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B.S. Degree, Engineering Technology

Degree Type: B.S.
Major Code: AET-BS
Former CIP: 521201

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Engineering Technology program emphasizes the application of existing scientific and engineering techniques to real-world problems found in a broad range of engineering settings. The program develops the students' knowledge and skills to plan, design, inspect, construct/fabricate, operate, maintain and repair industrial engineering systems, infrastructure and buildings. Students begin with foundation courses in math, applied science and CAD and then move on to the applied engineering technology courses that give them a solid technical background and problem-solving skills.

Due to the broad nature of their studies, graduates of the B.S. in Engineering Technology program pursue careers in areas such as engineering production and design, building systems design, surveying, GIS, civil and site development, alternative energy, green and sustainable design and engineering/project management.

Though many transfer pathways exist, the recommended pathway into the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology program is the Associate in Science degree. Students are encouraged to meet with a Student Affairs specialist and/or academic advisor to discuss their individual academic goals. The B.S. degree in Engineering Technology consists of 128 credits, including 36 credits of general education coursework.

Students may complete the following college credit certificate as part of the Engineering Technology B.S. degree:

  • Project Management Certificate
Foundation Courses28
AvailableARC1301Architectural Design I
This course introduces the student to the basic concepts of building design and spatial analysis. Drafting skills and the concepts of graphic communication are introduced and developed. Lab fee required.
AvailableBCN2230Construction Materials and Methods I
An introduction to the art of building, this course deals with whole systems of building: heavy timber framing, wood platform framing, masonry load bearing walls, structural steel framing, concrete framing and enclosures. The evolutionary development of the system, the properties of its major materials, the possibilities and limitations of the building method and the basis for choosing among systems is covered.
AvailableEGS1006Introduction to the Engineering Profession
This course will introduce the student to the role of the engineer as a creative design professional. Emphasis will be on understanding the creative process and the factors that influence it. The student will participate in engineering orientation and make case studies of selected engineering fields.
Not availableEGS1007The course could not be found.
Not availableEGS1111CThe course could not be found.
AvailableETD1320CComputer-Aided Design I
The purpose of this course is to help drafting students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to work at an entry-level job in such positions as CAD technician trainee, CAD system operator or CAD technician. This course is designed for students who have already received in-depth training in one or more application areas. Lab fee required.
PHY1053CGeneral Physics I **4
or higher level physics course.
Note: Three of the four credits may be counted towards Science General Education requirement.
Not availableSUR2101CSurveying
This course covers the theory and practice of surveying, use and care of instruments, instrument error, balancing and closing traverses, introduction to land and construction surveying. Lab fee required.
Choose one mathematics group from the following list:
MAC2233Concepts of Calculus**3
STA2023Statistical Methods**3
or higher level statistics course.
MAC2311Analytic Geometry and Calculus I**5
MAC2312Analytic Geometry and Calculus II**5
Note: Courses designated ** may meet General Education requirements.
Core Courses28
Not availableEET1035CFundamentals of AC/DC Electricity
This is an introductory course in basic electricity intended for the engineering technology programs. It consists of the concepts, laws and definitions encountered in AC and DC electric circuits.
Not availableETC4414CApplied Structural Design I
This course is an introduction to structural analysis. Designs of concrete, timber and steel members will be covered as well as current code and specification requirements.
Not availableETD1340CComputer-Aided Design II
In this course students will learn advanced two- and three-dimensional drafting techniques. Menu and program modification will be emphasized along with improved speed and accuracy. Lab fee required.
Not availableETG2502Statics
This course will prepare the student for the field of Engineering Technology and/or related sciences. The course will focus on specialized practical knowledge related to the mathematical, scientific or technical aspects of mathematics, science and engineering. Fundamental principles of statics, co-planar and non-co-planar force systems including concurrent and non-concurrent forces will be covered. Additional focus will be placed on both friction and non-friction systems. Stress and strain evaluations on columns, beams, trusses and foundation systems will also be addressed.
Not availableETG3533CApplied Engineering Strengths of Materials
This course will continue to prepare the student for the field of engineering technology and/or a related science. The course will focus on specialized, practical knowledge related to more advanced mathematical, scientific or technical aspects of mathematics, science and engineering. Relationships between external forces and action of members of a structure will be covered. Topics include stress, shear, moment, deflections, column and beam connections and Mohr’s Circle.
Not availableETG4950Senior Design Capstone I
In this course the student will use everything previously learned in the program to plan a related engineering problem or project. The student will be responsible for planning the basic design, material selection, structural analysis and related calculations, etc. Project must be approved by faculty advisor. The student will produce a formal oral presentation. This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
