MFET 4210, CAD/CAM System Operations 3

Humanities* 3

Total 18

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

GNET 1030, Technological Systems (may be used to satisfy Social and Behvioral Sciences requirement*) 3

HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3

MEET 4050, Industrial Design 3

MEET 4350, Heat Transfer Applications 3

MFET 4200, Engineering Cost Analysis 2

Total 14

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

MEET 4360, Thermal Science Laboratory 2

MEET 4790, Senior Mechanical Design Project 2

Technical Option (advanced) 3

Visual and Performing Arts* 3

Wellness* 3

Total 13

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.

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 Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See College of Engineering degree 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 – Concentration in Nuclear Engineering Technology (pdf)

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

CSCI 1110, Program Development 4

ENGL 1310, College Writing I* 3

HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3

MATH 1650, Pre-Calculus 5

Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

CHEM 1410, General Chemistry** 3

CHEM 1430, General Chemistry Laboratory** 1

ENGL 2700, Technical Writing* 3

HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3

MATH 1710, Calculus I** 4

Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies* 3

Total 17

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

GNET 1030, Technological Systems (may be used to satisfy Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement*) 3

GNET 2060, Professional Presentations (may be used to satisfy Communication requirement**) 3

MATH 1720, Calculus II** 3

PHYS 1710, Mechanics** 3

PHYS 1730, Laboratory in Mechanics** 1

Humanities* 3

Total 16

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGR 2301, Statics 3

MATH 1680, Elementary Probability and Statistics 3

PHYS 2220, Electricity and Magnetism** 3

PHYS 2240, Laboratory in Wave Motion, Electricity, Magnetism and Optics** 1

PSCI 1040, American Government* 3

Technical Elective 3

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGR 2450, Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering 4

MFET 4190, Quality Assurance 3

NUET 3910, Principles of Nuclear Technology 3

Technical Option 3

Wellness* 3

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ELET 3970, Electronic Devices and Controls 3

MEET 3990, Applied Thermodynamics 3

NUET 3920, Nuclear Instrumentation and Measurement 4

PSCI 1050, American Government* 3

Technical Option (advanced) 3

Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

ELET 4940, Electric Power Gerneration and Transmission 3

MEET 3940, Fluid Mechanics Applications 3

NUET 3930, Radiation Biology and Safety 4

NUET 4050, Nuclear Reactor Theory 3

Technical Option (advanced) 3

Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ELET 4950, Automatic Control Systems 4

NUET 4790, Senior Design Project 2

NUET 4930, Reactor Engineering Design and Operation 4

Technical Option 3

Visual and Performing Arts* 3

Total 16

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.

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