General Engineering Technology
Dr. Robert F. Curry, Program Advisor
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology, with a major in General Engineering Technology (GET), is designed for students with military training and education in mechanical or electrical engineering technology. Students obtain a concentration in electromechanical systems and a minor in engineering management. The degree program is included in the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership (NCPDLP) , Air Force Associate's to Bachelor's Cooperative (A-B-C), Coast Guard Afloat Education, and Marine Corps Career College Program.
To participate in this program, students have at least 24 relevant military credits (based on ACE recommendations) that satisfy the required lower division technical base. In addition to University general education requirements, 4 hours of calculus and 8 hours of physics are required. At the upper division, 14 hours in electrical engineering technology, 13 hours in mechanical engineering technology, and 12 hours in engineering management are required. All of the upper division courses are available by distance learning in multiple formats, making the program accessible from any location. Complete curriculum guide is available on Department of Engineering Technology and Office of Distance Learning's websites.
The goals of the General Engineering Technology program are fully supportive of the mission of the University and can be summarized as follows:
- Provide broad-based engineering technology studies at the advanced level, combined with complementary engineering management studies.
- Enhance a student's career progression in either the military or a civilian capacity.
- Prepare graduates for positions in technical leadership or management that require knowledge of technology, as well as the ability to manage personnel and projects of an engineering nature.
- Provide a general education to improve the graduate's ability to communicate effectively and function as a responsible citizen.
- Develop and demonstrate a national model for delivering distance education utilizing state-of-the-art electronic media, including virtual laboratories and simulation tools.