B.S. in Engineering Technology
Engineering technology is that part of the technological field which requires the application of scientific and engineering knowledge and methods, combined with technical skills, for the implementation and extension of existing technologies. Engineering technology education focuses on preparing engineering technologists for positions that involve product development and improvement, system development, management, manufacturing and engineering operational functions. Graduates also enter the technical sales and customer services field, or continue in graduate work in engineering or management. Placement of graduates has been excellent. The degree awarded for each of the program options is a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET).
The Engineering Technology Program offer four-year bachelor degree options in: Concrete Industry Management Technology (CIMT), Construction Engineering Technology (CET), Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET), Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET), Medical Informatics Technology (MIT) and Surveying Engineering Technology (SET), Technology Education (TEED) and Telecommunications Management Technology (TMT).
The options in construction engineering technology, electrical and computer engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology and surveying engineering technology are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (TAC of ABET) http://abet.org
Many students choose to complete their freshman and sophomore years at a community college or technical institute, and obtain an associate's degree in applied science from these institutions. It is strongly recommended that students talk to an academic advisor at NJIT while they are still pursuing their associate's degree. The academic advisor will explain the transfer process in detail as well as suggest elective courses that may be beneficial. Contact an advisor by calling the Department of Engineering Technology at (973) 596-3228, or by email at EngineeringTechnology@njit.edu.
After being admitted to NJIT, students must meet with an academic advisor to discuss the curriculum and any special interests the student might have. Students who lack necessary courses will be assigned bridge courses to make up the required prerequisites. Generally, courses taken at the freshman and sophomore level at the community colleges cannot substitute for junior or senior NJIT engineering technology courses.
Engineering technology students are expected to meet with their faculty advisor each semester to schedule courses and review their progress in the program. The advisor must approve all courses, including electives, prior to registration.
All Engineering Technology options require the same English and Humanities electives in the upper division (i.e. junior and senior year).
Open Elective in Humanities and Social Science GUR (General University Requirement): Students must take one 300-level course from any of the following fields: English (Eng); history (Hist); literature (Lit); philosophy (Phil); science, technology, and society (STS); social science (SS); or theater (Thtr). Students also may satisfy this requirement with Architectural History IV (Arch 382) or by taking an approved 300-level course at Rutgers-Newark. The department recommends telecommunications management technology option majors take Eng 352 to fulfill this requirement.
Lit/Hist/Phil/STS GUR: Students must take one 300-level course from any of the following fields: literature; history; philosophy; or science, technology, and society (STS); or a 300-level course at Rutgers-Newark, approved by the Humanities department.
Capstone Seminar in Humanities and Social Science GUR: All students, except those enrolled in the honors college, take one of the following: HSS 403, HSS 404, HSS 405, HSS 406, HSS 407, HSS 408, HSS 409. Students enrolled in the honors college take one from HSS 491H-499H.
Free Elective: Consult the program coordinator. Students entering with fewer than 9 credits in humanities/social science must take an appropriate humanities/social science course to fulfill the NJIT GUR. Consult the program coordinator.
Co-op: Engineering Technology students are encouraged to take an NJIT co-op course and receive degree credit as a technical elective under the following conditions: (1) the co-op employment is obtained through the NJIT co-op office and (2) this employment has no relation to any current or previous employment of the student. The student may not take more than one course concurrently with the co-op experience and, in all cases, the co-op experience must be approved by the co-op advisor for the student's program. An additional co-op experience may be taken for additive credit but not degree credit.