Integrated Engineering Technology, AAS

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$37,000 - $59,000*

These estimated earnings are for employees who have completed their associate degree in Integrated Engineering Technology. Career advancement is available if you transfer your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. As experience and education increase, you can expect to earn significantly more during your career.

For more information on regional jobs and pay, go to NC State’s Career Coach page.

*Earnings figure is based on EMSI employment information for north central Ohio.

$16,932 - $12,000 = $4,932 in net cost*

The calculation above includes the following:

  • The estimated current cost of tuition, fees and books to complete this two-year associate degree at NC State is $16,932.
  • Minus the average amount of financial aid ($6,000 x 2 years) students received. NOTE: Your financial aid could be higher or lower than this average.
  • Leaving just $4,932 to be funded by other sources — which may include additional scholarships, grants and loans. Many students opt for payment plans to avoid debt. Employed students should inquire with their employers about the possibility of reimbursement for educational expenses.

In the 2020-2021 school year, NC State awarded more than $7.5 million in financial aid and scholarships to our students. We will work with you to explore every source of financial aid available.

*These figures were calculated using data available when this information was published.

$47,336*

Estimated cost of two years of instruction and attendance at a four-year public institution in Ohio.

*This estimate is an average of the cost of attending a public college or university for two years. This cost includes room and board for residential students.

$86,064**

Estimated cost of two years of instruction and attendance at a four-year private institution in Ohio.

**This estimate is an average of the cost of attending a private college or university for two years. This cost includes room and board for residential students.

The Integrated Engineering Technology program readies students to diagnose and repair industrial equipment problems using proper technical assessment skills as well as core mechanical and electrical skills. The program provides students with a base knowledge in both the electrical and mechanical side of engineering technology. For this reason, Integrated Engineering Technology is also known as Electro‐Mechanical Engineering Technology, or Mechatronics. Students are provided with a base knowledge in advanced skills such as programmable logic controllers (PLC's), electronics and digital applications, robotics, and process control.

Students completing the Integrated Engineering program will be suited for jobs as maintenance repair technicians, electrical maintenance technicians, or mechanical maintenance technicians. Students who continue to pursue a bachelor's degree will be suited for jobs as electrical or mechanical engineering technologists or jobs that require both. See the program webpage for transfer opportunities.

Any individual that has an interest in knowing how things work, determining how to fix things and make them run better and has an interest in problem solving may find the Integrated Engineering Technology program an approachable career choice. The individual should have an interest in and an aptitude for mathematics and science.

The Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded upon completion of this program.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of integrated engineering to narrowly defined troubleshooting activities.
  2. Apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
  3. Interpret, edit, and troubleshoot automation hardware, systems and software.

Examples of Course Projects

Opportunity for Transfer

NC State has over 40 agreements with four-year colleges and universities to provide a smooth transition for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Through university partnerships, some four-year courses are also offered on the NC State campus or online.  The Integrated Engineering Technology program has a special agreement with Bowling Green State University to allow students to transfer into their Mechatronics Engineering Technology program after graduation from NC State.

Preparatory Courses

Courses

ENGL 0040 - Integrated Reading and Writing

This is a course designed to build thinking skills through reading and writing. It emphasizes that reading assists writing and writing assists reading in repetitive ways. Reading and writing are similar in that both are acts of composing. This is done through planning, drafting, aligning, revising, and monitoring. Close reading teaches students the focus and depth of analysis required by college-level reading. Attentive and close reading of sources as well as critical editing provide a focus on the language of the text. The course helps students to gain access to information and to use this information variously to lead articulate lives and to identify, think through, refine, and solve problems. Classroom instruction integrates writing and reading activities with an emphasis on essays, reading strategies, research, critical thinking, analysis, and metacognition.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2

FYEX 0070 - College and Career Success

The goal of FYEX 0070 is to increase the student's ability to stay on course in college by examining soft skills necessary for success in life and assisting the student in obtaining the personal success strategies and practical skills necessary to reach his/her educational and life objectives. Topics in the course include personal responsibility, self-motivation, self-management, interdependence, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, college expectations, time utilization, test-taking, communication skills, study techniques, listening skills, library use, and use of College resources. This course is required for all first-time college students.

