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College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology

College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology

127 Aeronautics and Technology Building
Tel: 330-672-2892
Fax: 330-672-2894


The College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology provides innovative curricula and degree programs that integrate 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 to 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 final 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 wireless communication. The program focuses on the development of computer system performance analysis and troubleshooting abilities. Laboratory experiences complement 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 flat panel 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, processes, production and operations, systems integration, control, quality, and statistics and 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 mechanical systems. The program includes instruction in principles of general management, manufacturing systems, systems technology, computer-aided manufacturing, 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, electronic, computer technology and engineering into new automated systems that are extremely reliable, efficient and cost effective. The Mechatronics concentration focuses on instruction in the basic engineering principles of mechanical, electrical and computer technology, digital control systems, control electronics and simulation and system modeling. The graduate of this program will be proficient in several areas of technology 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 Freshman Students: Admission Requirements at the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy at the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends.

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago. For more information on admissions, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website


Graduation Requirements

Minimum 120 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

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  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.



The Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)