Engineering Technology Program
The Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology with a concentration in Electronics is designed to offer students an opportunity for specialized training and education in the fields of engineering and science technologies. The technicians employed in these fields understand the principles used by engineers and scientists, and are skilled in installing, maintaining, inspecting, producing, and distributing goods and services of a technical nature. They are members of engineering and science teams and often have important roles in planning, research, and supervision. The need for engineering and science technicians is growing and the shortage is increasing. Research has shown that, on the average, industry utilizes five technicians for each engineer or scientist.
BS Engineering Technology Program Accreditation
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology degree is accredited by Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC ) of ABET, Inc.
Engineering Technology-Electronics Program Educational Objectives
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology with a concentration in Electronics prepares graduates for employment as technicians in electronics and related fields, and with appropriate experience prepares graduates to fill supervisory or technical expert positions in industry, as well as providing a background for graduate study. To this end, the concentration is designed to help graduates achieve the educational objectives listed below. Graduates will be able to:
1) Fill technical positions in the electronics or related fields
2) Apply communication and teamwork skills first practiced during their degree programs to the practice of their current position
3) Pursue further study in managerial or technical fields
4) Fill more technically demanding and supervisory positions in the electronics or related fields as they gain appropriate work experience
Engineering Technology-Electronics Program Outcomes
At the time of completion of the engineering program at McNeese State University, a student will possess all of the following:
a. An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities
b. An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies
c. An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes
d. An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives
e. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team
f. An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems
g. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
h. An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development
i. An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity
j. A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context
k. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement
Engineering Technology CO-OP and Intern Programs with Industry
Engineering Technology students must be enrolled with the Registrar as full-time students, and must enroll in at least 12 hours of courses leading to the Engineering Technology degree (6 hours in summer terms) before the following work term. The students must be registered in either TECH 250 or TECH 450 during the terms they work in industry (including the summer term). The co-op program is open only to Engineering Technology majors who have completed the associate degree and are enrolled in the bachelor's program. Students in the associate degree program are eligible for summer intern positions. They must enroll in TECH 250.
Students enrolled in TECH 250 or TECH 450 are considered full-time students in the fall and spring semesters to prevent student loans from entering repayment status, for insurance purposes, and for Citizenship and Immigration Services reporting. Other requirements for entry into, or continuance in the Co-op and Intern programs are listed in brochures available in the Office of the Co-op/Intern Director.