Credit Hours: 2
Lecture Hours: 2

MATH 0065 - Algebra for Applied Geometry & Trigonometry

This course is designed to enhance students' algebraic methods and procedures that will be used in Applied Geometry and Trigonometry. The topics will include demonstrations in using the calculator, scientific notation, order of operations, polynomials, inequalities, exponents, radicals, solving equations, graphing, factoring, and rational expressions.

Credit Hours: 1
Lecture Hours: 1
Required Prerequisite Course: Take MATH 0072 or MATH 0073 with a minimum grade of C-
Required Concurrent Course: Take MATH 1070;

MATH 0075 - Foundations of Mathematical Reasoning

Foundations of Mathematical Reasoning is a quantitative literacy course designed to provide students with the skills and conceptual understanding to succeed in a college-level statistics course.  Foundations of Mathematical Reasoning is organized around big mathematical and statistical ideas.  The course will help students develop conceptual understanding and acquire multiple strategies for solving problems.  The course will prepare students for success in future courses and will help them develop skills for the workplace and as productive citizens.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Concurrent Course: MATH 0030

MATH 0084 - Introductory and Intermediate Algebra

The course consists of a brief review of arithmetic concepts, signed numbers, fractions and decimals. It also includes linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions and equations, coordinate graphing, systems of linear equations, simplification of radicals, functions (including linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic), exponents and complex numbers.

Credit Hours: 5
Lecture Hours: 5
Required Prerequisite Course: MATH 0072 or MATH 0073 (Minimum grade of C- required) or qualifying placement test scores.

STAT 0086 - Algebra for Probability & Statistics

This course is designed to teach students the algebraic methods and procedures that will be needed in a probability and statistics course. The topics will include demonstrations in using the calculator, scientific notation, order of operations, converting decimals to percents, inequalities, and exponents, radicals, solving equations, graphing lines using slope and y-intercept, solving equations using the quadratic formula, sequences and variation.

Credit Hours: 2
Lecture Hours: 2
Required Prerequisite Course: Take MATH 0072 or MATH 0073 with a minimum grade of C- OR COMPASS Algebra score of 1-30 OR ACT Math score of 19 or higher OR ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra score of 45 or higher.

Year One

Fall Semester

ELET 1510 - DC Electricity

Elements of DC Circuits is an introductory course in direct current circuit theory that includes the basic concepts of voltage, current, resistance and power. (CTAG = CTEET001 and TAG = OET01) Semesters available: Day - F Evening - F

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

ENGL 1010 - English Composition I

This is a basic course in expository writing and critical reading. Students read a variety of nonfiction works and write summaries, analysis, essays, and a researched argument in response to their reading. Students learn to read actively and accurately and to organize, develop, and revise coherent papers appropriate for a college-educated audience. (OTM for First Writing Course TME001)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: ENGL 0040; (minimum grade of C-), or qualifying placement test scores

ENGR 1010 - Introduction to Engineering

This is an introductory course for engineering technology students. Students will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of engineering, the problems engineers encounter and the contributions made by engineers in various disciplines. The ethics and responsibilities of the engineer will discussed. Lab experience includes the following PC applications: operating systems and hardware, word processors, spreadsheets, and engineering graphing. An introduction to basic language programming is included at the end. Emphasis will be placed on using a PC to solve engineering problems and produce results. TAG: OES001 - INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING Semesters available: Day - F, Sp Evening - F, Sp

