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Have you always wondered how things work? Are you interested in using your creativity to combine math and physical science? With access to state-of-the-art equipment, machinery and software programs, you can prepare to become a valued asset in many different manufacturing and engineering roles. When you graduate, you will have the technical skills to use everything from Electrical Motor Controls, Production Planning and Controls Computer-Aided Drafting/Design software and Geospatial Information Systems to create new products and machines for the manufacturing and utility industries.

View the full engineering technology curriculum here. 

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The following Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are stated for the Engineering Technology degree program:

  1. Contribute to their company development by effectively determining solutions and applying skills in engineering technology.
  2. Advance in their chosen engineering technology profession being successfully employed with strong team leadership and communication skills.
  3. Participate in professional development, expanding their knowledge and capabilities through continuing education, or an advanced graduate degree, or other lifelong learning.
  4. Serve as a positive role model in their communities, whether locally in Alabama, nationally, or globally, by conducting themselves with high standards of ethics.

The eleven Student Outcomes for the Engineering Technology degree program are listed below. These statements describe what students are expected to know or be able to do by the time of graduation. 

  1. Select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities; 
  2. Select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies; 
  3. Conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes; 
  4. Design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team; 
  6. Identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;
  7. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature; 
  8. Engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
  9. Demonstrate commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity; 
  10. Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; 
  11. Commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.


  • AC/DC Circuit Theory
  • Solid State Electronics
  • Network Communications
  • Basic Blueprint Reading and Drafting
  • Fluid Power
  • Electrical Motor Controls
  • Programmable Logic Controls (PLC’s)
  • Production Planning and Controls
  • Computer-Aided Drafting/Design (CADD)
  • Geospatial Information Systems (GIS)
  • Introduction to Engineering Technology
  • Fund. of Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Applied Statics
  • Internships

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Darryl Hutcheson Annual Scholarship Award
  • University Scholars Award
  • Toastmasters
  • Job Ships or Student Worker Opportunity with Faculty
  • Industrial Field Trips

Career Opportunities

Jobs include but not limited to…

  • Process Engineer
  • Facility Engineer
  • CADD Engineer
  • GIS Specialist
  • Project Manager

Companies include but not limited to…

  • Alabama Power
  • Black Warrior EMC
  • WestRock
  • Westervelt Renewable Energy
  • Cemex
  • Georgia Pacific
  • Volkert Engineering
  • Mannington Flooring


Contact Information

College of Business and Technology contact cist@uwa.edu or 205-652-3666.

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