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 bachelors 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 ENG 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
PRO 331 Engineering Technology Foundations I 7 week term 3
PRO 332 Engineering Technology Foundations II 7 week term 3
PRO 315 Engineering Communications 7 week term 3
PRO 333 Computer-Aided Design for ET Full term 3
PRO 341 Introduction to Electrical Systems and Circuits 7 week term 3
PRO 334 Principles of Statics for ET 7 week term 3
PRO 335 Strength of Materials for ET 7 week term 3
PRO 336 Principles of Dynamics for ET 7 week term 3
PRO 431 Fundamentals of Manufacturing for ET Full term 3
PRO 433 Instrumentations and Measurement Systems for ET Full term 3
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*
  PRO Course UAH Equivalent (BPS ONLY)
  PRO 333 MAE 211
  PRO 334 MAE/CE 271
  PRO 335 MAE 370
  PRO 336 MAE/CE 272
  PRO 341 EE 213
  PRO 431 MAE 378
  PRO 433 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!