engineering technology

“My experience at Lawrence Tech was a good one right from the beginning. I was impressed with the faculty’s dedication and helpfulness. Earning my degree increased my marketability in the professional world.” Robert Garlinski, BSET’05


Engineering technologists use the principles of science, engineering, and mathematics to solve problems in research, product development, manufacturing, marketing, technical sales, service, and maintenance. Their role is vital, and as society becomes ever more dependent upon technology, the need for those experienced in engineering technology will also increase. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor expects overall employment in the engineering technology field to grow, and graduates have a wide variety of career options.

Engineering technologists often work with engineers and scientists, especially in research and product development, building or setting up equipment, preparing and conducting experiments, analyzing results, or making prototype versions of newly designed equipment. Others work in quality control – inspecting products and processes, performing tests, and collecting data. In manufacturing, they may assist in product design, development, or production. In many cases, it is the technologist who takes ideas and turns them into reality.

The roles of engineering technologists are critical. They must be able to produce practical and workable results, install and operate technical systems, devise hardware from concepts, develop and produce products, service machines and systems, manage construction and production processes, and provide sales support for technical products and systems.

Engineering technologists also may choose to move away from strictly technical responsibilities and become more involved in technical management, sales, marketing, or other support areas.

Why Engineering Technology at Lawrence Tech?

engineering technology programThe Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology program is designed both for individuals who already hold an associate degree in engineering technology from other institutions and for those who are concurrently completing their associate degree at Lawrence Technological University. Students can attend full-time or part-time and choose from four areas of specialization: communications engineering technology, construction engineering technology, manufacturing engineering technology, and mechanical engineering technology. All technical courses are taught on weekday evenings, with other courses available during the day.

Lawrence Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology degree adds a broader technical base to the highly specialized associate degree programs, allowing graduates to exercise a higher level of technical responsibility. The program also emphasizes the administrative skills required for most technical supervisory roles and is thus especially useful to upwardly mobile technicians who are preparing for new career opportunities.

Personal attention and a commitment to preparing you for a leadership role in your chosen field are important priorities at Lawrence Tech. The University’s signature theory and practice approach combines in-depth academic study with a wealth of practical knowledge that can help you sharpen your problem-solving capabilities. The capstone senior project course provides a unique opportunity to use your skills to develop an innovative consumer product.

To further enhance your realworld experience, co-op programs and industry-sponsored projects provide valuable contacts with leading companies and the opportunity to combine paid on-the-job experience with classroom studies.


Curriculum Flowchart PDF image

Your 127-credit-hour (including associate degree) program consists of:

Equivalent classes from an associate or Ontario diploma program are evaluated and transferred into the program during the admission process.

Freshman Year


Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 1001 University Seminar 1
COM 1103 English Composition 3
MCS 1113 Technical Math 1 3
MCS 1142 Intro. to C 2
PHY 2213 College Physics 1 3
PHY 2221 College Physics 1 Lab 1
  Technical Elective 3
    TOTAL 16


Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 2103 Technical Communication 3
LLT 1213 World Masterpieces 1 3
MCS 1123 Technical Math 2 3
PHY 2223 College Physics 2 3
PHY 2231 College Physics 2 Lab 1
  Technical Elective 3


  TOTAL 16
Sophomore Year


Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 1223 World Masterpieces 2 3
SSC 2413 Foundations of Amer. Exp. 3
MCS 2313 Technical Calculus 3
CHM 3144 Fundamentals of Chemistry 4
COM 3000 Writing Proficiency Exam 0
  Technical Elective 3
    TOTAL 16


Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
SSC 2423 Development of Amer. Exp. 3
SSC 2303 Principles of Economics 3
TME 3333 Six Sigma 1 3
LDR 2001 Leadership Models & Practices 1
  Technical Electives (2) 6


  TOTAL 16
Junior Year


Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
TME 3204 Appl. Thermo-Fluids 4
TEE 3103 DC/AC Circuits 3
MGT 2203 Principles of Management 3
LDR 3000 Leadership Seminar Series 0
LLT/SSC/PSY XXX3 Junior/Senior Hum Elec 3
  Open Elective 3
    TOTAL 16


Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 3324 Applied Calculus & Differential Eq. 4
TIE 3203 Technical Project Management 3
TIE 3063 Manufacturing Engr. Processes 3
TME 3113 Engr. Mechanics 3
TME 4343 Six Sigma 2 3


  TOTAL 16
Senior Year


Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
HRM 3023 Human Resource Management 3
MGT 3113 Operations Mgmt. 3
TIE 3163 Engr. Economic Analysis 3
TME 4113 Computer Design Graphics 3
TME 4413 Lean Manufacturing 3
LDR 4000 Leadership Capstone 0
    TOTAL 15


Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
TIE 4115 Senior Project 5
TEE 4214 Embedded Processors 4
TEE 4224 Transducers & Instr. 4
TME 4103 Engr. Materials 3


  TOTAL 16

Enrollment And Graduation Data For The 2015-2016 Academic Year:

enrollment and graduation data


Graduates with a degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology have many career options, such as:

  • Manufacturing
  • Product testing and development
  • Quality control
  • Engineering (aerospace, civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical)
  • Government
  • Telecommunications

Outcomes + Objectives

Educational Objectives

The objective is to provide students with a strong understanding of the fundamental principles and practical application of mechanical and manufacturing engineering technology. Students will be prepared to:

  1. Identify problems, formulate and analyze engineering alternatives, and solve problems individually as well as in a team environment;
  2. Assume management, entrepreneurial, and leadership roles in the technology industry;
  3. Communicate effectively in a professional engineering environment; and
  4. Pursue professional careers and engage in life-long learning. 

Student Outcomes

The educational outcomes of the Department of Engineering Technology at Lawrence Technological University are to produce graduates with:

  1. an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
  2. an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;
  3. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
  4. an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
  5. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
  6. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;
  7. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  8. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
  9. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
  10. a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and
  11. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement; 

Get Started

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