Engineering Technology

The mission of the Department of Engineering Technology is to provide students an academically challenging program of study in technical fields that prepares graduates to establish successful careers and assume leadership roles in engineering, manufacturing, construction, and education. Engineering Technology is  part of the engineering field which requires the application of scientific and engineering knowledge and methods combined with technical skills in support of engineering activities.The Department offers programs of study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology, and Construction Science and Management. For the adult student seeking to advance career opportunities, the department offers two degrees online, a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree in Manufacturing and Industrial Management and a Master of Science degree in Engineering and Quality Management, to allow our students to maintain professional and personal commitments while continuing an education.

Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management is to provide graduates with knowledge and skills that are valued by commercial, residential, industrial and heavy civil sectors of the construction industry. Construction science and management graduates will gain knowledge of construction materials and methods, structural systems, soils, site development, surveying, contract administration, codes, plans and specifications, planning, estimating, scheduling, and evaluating project performance. Students graduating with this degree will find themselves with the skills and knowledge to compete in a regional, national and international job market.

The Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management

Required Courses
General Education Requirements42
College Chemistry I
Physical Geology
University Physics I
College Physics I
MATH 1314College Algebra3
MATH 2412Precalculus Math4
ENGT 2303 [shared] Engineering Economy
Stat Requirement (Select One):3
Elementary Statistical Methods
Business Statistics
CNST 1305Construction Graphics3
CNST 1306Construction Materials and Methods3
CNST 1307Construction Methods-Concrete and Masonry3
CNST 2323Construction Estimating I3
CNST 3301Building Mechanical and Electrical Systems3
CNST 3302Construction Estimating II3
CNST 3308Structural Steel and Timber Construction3
CNST 3309Commercial Construction and Industrial Subsystems3
CNST 3311Construction Materials Testing and Inspection3
ENGT 3318 [WI] Research and Reporting For Technologists3
CNST 3320Construction Safety Management3
CNST 3321Construction Management3
CNST 3335Construction Layout and Site Development3
CNST 3385 [WI] Project Management3
CNST 4310Site & Building Foundations3
CNST 4313Construction Law and Ethics3
CNST 4322Building Information Modeling3
CNST 4325Contract Administration3
CNST 4395Construction Capstone3
Electives11
Total Hours120

The Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology

The Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology educates students in a wide range of manufacturing related areas: quality, ergonomics, production planning, management, control systems, productivity, automated systems, and computer modeling. The Manufacturing Engineering Technology courses are supplemented with a foundation of industrial technology courses and emphases in mathematics, statistics, and the sciences. A wide choice of electives compliments the degree, allowing the student maximum flexibility in the areas of business, science, mathematics, computer information systems, and engineering.

Bachelor of Sciences in Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Required Courses
General Education Requirements 142
ENGT 1305Principles of Drafting3
ENGT 1306Applied Statics3
ENGT 1317Machining Technology3
ENGT 2303 [shared] Engineering Economy
ENGT 2335Solid Modeling3
ENGT 3303 [WI] Industrial Materials3
ENGT 3318 [WI] Research and Reporting For Technologists3
ENGT 3316Manufacturing Systems3
ENGT 3324Applied Polymer Processing3
or ENGT 3325 Composites Manufacturing
ENGT 3336Industrial Controls3
ENGT 3375Continuous Improvement 3
ENGT 3386Quality Management3
ENGT 3395 [WI] Fundamentals of Industrial Project Management3
ENGT 4326Applications of Linear Programming and Optimization3
ENGT 4336Production Planning3
ENGT 4346Manufacturing Management3
ENGT 4347Metrics and Measurements3
ENGT 4375Facility Planning3
ENGT 4395Engineering Technology Projects3
MATH 1316Plane Trigonometry (or above)3
or MATH 2412 Precalculus Math
MATH 2413Calculus I4
MATH 2414Calculus II4
COSC 1310Procedural Programming3
CHEM 1411 [shared] College Chemistry I
PHYS 2425 [shared] University Physics I
Advanced Electives3
Electives7
Total Hours120
1

Please see Academic Information section.

