The mission of the Department is to provide an overall high quality, applications-oriented curriculum in the engineering technology. This curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers as engineering technologists who have the ability to understand new developments in their fields, adapt to change, embrace professional development opportunities, and assume professional roles in their respective fields.
To fulfill our mission, we have set the following specific goals/objectives for the Department:
1. To stabilize and strengthen the faculty.
2. To obtain new research and laboratory facilities.
3. To assure that our programs and courses are current and appropriate as determined by regular review by the faculty and the industrial advisory board.
4. To assure that our programs continue to meet ABET requirements.
5. To assure that our graduates are well trained with the outcome that they receive competitive career opportunities.
6. To assure that our graduates can identify, formulate, and solve technical problems in the engineering technology field.
7. To assure that our graduates can perform engineering technology design projects.
8. To assure that our graduates can work in project teams.
9. To assure that our graduates can present technical material orally and in writing.
10. To enhance learning by providing a learning environment in the lecture and laboratory, by providing available hours for counseling by a team consisting of the instructor, other faculty, staff, student mentors, laboratory assistants, and tutors.
11. To maintain progressive faculty development programs to assure that faculty members possess expertise in current technology with the outcome that they have experiences worthy of sharing with the technical community and that they are qualified for promotion and tenure.
12. To improve retention rates, promote academic success, and allow students to get the most from their educational experience by giving all students access to beneficial mentoring and advising.
Students wishing to pursue the B. S. in Engineering Technology or declare a major in the Department must meet the admission requirements:
These requirements include successful completion of an accredited American high school or comparable foreign institution.
Applicants must have also taken the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
New students are required to take the University placement test battery and successfully sit for the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) test before completing their sophomore year.
Transfer students from colleges or universities of recognized standing can obtain admission by presenting official transcripts of all previous college work and a complete university application.
Applications from international students are evaluated in the same manner as those of students from the United States. However, international students whose education and training have been in a language other than English must satisfactorily pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Contact the Department for advisement/registration once TASP requirements have been completed and deficiencies are remedied.