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Engineering Technology

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Jordan Bullington

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Engineering Technology & Construction Management
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
What is Engineering Technology?
Simple Definition: Engineering Technology is the application of engineering principles and modern technology to help prevent or solve technical problems for the betterment of humanity.
The New Advisor
While in transition, work with your old advisor or visit the University College Advising Center.
If you are primarily taking courses on the freshman curriculum, you will be assigned an advisor in the Office of Student Development and Success.
Students who have completed the majority of freshman coursework will be assigned an advisor in the department we well as a Faculty Mentor.
Smith 274
Phone: 704-687-5071
E-mail: cdontoh@uncc.edu
Cecilia Dontoh
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Electrical Engineering Technology
Rebecca Baker
Electrical Engineering Technology
Smith 274
Phone: 704-687-5050
E-mail: rwbaker1@uncc.edu
Madelyn Wilson
Fire Safety Engineering Technology
Smith 320
Phone: 704-687-4197
E-mail: madwilso@uncc.edu
Melissa Herman
Construction Management
Smith 245
Phone: 704-687-5072
E-mail: mjpugh@uncc.edu
Jordan Bullington
Civil Engineering Technology
Smith 274
Phone: 704-687-1695
E-mail: jcbullin@uncc.edu
What is the difference between Engineering and Engineering Technology?
Engineering Technology vs. Engineering Science
An engineering technology (ET) graduate is an
An engineering graduate is an
Emphasis of the curriculum is on
applying current knowledge and practices
to the solution of specific technical problems and standard design problems.
Emphasis of the curriculum is on
developing new methods
of analysis and solutions for open-ended, complex and unique design problems.
Civil Engineering Technology
Construction Management
Electrical Engineering Technology
Fire Safety Engineering Technology
Mechanical Engineering Technology
ET & CM Majors at UNC Charlotte
Construction Management
Construction Management is part of the Department of Engineering Technology, but is not an engineering major
Civil ET, Electrical ET, and Mechanical ET majors can sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and eventually become Professional Engineers (PE). Construction Management majors can not.
CM shares its freshman and sophomore curriculum with Civil ET, making an easy transition between the two majors
Students can earn a dual major in Construction Management and Civil ET by adding approximately two semesters to their plan of study before graduation
What can I do with a Major in
Engineering Technology?
Engineering Technologists work closely with engineers. They assist engineers in planning and implementing their designs and inventions. In their jobs, engineers are more often concerned with developing the overall plans and designs, while the technologist is more concerned with the implementation and completion of a specific part of the plan or design.*

*Taken from /Careers in Engineering/ by Geraldine Garner
(Cecilia on vacation)
Sample ET Occupations

Civil Engineering Technologist
Mechanical Engineering Technologist
Electrical Engineering Technologist
Plant Engineer
Electronics Engineer
Surveying Technician
Transportation Technologist
Chemical Engineering Technologist
Manufacturing Engineer
Application Engineer
Construction Inspector
Facilities Engineer
Quality Engineer
Types of Employers
Manufacturers (i.e., food, textile, plastics, steel, medical, electronics, building materials)
Environmental Agencies
Construction & Design Firms
Utility Companies
Government Agencies
Research Centers
Automotive Companies
Electrical & Electronics Industries
Transportation Industry
Consulting Firms
What Can I Do
with a Degree
in Fire Safety Engineering Technology ?
Fire Safety Engineering is the application of science and engineering principles to the design and practice of protecting against the unwanted effects of fire.
A Fire Safety Engineer produces optimum solutions with regard to cost and design restrictions while providing necessary protection for people and for man-made and natural environments.
Areas of study include: life safety, fire prevention, suppression and investigation, fire service administration, fire protection principles, industrial loss prevention, safety program management, and occupational safety and health.
Sample Fire Safety Occupations
Safety Manager—Industrial/Manufacturing companies
OSHA Compliance Manager
Risk Manager– government or private sector
Loss Control Supervisor
Fire Investigator
Fire Chief
Fire Marshal
Arson Investigator
Fire and Building Code Enforcement Officers
Environmental & Safety Officer Insurance Risk Evaluator
Types of Employer for Fire Safety Engineers
Insurance Companies
State Safety Programs
Municipal and County Fire Departments
Federal Fire Departments
Federal, state, and local governments
What Can I Do with a Degree in
Construction Management ?
Construction Management graduates are entrepreneurial. More than half of all Construction Managers are self-employed, often as owners of general or specialty trade construction firms.