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program is to prepare students for the challenges in manufacturing and manufacturing support. Students develop the technical skills needed to solve problems through design, process, and personnel improvements and practices that are common in an industrial setting. Coursework focuses on mechanical engineering but includes the use of laboratories to reinforce student learning by designing, manufacturing, and/or troubleshooting physical systems.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Required Courses
General Education Requirements42
ENGT 1305Principles of Drafting3
ENGT 1306Applied Statics3
ENGT 1317Machining Technology3
ENGT 2303 [shared] Engineering Economy
ENGT 2335Solid Modeling3
ENGT 3301Applied Dynamics3
ENGT 3303 [WI] Industrial Materials3
ENGT 3305Machine Design3
ENGT 3313Mechanics of Materials3
ENGT 3318 [WI] Research and Reporting For Technologists3
ENGT 3327Mechanical Analysis3
ENGT 3336Industrial Controls3
ENGT 3375Continuous Improvement 3
ENGT 3385Fluid Mechanics3
ENGT 4322Applied Thermodynamics3
ENGT 4326Applications of Linear Programming and Optimization3
ENGT 4356Advanced Industrial Controls3
ENGT 4375Facility Planning3
ENGT 4395Engineering Technology Projects3
MATH 1316Plane Trigonometry3
or MATH 2412 Precalculus Math
MATH 2413Calculus I4
MATH 2414Calculus II4
CHEM 1411 [shared] College Chemistry I
PHYS 2425 [shared] University Physics I
Advanced Elective or Minor Course6
General Elective7
Total Hours120

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology

The Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology prepares students for roles in a technical career. Areas of study include drafting and design, manual and CNC machining, and automation. Students have room in their program of study to pursue a minor in business, computer science, or other content areas. Industrial Technology graduates often work in manufacturing in such areas as technical support, front line supervision, or machine operators. Industrial Technology students can also pursue a teaching certification to teach in a secondary school.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology

Required Courses
General Education Requirements 142
ENGT 1305Principles of Drafting3
ENGT 1317Machining Technology3
ENGT 2335Solid Modeling3
ENGT 3303 [WI] Industrial Materials3
or ENGT 3304 Manufacturing Materials
ENGT 3317Machine Tool Technology3
ENGT 3324Applied Polymer Processing3
or ENGT 3325 Composites Manufacturing
ENGT 3345Industrial Design3
ENGT 3350Numerical Control Systems3
MATH 1316Plane Trigonometry3
or MATH 2412 Precalculus Math
Total Hours69
Additional Required Courses for Concentrations
General Without Certification
ENGT 1306Applied Statics3
ENGT 3316Manufacturing Systems3
ENGT 3318 [WI] Research and Reporting For Technologists3
ENGT 3320Industrial Safety3
ENGT 3336Industrial Controls3
ENGT 3375Continuous Improvement 3
ENGT 4395Engineering Technology Projects3
Advanced ENGT Electives9
Electives from any field (6 Hours Advanced) 221
Total Hours51
Technology Education (Secondary Teacher Certification)
ENGT 1306Applied Statics3
ENGT 3314Principles of Technology Education3
ENGT 3393Modular Technology3
ENGT 4305Architectural Drafting3
ENGT 3336Industrial Controls3
ENGT 3316Manufacturing Systems3
BCIS 1305Business Computer Applications3
COMM 1316News Photography I3
ENGL 3309 [WI] Technical writing and Document Design3
EDUC 3320Foundations of Teaching: Elementary (EC-6) Classrooms3
EDUC 3330Models of Instruction3
EDUC 4330Application of Effective Teaching Practices3
EDUC 4335 Issues of Professionalism3
EDUC 4690Clinical Teaching6
Select one of the following:3
Child Psychology
Educational Psychology
Child Development
READ 3351Content Area Literacy3
ENGL 1301 [shared] [WI] Composition I
ENGL 1302 [shared] [WI] Composition II
Total Hours51
1

Please see Academic Information section.

2

Some students may choose to use 18 hours of electives for a minor in any field other than ENGT.

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Manufacturing and Industrial Management

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree is designed for students who have training in a technical area. Education received at technical schools, community colleges, military technical schools, and employer-sponsored training schools may be applied toward the degree. With appropriate documentation, the technical training may be supplemented with a maximum of 15-21 semester credit hours for work experience. The degree allows students to choose between two emphasis areas.

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in Manufacturing and Industrial Management

Required Courses
General Education Requirements 142
ENGT 3318 [WI] Research and Reporting For Technologists3
ENGT 3395 [WI] Fundamentals of Industrial Project Management3
ENGT 3375Continuous Improvement 3
MATH 1316Plane Trigonometry3
or MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods
Advanced Electives12
Advanced ENGT 6
Occupational Specialization: Technology Courses and/or Military or Employer Sponsored Training (12-36 hours); Work Experience (0-21 hours) 233-36
Total Hours105-108
Additional Required Courses for Concentrations
Industrial Management
ENGT 3386Quality Management3
ENGT 4336Production Planning3
ENGT 4346Manufacturing Management3
ENGT 4347Metrics and Measurements3
Total Hours12
Safety Management
ENGT 3326Ergonomics and Work Methods3
ENGT 3320Industrial Safety3
ENGT 4320Occupational Safety and Health3
ENGT 3360Safety Management3
Total Hours12
General
Advanced ENGT 12
Total Hours12
1

Please see Academic Information section.

2

 If less than 36 hours are approved then additional coursework may be required to meet the 120 hour degree requirement.

