B.S. Applied Engineering Foundry Technology


Program Description


The Bachelor of Science in Applied Engineering, Foundry Technology prepares students for employment in the metal casting industry. Graduates of the program will have completed coursework in Materials and Processes, Cast Metals, Metallurgy and Material Science, Solid Modeling and Solidification and applied their knowledge and skills in the capstone course, Foundry Tooling and Pattern Making. This program is the Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF) certified.

They will also have taken several management courses and have experience with programmable logic controllers, hydraulics and pneumatics and computer-aided manufacturing.

Fully offered at:

Kent Campus


Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, the strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven regional campuses of Kent State University.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses: Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull, and Tuscarawas, as well as the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE score, or by completing the ESL level 112 Intensive Program.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Develop technical competencies based on engineering principles.
  2. Integrate communications, social and physical sciences to develop critical thinking and quantitative skills.
  3. Develop the necessary skill set to solve complex technological problems from systems and sustainability perspective.


Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)

  • ENG 20002 Introduction To Technical Writing
  • TECH 13580 Engineering Graphics I
  • TECH 20002 Materials And Processes
  • TECH 21021 Survey Of Electricity And Electronics
  • TECH 23581 Computer-Aided Engineering Graphics
  • TECH 31000 Cultural Dynamics Of Technology (DIVD) (WIC)1
  • TECH 31016 Manufacturing Technology
  • TECH 31020 Automated Manufacturing
  • TECH 31065 Cast Metals
  • TECH 33031 Programmable Logic Controllers
  • TECH 33033 Hydraulics/Pneumatics
  • TECH 33700 Quality Techniques
  • TECH 36620 Project Management In Engineering And Technology
  • TECH 43080 Industrial And Environmental Safety

Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)

  • COMM 15000 Introduction To Human Communication (KADL)
  • MATH 11010 Algebra For Calculus (KMCR)
  • MATH 11022 Trigonometry (KMCR)
  • PHY 13001 General College Physics I (KBS)
  • PHY 13002 General College Physics II (KBS)
  • PHY 13021 General College Physics Laboratory I (KBS) (KLAB)
  • PHY 13022 General College Physics Laboratory II (KBS) (KLAB)
  • PSYC 11762 General Psychology (DIVD) (KSS)
  • PSYC 31773 Industrial Psychology
  • UC 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience
  • Kent Core Composition
  • Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)


  • Choose one of the following: 36
    • Applied Engineering and Technology Management
    • Foundry Technology

1A minimum C grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

Applied Engineering and Technology Management Concentration Requirements [BS-AENG-AETM]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)

  • MIS 24056 Business Analytics I
  • TECH 10001 Information Technology
  • TECH 20001 Energy/Power
  • TECH 33870 Facility Design And Material Handling
  • TECH 43060 Management Of Technology Innovation
  • TECH 43550 Computer-Aided Manufacturing
  • TECH 43800 Applied Engineering Technology Seminar (ELR)

Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)

  • ECON 22060 Principles Of Microeconomics (KSS)
  • General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)

Foundry Technology Concentration Requirements [BS-AENG-FODT]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)

  • TECH 26010 Introduction To Computer Engineering Technology
  • TECH 31010 Engineering And Professional Ethics
  • TECH 33111 Statics And Strength Of Materials
  • TECH 33363 Metallurgy And Materials Science
  • TECH 34002 Advanced Computer-Aided Design II
  • TECH 43550 Computer-Aided Manufacturing
  • TECH 41065 Solid Modeling And Solidification
  • TECH 45099 Capstone: Foundry Tooling And Pattern Making (ELR)

Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)

  • CHEM 10050 Fundamentals Of Chemistry (KBS)
  • MIS 24163 Principles Of Management
  • MIS 34180 Human Resource Management
  • Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)

Graduation Requirements

  • Minimum Major GPA: 2.250
  • Minimum Overall GPA: 2.000
Last updated Aug 2019

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