2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Apr 21, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Applied Engineering and Technology Management


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Chairperson: Dr. Randy Peters
Department Office: Myers Technology Center, room 201
Web site: http://technology.indstate.edu/aetm
Phone: 812-237-3377
Fax: 812-237-4527

The Department of Applied Engineering and Technology Management [AETM] prepares students for professional careers in engineering, engineering technology, and technology and engineering education. Students may choose from among several baccalaureate degree majors that offer a balance of classroom study and experience in hands-on learning laboratories and are responsive to the changes and needs of industry and education in the areas of engineering and technology.

Baccalaureate degree programs are offered in:

  • automotive engineering technology
  • civil engineering technology
  • engineering (with concentrations in civil, industrial, and mechanical)
  • engineering technology (with five concentration areas)
  • engineering technology management
  • manufacturing engineering technology
  • mechanical engineering technology
  • packaging engineering technology
  • technology and engineering education

Graduates from these degree programs are employed in various industrial companies, educational agencies, and government branches. Additional department offerings include minors in automotive technology, automotive technology management, computer-aided design and drafting, lean six sigma, manufacturing engineering technology, and packaging. The department also offers a certificate in lean six sigma.

DegreeLink Program

AETM offers baccalaureate degree-completion programs in engineering technology management and mechanical engineering technology to students through the University’s DegreeLink program. DegreeLink, an extended-access, degree-completion program, enables students who have earned credit hours and associate degrees from accredited institutions to transfer credit hours as a block or on a course-by-course basis to baccalaureate degree programs. (See the DegreeLink program description in the catalog.)

Engineering Technology Management

The Engineering Technology Management program is designed primarily as a degree completion transfer program to articulate with accredited Associate of Science (A.S.) and Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) programs in industrial and engineering technology-related fields; however, high school graduates may be admitted into the program at the freshman level. The program focuses on the engineering technology management skills needed to prepare students as managers and supervisors in engineering and technology organizations. Graduates of the program are competent in supervision, Lean Six Sigma, production planning, workplace law, project management, and a variety of other skills that prepare them for leadership positions in industry and technology companies.

Technology and Engineering Education

The Technology and Engineering Education program prepares students to teach in the areas of pre-engineering, communications, construction, advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, and power and energy. The content of the degree is derived extensively from technology and the impact that technology makes on society and the environment.  Graduates desiring teaching licensure for the secondary schools of Indiana must meet the requirements of the technology and engineering education major under the teaching curriculum. AETM has an articulation agreement with Ivy Tech Community College that allows for seamless transfer of credits to the Technology and Engineering Education Program.

The following information applies to Engineering and Engineering Technology programs in Automotive, Civil, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Packaging, and Engineering with concentrations.

Defining Engineering Technology:

Engineering and engineering technology are recognized as distinct points on the technical occupational spectrum. For example, ABET’s accreditation criteria defines engineering as “the profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences gained by study, experience, and practice is applied with judgment to develop ways to use economically the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind.” Engineering technology is defined as “that part of the technological field that requires the application of scientific and engineering knowledge and methods combined with technical skills in support of engineering activities; it lies in the occupational spectrum between the craftsman and the engineer at the end of the spectrum closest to the engineer.” In other words, the engineer is the person who conceives the design, while the engineering technologist is the person who implements it.

The distinction between engineering and engineering technology emanates primarily from differences in their educational programs. Engineering programs are geared toward development of conceptual skills, and consist of a sequence of engineering fundamentals and design courses, built on a foundation of complex mathematics and science courses. Engineering technology programs are oriented toward application, and provide their students introductory mathematics and science courses, and only a qualitative introduction to engineering fundamentals. Thus, engineering programs provide their graduates a breadth and depth of knowledge that allows them to function as designers. Engineering technology programs prepare their graduates to apply others’ designs.