The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Construction Engineering Technology

The mission of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Science and Management is to provide graduates with knowledge and skills that are valued by commercial, residential, industrial and heavy civil sectors of the construction industry. Construction Science and Management graduates will gain knowledge of construction materials and methods, structural systems, soils, site development, surveying, contract administration, codes, plans and specifications, planning, estimating, scheduling, and evaluating project performance. Students graduating with this degree will find themselves with the skills and knowledge to compete in a regional, national and international job market. The BAS in Construction Science and Management is geared towards students who have an Associate’s degree in a technical field and are interested in earning their Bachelor’s.

**This degree is pending approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).**

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Science and Management

Required Courses
General Education Requirements42
OCC SPEC (Training and WECM Courses)12-24
MATH 1316Plane Trigonometry3-4
or MATH 2412 Precalculus Math
MATH 2413Calculus I4
PHYS 1401 [shared] College Physics I
ENGT 3318 [WI] Research and Reporting For Technologists3
CNST 1305Construction Graphics3
CNST 2323Construction Estimating I3
CNST 3301Building Mechanical and Electrical Systems3
CNST 3302Construction Estimating II3
CNST 3309Commercial Construction and Industrial Subsystems3
CNST 3311 [WI] Construction Materials Testing and Inspection3
CNST 3320Construction Safety Management3
CNST 3321Construction Management3
CNST 3335Construction Layout and Site Development3
CNST 3385 [WI] Project Management3
CNST 4313Construction Law and Ethics3
CNST 4323Construction Estimating3
CNST 4325Contract Administration3
Electives (hours vary to meet 120 hour requirement)1-8
Total Hours120

The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology educates students in a wide range of manufacturing related areas: quality, ergonomics, production planning, management, control systems, productivity, automated systems, and computer modeling. The Manufacturing Engineering Technology courses are supplemented with a foundation of industrial technology courses and emphases in mathematics, statistics, and the sciences. A wide choice of electives compliments the degree, allowing the student maximum flexibility in the areas of business, science, mathematics, computer information systems, and engineering. The BAS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology is geared towards students who have an Associate’s degree in a technical field and are interested in earning their Bachelor’s.

**This degree is pending approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).**

The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Required Courses
General Education Requirements42
OCC SPEC (Training and WECM Courses)12-24
MATH 1316Plane Trigonometry3-4
or MATH 2412 Precalculus Math
MATH 2413Calculus I4
MATH 2414Calculus II4
PHYS 2425 [shared] University Physics I
ENGT 2335Solid Modeling3
ENGT 3303 [WI] Industrial Materials3
ENGT 3318 [WI] Research and Reporting For Technologists3
ENGT 3395 [WI] Fundamentals of Industrial Project Management3
ENGT 3375Continuous Improvement 3
ENGT 3350Numerical Control Systems3
ENGT 3386Quality Management3
ENGT 4326Applications of Linear Programming and Optimization3
ENGT 4336Production Planning3
ENGT 4347Metrics and Measurements3
ENGT 4395Engineering Technology Projects3
ENGT 2303 [shared] Engineering Economy
ENGT 3324Applied Polymer Processing3
or ENGT 3325 Composites Manufacturing
Electives (hours vary to meet 120 hour requirement)0-7
Total Hours120

The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology

The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program is to prepare students for the challenges in manufacturing and manufacturing support. Students develop the technical skills needed to solve problems through design, process, and personnel improvements and practices that are common in an industrial setting. Coursework focuses on mechanical engineering but includes the use of laboratories to reinforce student learning by designing, manufacturing, and/or troubleshooting physical systems. The BAS in Mechanical Engineering Technology is geared towards students who have an Associate’s degree in a technical field and are interested in earning their Bachelor’s.

