Engineering Technology


Developed in consultation with local industry partners, the B.A.S. in Engineering Technology prepares students for careers in industrial settings. In this interdisciplinary program, students gain knowledge of both industrial and mechanical engineering concepts. Coursework is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills in fundamental areas including materials science, the strength of materials, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and systems engineering. Through completion of coursework, an internship, and a capstone design project, students obtain a blend of theoretical expertise and practical experience that prepares them for career success. This degree is also appropriate for students who already have a relevant Associate of Applied Science degree who wants to increase their knowledge, expertise, and career potential.

Area A: Essential Skills
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1113Precalculus Mathematics3
Area B: Institutional Options
Beginning Fall 2022, incoming (entering) students with 29 hours or fewer college credits will take only a Perspectives course for their one-hour Area B credit.
COMM 1110Fundamentals of Speech3
One of the following electives:1
Intro to Greek Mythology
Creative Writing
Natural Hazards
Appalachian Hist-Special Topic
Sports Hist & Amer Character
Health and Wellness Concepts
Mystery Fiction in Pop Culture
Christian Fiction/Pop Culture
Race and Ethnicity in America
PRSP Elective (See Advisor)
Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts
Choose at least one ENGL course:3-6
Topics in Literature & Culture
World Literature I
World Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Intro to Film as Literature
If only one ENGL course chosen, add one of the following:0-3
Art Appreciation
Expressions of Culture I
Expressions of Culture II
Music Appreciation
World Music
American Music
Theatre Appreciation
Area D: Science/Mathematics/Technology
CHEM 1211KPrinciples of Chemistry I4
MATH 1401Elementary Statistics3
PHYS 2211KPrinciples of Physics I4
Area E: Social Sciences
HIST 2111United States History to 18773
or HIST 2112 United States Hist since 1877
POLS 1101American Government3
Two Social Science Electives:6
Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Principles of Macroeconomics *
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Geography
Intro to Human Geography
Intro to Physical Geography
World Civilization to 1500 CE
World Civilization since 1500
United States History to 1877
United States Hist since 1877
Intro to World Religions
Intro to Philosophical Issues
Logic and Critical Thinking
Intro to Political Science
State and Local Government
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Introduction to Psychology
Psychology of Adjustment
Human Development
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Engineering Prerequisites
(Grade of C or higher required)
ENGR 2205Statics3
MATH 2253Calculus and Analytic Geom I4
MATH 2254Calculus and Analytic Geom II4
Technical Courses
(Up to 20 approved credits from an AAS degree may be substituted for Technical Courses.)
CMPS 1371Computing for Scien & Engineer3
ENGR 2240Dynamics3
PHYS 2212KPrinciples of Physics II4
Electives (choose 3 – 4 courses)10
Principles of Accounting I
Principles of Accounting II
The Environment of Business
Principles of Chemistry II
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Applied Econometrics
Special Topics in Engineering **
Engineering Internship
Principles of Finance
Python Programming
Calculus and Analytic Geom III
Introduction to Linear Algebra
Differential Equations
Principles of Management
Circuits Sequence
(8 credits of approved circuits courses with grades of C or better from an AAS degree may be substituted.)
ENGR 3301KCircuits I4
ENGR 3302KCircuits II4
Engineering Core
ENGR 3072KElectrical Energy Systems4
ENGR 3131KStrength of Materials4
ENGR 3343KFluid Mechanics4
ENGR 3410Thermodynamics3
ENGR 3420Industrial & Envir Safety3
ENGR 4101Materials Science&Engineering3
ENGR 4440Heat Transfer3
ENGR 4900Capstone3
Engineering Electives12
Industrial Econ & Fin Analysis
Special Topics in Engineering **
Intro to Systems Engineering
Engineering Internship
Principles of Finance
Principles of Management
Statistics for Process Control
Total Hours120

ECON 2105 is recommended as an Area E Elective.


ENGR 4000 may be repeated when topic differs for a maximum of 8 credit hours.


ENGR 1105. Introduction to Engineering. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduction to the basic skills of engineering, including engineering design and problem solving, the fields and functions of engineering, including measurements and estimation, units, dimensions, vectors, Newton's laws, and other physical phenomenon common to many engineering problems. .
Prerequisites: MATH 1113 and Pre or Corequisite: ENGL 0999, unless exempt.

ENGR 1108K. Engineering Graphics. 2-3-3 Units.

Theory and application of the design process, using conventional drafting as well as computer assisted design, spatial analysis, projection theory, sketching, creative design, and geometric dimensioning. Development and interpretation of drawings and specifications. Pre or Corequisite: ENGL 0999, unless exempt.
Corequisites: MATH 2253.

ENGR 2205. Statics. 3-0-3 Units.

A study of elements of statics in two and three dimensions, free-body diagrams, distributed loads, centroids, and friction. (F,S) Prerequisite coursework must be been successfully completed within the past three terms. Pre or Corequisites: MATH 2254
Prerequisites: MATH 2253 and PHYS 2211K with a grade of C or better.
Corequisites: ENGL 0999, unless exempt.

ENGR 2240. Dynamics. 3-0-3 Units.

Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, work-energy and impulse-momentum concepts and principles.(S)
Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in ENGR 2205.

ENGR 3072K. Electrical Energy Systems. 3-3-4 Units.