Others are employed in the construction industry, by specialty trade contractors—for example, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning and electrical contractors—or by general contractors.
CM students also go on to work for architectural, engineering, and related services firms, with local/state/federal government as cost estimators, as construction and building inspectors or real estate development professionals, and as insurance and property-casualty adjustors, appraisers, examiners and investigators.
Sample Construction Management Occupations
Construction Manager
Property, Real Estate, & Community Association Managers
Cost Estimators
Appraisers, Real Estate
Range Managers
Construction and Building Inspectors
Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
Types of Employers for Construction Management Graduates
Department of Transportation
Utility Companies
Construction & Design Firms
Consulting Firms
Universities & Colleges
Research Centers
Environmental Agencies
Government Agencies
Manufacturing Companies
Power Companies
Architectural Firms
Professional Engineer
: Licensure and testing policies vary by state, but in North Carolina students from our Civil ET, Electrical ET, and Mechanical ET programs can take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam as seniors and recent graduates to achieve "Engineering Intern" or "Engineer-In-Training" status.

Engineering Technology and Construction Management Graduate Programs:
MSCFM – Master of Science in Construction and Facilities Management
MFPA – Masters of Fire Protection Administration

Beginning Fall 2013 ETCM will offer a third Graduate Program:
MS in Energy and Electromechanical Systems

Additional Options:
Master of Science in Engineering Management

With planning and/or a few courses between graduation and the start of grad school, ET students can also go
on to MS programs in Civil, Electrical, Computer, or Mechanical Engineering.

NOTE: Most graduate programs require a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0!
Graduate School
Multiple options for earning a master's degree are available to ET and CM graduates.
Math Requirements
Construction Management
Fire Safety ET
Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical ET

Pre-calculus (MATH1103)
ET Calculus (MATH1121)
Engineering Analysis II (ETGR2272)
Engineering Analysis III (ETGR 3171) or IV (ETGR 4272)
Pre-calculus (MATH1103)
ET Calculus (MATH1121)
Engineering Analysis II
Fire Safety Concentration:
College Algebra (MATH1100)
Fire Protection Concentration:
Pre-calculus (MATH1103)
ET Calculus (MATH1121) Engineering Analysis II (ETGR2272)
Engineering Analysis III (ETGR 3171)
All ET and CM majors take STAT 1220- Elements of Statistics in addition to program-specific math requirements.
Math Placement Test
Math Requirements (Continued)
If you transferred from another institution, did not take the Math Placement Test at SOAR, and have not taken and passed any math classes at UNC Charlotte, you may be asked to take the placement exam before being accepted into an ET or CM major

All ET & CM students must complete the appropriate of credit hours for MATH. If you tested out of MATH 1103, you will need to take an elective math or physical science course to replace the credit hours.
Math Classes Taken Prior to Change of Major
If you took any math classes prior to declaring a major in the Department of Engineering Technology an advisor will assess your math classes and let you know your future requirements

Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical ET majors who passed MATH1241 (Calculus I) with a grade of “C” or better prior to declaring their ET major:
May take MATH 1242 in lieu of ETGR 2272 OR take MATH 1121 (ET Calculus) and ETGR 2272 (Engineering Analysis)
May NOT take MATH 1241 and ETGR 2272
Science Requirements
All Engineering Technology and Construction Management majors must take Physics I & II with Labs (PHYS1101/1101L & 1102/1102L)
Students who took PHYS 2101/L and/or PHYS2102/L will receive credit in place of PHYS1101 and/or 1102
General Education
All UNC Charlotte Graduates must meet General Education Requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Course Catalog.
Most ET/CM majors take more Math and Science then General Education requires.
All ET/CM students take the four required Liberal Studies (LBST) courses
Most Writing Intensive (W) and Oral (O) requirements are met by courses in the major or elective requirements.
Construction Business & Management Core
Construction Management Majors complete a 21 credit hour Business & Management Core
All B&M Core classes must be completed with a grade of “C” or better
Most majors require only 120 credit hours
ET and CM programs require 124 – 128 credit hours for graduation
ET / CM students often take 16-17 hours in a semester or take summer classes in order to stay on track
See curriculum check sheets for suggested semester-by-semester course loads
College of Engineering
Progression Requirements
All courses listed on the curriculum check sheet for freshman year must be completed with a grade of “C” or better
Students must demonstrate continuous and satisfactory progress toward their degrees
Students must maintain Major GPAs of 2.0 or higher (students a Major GPA below 2.0 may be suspended from the College of Engineering).
How to Change Your Major
Complete a Change of Major form to request your desired major.
Allow time for your Change of Major application to be reviewed by the Department.
Expect to be notified via your UNC Charlotte e-mail once the review is complete.
Students with a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA and grades of C or better in all math, science and ET courses will be reviewed periodically throughout the semester
Students with a cumulative GPA between 2.0-2.5 will be reviewed after grades are posted for the current semester
Students with a GPA below 2.0 may submit their requests for ET classes online. Change of Major applications for these students will not be reviewed until they are in good standing (2.0 or higher GPA)
In reviewing your Change of Major request to, the department looks for the following factors:
Overall (cumulative) GPA
Prior semester GPA
Grades of C or better in all math, science, and ET courses
Successful completion of MATH 1103 (or a Math Placement score that places you into a higher level math class)
Summer Courses
If you wish to take summer classes, please speak to
an ET Advisor. Most summer courses taught by ET
are open to non-majors if they meet the prerequisites.
Spring 2013 Classes
Students who submit a change of major application for ET or CM may submit a waiting list request online.
Identify the Engineering Technology courses you need with an advisor’s assistance.
You will be notified via your UNC Charlotte e-mail address when/if a seat becomes available.
Our goal is to get all interested students into appropriate courses, however when seats are limited priority goes to those already in the major followed by incoming freshmen and transfer students admitted to the major.
The waiting list for some classes may not be resolved until the first few days of classes in a new semester, so please be patient.
It is important to come up with alternate plans in case you do not get all of the courses you desire. Math, science, and general education courses are good alternatives as are business classes for CM majors.
Advising in the College of Engineering
Advising holds are placed on all COE students every semester.
You must see your advisor to get your hold lifted.
Advisors communicate advising times, policies, and procedures via e-mail to your UNCC address.
Advisors are also available year round to assist you with any questions or problems that may arise.
What's Next?
Q & A with advisors & ETCM student(s)
Meet with advisors to review major specific curricula
Submit a Change of Major form if desired
Professional Engineering licensure is the engineering profession's highest standard of competence. Being licensed as a Professional Engineer is not only an honor for successful candidates, but also a useful indication to employers and clients of the skills you can bring to your work. Professional Engineers take on legal responsibilities for their designs--and can make more money because they have the authority to stamp these designs as being approved by a PE.
: Complete a minimum of 8 years of progressive engineering experience

: Apply for --and pass--the Engineering Principles and Practice exam

: Enjoy your success!
Additional program-specific science requirements:
Civil ET majors must take Chemistry and Geology
Construction Management majors may choose between Chemistry and Geology
Electrical and Mechanical ET majors take Chemistry
If your request is denied, you may still be able to take ET/CM classes while improving your GPA.

Students interested in changing their major or being put on a waiting list for ET classes for a given semester must submit their request online by Reading Day of the prior semester.
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