Credit Hours: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 2

MATH 1110 - College Algebra

A study of: 1) polynomial operations, rational expressions, exponents, radicals; 2) linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, absolute value applications and their graphs; 3) graphs of elementary functions and non-functions including inverse functions, combining functions, and translating and transforming functions; 4) study of polynomial functions including the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra, zeroes of polynomials, rational functions, partial fractions; 5) exponential and logarithmic functions including graphs and applications; 6) Gauss-Jordan elimination and Cramer's Rule. This course meets the requirements for OTM College Algebra TMM001.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 4
Required Prerequisite Course: MATH 0084 (Minimum grade of C- required) or qualifying placement test score

MECT 1150 - Fundamentals of Engineering Design

An introductory course to acquaint the student with the tools used to convey design concepts and product information in the engineering arena. 3D visualization, using sketching, drawing, solid modeling and computer aided drafting will be used. The course will also introduce the main concepts in developing an engineering design project. Semesters Offered: Day - F, Sp Evening - F, Sp

Credit Hours: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 3

Spring Semester

ELET 1520 - AC Electricity

A course covering alternating circuit theory including basic concepts of voltage, current, resistance, impedance, inductance, capacitance, phase angle, and their relationships to each other in an AC circuit. Transformers, resonance and use of AC instruments is also included. OET 003 Semesters available: Day - Sp Evening - Sp

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ELET 1510

ENGL 1030 - English Composition II

This is a course in argument and research writing. Students read issue-based works and write summaries, responses, and an argument and research paper. Students learn to organize research projects, find and evaluate sources, incorporate ideas and quotations from sources, document their sources in MLA and APA style, analyze and use argumentative strategies and persuasive appeals, and prepare and revise effective, coherent papers. (OTM for Second Writing Course TME002)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGL 1010 with a minimum grade of C- or better.

ENRD 2150 - Computer Aided Design I

This course is designed to introduce the student to fundamentals of Computer Aided Drafting and 3D Modeling. The student will create single-view, multi-view, sectional, and auxiliary view drawings with dimensions and tolerances. The student will also draw a multiple sheet/multiple part assembly drawing complete with a bill of materials. TAG: OET012CAD - CTAG: CTMET005

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

MATH 1130 - Trigonometry

This course includes the study of trigonometric functions and inverse trigonometric functions and their graphs; solutions of right and oblique triangles and their applications; solutions of trigonometric equations and inequalities; the use of identities, vectors, and complex numbers; and solutions of polar equations and parametric equations. Students must supply a graphing calculator. This course meets the requirements for OTM Trigonometry TMM003.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 4
Required Prerequisite Course: MATH 1110 (Minimum grade of C- required) or qualifying placement test scores

PHYS 1110 - General Physics I

A study of Classical Newtonian Mechanics including measurement systems, dimensional analysis, vectors, scalars, linear, circular and rotational motion, forces in equilibrium, acceleration, work, and energy. A study of material properties including density, and hydraulic principles (both static and kinetic). Also a study of waves, and sound including simple harmonic motion, vibrations, reflection, transmission, interference, and resonance for waves, and intensity, sources, interference, and Doppler Effect for sound. This course meets the requirements for TAG# OSC014. If combined with PHYS1130, TAG# OSC021 is met.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3

Year Two

Fall Semester

ELET 1530 - Digital Principles

A study of the binary number system, Boolean algebra, Logic and Logic circuits, flip flops, registers, counters, and their interconnection in small systems. This curriculum has been previously approved under the Ohio Board of Regents Career Technical Credit Transfer guide (CTAG) and the Transfer Agreement Guide (TAG) as CTEET002 and OET002 respectively. No changes have been made to the outcomes based on these requirements.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2

MECT 2230 - Engineering Materials

Physical metallurgy emphasizing commercial alloys, heat treatment, and surface treatment of the iron, steel, aluminum, copper, and aerospace metals. The laboratory covers basic metallographic techniques of specimen polishing, etching, and examination. (TAG# OET013)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