Guiding Principles (we will)       

  • Inculcate high standards for learning, teaching, and inquiry
  • Provide a well-rounded education that integrates professional preparation and study in the arts and sciences with co-curricular involvement
  • Demonstrate integrity through honesty, civility, and fairness
  • Embrace the diversity of individuals, ideas, and expressions
  • Foster personal growth within an environment in which every individual matters
  • Uphold the responsibility of University citizenship
  • Exercise stewardship of our global community

Program Goals:

  • Develop and maintain student enrollment and retention strategies responsive to industry
  • Develop and maintain a modern laboratory equipment suite
  • Develop and maintain a curriculum that addresses both student and industry needs
  • Develop and maintain enriching community engagement and outreach programs and activities
  • Develop and maintain clear, consistent, and concise faculty development strategies to ensure world class faculty

Program Educational Objectives: graduates two to three years into their career should have the foundation to:

  1. Apply disciplinary reasoning, critical thinking, and hands-on skills to identify, analyze and solve problems. (Technology).
  2. Communicate effectively in both oral and written form to articulate technical knowledge, ideas, and proposals (Communication)
  3. Consider professional, ethical and social responsibility of engineering technology practices. (Global Responsibility).
  4. Perform effectively, think independently and work collaboratively in a team environment in a membership or leadership role (Management &/or Teamwork).
  5. Actively participate in professional development, including continuous self-improvement and lifelong learning (Lifelong Learning).

Automotive Engineering Technology Program

Vision

The Automotive Engineering Technology degree program will be a leader in integrating teaching, research, and creative activity in an engaging, challenging, and supportive learning environment preparing productive citizens for Indiana and the world while creating and maintaining a credible presence within the automotive sector of education and industry.

Mission

The mission of the Automotive Engineering Technology (AET) degree program at Indiana State University is to prepare application oriented graduates with the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter globally competitive automotive careers. 

Current automotive technology and design considerations are explored with emphasis on experiential learning opportunities engaging students in engine research, testing, design, and analysis. Students also develop essential managerial knowledge, skills and abilities assuring a comprehensive understanding of automotive operations ranging from retail to industrial applications.

Program Description

The automotive engineering technology (AET) degree program awards a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree to successful students through a four-year curriculum.

The AET program prepares graduates for careers in product research, design and development, manufacturing, and technical sales in the original equipment and aftermarket industries.  Graduates from the program are currently working for original equipment manufacturers such as Toyota, General Motors, Honda, Caterpillar, Cummins, Allison Transmission; aftermarket companies such as Jasper Engines and Competition Cams; service oriented companies such as automotive dealerships and service facilities, GMAC Insurance, State Farm Insurance and Ally Auto; and retail oriented companies such as O’Reilly Auto Parts, AutoZone, Advance, and NAPA. A more complete reference to companies employing graduates may be obtained from the program coordinator.

The Society of Automotive Engineers and the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence are the lead professional societies used in developing program criteria, guiding program relevance, and making continuous improvement.

Student Outcomes: students at the time of graduation are prepared to demonstrate:

  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.
  12. Proficiency in the application of computer technologies commonly used in industry, governmental service, and private practice associated with the automotive field.
  13. Proficiency in the application of probability and statistics to the solution of problems related to the automotive field.
  14. An ability to apply modern and effective management skills in identification and investigation of problems, analysis of data, synthesis and implementation of solutions, and operations of facilities related to the automotive field.
  15. A working knowledge of the design, manufacture, and maintenance of major subsystems and technologies associated with the automotive field.

Civil Engineering Technology Program

Vision

The Civil Engineering Technology degree program will be a leader in integrating teaching, research, and creative activity in an engaging, challenging, and supportive learning environment preparing productive citizens for Indiana and the world while creating and maintaining a credible presence within the civil engineering sector of education and industry.

Mission

The mission of the Civil Engineering Technology (CVET) degree program at Indiana State University is to prepare graduates with the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter careers in the planning, design, construction, operation or maintenance of the built environment and global infrastructure.

Program Description

The civil engineering technology (CVET) degree program awards a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree to successful students through a four-year curriculum.

