The Ohio State University at Newark


Engineering Technology

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Available on the Newark campus autumn semester 2023

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology program is ideal for prospective students who like to find solutions to problems, are interested in leadership roles and want to learn how things work. Manufacturers worldwide are looking for employees who have these characteristics and possess skills that integrate business and leadership principles with engineering processes and technical knowledge. The engineering technology program, which includes a concentration in manufacturing, was developed with input from global manufacturers.

As part of Ohio State’s nationally ranked engineering college, engineering technology graduates are prepared for a manufacturing leadership role by knowing how to:

  • Apply appropriate engineering technologies and 21st-century tools
  • Analyze problems using a systems approach
  • Bring the needs of people into the equation
  • Use strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Employ effective business analysis of decisions in local and global contexts

On admission to the Ohio State Newark campus, students may enroll directly into the four-year engineering technology program.

Career opportunities in engineering technology

Engineering technology graduates will be well prepared for career opportunities in today's highly automated manufacturing industry.

Average salaries for engineering technology graduates range between $80,000 and $87,000 annually.

Engineering technology graduates will be prepared for a career in a manufacturing plant, consulting firm, or industrial and control and automation organization in a diverse number of industries. Sample career paths for an engineering technology graduate include:

  • Process engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Operational excellence team member
  • Operations supervisor
  • Process improvement leader

Experiences to make students marketable upon graduation

The Ohio State Newark campus offers a world-class engineering technology education in a personalized and cost-effective learning environment. Students receive hands-on lab experiences in our state-of the-art facilities and have the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research.

In addition, Ohio State Newark partners with regional manufacturers to offer immersive and applicable internship and senior capstone experiences. Engineering technology students can also join student chapters of nationally-recognized industry organizations including the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers or the Society of Women Engineers.

Additional information on the engineering technology program

Curriculum

Engineering technology students take courses in manufacturing processes, industrial controls and automation, electrical circuits, programming, robotics, project and operations management, lean manufacturing, and leadership and change management. View a sample plan of study

Course Descriptions

Engineering Technology

ENGRTEC 1200 - Introduction to Engineering Technology (1 hr) - Introduction to Engineering Technology is a 1-hr course designed to help you understand possible career options, begin some professional development and networking, and help you gain a basic understanding of technology in manufacturing today. You will begin to look at what the road ahead may look like as you explore a career in engineering technology. Along the way, this course will provide you with opportunities to work in teams to accomplish a task and begin developing your written and verbal communication skills. Prerequisites and Co-requisites: None

ENGRTEC 1500 - Manufacturing Process 1 (3 hr) - Manufacturing Process I is a 3-hr course designed to help students become familiar with the history of manufacturing, tools and machines, and operations of the machine shop equipment. Along the way, this course will give students a good opportunity to function individually and on teams and communicate effectively learn to work in groups to accomplish a task. Co-Requisite- ENGR 1182

ENGRTEC 1600 - AutoCAD for Eng Tech (3 hr) - Develop skills in graphic design and visualization through experience creating and interpreting 2D Computer Aided Drawings in AutoCAD. Explore various forms of technical graphics used in the field of Engineering Technology including facility layouts, piping and instrumentation diagrams, and electric schematics. Emphasis on utilizing technical graphics to solve Engineering Technology problems. Prerequisites and Co-requisites: None

ENGRTEC 2100 - Intro to Robotics (2 hr) - Introduction to Robotics teaches the basics of robotics, focused on the role of an operator, technician, or engineer/programmer. It covers robots, robot safety, robot programming, and setup and training of a 2D vision system. The knowledge learned in lectures will be applied to a robot in a laboratory environment through a series of guided labs. This course requires working in teams to accomplish a task using the robot for the purpose of basic movement and handling operations, using vision guidance when necessary. Prerequisites or Co-requisites: ENGRTEC 2500

ENGRTEC 2300 - Electrical Circuits for Engineering Technology (3 hr) - Fundamentals of electrical circuits, measuring & analyzing data, & troubleshooting those circuits. Analysis of Direct Current (primarily) & Alternating Current circuits (less content) & effects of different components- resistors, capacitors, inductors, and other components in electrical circuits. DC/AC circuit dynamics that will be used in studies of industrial & electronic control applications. Prerequisites: Math 1155 or 1172, and Physics 1231 or 1251. Not open to students with credit for ECE 2300.

