Engineering Technology

The B.S. degree in Engineering Technology has three tracks – Civil, Electronics, and Mechanical. This is a cooperative program offered jointly by Francis Marion University and the South Carolina Technical College System.  Students in the program complete two years’ worth of study at a SC technical college and two years’ worth of study at FMU.


Career Opportunities for Engineering Technology Graduates

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. Graduates of the Civil track 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.

Graduation Requirements

The total number of credits required for graduation is 120.  Approximately 50 of these credits must be completed a 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.

FMU Course Requirements

  • 6 credits of Mathematics: Mathematics 134 and at least one of the following: MATH 132, 137, or 201
  • 16 credits of Science: Physics 215 and 216 (or 200, 201, and 202); Chemistry 111 and 111L; Biology 105 and 115L
  • 4 additional upper-level credits: English 318 and Physics 419
  • 18 credits for a Minor in Business: Students must complete a minor in Business
  • 27 credits of General Education (A total of 48 hours are required for FMU’s General Education, but 21 of these credits are already included in the requirements listed above.)

In addition to the course requirements above, students are encouraged to take CS 150.

Since students are required to complete the FMU General Education requirements, they are not required to also complete the general education requirements from the technical college.  For the list of of courses required from the technical college, students should consult the course catalog for that institution.  For example, at the time of this writing, Florence Darlington Technical College requires 47 credits for CET, 49 credits for EET, and 48 credits for MET (not including their General Education requirements), as listed here:

Minor in Business

A minor in Business consists of Business 150, Accounting 201, and Economics 203 plus nine additional hours, which must be selected from:

  • Business 305 – Applied Business Statistics
  • MIS 327 – Information Systems Fundamentals
  • Economics 310 – Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • Economics 325 – International Economics
  • Finance 301 – Finance Fundamentels
  • Finance 341 – Financial Management
  • Management 351 – Management of Organizations
  • Management 355 – Production and Operations Management
  • Marketing 331 – Principles of Marketing
  • Marketing 335 – International Marketing