Department of Engineering Technology
The Department of Engineering Technology is housed in the Kansas Technology Center on the Pitt State campus. The Engineering Technology Programs are comprised of elements of the technological spectrum requiring scientific and engineering knowledge plus the operational methods and skills devoted to achieving practical purpose in support of product producing industries.
|ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY: prepares applied engineers and technologists who apply electrical and electronic theory through the solution of real-world problems in today's technological environment. It offers a broad curriculum in areas such as industrial controls, microprocessors, power, computer/digital instrumentation, local area networks and telecommunications. This program appeals to students who have an aptitude for math, physics and working with computers and electronics devices.||MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY: prepares applied engineers and technologist who plan what a product will be made of and how it will be manufactured. Manufacturing Engineering Technology appeals to students who have an aptitude for working with machines and solving production problems. Students who build, tinker, and fix mechanical devices are usually successful in Manufacturing Engineering Technology. This program involves the use of computer integratied manufacturing as well as conventional manufacturing methods and processes.|
|MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY: prepares applied engineers and technologists to enter employment related to engineering design and manufacturing. The Mechanical Engineering Technology program appeals to students who have an aptitude for using mathematics, physics, engineering drawing and computers to design and buld mechanical systems or consumer products.||PLASTICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY: prepares applied engineers and technologists who manufacture and design plastic products. Plastics Engineering Technology appeals to students who have an aptitude for mathematics, chemistry, computers and working with machines. The program involves the use of plastics production machinery, computer integrated manufacturing, and materials testing processes.|
|Construction Engineering Technology in School of Construction
What is the difference between Engineering Technology and Engineering?
This is a common question that many prospective students ask. To understand the difference and to help decide if PSU's Engineering Technology is a good choice for you, please read the PDF file below. The comparisons were taken in part from a brochure, "Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Technology, Which Path Will You Take", published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Changes have been made to apply the comparisons to undergraduate engineering programs and PSU Engineering Technology programs.
The following five Engineering Technology programs are fully accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.
- Construction Engineering Technology
- Electronics Engineering Technology
- Manufacturing Engineering Technology
- Mechanical Engineering Technology
- Plastics Engineering Technology
*The Construction Management Program is not an Engineering Technology program and therefore is not accredited by ABET.