ENGRTEC 2500 - Manufacturing Process 2 (2 hr) - Modern manufacturing processes. Design, create, and assembly of structure/objects by combining the manufacturing and graphical design knowledge. Opportunity to function individually and on teams and communicate effectively to learn to work in groups to accomplish a task. The skills are transferable to all areas of day-to-day professional life which makes it valuable in other contexts. Prerequisites: ENGRTEC 1500

MATSCEN 2010 - Intro to Engineering Materials (3 hr) - This course is designed to as a foundation course in engineering materials including metals and polymers. It covers physical and chemical characteristics (like stress, strain, hardness, brittleness, and corrosion) of materials and their processing techniques. Course includes labs to covers testing of materials used to characterize properties of various materials. Ultimately proving the tools and knowledge of various material properties that influence their use and design applications. Prerequisites and Co-requisites: Physics 1250 and 1231/1251; Math 1151/1172 or Math 1154/1155; General Chemistry 1210 or 1250; or permission of instructor

ENGRTEC 3100 – Material Science with Engineering Technology Applications Lab (0.5 hr) - Supplemental course for BSET students that should be taken along with Material Science MATSCEN 2010. This course will provide hands-on exposure to common manufacturing materials’ physical and chemical characteristics (like electrical and heat conductance) as well as testing methods (like stress, strain, hardness, brittleness, and corrosion.). Prerequisites: Physics 1250 and 1231/1251; Math 1151/1172 or Math 1154/1155; General Chemistry 1210 or 1250; or permission of instructor

ENGRTEC 3600 - Technology, Structure, and Applications for Controls (3 hr) - This course communicates the structure of a manufacturing organization, the technology and systems in each level of the organization and the roles in the automation, control, and monitoring of automation manufacturing systems. It provides insight in the types of manufacturing systems, equipment/machinery, sensors/control devices and how to develop code for these systems for an integration. Prerequisites: ENGRTEC 3900

ENGRTEC 3700 - Mechanical Processes (3 hr) - Mechanical Processes is a 3-hr course designed to help students become familiar with modern mechanical processes as well as hydraulics/pneumatics and mechanical systems in manufacturing applications. The fundamentals and applications of mechanical systems included include pneumatics and hydraulics, cams, gears, bearings, gears, rotary and linear actuation. Students use a combination of mechanical trainers and software packages to understand the application of the various mechanical systems used to transmit forces. Prerequisites: ENGRTEC 2500, ENGR 1182

ENGRTEC 3800 - Project Management for Engineering Technology (3 hr) - Project Management is a course that focuses on waterfall (PMBOK) and Agile methodologies for managing projects in the manufacturing industry. Emphasis is placed on project initiation, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling, and closing processes. This course will provide students with an overview of leadership roles and responsibilities, as well as interpersonal skills, conflict resolution. Prerequisite: 2500 and ISE 2040, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for ISE 3800.

ENGRTEC 3900 - Industrial Automation PLC1 (3 hr) - Industrial Automation PLC1 is a 3-credit hour course designed as the first of two courses intended to provide the students with skills in industrial automation that can be applied in a variety of technical fields related to manufacturing. This should include roles like manufacturing engineering, process improvement engineering, process development, machine design, process integration for various types of manufacturing, from continuous (chemical), batch, to discrete component manufacturing. Prerequisites: Math 1155 or Math 1172, ENGRTEC 2300, CSE 1222 or CSE 1223

ENGRTEC 4191.01 - Professional Development Internship in Eng Tech I (1 hr) - An engineering work experience with an approved employer for minimum of 10 hours per week for approximately 15 weeks while simultaneously taking classes. Prerequisite: 1200, 1500, 1600, and 2500. This course is graded S/U.

ENGRTEC 4191.02 - Professional Development Internship in Eng Tech II (2 hr) - An engineering work experience with an approved employer for minimum of 32 hours per week for approximately 10+ weeks during a period when the student is not taking regular classes. To earn credit students must demonstrate satisfactory work performance, complete monthly reporting requirements and submit a final report. Prereq: 1200, 1500, 1600, and 2500. This course is graded S/U.

