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College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology

College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology

119 Van Deusen Hall
Tel: 330-672-2892
Fax: 330-672-2894


The College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology provides innovative curricula and degree programs integrating engineering principles with technology, management and design with a foundation in liberal education. This combination prepares graduates for life-long learning and successful careers.
The Bachelor of Sciences in Applied Engineering consists of five major concentrations: Applied Engineering and Technology Management, Computer Engineering Technology, Liquid Crystal and Display Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering Technology and Mechatronics.
Applied Engineering and Technology Management is the field concerned with the application of management, design, and technical skills for the design and integration of systems, the execution of new product designs, the improvement of manufacturing processes, and the management and direction of physical and/or technical functions of an organization. The Applied Engineering programs include instruction in basic engineering principles, project management, processes, production and operations, systems integration and control, quality and statistics. The program can also function as a completer degree for students with engineering technology associate degrees. The majority of the coursework in the last two years focuses on the management of applied engineering and technology.

Computer Engineering Technology integrates theory with hands-on experiences to prepare graduates for computer engineering technology related careers. The program emphasis is on the system-level design, development, integration, management, and evaluation of computer network components and systems in a variety of settings. The program focuses on the development of computer system performance analysis and troubleshooting abilities. Laboratory experiences are extensively integrated throughout the curriculum. Graduates will be able to design, develop, install, interface, upgrade, analyze, evaluate, maintain, repair, manage, and secure personal computer and computer networking hardware, components and systems.

Liquid Crystal and Display Engineering is the field concerned with the manufacturing and testing of optical displays and liquid crystal devices. This program provides the application, design and technical skills needed for integration of manufacturing systems, the execution of new product designs and the improvement of manufacturing processes in this area. The Liquid Crystal and Display Engineering program includes instruction in basic engineering principles, project management, processes, production and operations, systems integration, control, quality, and statistics and display courses in display materials, cleanroom and display manufacturing.

Mechanical Engineering Technology is a technical curriculum concerned with managing and directing the physical and/or technical functions of an organization, particularly those relating to development, production, and manufacturing. The program includes instruction in principles of general management, manufacturing and production systems, plant management, production, quality, and control, industrial labor relations, systems analysis, productivity analysis and cost control, and materials planning balanced with a broad-based liberal education.

Mechatronics is the field concerned with the synergistic integration of mechanical, electrical, computer technology and engineering into new automated systems that are extremely reliable, efficient and cost effective. The Mechatronic program focuses on instruction in the basic engineering principles of mechanical, electrical and computer technology, digital control systems, control electronics and transducers, electro-mechanical control, mechanical CAD, simulation and system modeling. The graduate of this program will be with proficient in several areas of technology and with a strong emphasis on system integration and control.

Career Opportunities

The Applied Engineering and Technology discipline prepares technical professionals and systems managers for various sectors of the economy. Graduates are gainfully employed as design engineers, facility planners, production supervisors, systems engineers, quality control managers, technical service and sales professionals. Many graduates reach management level positions in business and industry early in their career because of the comprehensive approach of the applied engineering curriculum.

Admission Requirements

General Admissions for New Freshman:  Students most likely to be admitted and succeed at the Kent Campus are those who have graduated with at least 16 units of the recommended college preparatory curriculum in high school, who have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), and whose composite ACT score is 21 or better (980 combined critical reading and math SAT score). For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for new freshmen.

General Admissions for Transfer Students: Generally, a transfer applicant who has taken 12 or more semester hours with a college cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale may be admitted. An applicant who has taken fewer than 12 semester hours will be evaluated on both collegiate and high school records. For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for transfer students.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 121 total credit hours depending on concentration and 39 upper-division hours for graduation. Minimum 2.000 GPA overall and 2.250 GPA in major required for graduation.

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate appropriate technology skills based on a broad knowledge of current technology to succeed in the changing knowledge economy.
  2. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and skills in the areas of manufacturing systems, electricity and electronics, computer aided design, computer use and programming in applied engineering, mechanical systems, management, and general technology.
  3. Acquire a broad education in Technology and Applied Engineering that will enable successful employment in emerging jobs and careers.


Study Abroad/Away Opportunities

There are many Study Abroad/Away Opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.


The Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering

Student Organizations

American Foundry Society, Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Advanced Degree Programs

Technology (M.T.E.C.), Computer Science (M.A. and M.S.), Digital Sciences (M.D.S.), Business Administration (M.B.A.)