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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology, Surveying, and Digital Media

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Box 70552
Phone: (423) 439-7813

The Department of Engineering Technology, Surveying, and Digital Media administers four separate and distinct undergraduate Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree programs: Engineering Technology, Digital Media, Interior Design, and Surveying and Mapping Science. In addition, a minor is available in technology and digital media. Engineering Technology offers a common core of classes along with six individual concentrations: biomedical engineering technology, construction technology, electronics engineering technology, industrial technology, product development, and manufacturing engineering technology. Digital Media offers a core and three separate concentrations: digital animation, digital interaction, and digital visualization. The Interior Design curriculum offers preparation for entry-level positions in residential and contact design firms, sales, design consulting, computer-aided design, and other related design areas. The Surveying and Mapping curriculum has a core curriculum and guided electives in three sequences: cadastral/design, geoscience, surveying business.

Programs Concentrations
Engineering Technology Biomedical Engineering Tech.
  Construction Engineering Technology
  Electronics Engineering Tech.
  Industrial Technology
  Manufacturing Engineering Tech.
  Product Development
Interior Design  
Digital Media Digital Animation
  Digital Interaction
  Digital Visualization
Surveying and Mapping Science  

Graduate Study

The Department of Engineering Technology, Surveying, and Digital Media offers a master of science degree.

Transferring Technical Associates Degrees

All non-technology coursework such as math, science, and English is evaluated for transfer by an analyst in the Office of Admissions. All technology coursework submitted for transfer will be analyzed by the department chair or the appropriate program coordinator. The following criteria apply:

  1. Coursework must have been taken at a regionally accredited two- or four-year institution.
  2. Coursework must be equivalent to an ETSU course; if not, it will count as elective credit.
  3. Only courses for which a grade of C or higher was earned will be accepted for transfer credit for courses in technology, mathematics, science or English.
  4. No associate degree coursework will be accepted for Engineering Technology coursework at the 4xxx level.

In consultation with the associate degree-holding student, an agreement will be written listing the coursework that must be successfully completed by the student to receive a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in technology.

Students contemplating the transfer of their technology-based associate degree should read the policy statement regarding transfer student admissions elsewhere in this catalog and confer with a Engineering Technology, Surveying, and Digital Media advisor.


A minor in technology and a minor in Digital Media are available to students who wish to acquire technical knowledge and skills. Requirements for the technology minor are 21 credit hours (nine of which must be upper division courses) of study in the department. Concentration study in a particular technical area is required. Students must meet the prerequisites listed in the catalog for a particular course they wish to take or obtain permission of the instructor.

A minor in Digital Media is available to students from all majors who wish to acquire technical knowledge and skills in Digital Media. Requirements for the minor are 24 credit hours of study in Digital Media. Students must meet the prerequisites listed in the catalog for a particular course they wish to take or obtain permission from the instructor.

Students are encouraged to choose guided electives that provide an emphasis in a particular area of specialization in Digital Media.

Students who transfer technical courses from technical institutes, colleges, or military technical schools who wish to pursue a minor in technology must complete a minimum of three (3) approved upper division courses in the department regardless of the number of credit hours transferred. Prior to registering for the final three (3) courses in the minor, students are required to meet with an academic advisor in the Department of Engineering Technology, Surveying, and Digital Media.

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