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The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology program at Embry-Riddle leaves its graduates with deeper problem-solving skills, design skills, and engineering judgment as well as fundamental industry knowledge and research experience. Program faculty members have extensive backgrounds in engineering, technology, and related disciplines, and even non-technical core courses are taught by subject matter experts in their corresponding disciplines.
Early on in the program, students take an Introduction to Research course that immerses them in hands-on research. Throughout the duration of the program, students learn about the purposes of research, how to define problems, how to design appropriate methodologies, and how to evaluate outcomes. All of this prepares the graduate for conducting applied research in the real world.
With more than 130 locations globally and flexible classes offered online at your convenience, ERAU’s Worldwide Campus is especially suited for working students, those on the go, or students who want to save a bit of money while still living at home.
Because you can select from a long list of specializations that align with specific career goals, graduates can be assured that the curriculum is applicable to their future careers.
Offered entirely online through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide, this convenient and flexible degree program will prepare students to put their engineering skills to work in a variety of industries. Research projects, virtual labs and a capstone course round out the curriculum, ensuring that students graduate with the fundamental skills they need to achieve their career aspirations.
The Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
About Engineering Technology at the Worldwide & Online Campus
Offered entirely online through ERAU’s Worldwide & Online Campus, the B.S. in Engineering Technology degree program prepares students to put their engineering skills to work in a variety of industries. This convenient, flexible degree program gives students the opportunity to partake in research projects, virtual labs, and a capstone course, ensuring that students graduate with the fundamental skills they need to achieve their career aspirations.
Students can customize their degree by choosing from these available concentrations:
- Aeronautical Science
- Aviation Safety
- Facilities and Construction Management
- Helicopter Operations and Safety
- Logistics Management
- Management Information Systems
- Occupational Safety and Health
- Project Management
- Security and Intelligence
- Unmanned Aerial Systems
With more than 130 locations globally and flexible, convenient classes offered online, ERAU’s Worldwide & Online Campus is especially suited for working students, those on the go, or students who want to save a bit of money while still living at home.
When students study at the Worldwide & Online Campus, they become a member of the ERAU community complete with its many networking opportunities.
Program Educational Objectives
- Demonstrate technical skills as practicing technologist through applying knowledge and discipline specific tools.
- Operate effectively in a diverse, collaborative environment demonstrating their professionalism, teamwork, and communication skills.
- Demonstrate self-directed lifelong learning and the ability to undertake graduate study related to technology.
- An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities
- 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
- An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes
- An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives
- An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team
- An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems
- 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
- An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development
- An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity
- A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context
- A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement
With the rapid advancement of science and technology in today’s world, every industry needs highly qualified engineers who can keep innovation moving forward. Offered entirely online through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide, this Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET) specialized degree program will prepare you to put your engineering skills to work in a variety of industries.
Through the use of cutting-edge virtual labs and simulation methods, students will develop the skills to design, refine and apply engineering technologies across a range of industries. You can also choose to target your studies with a particular concentration including Aeronautical Science, Aviation Safety, Helicopter Operations and Safety, Logistics Management, Management Information Systems, Occupational Safety and Health, Project Management, Security and Intelligence, Transportation and Unmanned Aerial Systems.
Students are also eligible to engage in cooperative study/internships and may elect to seek out those enriching opportunities.
In addition to meeting the Worldwide Campus admissions requirements, applicants for admission into the BS in Engineering and BS in Engineering Technology degree programs must:
- Complete the English and Math Skills Assessments prior to admission to determine academic preparedness for entry into ENGL 123 English Composition and MATH 241 Calculus I.
- Current high school students and recent graduates under the age of 20 must meet established admissions requirements and demonstrate a 3.0 high school CGPA, with coursework that reflects 4 years of college preparatory mathematics and 2 years of college preparatory science, including a laboratory science.
- Transfer applicants must meet established admissions requirements and demonstrate a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (CGPA); transfer credit deemed equivalent to demonstrate academic preparedness for immediate entry into ENGL 123 English Composition and MATH 241 Calculus I, will be considered for admission into the program. Skills Assessment scores will be used for advising purposes if English and Math transfer credit demonstrates academic preparedness for admission into the program.
Students who fail to satisfy the guidelines for full admission may be considered for conditional admission under circumstances determined by the Admissions Office OR may be considered for admission into an alternate program. A written petition for admission, current resume and other supporting documentation may be requested for consideration of admission. Exceptions will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
Current Worldwide students requesting a change of program to the BS in Engineering or BS in Engineering Technology degree programs must demonstrate successful completion of the first year of the suggested plan of study in the AS in Engineering Fundamentals degree plan with a 2.5 GPA. Students may then work with their campus advisor to determine eligibility to add or change to the BS in Engineering or BS in Engineering Technology degree programs. Exceptions will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
Engineering Technology Area of Concentration
The Engineering Technology Area of Concentration is the degree area where credit for prior engineering technology learning is housed or where students can take courses to learn about engineering technology. Many students bring in all or part of this credit based on prior engineering or engineering technology training or experience. However, shortages in the minimum credit required can be made up by taking courses in the following related disciplines: Aeronautical Science, Aviation Safety, Helicopter Operations and Safety, Unmanned Aerial Systems, Transportation, Logistics Management, Management Information Systems, Occupational Safety and Health, Project Management, Security and Intelligence.