ENGRTEC 4200 - Industrial Automation PLC2 (3 hr) - Industrial Automation PLC2 is designed as the second of two courses to provide the students with skills in industrial automation for manufacturing. The course is designed to provide students with the comprehensive review of functions, operation, and communication of automated industrial systems including PID loops, HMIs, data transfer, troubleshooting PLC networks for equipment/process integration. Prerequisites: ENGRTEC 3900

ENGRTEC 4300 - Facility Layout and Integration (3 hr) - Facility Layout and integration is a 3-hr course designed to give you skills needed to create effective layouts considering people, technology, process, throughput, and support systems. The class will build upon skills gained in previous classes in AutoCAD and Manufacturing Processes as well as use skills in analysis and design skills. This project-based learning course will provide hands-on opportunities to practice the craft as well as present your recommendations. Prerequisites: ENGRTEC 3800

ENGRTEC 4400 – Leadership and Change Management (3 hr) - In-depth evaluation of the concepts and principles of effective leadership, the characteristics of leaders and followers, and the principles of change management. Coursework will emphasize written and verbal communication skills, in addition to presentation skills and exposure to real-world case examples. Prerequisites: ENGRTEC 4300 ENGRTEC 4500 - Robotics & Automation (3 hr)

ENGRTEC 4600 - Power & Drives (3 hr) - Power and Drives, is a 3-hour course designed to introduce the student to high-voltage power generation/transmission to production facilities and distribution within the facility. Further the course will focus on applications related to motors and variable frequency drives. Applications for power (12,000 volts to 120 volts) are found in the facilities throughout a typical industrial environment. Understanding how the power is distributed throughout the facility and the required safety designs fundamental to protecting equipment and people are essential for engineers working in an industrial setting. Prerequisites: PHYS 1231, ENGRTEC 2300

ENGRTEC 4700 - Networks, Security, & Safety Applications (3 hr) - Networks, Security & Safety applications is a 3-hr course designed to provide you with an understanding of the basics of networking devices and systems along with the cyber security considerations and technology required for the deployment of these solutions. The cyber security materials will include a study of the human elements that impact this space. The course will provide an introduction to the safety control systems deployed in manufacturing. Prerequisites: ENGRTEC 4200 PLC 2, ENGRTEC 3600

ENGRTEC 4900 - Capstone 1 (3 hr) - This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to test their level of acquired knowledge, experience, and leadership in an actual, well-defined customer project environment. Students will be provided an assigned project of interest, work in project teams, interacting with an engineering client leadership/people, to define, design, test and implement an actual working product, service, or process solution. Prerequisites: ENGRTEC 3800

ENGRTEC 4910 - Capstone 2 (3 hr) - This is the second course of the series designed to provide students the opportunity to test their level of acquired knowledge, experience, and leadership in an actual, well-defined customer project environment. Students will be provided an assigned project of interest, work in project teams, interacting with an engineering client leadership/people, to define, design, test and implement an actual working product, service or process solution. Prerequisites: ENGRTEC 4900


Business Administration: Operations and Business Analytics

BUSOBA 4250 - Lean Six Sigma Principles (3 hr) - Designed to familiarize students with the Six Sigma process improvement methodology and to provide them an opportunity to practice using Six Sigma Black Belt tools. Prereq: 2320, 2321, 3230, and AcctMIS 2200, 2300, and BusMHR 2292; or 3230, ISE 2040, and Stat 3440 or equiv., and enrollment in BSET program.

BUSOBA 3230 - Introduction to Operations Management: Improving Competitiveness in Organizations (3 hr) - Introduction to operations and supply chain management to improve manufacturing and service organizations; analyzing, controlling and improving resources and processes to increase productivity, generate value-added output and meet business goals. Prereq: Econ 2001.01 or 2002.01, and Stat 1430 or equiv.; or Math 1151 or 1154, and enrollment in BSET program. Not open to students with credit for 3130, or to students enrolled in UExp or PreBSBA-PR.


Statistics

STATS 3440 - Statistics in Quality (3 hr) - Descriptive statistics; introduction to probability; Bayes theorem; discrete and continuous random variables, expected value, probability distributions; interval estimation for means and proportions; hypotheses tests for means and proportions; least squares regression; one- and two-way anova; control charts; process capability indices. Prereq: Math 1152, 1154, 1155, 1161.xx, 1172, or equiv, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 3450, 3450.01, 3450.02, 3460, 3470, 3470.01 or 3470.02.


Mathematics

MATH 1154 - Calculus I for Engineering Technology (4 units) - Calculus I for Engineering Technology is the first in a two-course calculus sequence specifically designed for Engineering Technology. It covers standard Calculus topics including limits, differentiation, integration, optimization, and approximation with an emphasis on building mathematical intuition, problem solving ability and using appropriate technology to find solutions. Prereq: A grade of C- or above in 1148 and 1149, or grade of C- or above in 1144 or 1150, or Math Placement Level L. Not open to students with credit for 2153 or above.

