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Department of Engineering Technology

Main Departmental Office
North Texas Research Park, 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, Wang, Yu. Lecturers Anaya, Baatarjav, Bittle, Hayes, Nouri.

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:

Nuclear engineering technology is available at the TXU Comanche Peak Steam Electric Station.

*Name change pending approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Construction Engineering Technology (CNET)

The construction engineering technology* major provides educational experiences for the development of technical knowledge and skills necessary in today’s construction industry. The program provides education in both the management and technical aspects, thus providing optimum opportunities for employment. The program builds on a strong foundation in mathematics, science, engineering and general education. Knowledge and skills relative to the construction field such as surveying, cost estimating, construction materials, computer design, contracts and management, safety, and structures are acquired. Technical and management skills are enhanced through courses offered by other engineering technology programs and the College of Business Administration. The development of technical communication and presentation skills is a requirement throughout the curriculum.

Electronics Engineering Technology (ELET)

The electronics engineering technology* major 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.

Electronics engineering technology 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* major 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.

Manufacturing engineering technology 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* 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.

Mechanical engineering technology 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* major 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.

Nuclear engineering technology 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].

*Name change pending approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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 majors listed below, chosen with the advice of an academic adviser within the department.

Major in Construction Engineering Technology (68 hours): CNET 1160, 2160, 2170, 2300, 3150, 3160, 3190, 3410, 4170, 4180 and 4790; CSCE 1020; ENGR 2301, 2302, 2405; MEET 3990; ACCT 2020; BLAW 4600, 4770; ECON 1100; plus 11 hours (3 advanced) of technical options.

Major in Electronics Engineering Technology (68 Hours): ELET 2720, 2750, 3700, 3720, 3740, 3750, 3760, 4710, 4720, 4770, and 4790; ENGR 2405; MFET 4190; CSCE 1020; plus 7 hours of technical electives and 9 advanced hours of technical options.

Major in Manufacturing Engineering Technology (68 Hours): MFET 2100, 3110, 3250, 3450, 3520, 4190, 4200, 4210, 4230 and 4790; ENGR 1304, 2301, 2332, 2405; MEET 3650, 3660, 4360; ELET 3970; MGMT 3830; CSCE 1020; plus 3 hours of technical elective and 4 advanced hours of technical options.

Major in Mechanical Engineering Technology (68 Hours): MEET 3650, 3940, 3990, 4050, 4350, 4360 and 4790; ENGR 1304, 2301, 2302, 2405, 2332; MFET 2100, 3110, 3450, 4190, 4200 and 4210; ELET 3970; CSCE 1020; plus 3 hours of technical elective and 5 advanced hours of technical options.

Major in Nuclear Engineering Technology (68 Hours): NUET 3910, 3920, 3930, 4050, 4930 and 4790; ENGR 2301, 2405; ELET 3970, 4940; MEET 3940 and 3990; MFET 4190; MATH 1680; CSCE 1020; 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 term/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)

General Technology

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

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 toward 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.