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2017-2018 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Technology

Applied Engineering and Technology (B.S.)

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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.

Additionally, the Applied Engineering and Technology program offers the opportunity to select a Focus Area of Study, comprised of technical courses within that chosen area.

Summary of Applied Engineering & Technology Program Requirements

4 courses in Introduction to Technological Studies 12 hrs
9 courses in the Focus Area of Study 27 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 Major Hours

72 - 75 hrs

Focus Area of Study (27 hrs)

Students must select 27 hours from AET course work in accordance with the individual’s field of interest. Students can select courses from a single established Focus Area, like Computers and Telecommunications, Construction, Design and Production, Digital Media, or Sustainable Energy, or design a specialized Focus Area to meet their individual career objectives. In addition, general education and/or courses used to fulfill technological studies and professional development requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement. Courses from outside the major or transfer courses that support technical management may be considered upon departmental approval, to meet the 27 hours required.


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

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