**This degree is pending approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).**

The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Engineering Technology

Required Courses
General Education Requirements42
MATH 1316Plane Trigonometry3
or MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods
ENGT 2335Solid Modeling3
or CNST 1305 Construction Graphics
ENGT 3303 [WI] Industrial Materials3
ENGT 3318 [WI] Research and Reporting For Technologists3
ENGT 3395 [WI] Fundamentals of Industrial Project Management3
OCC SPEC (Training and WECM Courses)12-24
Total Hours81
Additional Required Courses for Concentrations
Mechanical
ENGT 3301Applied Dynamics3
ENGT 3305Machine Design3
ENGT 3313Mechanics of Materials3
ENGT 3327Mechanical Analysis3
ENGT 3336Industrial Controls3
ENGT 3385Fluid Mechanics3
ENGT 4322Applied Thermodynamics3
ENGT 3375Continuous Improvement 3
ENGT 4395Engineering Technology Projects3
PHYS 2425 [shared] University Physics I
MATH 2413Calculus I4
MATH 2414Calculus II4
Electives (hours vary to meet 120 hour requirement)0-7
Total Hours42
Construction
MATH 2413Calculus I4
PHYS 1401 [shared] College Physics I
CNST 3301Building Mechanical and Electrical Systems3
CNST 3309Commercial Construction and Industrial Subsystems3
CNST 3311Construction Materials Testing and Inspection3
CNST 3320Construction Safety Management3
CNST 3321Construction Management3
CNST 3322Building Information Modeling3
CNST 3335Construction Layout and Site Development3
CNST 4313Construction Law and Ethics3
CNST 4323Construction Estimating3
CNST 4325Contract Administration3
Electives (hours vary to meet 120 hour requirement)1-8
Total Hours42
Manufacturing
MATH 2413Calculus I4
MATH 2414Calculus II4
PHYS 2425 [shared] University Physics I
ENGT 3375Continuous Improvement 3
ENGT 3350Numerical Control Systems3
ENGT 3386Quality Management3
ENGT 3395 [WI] Fundamentals of Industrial Project Management3
ENGT 4326Applications of Linear Programming and Optimization3
ENGT 4336Production Planning3
ENGT 4346Manufacturing Management3
ENGT 4395Engineering Technology Projects3
ENGT 2303 [shared] Engineering Economy
ENGT 3324Applied Polymer Processing3
or ENGT 3325 Composites Manufacturing
Electives (hours vary to meet 120 hour requirement)0-7
Total Hours42

Construction Courses

CNST 1305. Construction Graphics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

Computer based 2D & 3D graphics used in the construction industry including CAD/REVIT based drawing development, construction drawing interpretation, site/plan/elevation/section/detail drawings, structural and MEP drawings. Residential and commercial construction based. Lab fee: $10.

CNST 1306. Construction Materials and Methods. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

This course introduces students to the basic building materials and systems used in constructing buildings, bridges, and infrastructure projects. It offers the basic Understanding of the use of common systems such as foundations, structural framing/skeleton, building envelops, and finishes. Namely, it introduces students to proper terminology and usage of wood, steel, and concrete materials and selected manufactured components. Lab fee: $10.

CNST 1307. Construction Methods-Concrete and Masonry. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

This course is an investigation into concrete and masonry construction methods, testing, and design used an residential and commercial construction is made. Topics include: concrete slab, wall, footing, and pier construction; brick and concrete masonry unit (CMU) wall construction; and decorative concrete /masonry design techniques. Lab fee: $30.

CNST 2323. Construction Estimating I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

This course introduces students to the skills and tools necessary to prepare formal cost estimations for residential construction projects. It focuses on pricing, indirect costs, bid analysis and use of computer aided software. The goal of this course is to expand the student's skills in new topics of estimating and to assist in developing high confidence in the application of construction estimating skills. This course addresses the typical procedures from familiarization with the CSI Divisions, building plans, material quantification, work breakdown, work quantification, pricing and bid submittals while creating detailed cost estimates. Prerequisite: CNST 1306, CNST 1307, CNST 3301.

CNST 3301. Building Mechanical and Electrical Systems. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

This course introduces students to the planning and construction of mechanical and electrical systems common to construction projects. It involves basic calculations of cooling/heating loads, determination of temporary power demands, and sizing of pipes, HVAC equipment, and ducts. Lab fee: $30.

CNST 3302. Construction Estimating II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

This course covers quantification and pricing of direct field costs and general condition costs for light commercial and industrial construction projects from contract documents as well as preparation of complete lump sum bid package ready for project execution with emphasis on the use of software in the estimating process. Prerequisite: CNST 2323.

CNST 3308. Structural Steel and Timber Construction. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

This course introduces students to the design aspects of temporary structures using steel and timber standard shapes/components. This involves the application of the AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction) Code and also the design of wood framework systems. Prerequisites: CNST 1306. Lab fee: $2.

CNST 3309. Commercial Construction and Industrial Subsystems. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

This course introduces students to the terminology and functions of details of mechanical and electrical systems common to process and industrial plant projects. It involves basic calculations of systems, determination of power requirements, and selection of systems. Lab fee: $10.

CNST 3311. Construction Materials Testing and Inspection. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours). [WI]

Construction materials testing and inspection procedures in laboratory and field situations using standard testing equipment, methods, and field inspection techniques per ASTM and ACI standards. Laboratory reports, computer analysis, data collection and simulated field inspections are included. Focus is placed on acceptance testing for construction materials. Prerequisites: CNST 1305. Lab fee: $2.

CNST 3320. Construction Safety Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course introduces students to OSHA regulations and industry practices related to creating and maintaining safe construction sites. Students will be eligible to sit for the 10-hour OSHA safety certification exam. Prerequisites: CNST 1306 or concurrent enrollment.

CNST 3321. Construction Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Construction Management courses including construction operations and key project management skills. Critical path scheduling, duration, logic, resource leveling, and the calculation of costs. Typical contract formats: project planning with emphasis on legal aspects of various types of corporations and structure.