MATH 1155 - Calculus II for Engineering Technology (4 units) - Calculus II for Engineering Technology is the second in a two-course calculus sequence specifically for Engineering Technology. It covers standard Calculus topics including related rates, Taylor Polynomial approximations, differential equations and functions of several variables with an emphasis on building mathematical intuition, problem solving and using appropriate technology to find solutions. Prereq: A grade of C- or above in 1154.


Engineering

ENGR 1181 - Fundamentals of Engineering I (2 units) - Engineering problem solving utilizing computational tools such as Excel and Matlab; hands-on experimentation; modeling; ethics; teamwork; written, oral and visual communications. Prereq or concur: Math 1140 or 1141; or Math 1150 or above. Not open to students with credit for Engineer 183.01, 183.02, Engr 1182.01, 1182.02, 1182.03, 1282.01, 1282.02, 1282.03, 1282.04, 1186.01, 1187, or 1188.

ENGR 1182 - Fundamentals of Engineering II (2 units) - Introduction to 3D visualization and CAD; engineering design-build process; teamwork; written, oral and visual communications; project management. Prereq: 1181.01 or 1181.02 or 1281.01H or 1281.02H or 1281.03H. Prereq or Concur: Math 1141; or Math 1151 or above. Not open to students with credit for Engineer 181.01 or 181.02 or Engr 1186 or 1187 or 1188; not repeatable if credit earned for 1182.01 or 1182.02 or 1182.03 or 1282.01H or 1282.02H or 1282.03H or 1282.04H.


Computer Science and Engineering

CSE 1222 - Introduction to Computer Programming in C++ for Engineers and Scientists (3 units) - Introduction to computer programming and to problem solving techniques using computer programs with applications in engineering and the physical sciences; algorithm development; programming lab experience. Concur: Math 1151, 1154, or 1161. Not open to students with credit for Engr 1281.01 or 1281.02. This course is available for EM credit.

CSE 2111 - Modeling and Problem Solving with Spreadsheets and Databases (3 units) - Spreadsheet and database modeling/programming concepts and techniques to solve business related problems; efficient/effective data handling, computational analysis and decision support. Additional topics: computer concepts, networking, project integration. Prereq: Math 1130 or above, or Math Placement Level L. Not open to students with credit for 1111 or 1112. This course is available for EM credit. GE quant reason math and logical only course. GE foundation math and quant reasoning or data anyl course.


Physics

PHYS 1250 - Mechanics, Work and Energy, Thermal Physics (5 units) - Calculus-based introduction to classical physics: Newton's laws, work and energy, fluids, thermodynamics; for students in physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Prereq or concur: Math 1141, 1151, 1154, 1156, 1161, 1181H, or 4181H. This course is available for EM credit. GE nat sci phys course. GE foundation natural sci course.

PHYS 1231 - Physics for Engineering Technology: Electricity and Magnetism (3 units) - Calculus-based introduction to electricity and magnetism, for students in Engineering Technology. Prereq: 1250, 1250H, or 1260; and Math 1141 or 1151 or 1154 or above; or permission of instructor. Concur: Math 1152, 1155, 1158, 1161, 1172, 1181H, or 4181H. Not open to students with credit for 1251. This course is available for EM credit. GE nat sci phys course.


Industrial and Systems Engineering

ISE 2040 - Engineering Economics (2 units) - Economic analysis of engineering project alternatives. Cash flow modeling; time value of money; techniques for comparing project alternatives and making solid business recommendations; influence of financial accounting and cost accounting on cash flow models. Course uses MS Excel as primary business tool for modeling. Prereq: Sophomore standing in Engineering or BSET program.

Facilities

Engineering technology students will have the opportunity to learn in the engineering lab on the Newark campus as well as in other engineering technology labs in the region.

Faculty

Engineering technology students are taught by faculty who are respected in their fields. With smaller class sizes, students will get to know their faculty and will receive personalized attention.

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Ohio State regional campuses offer new engineering technology program

A new bachelor’s degree program to be offered on The Ohio State University’s regional campuses will prepare graduates with skills needed for high-demand jobs in the state: business-oriented engineering leaders to run the factories of tomorrow.

The university’s Board of Trustees voted in May to approve the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology with a concentration in manufacturing. In partnership with the College of Engineering, the degree will be offered beginning in autumn 2020 on the Lima, Mansfield and Marion campuses and is tentatively set to begin on the Newark campus in autumn 2023.

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