Sources of Prior Learning Credit include the following:
- Transfer credit earned at accredited degree-granting colleges and universities.
- The recommendations published by the American Council on Education for U.S. Military training and experience, as well as training conducted by other government agencies and private organizations.
- Prior-learning credit established by the University for certain engineering and aviation licenses and ratings as they relate to this degree.
Many Embry-Riddle courses are designed to teach the same skills and knowledge that engineering technology students have acquired through experience and training. Students who complete courses in the same engineering specialty for which they were granted credit would be duplicating coverage of the same subject matter. Credit for completion of such courses will not be applied to degree requirements.
|Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, and Humanities and Social Sciences may be chosen from those listed below, assuming prerequisites are met. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified.|
|Communication Theory and Skills|
|ENGL 123||English Composition||3|
|MATH 241||Calculus and Analytical Geometry I||4|
|MATH 242||Calculus and Analytical Geometry II||4|
|Computer Science / Information|
|ENGR 115||Introduction to Computing for Engineers||3|
|Physical and Life Sciences|
|CHEM 139||General Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 141||General Chemistry I Laboratory||1|
|PHYS 150||Physics I for Engineers||3|
|PHYS 160||Physics II for Engineers||3|
|HUMN 330||Values and Ethics||3|
|Humanities lower level elective||3|
|General Open Electives||9|
|STAT 222||Business Statistics||3|
|Leadership and Management|
|MGMT 201||Principles of Management||3|
|MGMT 203||Management for Aeronautical Science||3|
|ENGR 101||Introduction to Engineering||3|
|ENGR 120||Graphical Communications||3|
|CESC 220||Digital Circuit Design||3|
|CESC 222||Digital Circuit Design Laboratory||1|
|ESCI 202||Solid Mechanics||3|
|ESCI 206||Fluid Mechanics||3|
|RSCH 202||Introduction to Research Methods||3|
|ETEC 310||Material Science for Engineering Technology||3|
|ETEC 315||Circuits for Engineering Technology||3|
|ETEC 410||Thermodynamics for Engineering Technology||3|
|ETEC 415||Control Systems||3|
|ETEC 420||Applications of Engineering Technology||3|
|ETEC 485||Professional Seminar||1|
|ETEC 490||Engineering Technology Capstone||3|
|Following concentration areas are available to BSET students. Students may choose at least 3 courses each from two concentration areas.|
|Total Degree Requirements||122|
|Aeronautical Science Concentration|
|AMNT 429||Advanced Technologies in Design and Production of Aircraft Structures and Systems||3|
|ETEC 409||Applied Aeronautics||3|
|Aviation Safety Concentration|
|SFTY 320||Human Factors in Aviation Safety||3|
|SFTY 330||Aircraft Accident Investigation||3|
|SFTY 409||Aviation Safety||3|
Helicopter Operations and Safety
|Helicopter Operations and Safety Concentration|
|ASCI 378||Helicopter Flight Environments||3|
|ASCI 388||Helicopter Flight Planning||3|
Unmanned Aerial Systems
|Unmanned Aerial Systems Concentration|
|UNSY 315||Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Operations||3|
|UNSY 318||Unmanned Aircraft Systems Robotics||3|
|UNSY 410||Unmanned Systems Sensing Technology||3|
|Logistics Management Concentration|
|MGMT 331||Transportation Principles||3|
|BSAB 410||Management of Air Cargo||3|
|MGMT 411||Logistics Management for Aviation/Aerospace||3|
Management Information Systems
|Management Information Systems Concentration|
|MGMT 221||Introduction to Management Information Systems||3|
|MGMT 392||Database Management||3|
|MGMT 494||Aviation Information Systems||3|
Occupational Safety & Health
|Occupational Safety & Health Concentration|
|SFTY 311||Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health||3|
|SFTY 355||Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology||3|
|Project Management Concentration|
|PMGT 391||Project Planning 1||3|
|PMGT 394||Project Planning 2||3|
|PMGT 400||Project Risk and Control||3|
Security and Intelligence
|Security and Intelligence Concentration|
|SCTY 315||Studies in Intelligence I||3|
|SCTY 385||Intelligence Collection and Analysis||3|
|SCTY 488||National Security Issues and Terrorism||3|
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