The CVET program prepares graduates with the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter careers in the planning, design, construction, operation or maintenance of the built environment and global infrastructure.  Graduates will be able to analyze and design systems, specify project methods and materials, perform cost estimates and analyses, and manage technical activities in support of civil projects.

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is the lead professional society used in addition to ETAC of ABET for developing program criteria, guiding program relevance, and making continuous improvement.

Student Outcomes: students at the time of graduation are prepared to demonstrate:

  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
  11. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement

In addition, the graduate will be able to:

  1. utilize principles, hardware, and software that are appropriate to produce drawings, reports, quantity estimates, and other documents related to civil engineering
  2. conduct standardized field and laboratory tests related to civil engineering
  3. utilize surveying methods appropriate for land measurement and/or construction layout
  4. apply fundamental computational methods and elementary analytical techniques in sub-disciplines related to civil engineering
  5. plan and prepare documents appropriate for design and construction
  6. perform economic analyses and cost estimates related to design, construction, operations and maintenance of systems associated with civil engineering
  7. select appropriate engineering materials and practices
  8. perform standard analysis and design in at least three sub-disciplines related to civil engineering

Engineering Program

Vision

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering (BSE) program will be a leader in integrating teaching, research, and creative activity in an engaging, challenging, and supportive learning environment preparing a viable entry-level engineering workforce for Indiana and the world.

Mission

The mission of the BSE program at Indiana State University is to prepare engineering oriented graduates with the skills necessary to enter globally competitive engineering careers. 

Current engineering application and design considerations are explored with emphasis on experiential learning opportunities engaging students in research, testing, design, and analysis. Students also develop essential knowledge, skills and abilities assuring a comprehensive understanding of engineering principles and disciplines.

Program Description

Indiana State University’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering (BSE) prepares individuals for positions such as engineers, technical managers, and supervisors in the area of Engineering, which can be directly applied to Civil, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering. The curriculum provides students with a background in mathematics, physical science, and various areas of engineering that will prepare them for entry-level position at engineering firms, governmental offices and manufacturing facilities.  

The program has three concentrated areas where students can focus in Civil, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering.  The Civil Engineering concentration will cover the aspects of structural analysis of concrete design, wastewater and drinking water system design, hydrology, and transportation engineering.  The concentration of Industrial Engineering will focus on reliability, maintainability, operations, and production planning.  Students taking the Mechanical Engineering focus will study machinery dynamics, engineering design and management, heat transfer and finite elemental analysis.   

Students will develop hands-on experience and technical problem-solving skills necessary to be successful in an engineering career.

The American Society of Engineering Education is the lead professional society used in developing program criteria, guiding program relevance, and making continuous improvement.

Student Outcomes: students at the time of graduation are prepared to demonstrate:

1.1  An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.

1.2  An ability to apply both analysis and synthesis in the engineering design process, resulting in designs that meet desired needs.

1.3  An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

2.1  An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

3.1  An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.

4.1  An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.

5.1  An ability to recognize the ongoing need for additional knowledge and locate, evaluate, integrate, and apply this knowledge appropriately.

Engineering Technology Program

Vision

The Engineering Technology degree program will be a leader in integrating teaching, research, and creative activity in an engaging, challenging, and supportive learning environment preparing productive citizens for Indiana and the world while creating and maintaining a credible presence within the engineering technology sector of education and industry.

Mission

The mission of the Engineering Technology (ET) degree program at Indiana State University is to prepare graduates with technical and leadership skills necessary to enter careers in process and systems design, operations, quality, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, and sustainability.

Program Description

The Engineering Technology (ET) degree program awards a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree to successful students through a four-year curriculum.

The ET program prepares graduates with broad technical and leadership skills necessary to enter careers in process and systems design, operations, quality, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, and sustainability with a concentration in automotive, electrical, computer, mechanical, or packaging engineering technology. 

The American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE) is the lead professional society used in addition to ETAC of ABET for developing program criteria, guiding program relevance, and making continuous improvement.

