Engineering Technology AAS

The Associate in Applied Science degree is designed for students who wish to directly enter the workforce. These graduates will be prepared for employment as engineering technicians in the advanced technology fields of instrumentation, communications, energy systems, and mechanical structures and systems. The technician fills the role of applications expert serving along side engineers and technologists. A solid foundation in applied mathematics and physical science is necessary to enable the technician to communicate well in an engineering environment. A hands-on, instructional approach to teaching this program integrates various STEM disciplines.

Career Pathway

Mechanical

MECHANICAL CONCENTRATION

The Engineering Technology, Mechanical Concentration is designed to prepare graduates for career positions as mechanical engineering technicians in the advanced technology of mechanical structures and systems. The technician fills the role of applications-expert serving under engineers and technologists. A solid foundation in applied mathematics and physical science is necessary to enable the technician to communicate well in an engineering environment.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

The graduate should be able to:

  • analyze a student-created engineering model using appropriate general calculations.
  • design, model and develop concepts in a 3D solids modeling environment to address the industrial demands of today's technology.
  • apply theoretical attributes of mechanical components to systems design.
  • identify and describe component and system-level problems in engineering using state-of-the-art testing equipment.
  • design and present a final project using all of the above engineering skills including good oral communication and technical writing ability.

First Semester

EGT 190 Principles of Critical Thinking in Technology 3
EGR 115 Engineering Graphics 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
PHY 121 General Physics I 4
MAT 161
(17 Credit Hours)
Precalculus I 4

Second Semester

EGR 111 Engineering Computations 3
ENG 115 or 117 Writing Elective 3
PHY 122 General Physics II 4
MAT 162 Precalculus II 4
ESW 245
(17 Credit Hours)
Safety and First Aid 3

Third Semester

Elective Mechanical or Electrical 4
SPC 120 Public Speaking 3
Elective Mechanical or Electrical 4
Elective
(15 Credit Hours)
Mechanical or Electrical 4

Fourth Semester

HIS 101 Historyof Western Civ I 3
PHI 101 Introduction to Ethics 3
Elective Mechanical or Electrical 4
Elective
(14 Credit Hours)
Mechanical or Electrical 4

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 63

Electives for Mechanical Concentration

EGT 203 Applied Statics
EGT 204 Applied Dynamics
EGT 212 Applied Fluid Dynamics
EGT 213 Applied Strength of Materials
EGT 215 Applied Thermodynamics

Electrical

ELECTRICAL CONCENTRATION

The Engineering Technology -Electrical Concentration- concentration is designed to prepare graduates for career positions as electrical engineering technicians in the advanced technology areas of electric circuits, instrumentation, and communications. The technician fills the role of applications-expert serving under engineers and technologists. A solid foundation in applied mathematics and physical science is necessary to enable the technician to communicate well in an engineering environment.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

The graduate should be able to:

  • analyze a student-created engineering model using appropriate general calculations.
  • design, model and develop concepts in a 3D solids modeling environment to address the industrial demands of today's technology.
  • apply theoretical attributes of electrical components to systems design.
  • identify and describe component and system-level problems in engineering using state-of-the-art testing equipment.
  • design and present a final project using all of the above engineering skills including good oral communication and technical writing ability.

First Semester

EGT 190 Principles of Critical Thinking in Technology 3
EGR 115 Engineering Graphics 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
PHY 121 General Physics I 4
MAT 161
(17 Credit Hours)
Precalculus I 4

Second Semester

EGR 111 Engineering Computations 3
ENG 115 or 117 Writing Elective 3
PHY 122 General Physics II 4
MAT 162 Precalculus II 4
ESW 245
(17 Credit Hours)
Safety and First Aid 3

Third Semester

Elective Mechanical or Electrical 4
SPC 120 Public Speaking 3
Elective Mechanical or Electrical 4
Elective
(15 Credit Hours)
Mechanical or Electrical 4

Fourth Semester

HIS 101 Historyof Western Civ I 3
PHI 101 Introduction to Ethics 3
Elective Mechanical or Electrical 4
Elective
(14 Credit Hours)
Mechanical or Electrical 4

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 63

Electives for Electrical Concentration

EGT 210 Digital Circuits
EGT 211 AC/DC Circuits
EGT 230 Analog Circuits
EGT 235 Instrumentation and Control Systems
EGT 240 Communication Systems

 

Nanofabrication

NANOFABRICATION CONCENTRATION

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

The graduate should be able to:

  • analyze a student-created engineering model using appropriate general calculations.
  • design, model and develop concepts in a 3D solids modeling environment to address the industrial demands of today's technology.
  • identify and describe the latest manufacturing technologies and processes encountered in the field of nanometer-level manufacturing.
  • identify and describe component and system-level problems in engineering using state-of-the-art testing equipment.
  • design and present a final project using all of the above engineering skills including good oral communication and technical writing ability.

First Semester

EGT 190 Principles of Critical Thinking in Technology 3
EGR 115 Engineering Graphics 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
PHY 121 General Physics I 4
MAT 161
(17 Credit Hours)
Precalculus I 4

Second Semester

EGR 111 Engineering Computations 3
ENG 115 or 117 Writing Elective 3
PHY 122 General Physics II 4
MAT 162 Precalculus II 4
ESW 245
(17 Credit Hours)
Safety and First Aid 3

Third Semester

EGT 230 Analog Circuits  4
CHE 150 Essentials of Chemistry  4
SPC 120 Public Speaking 3
HIS 101 History of Western Civilization I Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern 3
PHI 101
(17 Credit Hours)
Introduction to Ethics 3

Fourth Semester*

ESC 211 Material, Safety and Equip Nanotech for Nanofabrication 3
ESC 212 Basic Nanotechnology Processes 3
ESC 213 Materials in Nanotechnology 3
ESC 214 Patterning for Nanofabrication 3
ESC 215 Materials Modification in Nanofabrication 3
ESC 216
(18 Credit Hours)
Characterization, Packaging, and Testing of Nanofabricated Structures 3

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 69

* Courses are taught in Residence at Penn State Center for Nanofabrication Education and Utilization
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