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Engineering Technology Programs & Degrees

Bachelor of Science Degrees

The Department of Engineering Technology offers the following Bachelor of Science degrees:

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology

The Biotechnology program prepares students with a strong foundation in skills that are necessary to transform our future world. The program delivers practical, hands-on training with innovative research and teaching that stimulates curious students who are eager to discover ways to contribute to the health of society and the environment. The Bioprocessing and Bioinformatics tracks, offer students the flexibility to adapt their degree based on their interests, educational background and career goals.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology

The Computer Engineering Technology (CET) Bachelor of Science (BS) degree is a research-oriented, project-based, practical program that offers students the opportunity to learn about analog and digital electronics, microprocessor architecture and programming, hardware and software design, networked embedded systems, operating systems, communication, and computer networks.

The CET program builds application areas into the degree program, which include cyber-physical systems, smart and clean energy, healthcare and bio-medical systems, smart sensors, and embedded controls. It culminates in a capstone project where students implement their dream application, such as a robot bulldozer, wireless health care device or an automatic car security system.

CET graduates emerge prepared for successful careers as systems engineers, telecommunications network engineers, IT business analysts, and applications systems engineers.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Power Engineering Technology

Just as oil is refined into gasoline, energy sources such as natural gas must undergo a conversion process to make electrical power. Advances in electrical energy systems will drive the next revolution in generating, transmitting, and using electrical power. Earning a degree in Electrical Power Engineering Technology provides you with the right combination of skills for designing, analyzing, and improving computer-based power generation, delivery, and end-user systems.

As you progress through the program, you will study electrical motors and generators, computer-based controls, and alternative energy sources. In addition, you will learn about electrical power generating transmission and distribution systems, electrical power protection systems, and power electronics that increase the reliability and efficiency of electrical energy systems.

The Engineering Technology Department offers several labs where students apply their knowledge through experimentation and invention.

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

The Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) program offers advanced teaching and research laboratories with courses in computer aided engineering, biomedical systems, advanced material design, manufacturing, systems integration, oil and gas applications, energy and efficient project management.

Students gain highly developed expertise in design, analysis and manufacturing mechanical systems.

Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission (TAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the MET program prepares students to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam for eventual certification as a licensed Professional Engineer by the state of Texas.

Master of Science Degrees

The Department of Engineering Technology offers the following Master of Science degrees:

Master of Science in Biotechnology

The Master of Science in Engineering Technology – Biotechnology Track - emphasizes bioprocessing, protein engineering, computational biology, and federal regulations. Designed to help prepare individuals to conduct or supervise research and development in biotechnology or medical fields, this degree is a highly inter- and multi-disciplinary field that defines biotechnology education and research for the future. Students may choose a thesis or project option for completion of the Master of Science in Engineering Technology – Biotechnology Track.

Master of Science in Computational Health Informatics

The Master of Science in Engineering Technology with an emphasis in Computational Health Informatics is a highly interdisciplinary degree that aims at preparing the next generation of engineers for a career in the technological transformation of healthcare. The program places specific emphasis on mobile computing, medical imaging and instrumentation, wearable sensors, multimodal data mining, and information security as applied to health care delivery. Driven by a strong market demand, the program is designed to provide students with a solid background in analytical methodologies, computational tools, devices, physiological modeling and simulation, and biomedical devices relevant to healthcare applications for detecting diseases, assisting with treatment, and monitoring efficacy of therapeutic interventions. Graduates of our program will learn the fundamentals of R&D that will empower them to become leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators in healthcare technologies, including software development, hardware design, and information technology (IT), among other areas.

Hands-on instructional and research activities will be conducted in state-of-the-art laboratories led by our faculty members. In addition to an enriching academic experience, students will have access to competitive research and instruction funding.

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology graduate program builds upon our recognized Bachelor of Science degree, providing students with highly developed expertise in design and analysis of mechanical systems. With state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories, the M.S. program offers courses and leading-edge research experience in several applied areas including instrumentation and measurement, biomedical systems, advanced materials design, manufacturing, systems integration, oil and gas applications, and energy.

The Technology Division at the Cullen College of Engineering is a destination for students from diverse undergraduate backgrounds including computer science, engineering, mathematics, and the natural sciences. Under the guidance of research faculty, our students are encouraged to complete their degree with a thesis and have the option to replace the thesis with additional class-work and a faculty-mentored project.

Master of Science in Network Communications

The Master of Science in Engineering Technology with an emphasis in Network Communications is designed to advance your knowledge of computer networking. Supported by industry partnerships, the program encourages students to gain real-world practical experience. Graduates of our program land management and supervisory roles in virtually every industry where networking technologies are essential.

The comprehensive program offers courses ranging from networking fundamentals, security, network management to protocols, and algorithms. It prepares you for a variety of application areas such as optical networking, sensor networks, wireless networks and network programming.

In addition to an enriching academic experience, there are opportunities for competitive research and instruction funding.