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