Accreditation, Degree ProgramsAccreditation
Programs at both the Associate and Bachelor levels in Mechanical Engineering Technology and Electronics Engineering Technology are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission (TAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (ABET). The Architectural Technology and the Construction Engineering Technology programs will apply for TAC/BET accreditation by the end of 1998.
Engineering Technology Degree Programs
The Engineering Technology Department offers programs of study leading to the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (B.E.T.) degree. In Mechanical Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering Technology and Electronics Engineering Technology, both the Associate of Applied Science and the Bachelor of Engineering Technology degrees are available. For Architectural Technology, only the Associate of Applied Science degree is offered.
A total of 65-68 semester hours of course credit is required for an Associate's degree in Applied Science (A.A.S.), depending on the selected program of study. A total of 128 semester hours of course credit is required for the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (B.E.T.) degree. Normally 64 semester hours of the baccalaureate program may be transferred from an accredited community or technical college. Additional transfer credits may be applied over the 64 semester hour limit at the discretion of the academic adviser. In addition, articulation agreements with the following institutions will continue: Central Ohio Technical College Cuyahoga Community College Edison Community College Lakeland Community College Lima Technical College Lorain County Community College Marion Technical College Monroe County Community College North Central Technical College Northwest State Community College Owens Community College Terra Community College Washtenaw Community College
The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) defines Engineering Technology as a distinct field of study related to the profession of engineering: "Engineering Technology is that part of the technological field which requires the application of scientific and engineering knowledge and methods combined with technical skills in support of engineering activities: it lies in the occupational spectrum between the craftsman and the engineer at the end of the spectrum closest to the engineer." The term "Engineering Technician" is applied to the graduates of associate's degree programs. Graduates of baccalaureate programs are called "Engineering Technologists." In industry, job titles with the term "Engineer" are common for Engineering Technology graduates. Engineering Technology education is based on sound foundations in applied sciences and mathematics. The curriculum emphasizes basic principles, applications and extensive laboratory experience.
The B.E.T. degree does not prepare its graduates for advanced study in engineering or science at The University of Toledo; however, B.E.T. degree graduates can pursue graduate degrees in other colleges at The University of Toledo and elsewhere. All freshmen are required to register for the orientation course (ENGT 1000) during their first semester or at the first offering of the course.
Minor in Business Administration
Engineering Technology students may earn a minor in business by earning a C or better in the six business courses listed below and by satisfying an economics requirement. ACCT 2000 Survey of Accounting for Nonbusiness Majors FINA 3040 Principles of Financial Management ISOM 2070 Application of Statistics in Business Decision Making ISOM 3020 Principles of Manufacturing and Service Systems MGMT 3030 Managerial and Behavior Processes in Organizations MKTG 3010 Principles of Marketing
Students must complete ACCT 2000 before enrolling in FINA 3040. For the other required business courses in the minor, business prerequisites are waived for engineering students. The economics requirement may be satisfied with ECON 1880, ECON 1150 and 1200, or MIME 2600. The above six business courses are recommended for students considering an M.B.A. Successful completion of these six courses and the ECON 1880 or ECON 1150 and 1200 will satisfy the basic core requirement of the M.B.A. curriculum. Students not interested in an M.B.A. may wish to make substitutions according to the rules listed in the College of Business Administration section of this catalog. For example, MKTG 3150, Understanding Cultural Differences for Business, could be used in place of any of the business minor courses (except ACCT 2000). In addition, MKTG 3150 will simultaneously satisfy part of the multicultural requirement in the University Core Curriculum.
Students in the Engineering Technology programs may use one of the business courses as a professional development elective. Students interested in a business minor should consult an adviser in both the College of Business Administration and the College of Engineering.
Combined B.E.T. and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Program
The College of Business Administration in conjunction with the College of Engineering offers a program whereby a student may simultaneously earn both a B.S. in Engineering and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.). This program provides a unique opportunity to combine business and engineering skills to prepare graduates for global competitiveness.
Tobe admitted to the program, students must have senior standing, score a minimum of 450 on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), and have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Students also must have completed 18 hours of prerequisite courses. The six business courses listed in the Business Minor section plus MIME 1800 or ECON 1150 and 1200 satisfy the Basic Core requirement for the M.B.A. program. MIME 2600 does not satisfy the M.B.A. economics requirement, students should consult with an adviser.
Students who wish to pursue the program should inform the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies in the College of Engineering during their junior year and complete the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) by the end of their junior year. Students should submit completed application materials to the Graduate School for admission to the MBA program before Fall Semester of their senior year. Upon admission to the program by the Graduate School, the College of Business Administration and the College of Engineering, students will be classified as special provisional graduate students so that they may take graduate level courses while completing the Bachelor of Science degree requirements.
Tosatisfy the requirements for the M.B.A., students must complete 10 graduate level business courses as described in the College of Business Administration graduate section of this catalog.
For B.E.T. degree students, the degree program normally requires four years and the M.B.A. program would require an additional two years. It is anticipated that by enrolling in the two programs simultaneously, a total of five years will be required for completion of both degrees.