Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Science

Engineering Technology

If you want to take theoretical engineering ideas and translate them into actual products and solutions, then engineering technology is the program for you. This program prepares students for a dynamic career in today’s industrial society. Graduates are industrial leaders who manage people, equipment and production resources.

The engineering technology program has a hands-on curriculum that introduces students to an industry-oriented cooperative education. This allows students the opportunity to work as a member of a team while gaining transferable skills and research knowledge.


Mechanical Design

Provides skills for career success in designing and building mechanical systems and products in a wide range of industrial settings. Technical areas of work encompass hands-on use of CAD/CAM, analysis, design, fabrication, engineering process control and process improvement.

Quality Systems

Takes design engineer’s concept to help to translate them into actual production of manufactured goods. Due to the rapidly changing nature of modern manufacturing, graduates can expect to find diverse and challenging opportunities in areas that extend far beyond the traditional manufacturing environment.

The engineering technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology degree requires a minimum of 124 program hours: 12 hours of cooperative education, 48 hours of engineering technology core, 9 hours of specialization courses in mechanical design or quality systems, and 39-42 hours in other required courses. Students choose a specialization in either quality systems or mechanical design. All quality systems courses are taught online.

Course Requirements

ECET 1960 Electrical-Electronical Systems
Electrical principles, instruments, electrical machines, selected electronic devices and computer control systems. Also, fabrication and assembly techniques are covered.

or ECT 1910 Energy, Power, Instrument and Contl
Principles of automated systems, how machines work and emphasizing energy, power, measurement and controlling devices. 

ECET 3100 Programmable Logic Controllers

A study of programmable logic controllers including, programming in ladder diagrams for counting, sequencing and timing functions, input/output modules, planning, installation and applications.

ENGT 1020 Introduction to Engineering Technology
Selected applied research methods, technical processes and foundational principles relevant to the field of engineering technology, introduced systematically as a professional point of entry.

ENGT 1100 Basic Computer-Aided Design

Construction of two-dimensional engineering drawings using a CAD system, with an emphasis upon geometric construction, orthographic projection, dimensioning, basic pictorials, and presentation.

ENGT 2100 Solid Modeling
Intermediate CAD course focusing on 3-D solid modeling and the conversion of these models into engineering detail drawings and assemblies. One two-hour lecture and one two-hour laboratory per week.

ENGT 2200 Metallic Materials and Processes 
A survey of metals and their hot and cold processing practices. Laboratory applications and techniques are studied. Four hours of lecture and laboratory per week.

ENGT 2400 Statics
Fundamentals of statics including vectors, centroids, free body diagrams and structural systems.

ENGT 2480 Dynamics
The relation between forces acting on particles, systems or particles and rigid bodies, and the changes in motion produced. Review of kinematics and vector analysis, Newton's Laws, energy methods, methods of momentum, and vibrations.

ENGT 3200 CAM & Rapid Prototyping
Contemporary manufacturing processes in which the process of producing a newly designed product is expedited on Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM).

ENGT 3250 Sustainable Technologies
Carbon emission control regulations as they apply to industry.  Functioning and selection of consumer products and Industrial processes based on sustainable technologies and selected case studies.

ENGT 2300 Fluid Power Transmission
Pumps, motors, valves, circuits, applications of hydraulic and pneumatic power systems. Design, operation, maintenance of fluid power systems used in industry.

ENGT 3400 Props & Test. of Eng. Materials

Mechanical properties and failure modes of engineering materials. Destructive and nondestructive testing of these materials. One two-hour lecture and one two-hour laboratory per week.

ENGT 3480 Thermodynamics

Basic concepts and definitions, properties of pure substance, work and heat, first law of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics, entropy, thermodynamics of gases, vapors, and liquids in various non-flow and flow processes, and irreversibility and availability.

ENGT 3500 Metrology and GD & T
Focus on contemporary metrology instrumentation, practice with an emphasis on geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. Four hours of lecture and lab.

QS 3550 Foundations of Lean (courses offered online only)
Foundations of quality improvement systems applied for variation and waste reduction and productivity enhancement for lean six sigma manufacturing and non-manufacturing environments. Team-based project configuring e-portfolio in ISO infrastructure.

QS 3710 Six Sigma Systems (courses offered online only)
Data-based systems for improvement including statistical process control using variable and attribute data, capability measurement analysis, and cost and other data gathering for lean and six sigma manufacturing and non-manufacturing environments. Team-based project configuring e-portfolio in ISO 9000 infrastructure.

Select only one Specialization

Mechanical Design

  • ENGT 2250 Machine Design
  • ENGT 4000 Advanced Modeling, Simulation and Analysis
  • ENGT 4500 Design Methodologies

Quality Systems (courses offered online only)

  • QS 3610 Auditing Change Services
  • QS 4600 Synchronous Quality Planning
  • QS 4700 Kaizen Project
  • TECH 2890 Co-op
  • TECH 3890 Co-op
  • TECH 4890 Co-op
  • Electives by Advisement

*** Any ENGT or QS courses can be used as total of 6 credit hours electives based on faculty advisement; the courses shown are examples.

University (27-30 hours)

  • Technical Writing (ENG 3880 or ENG 2900)
  • Technology Systems in Societies (TECH 3020)
  • Precalculus Mathematics (MATH 1280** or 1300** or Equiv)
  • Calculus and Analytic Geometry (MATH 1310** or 1340**+1350)
  • College Physics I (PHYS 2010** or 2110**)
  • College Physics II (PHYS 2020** or 2120**)
  • Public Speaking (COMM 1020** or 3060)

Business (9 hours)

  • Statistics (STAT 2000** or higher)
  • Economics (ECON 2000**)
  • Principles of Organization and Management (MGMT 3050)

Electives - Non-Tech only (3 hours)

** These courses may be used to meet BG Perspective requirements, but hours are counted only once.

At least one course in each of the following:

  • English Composition and Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Literacy

At least two courses in each domain:

  • Humanities and the Arts
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Natural Sciences

Each student enrolled in a baccalaureate program must satisfactorily complete GSW 1120 (Research and Composition II), one course approved for Cultural Diversity in the United States, and one course approved for International Perspectives.

Additional courses from any of the five categories listed above to reach a minimum of 36 credit hours.

Program Learning Outcomes

The following student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students attain as they progress through the Engineering Technology [ENGT] program:

ENGT graduates from BGSU will

  • be capable of applying principles of mathematics and applied science to perform technical calculations and solve technical problems of the types commonly encountered in engineering technology professional experiences.
  • be capable of identifying, formulating, and presenting creative solutions to technical problems within the engineering technology profession.
  • be capable of performing analytical measurements in a laboratory setting through the use of scientific instrumentation, analyze acquired data using state-of-the-art statistical software, and write technical reports based on experimental results explaining the significance of the findings.
  • achieve ethical and professional standards of behavior based on knowledge of contemporary issues and demonstrate expertise in critical thinking and decision making relative to a global society.
  • understand the need for maintaining and improving professional and technical skills throughout their careers.
  • be able to communicate and function effectively in diverse, multi-disciplinary teams and others to achieve the goals of the organization.

Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET) and is in good standing. For more information, click here.

Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.
Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Engineering Technology program does not lead to professional licensure.

Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Engineering Technology program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.