MECT 2330 - Statics

A problem course dealing with bodies at rest; it lays the necessary groundwork for further study in the design and analysis of structures and machines. Emphasis is placed upon the importance of the ability to draw free body diagrams used in solving problems. (TAG# OET007)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

MECT 2335 - Engineering Statics

A problem based course utilizing calculus in dealing with bodies at rest; it lays the necessary groundwork for further study in the design and analysis of structures and machines. Emphasis is placed upon the importance of the ability to draw free body diagrams used in solving problems.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: MATH 1150

PHYS 1130 - General Physics II

A study of heat to include calorimetry, expansion, heat capacity, conductivity, phase change, kinetic theory and gas laws. A study of light including its nature, and geometric optics. Also a study of electricity and magnetism including electric charges at rest, potentials, capacitance and dielectrics, current, resistance, and voltage, alternating circuits theory of frequency, reactance, impedance, power and resonance, magnetic field definition and effects on moving charges and conductors. This course meets the requirements for TAG# OSC015. If combined with PHYS 1110 , TAG# OSC021 is met.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take PHYS 1110

PHIL 1110 - Ethics

This course involves an examination of several ethical theories, including ethical relativism, utilitarianism, virtue ethics, social contract ethics, theological ethics, and rational ethics. Subjects covered may include the ethics of nuclear war, the ethics of suicide, ethical issues in abortion, the ethics of euthanasia, ethical issues in genetic engineering, sexual ethics, racism and sexism, capital punishment, ethics and the environment and so on. This course meets the requirements for OTM Arts and Humanities TMAH and slso TAG# OAH046.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Spring Semester

CHEM 1030 - Chemistry

The course is to give the Allied Health and Nursing student an appreciation and understanding of general inorganic chemistry. Includes atomic and molecular structure, molecular forces, properties and states of matter, naming of chemical compounds, types and behaviors of solutions, types of reactions, acid base chemistry, carefully chosen organic topics with their applications to specific health problems. Laboratory exercises will enhance and reinforce lecture topics. (OTM approved course in Natural Sciences TMNS)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Required Prerequisite Course: Take CHEM 1010 or high school chemistry AND MATH 0084 with a minimum grade of C-.
Required Concurrent Course: Take CHEM 1030L

ELET 2240 - Programmable Logic Controllers

This course will cover the basic principles behind the operation of programmable controllers, the relationship between PC's and relay ladder logic, programming of PC's, and troubleshooting of programmable controller circuits. (TAG# OET022 CTAG# CTEET003)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

ELET 2450 - Electronics

This course explores the use of diode applications, bipolar and unipolar transistors, Field Effect Transistors, oscillators, feedback, thyristors and the 555 timer. Topics will include power supplies, multi-stage amplifiers, inverting and non-inverting op-amps, filters, SCRs and Triacs. OET 005 Semesters available: Day - F Evening - F

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ELET 1520

MECT 2440 - Strength of Materials

A study of the effects of load on structures, frames, beams, columns, and mechanisms; including stress and strain in tension, compression, shear, and torsion; column buckling; torsion, axial and lateral deflections; thermal stresses and strains, and properties of materials. (TAG# OET008)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Required Prerequisite Course: Take MECT 2330

MECT 2910 - Mechanical Design Project

This is a capstone course in the Associate Degree program; it brings together the course work and learning experiences from the mechanical engineering technology program. Students will participate in a mechanical design project to be completed following the procedures presented.

Credit Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take MECT 2905

SOCY 2010 - Cultural Diversity and Racism

Sociological exploration of American racial and ethnic groups. Emphasis placed on the social construction of race and ethnicity, patterns of intergroup contact. Historical comparative analysis of selected groups with emphasis on economic, political and structural inequalities. Please note outcomes are written to OBR standards using OBR language. Ohio Articulation Number OSS 050 Race and Ethnicity . This course also meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Sciences TMSBS.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Total Credit Hours: 64