CNST 3335. Construction Layout and Site Development. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

Basic surveying techniques for construction layouts, fundamentals and regulations related to land development. Lab fee: $30.

CNST 3385. Project Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

This course explores major problems, tasks and techniques required to manage the technical program in each phase of the product life cycle. Organizational planning, decision-making, and internal external interface techniques for each phase of the project life cycle are addressed. Additional concepts such as: Earned Value Analysis (EVA), Critical Path Management (CPM), Project Requirements Analysis, and Schedule Task Analysis will be explored in depth.

CNST 4084. Seminar. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Topics will vary according to timeliness and special needs. May be taken more than once for credit.

CNST 4086. Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is designed to meet the needs of Engineering Technology students who have above average academic ability and who need to pursue subject matter that is not normally included in the Engineering Technology curriculum. Approval for enrollment in this course shall be with the concurrence of the individual instructor and the department head. The student must be currently enrolled in one of the majors offered in the Engineering Technology Department.

CNST 4310. Site & Building Foundations. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

The course gives an overview of the difference and correlation between soil mechanics and foundations engineering. Soil mechanics is the branch of engineering that involves the study of the properties of soils and their behaviors under stress and strain in idealized conditions. Foundation engineering is the application of the principles of soil mechanics in the planning, design and construction of foundations for buildings, highways, dams and so forth. This course presents a detailed look into soil properties and foundations design. Prerequisites: CNST 3335. Lab fee: $2.

CNST 4313. Construction Law and Ethics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course introduces students to basic understanding of contractual issues that are significant to construction managers. The course is designed to teach basic concepts of contract law and to recognize legal issues making decisions based on current industrial standards. The course also focuses on addressing ethics in the construction industry.

CNST 4322. Building Information Modeling. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

This course is designed specifically to both introduce specific BIM (Building Information Modeling) techniques and software as well as further develop VDC (Virtual Design and Construction) software as they align with current managerial methods and project delivery platforms. The course is also designed and developed to promote discussion with respect to the roles played by owners, designers, builders, and suppliers. Specific attention is paid to BIM’s role in various project platform delivery systems including DESIGN-BID-BUILD, DESIGN BUILD, CM AT RISK, and IPD. Prerequisite: CNST 4325, CNST 3385, CNST 3321, Minimum of 90 hours coursework complete Lab fee: $2.

CNST 4323. Construction Estimating. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

This course introduces students to the skills and tools necessary to prepare formal bids for construction projects. It focuses on pricing, indirect costs, bid analysis and use of computer aided software. The goal of this course is to expand your skills in new topics of estimating and to assist you in developing high confidence in the application of the estimating skills you learned previously. The course addresses the bidding procedure from receipt of bid documents through work breakdown, work quantification, pricing and bid submittal for lump sum and unit price bids, and preparation of design/build proposals. Prerequisites: CNST 1306, 1307, and 3301 Lab fee: $2.

CNST 4325. Contract Administration. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course introduces students to issues regarding administering construction contracts. It focuses on understanding of the purpose of contract documents, legal hierarchy of the documents, the interrelationships among the documents, liabilities accepted with each document, and typical challenges related to communications among the parties involved, establishing chain of commands, warranties, and progress/final payments. Prerequisites: CNST 3321 and CNST 4313.

CNST 4395. Construction Capstone. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Capstone projects course emphasizing a team approach to the analysis and solutions of Construction problems. Projects will be supplied by industry whenever possible. Emphasizes scheduling, design, working in teams. A final written report drawings and presentations will be provided to the customer.

Engineering Technology Courses

ENGT 1100. Transitioning to University Studies in Engineering Technology. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

Practical study designed to prepare the student for university life, aid in the development of skills for academic success, promote personal growth and responsibility, and encourage active involvement in the learning process from an individual college perspective. These skill sets are presented in the context of Engineering Technology.

ENGT 1305. Principles of Drafting. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

An introduction to mechanical drafting involving geometrical constructions, orthographic projection, dimensioning techniques, sectional views, auxiliary views, isometric views, and other topics related to manufacturing and other areas of drafting. Lab fee $10.

ENGT 1306. Applied Statics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

This course will focus on understanding the resolution and composition of forces and moments; free-body diagrams; equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; simple structures; friction; centroid; moments of inertia. Prerequisite: Concurrent with MATH 1316 or 2412.

ENGT 1317. Machining Technology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

A study of metals and their machining characteristics and application. Emphasis is placed on layout, precision measurement, and heat treating. Laboratory experiences include work with sheet metal, metal casting, and metal lathe operation. Lab fee $2.

ENGT 2303. Engineering Economy. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Principles of economics equivalence; time value of money, analysis of single and multiple investments; comparison of alternatives; capital recovery and tax implications; certainty; uncertainty; risk analysis; public sector analysis; and break-even concepts. Prerequisite: MATH 1316, MATH 2412, or MATH 2413.

