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Regional College

Regional College

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology focuses primarily on the applied aspects of science and engineering and prepares graduates for practice in that portion of the technological spectrum closes to product improvement, manufacturing, construction and engineering operational functions. The degree program comprises five concentrations:

The Computer Design, Animation and Game Design concentration gives students the skills and academic knowledge necessary to enter the field of computer animation and the fast-growing field of game design. Drawings and illustrations are brought to life on digital video or film through the effective use of the latest software for capturing and animating hand-drawn or digitally created imagery. In addition, students experience creative possibilities as they explore artistic options and processes through experimental animation and modeling. Combining these modern theories of visual creation with digital imaging, motion capture, multimedia, computer animation, game design and film production, graduates will be prepared for jobs in game design, modeling and technical illustration, as well as in artistic production, exhibition and broadcast. Courses are offered at the Kent, Stark and Tuscarawas campuses.

The Electrical/Electronics concentration allows seamless articulation with technical associate degrees for students who wish to advance their careers in the electrical/electronic engineering field. Electrical engineers and technologists design, develop, test and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment, such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, and power generation equipment. Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment, such as broadcast and communications systems-from portable music players to global positioning systems (GPS).

The Green and Alternative Energy concentration. Alternative energy refers to energy sources that have no undesired consequences, for example fossil fuels or nuclear energy. Alternative energy sources are renewable and are thought to be "free" energy sources. They all have lower carbon emissions, compared to conventional energy sources. These include biomass energy, wind energy, solar energy, geothermal energy, and hydroelectric energy sources. Combined with the use of recycling, the use of clean alternative energies such as the home use of solar power systems will help ensure man's survival into the 21st century and beyond. By 2050, one-third of the world's energy will need to come from solar, wind, and other renewable resources, according to British Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell, two of the world's largest oil companies. Climate change, population growth, and fossil fuel depletion mean that renewables will need to play a bigger role in the future than they do today.

The Mechanical/Systems concentration allows seamless articulation with technical associate degrees for students who wish to advance their careers in the mechanical or manufacturing field. Mechanical engineering technology is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers and technologists design, develop, build and test mechanical and thermal devices, including tools, engines and machines. Graduates of this program can expect to work mostly in engineering services, research and development, manufacturing industries, and the federal government.

The Product Development and Commercialization concentration focuses on the supply chain management process that provides structure for developing and bringing to market new products jointly with customers and suppliers. Effective implementation of the process not only enables management to coordinate the efficient flow of new products across the supply chain, but also assists supply chain members with the ramp-up of manufacturing, logistics, marketing and other related activities to support the commercialization of the product.

The 2+2 Integrated Engineering Technology concentration permits graduates from a variety of associate degree backgrounds to formulate a program of advanced study in upper-division technical courses, chosen with a faculty advisor, to gain additional technical depth or breadth.

Career Opportunities

Game design job growth exceeded that of the movie industry in 2009. Career opportunities include jobs in computer-aided design, multimedia development, technical illustration, web support and the growing field of computer animation.

In 2012, engineers and technologist held about 1.7 million jobs. About 36 percent of engineering jobs were found in manufacturing industries, and another 30 percent were in the professional, scientific and technical services industries, primarily in architectural, engineering and related services. Many engineers also worked in the construction, telecommunications and wholesale trade industries. Federal, state and local governments employed about 12 percent of engineers in 2008. About 6 percent were in the Federal Government, mainly in the U.S. Departments of Defense, Transportation, Agriculture, Interior and Energy, and in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Many engineers in state and local government agencies worked in highway and public works departments. In 2012, about four percent of engineers were self-employed, many as consultants. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Admission Requirements

General Admissions for Freshman Students: 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 credit hours and 39 upper division hours. Minimum 2.000 major and overall GPA.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to a various areas of the engineering technology field; an ability to design and conduct experiments and to critically analyze and interpret data; an ability to use modern engineering tools and techniques to design and test systems in response to user requirements particularly in the engineering technology field; an ability to function in a multi-disciplinary team.
  2. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of professional engineering and ethical responsibilities.
  3. Demonstrate an ability for effective oral, graphic and written communication.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary issues and the impact of engineering technology solutions in a global/social context and a respect for diversity.
  5. Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.
  6. Demonstrate a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.