An engineering technologist is a professional trained in certain aspects of development and implementation of a respective area of technology. Engineering technology education is even more applied and less theoretical than engineering education, though in a broad sense both have a focus on practical application. Engineering technologists often assist engineers but after years of experience, they can also become engineers. Like engineers, areas where engineering technologists can work include product design (including improvement), fabrication and testing. Also as with engineers, engineering technologists sometimes rise to senior management positions in industry or become entrepreneurs.
"Since its origination, the Manufacturing Engineering Department has grown to 11 faculty. The program is unique in that it provides a more hands-on and kinesthetic approach compared to traditionally encountered in engineering programs at other institutions."
(Provided by: Georgia Southern University)
In Purdue’s engineering technology degree programs, students learn about and practice designing, building, testing and refining. They use class projects to discover how to use the right materials, the right sensors and electronic parts, and the right processes to work efficiently and be attractive to consumers.
(Provided by: Purdue University)
"Engineering technology emphasizes the application of existing scientific and engineering techniques to a variety of real-world problems. “Application” is the key word in this definition, in that engineering technology differs from engineering in its emphasis on practical applications rather than on theory and design.
(Provided by: Kansas State University - Polytechnic Campus)
"Students in the bachelor of science in industrial technology program learn to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to support industrial engineers and managers. Graduates are prepared for technical positions such as: plant manager, quality assurance manager, industrial engineer and manufacturing engineer"
(Provided by: The University of Texas at Tyler)
"Our Students Learn through applied technical courses and hands-on laboratories, Interact with experienced professors with many years of real-world engineering design and development experience"
(Provided by UNC-Charlotte)
Through the combination of a rigorous curriculum and hands-on learning, California University of Pennsylvania prepares undergraduates for exciting careers in the fields of applied engineering and technology. Our Applied Engineering and Technology (AET) Department is highly accredited and internationally recognized, receiving top honors as a model program.
(Provided by: California University of Pennsylvania)