Not availableETG4951Senior Design Capstone II
In this course the student will use everything previously learned in the program to further develop and manage the project begun in Senior Design Capstone I. The student will be responsible for articulating the basic design, final material selections and structural analysis with back-up calculations developed. Project must be supervised by faculty advisor. The student will produce a formal oral presentation. This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
Not availableETI3671Technical Economic Analysis
This course provides the student with the skills to formulate, develop and apply analytical techniques to reach cost-effective solutions to business, government and/or engineering-related problems. The course will focus on time-based analysis of selection, replacement, lease-to-buy options, multiple alternatives, uncertainty and sensitivity analysis. A problem-solving approach will be implemented to develop the concepts identified. Topics include engineering, decision-making, cash flow equivalence, present worth analysis, annual cash flow analysis, rate of return analysis, incremental analysis, depreciation, income tax assessment, replacement analysis, inflation and deflation, estimating in future event, selecting a minimum attractive rate of return and the successful evaluation and rationing of capital among competing projects.
Not availableETM3312Applied Fluid Mechanics
This course deals with fluid properties, fluid statics, buoyancy and stability, flow of fluids in pipes and open channels, flow measurement and forces due to fluids in motion.
Engineering Technology Technical Concentrations18
Choose 18 total credit hours from the following concentrations; at least 12 credit hours must be from one concentration.
Engineering and Project Management
AvailableETI3440Project Management National Standards
This course provides a review of the ANSI standards of federal project management including the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) standards (and its nine project management knowledge areas and five project processes) and other applicable standards. The course will also introduce the concept of Earned Value Management as defined in the ANSI A748 document. All federal projects in excess of $50M must be managed using certified EVM management systems.
AvailableETI3442Project Scope, Schedule and Budget Management
This course provides an overview of the theory and practice of managing projects within various organizational structures. The fundamental building blocks of project management are addressed with special emphasis on the triple constraint. Students gain a solid understanding and foundation to successfully manage each phase of the project life cycle, work within organizational and cost constraints, set goals linked directly to stakeholder needs and utilize proven project management tools to complete the project on time and within budget. The key management aspects and proven techniques that differentiate project management from other types of management are fully addressed.
AvailableETI3630Project Communication and HR Management
Managing the human elements of project management is as challenging as mastering the technical aspects. Innovative approaches are employed to successfully motivate, communicate, negotiate and resolve conflicts among the team members and stakeholders. In this course students develop an understanding of the individual, the group and the project team. Proven techniques to make conflict a constructive rather than a destructive experience are discovered. Students develop effective communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills to successfully lead both domestic and global projects.
AvailableETI4115Project Quality, Risk and Procurement Management
Quality management ensures that project deliverables meet pre-determined criteria. Methods for quality management are studied including quality planning, assurance and control. Risk management is the systematic process of identifying, analyzing, evaluating and controlling project risks. Both qualitative and quantitative risk analyses are conducted and strategies for proactive risk aversion and reactive risk response are developed. Procurement management is the acquisition of direct project scope and auxiliary services from outside the business unit or organization. Methods for procurement management are studied including planning, solicitation, selection and contract administration.
AvailableETI4448Applied Project Management
In this comprehensive course, students will build statements of work and work breakdown structures, make activity and resourcing decisions, set timelines and utilize scheduling and resource allocation methods. Risk management methods will also be used in working as groups to create and manage project plans. Techniques will be appropriate for large and small projects within commercial, academic or non-profit organizations.
Not availableETI4675Advanced Project Financial Analysis
Advanced project management requires an in-depth knowledge of finance and engineering economics. This course is divided into three parts. Part I is the study of financial concepts and introduces record-keeping, financial statements and the accounting equation. Part II, financial analysis and time value of money, focuses on the traditional applications of time value of money and project analysis and justification. Part III is the study of Earned Value Analysis (EVA) of projects and development of financial project reports.
Production and Design
Not availableBCN3565CElectrical Power, Controls and Lighting
This course will examine the fundamental principles of electricity and its modern-day applications as pertinent to the building construction industry. While remaining consistent with curriculum objectives of preparing students with the ability to manage and perform the entire spectrum of facets in the construction industry, this course will prepare the student to be familiar with the electrical portion of the construction project.
AvailableBCN3708Building Specifications, Contracts and Codes
