Jun 18, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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College of Business and Technology

Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Surveying

Engineering Technology Program Information

Main Office

213 Wilson Wallis Hall
ETSU Box 70552
Johnson City, TN 37614
(423) 439-7822 (Voice)
(423) 439-7830 (Fax - Admin)
(423) 439-7750 (Fax - Faculty)

email: johnsonk@etsu.edu

The Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Surveying, 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. The Engineering Technology program is 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 administrative and faculty offices are housed in Wilson-Wallis Hall. www.etsu.edu/scitech/entc/index.htm

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

Manufacturing Engineering Technology Concentration

This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET (http://www.abet.org).

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 established by ETSU, by the East Tennessee State University Board of Trustees, by each college, and by each department. All students must meet the degree requirements at each of these levels outlined in the following list:

University-level Degree and Graduation Requirements

Total Credit Hours for Degree: 128

General Education Requirements: 41 Credit Hours

Listed below are the categories and courses specified under East Tennessee State University Board of Trustees General Education Requirements. Note that certain courses are required for this degree, specific to this major. Thus, these courses will satisfy both a 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, only those courses are listed 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

6 credits, consisting of 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

Choose Program & Automation or General Manufacturing Specialty Sequence of courses to complete 29 credits:

Programming & Automation Specialty Sequence:


Choose courses to complete credits in specialty sequence (see note 6):


General Manufacturing Specialty Sequence:


Choose courses to complete credits in specialty sequence (see note 6):

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 Note: MATH 1910  and MATH 1920  will satisfy the MATH 1720 , MATH 1840 , and MATH 1850  sequence. Students following this path will need to work with their advisor to find one additional hour of credit to make up for the one credit difference between these two paths.

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.

Transferring Policy

All non-technology coursework such as English, mathematics, and science 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 coursework for which a grade of C (2.0) or higher was earned will be accepted for transfer credit for courses in English, mathematics, science, and technology.
  4. No associate degree coursework will be accepted for Engineering Technology coursework at the 4xxx level.

Upon admission, the transfer student may consult the corresponding academic advisor for an agreement listing the coursework that must be successfully completed by the student.

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 the corresponding academic advisor with the Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Surveying.

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