Graduate Catalog 2010-12

Engineering Technology

 

Faculty

A. Gates, P.E. (Chair, Engineering, Copernicus 2350900, 860-832-1823); N. Al-Masoud; C. Anderson, P.E.; S. Basim, P.E.; P. F. Baumann; M Gadalla; E.J. Maydock; V. Naoumov; O.A. Powell, P.E.; Z. Prusak; and T. Vasko, P.E.

(Dept. phone: 860-832-1815; Fax: 832-1811; website: www.set.ccsu.edu)

 

Overview

The Master of Science in Engineering Technology graduate program offers two specializations - Civil/Construction and Mechanical/Manufacturing. The Master of Science in Engineering Technology degree is a planned program of study requiring 30 credits of graduate courses, including the written and oral capstone requirement. The Master's degree program consists of two areas of study - the Foundation Studies (12 credits) and the Engineering Technology Specialization (15 credits). The candidate selects one Specialization, either in Civil/Construction Engineering Technology or Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineering Technology. The Capstone requirement (three credits) has two options of study: Plan A-Research Thesis with written dissertation and oral defense; or Plan C-Research Project with a design project, written report, and oral defense. The graduate candidate must be accepted into the graduate program and have his/her planned program approved by the graduate advisor. According to graduate policy on courses, no more than nine credits of 400-level courses, as approved by the graduate advisor, can be applied towards the MSET degree.

 

Program

Master of Science in Engineering Technology

Program Rationale:

The Master of Science in Engineering Technology is designed for the working professional who has a BS in Engineering Technology or Engineering and desires further development and/or knowledge of recent advances in established or emerging technologies in the Civil/Construction or Manufacturing/Mechanical specializations.

The Master of Science in Engineering Technology with a specialization in Civil/Construction Engineering Technology is designed for the working professional to continue his or her education at night at CCSU. The program will extend the knowledge of students into areas of established and emerging technologies in Architecture/Engineering/

Construction (AEC) industries, including the study of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), site development, urban hydrology, construction engineering administration, and infrastructure rehabilitation and management.

The Master of Science in Engineering Technology with a specialization in Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineering Technology provides students with academic experience in applied engineering methods in the areas of mechanical and manufacturing. Specialization areas focus on advanced materials, manufacturing and assembly, project administration, and technical management. Technical electives include mechanical design and analysis, manufacturing methods, materials, quality control, and applied engineering management. The program is designed to provide applied engineering methods to aid graduates and engineers in remaining current with technology, improve productivity, and assist with advancement into leadership positions in industry.

 

Program Learning Outcomes:

Master of Science in Engineering Technology students will be expected to:

  • identify, formulate, and solve technical problems;

  • design and conduct experiments and to analyze and interpret data;

  • execute a project to meet desired needs; and

  • communicate effectively in oral, written, visual, and graphic modes.

 

Course and Capstone Requirements

(30 credits):

 

  1. Foundation Studies (12 credits)
    Six credits are encumbered and six credits are electives selected from University courses approved for graduate study by the Engineering Department and the department offering the course.
    ET 592 Research and Development of Experiments 3

STAT 453 Applied Statistical Inference 3

Elective, to be approved by the graduate advisor 3

Technical elective (ET, ETC, ETM, CM, or EMEC 400-
or 500-level, approved by graduate advisor) 3

 

  1. Engineering Technology Specialization:

Student selects one Specialization and completes 15 credits of graduate courses in a planned program approved by advisor.
Specialization-Civil/Construction Engineering Technology (15 credits)

ETC 571 Design and Construction of Concrete Structures 3

ETC 577 Engineering Technology Project Administration 3

ET or ETC (500-level elective approved by advisor) 3

ET, ETC, or CM (500-level elective approved by advisor) 3

ET or ETC (400- or 500-level elective approved by advisor) 3

 

Specialization-Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineering Technology (15 credits)

ETM 517 Automated Assembly and Manufacturing Cell Design 3

ETM 523 Contemporary Engineering Materials 3

ET elective (one 500- or 400-level course) 3

ET electives (two 500-level courses) 6

 

  1. Capstone Requirement: (3 credits)

The master candidate must select either Plan A, Thesis, or Plan C, Research in Engineering Technology, and each requires a written and oral defense of the research.

 

Plan A: ET 599 Thesis, 3 credits. The preparation of analytical research and thesis under the supervision of a graduate advisor requires a written and oral defense.

   or

Plan C: ET 598 Research in Engineering Technology, 3 credits. An applied engineering project conducted under the supervision of graduate advisor. Requires written report and oral defense. Extensive projects may be approved for up to 6 credits (in such case one, not two, ET 500-level electives will be required).

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