The Engineering Technology degree provides a fundamental background in general science as well as a comprehensive background in traditional industrial technologies, evolving technologies, and a focused study in electrical and mechanical engineering technology or chemical engineering technology.

The program is designed to prepare graduates for positions in emerging technologies, industrial operations, and general management that require a strong knowledge in engineering principles as they relate to fabrication. Emerging technologies include green energy, robotics, and other programming driven electro-mechanical devices. Graduates benefit from the combination of an engineering-based theoretical and practical application education with an appropriately supplemented background for later advancement into management positions. Typical entry-level positions include Process Engineer, Design Engineer, Project Engineer, Production Scheduler, Maintenance Engineer, and Applications Engineer. Students in the program develop knowledge and competencies in the focus area of Engineering Technology consisting of the studies including electrical and mechanical power systems, material and manufacturing methods, management of the industrial and chemical processes and organizations, effective oral and written communication, and the application of physical science and mathematics principles necessary to understand and solve global technological and economic challenges.


The Engineering group is proud to be housed in the brand new Science and Technology Building on our beautiful campus. The labs and classrooms are state of the art and provide a terrific environment for both students and faculty!

Degree Requirements

General Education Component
Area I (Written Composition): 6
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts): 1 12
  • EN 231 Literature of the World I or
  • EN 232 Literature of the World II
PHL 205 Ethics
Area III (Natural Science and Mathematics): 1 12-15
  • MA 115 Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry or
  • MA 112 & Pre-Calculus Algebra and MA 113 Pre-Calculus Trigonometry
  • CH 111 General Chemistry &
  • 111L General Chemistry Laboratory
  • PH 241 General Physics I or
  • PH 251 Technical Physics I
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Science): 1 12
HI 101 Survey of World Civilization to 1500
HI 102 Survey of World Civilization since 1500
COM 205 Communication in a Global Age
SO 222 Current Social Problems
Area V 1
CS 135 Computer Skills for Problem-Solving 3
CS 155 Computer Science I 3
IH 301 Occupational Safety and Health 3
  • MA 121 Calculus for Business and Life Sciences I or
  • MA 125 Calculus I
  • MA 122 Calculus for Business and Life Sciences II or
  • MA 126 Calculus II
  • PH 242 General Physics II or
  • PH 252 Technical Physics II
Major Core Requirements in Engineering Technology
ET 100 Introduction to Engineering Technology 3
ET 370 Economics and Product Design 3
ET 495W Engineering Tech Capstone 4
MA 345 Applied Statistics I 3
Choose from the following Options:
Electro-Mechanical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Technology
A minor is not required for this major
General Elective
General Elective Hours to bring total to 120
Total Hours 74-77

1 Substitution of other Courses which meet General Education Guidelines at Discretion of Department Chair.

2 Substitution of Higher Level Courses at Discretion of Department Chair.

Option 1: Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology

ET 150 Computer Aided Drafting and Design 4
ET 200 Manufacturing Processes 3
ET 210 Electricity/Electronics Fundamentals and Green Energy 4
ET 220 Digital Electronics 3
ET 300 Materials Science 3
ET 310 Introduction to Solid Modeling 3
ET 320 Statics and Strength of Materials 4
ET 340 Power Transfer Technology 3
ET 350 Robotics and Automated Manufacturing 4
ET 360 Electrical Circuits and Devices 3
300-400 Level Elective 3

Option 2: Chemical Engineering Technology

CH 112 General Chemistry 3
CH 112L General Chemistry Laboratory 1
CH 311 Organic Chemistry 4
CH 311L Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
CH 321 Quantitative Analysis 3
CH 321LW Quantitative Analysis Laboratory 2
CH 341 Applied Physical Chemistry 3
CH 341L Applied Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1
ET 201 Polymer Engineering 4
ET 301 Mass and Energy Balance 3
ET 401 Principles of Chemical Engineering I 4
ET 403 Principles of Chemical Engineering II 5
ET 411 Process Modeling and Simulations 2

Tuition & Fees

Alabama Resident Non-Resident
1-11 Hours $277.00/hour $554.00/hour
12-18 Hours $4,155.00 flat rate $8,310.00 flat rate
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Last updated December 12, 2018
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