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2013-2014 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


School of Technology

Applied Engineering and Technology (B.S.)



Total Semester Hours Required for Degree: 120 semester hours

The Applied Engineering and Technology program provides a broad education that emphasizes the study of materials, processes, and management.  The program is designed to prepare technical or technical management-oriented professionals for employment in business, industry, and government.  Individuals interested in working with people, materials, and processes will find Applied Engineering Technology provides an excellent foundation for a challenging career.**

Summary of Applied Engineering & Technology Program Requirements


5 courses in Introduction to Technological Studies 15 hrs
3 courses in Technical Development 9 hrs
5 courses in Professional Development 16 hrs
1 course in Economics 3 hrs
2 courses in Mathematics/Statistics 6 - 9 hrs
3 - 4 courses in Physical Sciences 8 hrs

Total Core Hours

57 - 60 hrs
15 Concentration Hours 15 hrs

Total Major Hours

72 - 75 hrs

Major


Semester Hours Required for the AET Major: 72-75 semester hours

Applied Engineering and Technology comprises the following courses, as well as 15 hours of course work from one of the concentrations.

Technical Development


Students must select 9 hours from AET courses other than the required AET Core, AET Senior Seminars, or AET General Education courses. Courses from outside the major or transfer courses that support technical management may be considered as AET electives upon departmental approval, to meet the 9 hours. Courses will not double count for concentration and to meet the AET Technical Development requirement.

And 15 hours of course work from one of the concentrations listed below:


Alternative Energy and Sustainability Concentration


A minimum of 15 hours of course work which includes AET 3253 and 3453 and three courses selected from the following list: AET 3833, 4275, 4453, and 4873. These may include study in the areas of the basics of energy sources and technology, the specifics of alternative and renewable energy and their uses, the sustainability of energy sources both traditional, alternative and renewable, and examining the trends both present and future as to energy sources, energy usage, and energy futures. Internship in an energy organization as well as a course in issues of green and sustainable construction are available.

Construction Technical Concentration


A minimum of 15 semester hours of course work may include study in the areas of architectural drafting and blueprint reading, surveying, cost estimating, construction practices, construction materials, construction specifications, and business law.  Construction Technical Concentration students must take AET 2253 – Construction Equipment and Materials (3 credits) plus 12 hours from the following courses:

Digital Media Technologies Technical Concentration


A minimum of 15 semester hours of course work may include study in the areas of digital printing, imaging, and web technology.  This concentration is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to function in the printing and publishing industries, and in imaging and web technology careers.  Digital Media Technologies Technical Concentration students must take AET 1363 – Graphic Communication Technologies* (3 credits) plus 12 hours from the following courses:

Note:

* These courses can be used for the Advertising Interdisciplinary Minor. AET 1363 and AET 3343 are required courses for the Advertising Minor.

General Concentration


A minimum of 15 semester hours of AET course work in accordance with the individual’s field of interest. In addition, general education and/or core courses cannot be used to fulfill the requirements of the general concentration.

Integrated Computer Technology Technical Concentration


A minimum of 15 hours of course work may include study in the areas of programmable logic controllers, robotics with human machine interfacing, automated control through sequentiation and regulation, automatic ID, computerized interfacing and data acquisition, and industrial-based routing and switching telecommunications.  Integrated Computer Technology Technical Concentration students must take AET 3103 – Robots and Controls Systems (3 credits) plus 12 hours from the following courses:

Manufacturing Technical Concentration


A minimum of 15 semester hours of course work may include study in the areas of metrology, drafting and design, CAD, CNC, metallurgy, casting, machining technology, fabrication, material handling, robotics, and automation.  The concentration must include a minimum of six hours of course work related to industrial processes. Manufacturing Technical Concentration students must take AET 3113 - Manufacturing Machine Processes+ (3 credits) plus 12 hours from the following courses:

Footnotes:


Depending on Foreign Language and Math Placement, additional electives may be needed to meet 120 semester hours.

General Education selections must meet cultural diversity and electronic writing portfolio requirements.

+ Industrial processes course.

** Of the 120 semester hours required to complete the degree, at least 42 semester hours of courses from EIU must be included.

(Major GPA based on all Applied Engineering & Technology courses taken at EIU.)