Encompassing a comprehensive overview of the CSI divisions, this course will focus on local and state building codes and ADA handicap requirements. With an in-depth review of the different types of contracts, students will learn contract development, execution and delivery methods.
AvailableBCN4258Building Information Modeling (BIM)
This course explores a number of related computer graphics programs and how they can be combined to enhance construction communication and presentations. Illustration and drafting software will be introduced. 3D modeling software (Revit) is included.
Not availableETC3270Building Systems
Students will learn advanced concepts for building systems associated with residential and commercial-type structures. Particular emphasis will be given to the H.V.A.C., mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems. Different types of systems in each discipline will be discussed. The student will be exposed to design processes and system selections for each building system used.
Not availableETC4260CSite Development and Feasibility
Principles and practices of residential and commercial land development processes will be discussed in this course. Students will learn zoning and land use requirements and/or restrictions. The course will expose the student to project development processes and the utilization criteria used. Financial requirements and responsibility of the project, feasibility studies, market analysis, site analysis and utilization, project programming and design will also be addressed in this course. Project cost estimates for infrastructure, common buildings, individual specialty buildings and/or houses will be identified and evaluated.
AvailableETD2390Computer-Aided Design III (Revit)
This course is a three-dimensional CAD course which introduces the student to Autodesk Revit Software. The student learns to work with architectural computer models rather than the basic geometric drawing approach. The Revit platform for building information modeling is a complete design and documentation solution which supports all phases of design, drawing production and schedule development for a given project. This software allows the student to work in various views of the parametric building model at the same time.
Not availableETD2391Computer-Aided Design IV (Advanced Revit)
This course is a three-dimensional CAD course which introduces the student to advanced concepts in Autodesk Revit Software. The student continues to learn how to draw and design in a three-dimensional architectural computer model format. Advanced concepts in three-dimensional modeling are introduced and implemented in class projects. This software allows the student to work in various views of the parametric building model at the same time. Each view may be opened separately and any changes that are made in one drawing are immediately updated in all other views. The Revit platform for building information modeling also allows the student to identify and produce a material list (automatically) for every item required for a particular design as the design develops and changes. This becomes an invaluable tool for the estimating and scheduling functions required by the contractor.
Not availableETD3555Applied Site and Survey Drafting
This course presents site plan development including contour revisions, grading, drainage, utilities and street and road layout. Pipe drawings, both flat and pictorial, utility and working drawings and extensive civil, three-dimensional applications will be included. Students will learn to plan, prepare and interpret engineering drawings. The student will learn the use of drafting equipment and computers to design and draft mechanical, architectural, civil, electrical, structural building systems and related areas.
Not availableGIS3015CIntroduction to GIS with Lab
This course covers the analysis of map properties and use of maps as sources of information including the essentials of location, scale, projections, direction, elevation and general map elements. An introduction to map-making in geographic information systems is presented.
Not availableSUR3205Engineering and Construction Surveying
This course is an instructional program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the delineation, determination, planning and positioning of land tracts, land and water boundaries, land contours and features and the preparation of related maps, charts and reports. Includes instruction in applied geodesy, computer graphics, photo interpretation, plane and geodetic surveying, mensuration, traversing, survey equipment operation and maintenance, instrument calibration and basic cartography.
General Education Courses36
Humanities (three credits must be taken from Area A)6
Science (not from Area C)6
Social Science (must be from two areas)6
Total Credits:128
Note: Engineering courses are generally considered to be higher than Engineering Technology courses regardless of number.
Note: A.S. in Engineering Technology, Architectural Engineering Technology and Civil Engineering Technology satisfies the foundation course requirements
Note: Sixty plus hours from a regionally accredited institution with at least 18 hours in Engineering or any Engineering Technology satisfies requirements for admission into the program.
Note: Baccalaureate students must show modern language proficiency (at the intermediate level) equivalent to two years in high school or eight college credits in a single language. A standardized examination for modern language may be used to meet the requirement. Students who have previously received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution are exempt from this requirement.
Note: Students must meet General Education requirements. Students awarded an Associate in Arts or Baccalaureate degree or who have official transcripts documenting "General Education Requirements Met" from a Florida College System or Florida State University System degree granting institution shall be considered to have satisfied Seminole State's General Education requirements. Please refer to this catalog's General Education section for specific requirements.

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.

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