ENGT 2309. Electrical Circuits. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 5 Hours).

Principles of electricity, magnetism, and basic laws. Fundamentals of analog and digital electronic components and circuits, including applied areas. Laboratory involves experiments with basic circuits and test equipment. Lab fee: $2.

ENGT 2310. Introduction to Manufacturing Processes. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

A study of metals and their machining characteristics and application. Emphasis is placed on layout, precision measurement, and heat treating. Laboratory experiences include work with sheet metal, metal casting, and metal lathe operation. Lab fee $10.

ENGT 2335. Solid Modeling. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

A study of complex three-dimensional solid models used in the fields of mechanical engineering, sheet metal, welding, and other areas of manufacturing and engineering. Orthographic views projected from solid models and annotation techniques are used to produce engineering drawings. Prerequisite: ENGT 1305 or 3 semester hours of drafting or approval of the instructor. Lab fee $10.

ENGT 3099. Cooperative Education. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-3 Hours, Lab: 3-9 Hours).

This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to integrate academic study with work experience that is germane to their major or minor. Enrollment requires a two-semester minimum commitment that may be accomplished by 1) alternating semesters of full-time study with semesters of curriculum-related employment, or 2) enrolling in courses at least half-time (6 semester hours) and working part-time in parallel positions of curriculum-related employment. The department Cooperative Education advisor will supervise the student's experience and assign the final grade based on the student's final report which is required to complete the course. Students may participate in the Cooperative Education program for an unlimited number of semesters but a maximum of 6 hours credit may be counted toward a degree. Prerequisites: Completion of 30 semester hours which includes 12 hours in the major or minor discipline in which the Cooperative Education course is desired, minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the appropriate major or minor field, and department head approval. Field experiences fee $50.

ENGT 3301. Applied Dynamics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

This course will focus on understanding the kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies. It will cover general particle and two-dimensional rigid body motion and will include the concepts of impulse and momentum and the principle of work and energy. Prerequisites: MATH 2413 and ENGT 1306.

ENGT 3303. Industrial Materials. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours). [WI]

A study of the structure, properties, processing, and application of metallic, polymeric, ceramic, and composite materials utilized in manufacturing. Laboratory exercises include processing methods, physical and mechanical testing, modification of properties, manufacturing applications, and material identification. Prerequisites: CHEM 1411 and ENGL 1302 Lab fee $2.

ENGT 3304. Manufacturing Materials. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

A study of the properties, processing, and application of metallic, polymeric, ceramic, and composite materials utilized in manufacturing. Emphasis is placed on broad characteristics and applications of industrial materials.

ENGT 3305. Machine Design. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

Application of mechanics and strength of materials to the analysis, synthesis and design of machine elements; theories of failure, stress concentrations, fatigue life and thermal stress, consideration of economics and safety; projects in creative mechanical design. Prerequisite: MATH 2413 and ENGT 3313.

ENGT 3309. Control Systems for Mechanical Application. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

Application of computers to control industrial processes. Study of continuous- and discrete-time control algorithms; digital signal processing; and system control concepts applied to process control. Prerequisite: ENGT 2303. Lab fee: $2.

ENGT 3313. Mechanics of Materials. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Stresses and strains in elastic members under tensile, compressive, shearing, torsional and bending loads; combined stresses; shear and moment diagrams; Mohr’s circle; deflection of beams; thin-walled pressure vessels; stability of columns and buckling. Prerequisites: Concurrent with MATH 2413 and ENGT 1306.

ENGT 3314. Principles of Technology Education. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of the Texas Technology Education curriculum, to include the areas of communication, manufacturing, construction, energy, power, transportation, computer applications, bio-related technology, electricity, electronics, graphics, principles of technology, and other related technologies.

ENGT 3316. Manufacturing Systems. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

A study of organizational and production techniques used in manufacturing. A thematic team approach will be used to design and produce a product using principles of mass production. Concepts of manufacturing that will be studied will include: principles of tooling, quality, plant layout, resource planning and scheduling. Prerequisites: ENGT 1305, 1317.

ENGT 3317. Machine Tool Technology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

Fundamentals and principles of metal removal processes. Emphasis is placed on metal lathes, milling machines, grinding machines, and electric discharge machines. Prerequisite: ENGT 1317. Lab fee $10.

ENGT 3318. Research and Reporting For Technologists. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

A study of research tools, methods, and data collection techniques used in the field of Engineering Technology. Emphasis will be placed on gathering, analyzing, and presenting technical information related to manufacturing topics in both oral and written form. Technical reports, product documentation, and correspondence will also be discussed.

ENGT 3319. Motor Control and Machine Automation. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

A study of power transformers, single and multiphase circuits. The study of DC machines, AC single and multiphase synchronous and induction machines, and an introduction to power electronics. Lab fee: $2.

