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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology Major, B.S. (Product Development Concentration)

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Department Information

Department of Engineering Technology, Surveying and Digital Media

P.O. Box 70552
213 Wilson Wallis Hall
Johnson City, TN 37614
Phone: (423) 439-7822
Fax-Admin: (423) 439-7830
Fax-Faculty: (423) 439-7750
Web Address: www.etsu.edu/cbat/applieddesign/

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

Transfer 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.

Product Development Concentration

The Product Development concentration is a multidisciplinary, manufacturing-based curriculum designed to educate and prepare students to be multifunctional, creative, and knowledgeable leaders and team members of product design teams. Graduates are able to apply their knowledge and understanding of the product development processes and new product realization.

Degree Requirements: 128 credits

General Education 41-42 credits
Major Total Core 87 credits
      Major Core    (19 credits)
      Concentration    (20 credits)
      Technical Support Requirements    (21 credits)
      Specialty Sequence Requirements    (27 credits)
TOTAL 128 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: ENTC-BS (PDEV)  

General Education Requirements  

These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.

Major Specific courses listed in General Education Requirements:

Total Requirements for Engineering Technology Major: 87 credits

Engineering Technology Major Core Requirements: 19 credits

Product Development Concentration: 20 credits

Technical Support Requirements: 21 credits

Specialty Sequence Requirements: 27 credits

Choose one (1) sequence of courses to complete 27 credits listed below:

  • Electronics & Communications and Manufacturing & Materials Specialty Sequences or
  • Electronics & Communications and Digital Media & Visualization Specialty Sequences or
  • Electronics & Communications and Construction & Architectural Specialty Sequences or
  • Manufacturing & Materials and Digital Media & Visualization Specialty Sequences or
  • Manufacturing & Materials and Construction & Architectural Specialty Sequences

Note:  In special cases and only with the approval of a PDEV program advisor, a student may develop an individualized sequence of specialty Engineering Technology and Technical Support courses selected with the goal of developing proven technical understanding and competence in one or two product development areas.

Specialty Engineering Technology Sequences

Electronics & Communications Specialty Sequence

Manufacturing & Materials Specialty Sequence

Specialty Technical Support Sequences

Digital Media & Visualization Specialty Sequence

Construction & Architectural Specialty Sequence

No Minor Required

Additional Information

Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements. 

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