Engineering Technology is in the business of graduating problem solvers and decision makers for local, regional and national industry. Engineering Technology is designated as an Area of Excellence by the Louisiana Board of Regents. Our department has a long history in providing workforce training and supplying high quality graduates who empower the socio-economic development in the state of Louisiana.
Engineering Technology prepares Electronics Engineering Technologists and Industrial Engineering Technologists for entry into the high technology job market of tomorrow where Technologists work closely with engineers to design, install, and maintain the complex systems today.
The Bachelor of Science degree programs in the Department of Engineering Technology (B.S. in Electronic Engineering Technology, EET, and B.S. in Industrial Engineering Technology, IET) are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Is There an Engineer Inside You?
The answer to this question could be quite involved. Nevertheless, this simplified response gives some useful distinctions between engineering technology and engineering. To understand what an engineering technologist does, it is helpful to consider three types of technical people: technicians, engineering technologists, and engineers. Technicians, at one end of the spectrum, receive specialized training on individual systems. (Associate degree graduates often become technicians.) Technicians operate equipment and perform some system maintenance. At the other end of the spectrum, engineers generally use theoretical principles to design systems. They frequently accomplish their design work at a computer. Engineering technologists bridge the gap between technicians and engineers with an understanding of both operations and design. Engineering technologists are capable of analyzing, implementing, modifying, and maintaining systems and of advising both the engineer and the technician. Engineering technologists are hands-on people who work directly with systems. NSU is proud to have graduated many outstanding engineering technologists for the modern workforce.