Establish Yourself as an Engineering Technologist

The Engineering Technology concentration provides a new path for students just starting a degree or returning adults who may have pursued an engineering-related associates or bachelor's program, but for various reasons did not complete.

Graduates will use their math, science and engineering skills to design products and systems, install and maintain products, and provide a wide range of services, such as implementation of the design, testing, calibration and supervision of its operation. (American Society for Engineering Education)

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Choosing Engineering or Engineering Technology?

Engineering and Engineering Technology are separate but intimately related professions. Here are some of the ways they differ:

  • Engineering undergraduate programs include more mathematics work and higher-level mathematics than technology programs.
  • Engineering undergraduate programs often focus on theory, while technology programs focus on application.
  • Once they enter the workforce, engineering graduates typically spend their time planning, while engineering technology graduates spend their time making plans work.
  • Graduates from engineering programs are called engineers, while graduates of technology programs are often called "technologists.”

Bachelor of Arts/Science in Professional Studies

Program of Study — Engineering Technology Concentration (120 hours)

AGSC Area   Hours
I Freshman Composition 3-6
II1 Fine Arts 3
  Humanities (literature) 3
  Humanities (literature or non-literature) 3
  Humanities/Fine Arts 3
III Mathematics - Pre-Calculus Trig or higher 3-4
  Natural Sciences (lab) - General Physics I and II, or higher 8
IV1 History 3
  Social & Behavioral Sciences (non-history) 6
   History/SBS 3
  1Take either 1 EH (Literature) + 2 HY (History) or 2 EH (Literature) + 1 HY (History). Take no more than six hours in a single discipline in Area II or Area IV.  
Mathematics MA 171 Calculus A OR higher 4
Basic Programming EGR 101 Computing for Engineers OR Equivalent 3
Statistics MSC 287 Business Statistics I OR MA 281 Elements of Statistical Analysis OR Equivalent 3
  Choose any course at any level, not required to be major-related.
  2Up to 32 hours technical credit may be accepted as electives.  
PRO 301 Theories and Practices of Adult Learning (waived w/permission) 7 week term 3
PRO 310 Academic Writing for Professional Studies 7 week term 3
PRO 320 Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Critical Thinking 7 week term 3
ET 301 Engineering Technology Foundations I 7 week term 3
ET 302 Engineering Technology Foundations II 7 week term 3
ET 305 Engineering Communications 7 week term 3
ET 310 Computer-Aided Design for ET Full term 3
ET 314 OR ET 336 Quality Control Techniques OR Principles of Dynamics for ET  7 week term 3
ET 334 Principles of Statics for ET 7 week term 3
ET 335 Strength of Materials for ET 7 week term 3
ET 336 Principles of Dynamics for ET  7 week term 3
ET 341 Introduction to Electrical Systems and Circuits 7 week term 3
ET 431 Fundamentals of Manufacturing for ET Full term 3
ET 433/434 Instrumentations and Measurement Systems for ET with Lab Full term 4
Total Degree Requirements
A note about Professional Studies (PRO) courses:
  • Engineering Technology Concentration course may be offered in both hybrid and online formats. Hybrid courses meet one evening each week with the majority of the work being done online.
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Course Equivalency Credits

Many UAH Engineering Technology courses teach similar skills and knowledge that students may have acquired through previous Engineering, Science, Math, and/or Programming coursework. Credit for completion of courses identified as “equivalent” may be applied towards degree requirements.


Accepted as Equivalent Coursework*
  ET Course UAH Equivalent (BPS ONLY)
  ET 310 MAE 211
  ET 334 MAE/CE 271
  ET 335 MAE 370
  ET 336 MAE/CE 272
  ET 341 EE 213
  ET 431 MAE 378
  ET 433/434 MAE 311
  *CPS Advisor will review and verify transfer credits.

Engineering Technology Skills and Careers
Skills and Careers

Why Engineering Technology?

Engineers spend their time planning, technologists make plans work. Check out Career Planning Resources for Engineering Technologists!