Applied Engineering Technology

Occupational Major

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Department
Founders 112 • Phone (215) 968-8305
Curriculum Code No. 2193

This program is designed to prepare students to seek employment as technicians in the fields of instrumentation, electronics, communications, nanotechnology, and mechanical systems in the various engineering technology fields. It allows students to build a sequence of laboratory based courses to satisfy specific skills needed for immediate employment.

Upon successful completion of the program students will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science degree.

Graduates of this program are able to

  • apply fundamental principles of mathematics, chemistry, physics, engineering, and laboratory measurements to solve accessible science and engineering technology problems;
  • employ the techniques and skills necessary for the applied engineering technology practice;
  • design, evaluate, and test an engineering system, component, or process; and
  • identify, formulate, and solve applied engineering technology problems.

Prospective students with inadequate academic preparation should be aware that they may need additional time to acquire the necessary academic background. Prerequisites and corequisites for the required courses must be strictly followed.

Degree Course Requirements

Course Credits
ENGR112
Engineering Graphics F,9
3
CHEM121
Chemistry I A,F,6,7
4
CISC115
Computer Science I A,F
4
COMM110
Effective Speaking A,4,5
3
COMP110
English Composition I A,F,2,10
3
COMP111
English Composition II F,2,4,10
3
MATH115
Elementary Statistics A,F2,6
3
MATH125
Pre-Calculus A,F,6
4
PHYS106
Physics A F,7
4
PHYS107
Physics B F
4
ENGT240
Applied Circuit Analysis F
4
Social Science/Diversity Elective B,3,8 3
Arts/Humanities Elective C,1 3
Engineering Technology Electives D,E,F,G 15 - 18
Total Credit Hours 60 - 63

Recommended Semester Sequence

The recommended course sequence is designed for full-time students who average 15 credit hours per semester. Students may need more time to complete major requirements based on placement testing. Such additional time will require adjustments to the recommended sequence.

*The semester sequence for the nanotechnology majors will be different due to the capstone semester at Penn State.

First Semester

Course Credits
MATH125
Pre-Calculus A,F,6
4
COMP110
English Composition I A,F,2,10
3
PHYS106
Physics A F,7
4
ENGR112
Engineering Graphics F,9
3
Total Credit Hours 14

Second Semester

Course Credits
ENGT240
Applied Circuit Analysis F
4
PHYS107
Physics B F
4
CHEM121
Chemistry I A,F,6,7
4
COMP111
English Composition II F,2,4,10
3
Total Credit Hours 15

Third Semester

Course Credits
MATH115
Elementary Statistics A,F,2,6
3
COMM110
Effective Speaking A,4,5
3
Arts/Humanities Elective C,1 3
Engineering Technology Electives D,E,F,G 6 - 8
Total Credit Hours 15 - 17

Fourth Semester

Course Credits
CISC115
Computer Science I A,F,G
4
Social Science/Diversity Elective B,3,8 3
Engineering Technology Electives D,E,F,G 9 - 10
Total Credit Hours 16 - 17

A Placement testing required.
B Any of the following may be chosen: ECON111, HIST111, HIST112, HIST113, HIST114, HIST151, HIST152, PSYC110, SOCI110, SOCI120.
C Consult the list of courses approved for Arts/Humanities General Education. Any Course may be chosen from this list.
D Any of the following may be chosen: ENGT222, ENGT223, ENGT224, and MATH140.
E Subject to approval by the Dean of STEM, relevant alternate courses may be chosen from: Computer Science, Chemistry, Biology, or Business depending on your engineering technology concentration.
F Course requires a prerequisite or co-requisite.
G The nanotechnology program includes 18 additional credits to be taken in the fourth sememster through Penn State. The fourth semester required courses will replace the engineering technology electives in the third semester for students choosing the nanotechnology concentration.

1 Satisfies Arts/Humanities.
2 Satisfies Critical Thinking.
3 Satisfies Diversity.
4 Satisfies Information Literacy.
5 Satisfies Oral Communication.
6 Satisfies Quantitative Literacy.
7 Satisfies Scientific Literacy.
8 Satisfies Social Sciences.
9 Satisfies Technological Competence.
10 Satisfies Writing.