ENGT 3320. Industrial Safety. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of principles and practices used to establish a safe and healthful environment for industrial personnel. Includes a study of general industrial safety, safety and health regulation agencies, hazard recognition and correction, and first aid. Credit for both ENGT 3320 and MGMT 3320 will not be awarded.

ENGT 3323. Computer-Aided Design with AutoCAD. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The application of the principles of computer-aided design as they relate to manufacturing and construction. Computerized generation of drafting and design data, using AutoCAD, to create two- and three-dimensional geometries.

ENGT 3324. Applied Polymer Processing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

This course is a study of thermoplastic and thermosetting materials and processes used in plastics manufacturing. Emphasis will be placed on injection molding, thermoforming, extrusion, rotational casting, elastomeric mold fabrication, resin casting, and coatings. Also, the impact of material selection on processing parameters will be stressed. Prerequisite: ENGT 3303. Lab fee: $2.

ENGT 3325. Composites Manufacturing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

This course includes a study of basic organic-matrix composites manufacturing and assembly processes, especially as these relate to aerospace and construction composite products. Lab exercises will include composite hand layup procedures, composite tool design, pultrusion, and assembly processes for composite products. Prerequisite: ENGT 3303. Lab fee: $2.

ENGT 3326. Ergonomics and Work Methods. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to the design of man-machine systems with particular emphasis on the application of ergonomics to the manufacturing workplace and environment. Use of anthropometric data in design; limitations of human performance; effects of environmental stress on work performance, safety, and health. Lab fee $2.

ENGT 3327. Mechanical Analysis. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

The course provides information on the current state of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) technology, underlying theory, and its use in engineering design. The primary focus of the course is on linear static analysis. More advanced techniques such as nonlinear analysis in FEA will be covered if time permits. Software will be used to perform FEA on lab projects. Prerequisite: ENGT 3313.

ENGT 3336. Industrial Controls. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

The theory and application of electronic programmable devices such as programmable logic controllers, temperature controllers, counters, etc. Emphasis is also given to control devices using pneumatics and hydraulics. Ladder logic and input/output devices will be emphasized. Lab Fee: $10.00.

ENGT 3345. Industrial Design. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

An application based course that exposes students to industrial design and provides experience in the varied aspects of the design process, culminating in a final, individual design project. Topics include, but are not limited to: Working drawings, tolerancing, dimensioning, material selection and pricing, sketching and proper design techniques. Prerequisite: ENGT 2335 or approval of the instructor. Lab fee $2.

ENGT 3350. Numerical Control Systems. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

Principles, techniques, and applications of numerically controlled machine tools. Application of the APT system. Laboratory experiences in processing, writing, debugging, and processing the N/C part program. Prerequisite: ENGT 1317 or approval of the instructor. Lab fee $10.

ENGT 3360. Safety Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Occupational safety engineering and management with emphasis on control of hazardous materials, fire prevention, safety considerations in production facility design and maintenance, and operation of effective safety programs.

ENGT 3375. Continuous Improvement. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The role of the manufacturing engineer in continuous improvement projects to improve design and production processes. The student will utilize modern tools and techniques for planning and managing continuous improvement projects, integrating and deploying change programs, data based decision making, and resource management.

ENGT 3385. Fluid Mechanics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

This course is an introduction to fluid mechanics, and emphasizes fundamental concepts and problem-solving techniques. Topics to be covered include fluid properties, fluid statics, fluid kinematics, control volume analysis, internal flows (pipe flows), and external flows (lift and drag). Brief introductions to computational fluid dynamics (CFD), compressible flow, and fluid power systems such as turbomachinery (pumps and turbines) will also be provided. Prerequisites: MATH 2413.

ENGT 3386. Quality Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of the application of various methods used by manufacturing to quantify product quality. This will include a review of the ASTM, ANSI, and ISO tests as they apply to metallic, polymeric, ceramic, and composite materials. Statistical Quality Control, Statistical Process Control, Total Quality Management, and ISO 9000 will also be investigated. Laboratory assignments will acquaint the student with the variety of instrumentation that is used in quality control and their use. Lab fee $2.

ENGT 3393. Modular Technology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

This course will investigate various systems used in modular technology education. Modular technology studies will include broadcasting technology, applied physics, power energy, transportation, graphic communication, composites, and computer application. Prerequisite: junior standing. Lab fee $15.

ENGT 3395. Fundamentals of Industrial Project Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

As an introductory course for project management, the course covers essential elements to successfully initiate and complete a project in general. Topics will include five of the basic elements of project management; project initiation, planning, executing, controlling and closing a project. The course includes the use of Project Management software.