The study of energy sources. This course introduces non-renewable and renewable/sustainable energy sources, the processes, costs, and environmental impact of converting to electric energy, the delivery and control of electric energy, and electromechanical systems.(F)
Prerequisites: Completion of two circuit analysis courses.

ENGR 3131K. Strength of Materials. 3-3-4 Units.

The study and mathematical modeling of the mechanical behavior of materials under load. Emphasis will be on the elastic conditions of equilibrium, compatibility and material behavior. Includes study of stress and strain in columns, connectors, beams, eccentrically-loaded members, as well as introduction to statically indeterminate members.(S)
Prerequisites: MATH 2254 and a grade of "C" or better in ENGR 2205.

ENGR 3301K. Circuits I. 3-3-4 Units.

This course introduces basic circuit analysis including resistive circuits, voltage and current sources, analysis methods, network theorems, energy storage elements, and AC steady-state analysis. Techniques for analyzing resistive networks are heavily emphasized. In addition, the physical mechanisms of capacitance and inductance are examined along with analysis of transient responses in circuits containing resistors, capacitors, and inductors. Laboratory exercises reinforce the theoretical concepts presented in class and provide various opportunities to become proficient with standard instrumentation used in electrical engineering.(F)
Prerequisites: PHYS 2211K.

ENGR 3302K. Circuits II. 3-3-4 Units.

A continuation of basic Circuit Analysis I which focuses on RC, RL, and RLC circuits, mutual inductance, series and parallel resonance, two-port networks frequency response, AC power including power factor correction, as well as three phase circuits. Simulation is heavily emphasized using state of the art software such as PSPICE.(S)
Prerequisites: ENGR 3301K and PHYS 2212K.

ENGR 3317. Industrial Econ & Fin Analysis. 3-0-3 Units.

Students will compare service and manufacturing projects and investments based on their economic value, quantify costs and benefits; analyze projects using present worth, annual worth, and rate of return methods, study simple and compound interest. This course also introduces basic financial accounting concepts, including balance sheets, income statements, change of financial condition, etc.(S odd-numbered years)
Prerequisites: MATH 2253.

ENGR 3343K. Fluid Mechanics. 3-3-4 Units.

This course introduces the fundamentals of fluid statics and dynamics, including hydrostatic forces on submerged plates, continuity of fluid flow and fluid flow principles. The applications of turbulent and laminar flow in conduits are emphasized. The system approach is practiced in analyzing the applications of flow measuring devices, piping, pumps, and turbines.(F)
Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in ENGR 2205.

ENGR 3410. Thermodynamics. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces the fundamentals of thermodynamics, including the concept of energy and the laws governing the transfers and transformations of energy. Emphasis is placed on thermodynamic properties and the first and second law analysis of systems and control volumes. Integration of these concepts into the analysis of basic power cycles is introduced.(F)
Prerequisites: PHYS 2211K.

ENGR 3420. Industrial & Envir Safety. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces the application of safety techniques and principles to identify and correct unsafe situations and practices. Includes the study of system safety, failure modes and effects analysis, fault tree analysis, preliminary hazard analysis, hazardous materials and practices, OSHA, health, and personal protection.(F even-numbered years)

ENGR 4000. Special Topics in Engineering. 1-1-1-4 Unit.

This course will be used to supplement other courses with additional work at a more advanced level. The detailed content may vary from year to year. Course may be repeated for credit when topic differs.(Offered as Needed)
Prerequisites: A ‘C’ or better in ENGR 2205 and permission of instructor.

ENGR 4101. Materials Science&Engineering. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces the study of metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites as related to material selection in design and manufacturing. Topics will include atomic structure and bonding, crystal structure and defects, mechanical properties and failure, diffusion, dislocation and strengthening, alloying, phase diagrams and transformations/heat treatment, polymers, ceramics and glasses, and composites.(F)
Prerequisites: CHEM 1211K and PHYS 2211K.

ENGR 4440. Heat Transfer. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces the fundamentals and applications of heat transfer. Topics include conduction, convection, and radiation. Students will explore steady state and transient conduction in one and multiple dimensions, forced and free convection with boundary layer theory, radiation properties and radiative heat transfer among black and non-black bodies. Students will calculate heat transfer rates, heating/cooling times, and design of heat exchangers.(S)
Prerequisites: ENGR 3410 and ENGR 3343 and Engineering Standing.

ENGR 4456. Intro to Systems Engineering. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces students to the concepts needed for successful system planning, designing and building process. Topics will include bringing large-scale systems to completion on schedule and on budget, modeling and cost estimating techniques, risk and variability.(S even-numbered years)

ENGR 4860. Engineering Internship. 0-0-1-4 Unit.

A structured out of the classroom experience in a supervised setting that is related to the student’s major and career interests. Practical experience is combined with scholarly research under the guidance of faculty and the internship supervisor. Internship sites must be secured in advance of the semester of the placement and must be approved by the student’s advisor and internship coordinator. Note: Students may enroll multiple times in this course for a total of four credit hours. Prerequisite: 90 credit hours and permission of the instructor

ENGR 4900. Capstone. 3-0-3 Units.

This course provides comprehensive design experience for students working in small groups and is a culmination of the engineering technology education. Topics covered will include design specifications, evaluation of design alternatives, technical reports and oral presentations. This course may also include topics such as intellectual property, industry standards and conventions, reliability, engineering ethics and current topics in the field of engineering technology.(S - as needed)
Prerequisites: Senior standing, Instructor approval, Department Chair approval.