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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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.

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:

Natural Sciences

8 credits, consisting of the following lectures and labs:


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/

Product Development Core Requirements: 20 Credit Hours

Specialty Sequences Requirements: 27 Credit Hours

See Note 6

Specialty Engineering Technology Sequences

(Choose one or both)

Electronics/Communications Area: 15-16 Credit Hours

Choose at least one of the following:

Manufacturing and Materials Area: 13-14 Credit Hours

Specialty Technical Support Sequences

(Choose either both above or one below)

Digital Media/Visualization Area: 14-15 Credit Hours

Choose at least one of the following:

Construction/Architectural Area: 13-15 Credit Hours

Choose at least two of the following:

Minor: no minor required


1 For details regarding specific block requirements and course selection, see General Education Requirements .

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

3 Cooperative Education (ENTC 4989 /ENTC 4999 ) may be substituted for ENTC 4600  and/or ENTC 3600 .

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

5 CHEM 1120 /CHEM 1121  or HSCI 2010 /HSCI 2011  may be substituted for PHYS 2020 /PHYS 2021 

6 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.

7 INTD 1115  may be substituted for ENTC 2160  for students taking INTD 2110 .

Additional Information

Click here to view the Product Development Concentration Suggested Course Sequence 

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