Engineering Technology

The Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology is a cooperative program with South Carolina Technical Colleges, whereby the technical college provides the Engineering Technology coursework that will prepare students for immediate employment, and Francis Marion provides additional coursework that will prepare students for long-term career advancement.

Students pursuing this degree must:

  • Select a concentration at the technical school in either Civil Engineering Technology (CET), Electronics Engineering Technology (EET), or Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) and
  • Complete all of the course requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree in their respective concentration (either CET, EET, or MET) from a South Carolina Technical College.
  • NOTE: As a part of this cooperative arrangement, students may be simultaneously enrolled in courses on both campuses.

The total number of credits required for graduation is 120. Approximately 50 of these credits must be completed at a South Carolina Technical College in order to satisfy that institution’s CET/EET/MET course requirements. The Francis Marion course requirements comprise the remaining credits, which are listed below.

Career Opportunities for Engineering Technology

The Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology will prepare students for intermediate level administrative or supervisory positions in areas such as manufacturing and production, sales and distribution, maintenance and service, and industrial training.

  • Civil track – Graduates are prepared to work in the construction field in the areas of planning, surveying and overseeing construction and in maintenance of structures and facilities.
  • Electronic track – Graduates are prepared to apply electronic principles and theories to layout, build, test, trouble shoot, repair and modify electronic equipment.
  • Mechanical track – Graduates help develop, test, and manufacture tools, engines, machines, and other devices.

Course Requirements

Francis Marion University course requirements:

Mathematics – 6 hours

  • MATH 134 – Probability & Statistics
  • At least one (1) of the following:
    • MATH 132 – College Trig w/ Analytic Geometry
    • MATH 137 – Pre-Calculus
    • MATH 201 – Calculus I

Science – 16 hours

  • Select one (1) of the following:
    • PHYS 215 – General Physics I and PHYS 216 – General Physics II OR
    • PHYS 200 – Technical Physics I and PHYS 201 – Technical Physics II and PHYS 202 – Technical Physics III
  • CHEM 111/111L – General Chemistry I: General Concepts/Lab
  • BIOL 105 – Biological Sciences I
  • BIOL 115L – Life Science Lab

Upper-level credits – 4 hours

  • ENGL 318 – Technical Communication
  • PHYS 419 – Senior Seminary in Physics

Business minor  courses – 18 hours

  • BUSI 150 – Fundamentals of Business
  • ACTG 201 – Financial Accounting
  • ECON 203 – Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Nine (9) additional hours, which must be selected from:
    • BUSI 305 – Applied Business Statistics
    • ECON 310 – Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
    • ECON 325 – International Economics
    • FIN 301 – Finance Fundamentals
    • FIN 341 – Financial Management
    • MGT 351 – Management of Organizations
    • MGT 355 – Production and Operations Management
    • MIS 327 – Information Systems Fundamentals
    • MKT 331 – Principles of Marketing
    • MKT 335 – International Marketing

Additional Information

  • In addition to the course requirements above, the student is encouraged to take:
    • CS 150 – Microcomputers and Software Applications I

Course Descriptions

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