ENGT 395. Industrial Project Management. 5 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

ENGT 4086. Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is designed to meet the needs of Engineering Technology students who have above average academic ability and who need to pursue subject matter that is not normally included in the Engineering Technology curriculum. Approval for enrollment in this course shall be with the concurrence of the individual instructor and the department head. The student must be currently enrolled in one of the majors offered in the Engineering Technology Department. Prerequisite: completion of 30 or more hours in the Department of Engineering Technology.

ENGT 4303. Weld Design. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

This course presents the basics of weld design, welded structure manufacturing, and structural design as it applies to welded structures.

ENGT 4305. Architectural Drafting. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

A course in residential architectural drafting using computer-aided drafting. Emphasis is placed on residential design and home planning. Lab fee $10.

ENGT 4320. Occupational Safety and Health. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of principles and practices used to establish a safety and health program within industrial and retail environments. The course includes a study of general safety regulations and occupational safety program strategies as they pertain to internal organizational efforts. Related topics such as safety and health regulation agencies, hazard recognition and correction, and first aid.

ENGT 4322. Applied Thermodynamics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

The study of the basic concepts and laws of thermodynamics and the application of these laws or principles to simple engineering systems. Topics include the First Law of Thermodynamics, the Second Law of Thermodynamics, thermodynamic properties, and various cycles. Prerequisite: MATH 2414.

ENGT 4326. Applications of Linear Programming and Optimization. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

An introduction to applications of linear and nonlinear programming, single and multiple objective optimization, sensitivity, forecasting, queuing theory, and decision analysis. The student will be able to implement these concepts using a COTS software application as applied in industrial and public settings. Lab fee $10.

ENGT 4336. Production Planning. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of the principles and theory used in the design and maintenance of production operations and inventory systems. These include forecasting techniques, inventory models, production control models and assembly line balancing. Particular emphasis is on MRP. Just-in-Time, and Synchronous Manufacturing.

ENGT 4339. Process Control Instrumentation. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

Introduction to process control principles and practices. Study of analog and digital signal conditioning; thermal, mechanical and optical transducers; electromechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic devices; and the application of computer-aided tools for process control instrumentation. Prerequisite: ENGT 3336, 3309. Lab fee: $2.

ENGT 4346. Manufacturing Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Applications of modern manufacturing principles including: design for manufacturability, group technology, just-in-time, synchronous manufacturing, concurrent engineering, flexible manufacturing, and product management to effectively manage the manufacturing environment.

ENGT 4347. Metrics and Measurements. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course covers topics in ergonomics, the man-machine interface, managing worker methods, and time studies. We will cover topics that lead to measuring and monitoring work both by human and machines. Prerequisite: ENGT 3375.

ENGT 4350. NUmerical Control Programming. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

A continuation of I T 350 in which more advanced programming techniques are studied. Included is a study of the various N/C part programming languages, and evaluation of N/C equipment and the further refinement of the APT/NC language. Prerequisite: ENGT 3350. Lab fee $10.

ENGT 4356. Advanced Industrial Controls. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

Feedback control system analysis. Proportional, integral and derivative controls of automated systems. Control system design and compensation. Analog and digital simulation. Prerequisite: MATH 2413, ENGT 3336.

ENGT 4361. Computer Aided Manufacturing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The principles of computer aided manufacturing and simulation as they relate to mechanical design and assemblies. Software tools will be used to analyze parametric parts and assemblies for strength, function, range of motion and interference. Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor.

ENGT 4375. Facility Planning. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course covers topics in Facilities Planning and design for Operations. We will cover topics that lead to making good decisions for facility layout including product, process flow, material handling, and facility location techniques. Prerequisite: ENGT 3375.

ENGT 4376. Automated Manufacturing Systems. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An analysis of materials flows to design automated manufacturing systems in the manufacturing environment. This will include material handling systems, how computer-aided manufacturing software improves productivity, automated storage and retrieval systems, automated guided vehicles, bar-coding systems, automated warehousing, and the programming and application of robots.

ENGT 4384. Internship. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 6 Hours).

An approved, supervised, comprehensive work experience consisting of a minimum of 240 hours (6 weeks) in an industrial or manufacturing enterprise. Prerequisite Course(s): Junior or senior classification and approval of academic advisor and department head. The internship may be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours of credit. Field experience fee $75.

ENGT 4385. Seminar. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Topics will vary according to timeliness and special needs. May be taken more than once for credit.

ENGT 4395. Engineering Technology Projects. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

A capstone projects course emphasizing a team approach to the analysis and solutions of manufacturing problems. Projects will be supplied by industry whenever possible. Emphasizes scheduling, design, working in teams, final written report and presentation. Restricted to Engineering Technology majors. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Lab fee $15.

Dr. Billy Gray, Department Head
Department of Engineering Technology
Engineering Technology Building, Room 100
Box T-0400
Stephenville, Texas 76402
(254) 968-9010
bgray@tarleton.edu
www.tarleton.edu/engtech