Student Outcomes: students at the time of graduation are prepared to demonstrate:

  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
  11. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program

Vision

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology degree program will be a leader in integrating teaching, research, and creative activity in an engaging, challenging, and supportive learning environment preparing productive citizens for Indiana and the world while creating and maintaining a credible presence within the manufacturing sector of education and industry.

Mission

The mission of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MFET) degree program at Indiana State University is to prepare graduates with technical and leadership skills necessary for manufacturing competitiveness and to enter careers in manufacturing process and systems design, operations, quality, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, and sustainability.

Program Description

The manufacturing engineering technology (MFET) degree program awards a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree to successful students through a four-year curriculum.

The MFET program prepares graduates with technical and leadership skills necessary for manufacturing competitiveness and to enter careers in manufacturing process and systems design, operations, quality, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, and sustainability.  Graduates from the program are currently working for global manufacturers such as Allison Transmission, Caterpillar, Cummins, General Motors, Honda, and Toyota.

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the lead professional society used in developing program criteria, guiding program relevance, and making continuous improvement.

Student Outcomes: students at the time of graduation are prepared to demonstrate:

  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
  11. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

In addition to the above, graduates must demonstrate the ability to apply the following to the solution of manufacturing problems to achieve manufacturing competitiveness in:

  1. materials and manufacturing processes
  2. product design process, tooling, and assembly
  3. manufacturing systems, automation, and operations
  4. statistics, quality and continuous improvement
  5. industrial organization and management.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Program

Vision

The Mechanical Engineering Technology degree program will be a leader in integrating teaching, research, and creative activity in an engaging, challenging, and supportive learning environment preparing productive citizens for Indiana and the world.  

Mission

The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) degree program at Indiana State University is to prepare graduates with knowledge, problem solving ability, and hands-on skills in a state-of-the-art MET education.

Program Description

The Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) degree program awards a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree to successful students through a four-year curriculum.

The MET program prepares graduates to enter careers in the design, installation, manufacturing, testing, evaluation, technical sales, or maintenance of mechanical systems or processes.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is the lead professional society used in addition to ETAC of ABET for developing program criteria, guiding program relevance, and making continuous improvement.

Student Outcomes:

The Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) discipline encompasses the areas (and principles) of applied mechanics, computer-aided drafting and design, manufacturing, machine/mechanical design and analysis, among others. Graduates can apply specific program principles in the analysis, design, development, implementation, or oversight of more advanced mechanical systems or processes. Students at the time of graduation are prepared to demonstrate:

  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
  11. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
  12. An ability to develop, simulate, and analyze mechanical components/systems using computer-aided design and analysis tools.
  13. An ability to understand and apply engineering mechanics/sciences to identify, inspect, and analyze mechanical parts, assemblies and processes for solutions to machine/mechanical design and analysis problems.
  14. An ability to select appropriate materials, evaluate design alternatives, and manage design work/processes.
  15. An ability to identify proper manufacturing processes meeting the tolerancing requirements to the solution of manufacturing problems.
  16. An ability to demonstrate integrated knowledge related to MET discipline

Packaging Engineering Technology Program

Vision

The Packaging Engineering Technology degree program will be a leader in integrating teaching, research, and creative activity in an engaging, challenging, and supportive learning environment preparing productive citizens for Indiana and the world while creating and maintaining a credible presence within the packaging sector of education and industry.

Mission

The mission of the Packaging Engineering Technology (PET) degree program at Indiana State University is to prepare graduates with technical and leadership skills necessary for packaging competitiveness and to enter careers in packaging process and systems design, operations, quality, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, and sustainability.

Program Description

The packaging engineering technology (PET) degree program awards a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree to successful students through a four-year curriculum.

The PET program prepares graduates with technical and leadership skills necessary for packaging competitiveness and to enter careers in packaging process and systems design, operations, quality, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, and sustainability. 

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) is the lead professional society used in addition to ETAC of ABET for developing program criteria, guiding program relevance, and making continuous improvement.

Student Outcomes: students at the time of graduation are prepared to demonstrate:

  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
  11. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

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