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.
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.
A Comparison of Engineering and Engineering Technology
The following five Engineering Technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.
Why choose an accredited program?
Basic accreditation information from ABET.