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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology Major, B.S. (Manufacturing Technology Concentration)

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College of Business and Technology

Department of Engineering Technology, Surveying, and Digital Media

Engineering Technology Program Information

Box 70552
Phone: (423) 439-7813

The Department of Engineering Technology, Surveying, & Digital Media, a unit of the College of Business and Technology [CBAT], is one of the largest and most academically diverse units of East Tennessee State University. The Department offers undergraduate degree programs in numerous concentrations, undergraduate minors in two areas, and graduate degree programs in three concentrations. Several programs are accredited through ABET. Additionally, there are many majors and/or programs that are available through the Academic Common Market allowing out-of-state students to enroll at ETSU at in-state tuition rates.

The department’s adminstrative and faculty offices are housed primarily in two buildings on the ETSU main campus. The Engineering Technology and Surveying & Mapping programs are located in Wilson-Wallis Hall while the Digital Media program is housed across State of Franklin Road from the main campus in the Scott M. Niswonger Digital Media Center.


Work done for an Associate Degree will not substitute for 4xxx level work.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology Concentration

This program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org),  111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 – telephone: (410) 347-7700.

This concentration provides students with experiences in the major elements of manufacturing. Graduates are able to apply their knowledge and understanding to manufacturing processes and supervision. The program is broken into two specialty sequences – Programming and Automation and a General Manufacturing Sequence.


General Program Information

To earn a degree from ETSU, there are specific course requirements put forth by ETSU, by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), by each college, and by each department. All students must meet the degree requirements at each of these levels. Please follow the format below:

University-level Degree and Graduation Requirements

Total Credit Hours for Degree: 128

TBR General Education Requirements: 41 Credit Hours

Below you will see the categories and courses specified under TBR General Education Requirements. Note that certain courses are required for this degree, specific to this major. Thus, these courses will satisfy both a TBR General Education requirement AND a requirement of this major. (Other majors may require different General Education courses.) Where specific courses are required for this major, we only list those courses under the category. If there are no specific major requirements for a category, all course options appear.


9 credits, consisting of 6 credits of written composition and 3 credits of oral communication.

Written Composition

Complete both of the following: 

Oral Communication

Complete one of the following:

Humanities and Fine Arts

9 credits, consisting of 3 credits of literature, 3 credits of fine arts, and 3 credits of humanities electives.


Complete the following:

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Complete both of the following:


6 credits, consisting of both of the following:


Students will enroll in the appropriate general education math course during their first calendar year of enrollment at ETSU. Students required to complete learning support in mathematics must enroll in a learning support-designated section (L01-L99) of MATH 1530  during their first 15 hours at ETSU (not including summer) unless they are also required to complete learning support in reading or writing. Students needing learning support in reading or writing in addition to learning support in math should enroll in MATH 1530-Lxx immediately upon completing their other learning support requirements. Additional information may be found on the University Advisement Center website www.etsu.edu/uac/learningsupport/

Specialty Sequence Requirements: 29 Credit Hours

  •  Electives (0-2 credits)

Specialty Sequence

(Choose One)

Programming & Automation Sequence: 26-27 Credit Hours

Choose any three or more of the following ENTC classes:


Choose any five or more of the following ENTC classes:

Minor: no minor required


1 For details regarding the General Education Requirements  and course selection.

2 MATH 1840 , MATH 1850 , MATH 1910 , or MATH 1920  may satisfy the General Education Math Requirement.

3 MATH 1910 , MATH 1920  will satisfy the MATH 1840 /MATH 1850  and MATH 1720 sequence.

4 CHEM 1120 /CHEM 1121  may be substituted for PHYS 2020 /PHYS 2021 .

5 Cooperative Education (ENTC 4989 /ENTC 4999 ) may be substituted for ENTC 4600 .

6 ENTC/CSCI electives may be chosen from any of the specialty sequence offerings or any of the following: ENTC 4217 , ENTC 4347 ENTC 4517  ENTC 4900 , ENTC 4957 , ENTC 4989 /ENTC 4999  or CSCI 1250 , CSCI 1710 , CSCI 1800 , or CSCI 2100 .

7 In special cases and only with the approval of a MET program advisor, a student may develop a track of technical electives selected with the goal of developing proven technical understanding and competence in one or two manufacturing areas.

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