Integrated Engineering Technology, AAS

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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.

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

ECON 1010 - Introduction to Economics

This course covers four topic areas: a) basic economic terms in microeconomics, b) basic economic terms in macroeconomics, c) a historical overview of major economic ideas and d) an exploration of a variety of economic issues. This course is recommended for students who desire a one term survey course in economics. In this course students shall be challenged to think critically and to formulate independent and well-considered conclusions about a variety of economic issues and policies at a personal level as well as at the national level. Upon completion of this course students shall be better equipped to rationally participate in current economic policy debates by understanding the historical evolution of economic system, institutions and ideologies. (OTM for Social and Behavioral Sciences TMSBS)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

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

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

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

HIST 1010 - American History I

This American Studies course is an introductory survey course covering the development of American politics, law, religion, philosophy, art and literature from 1600 to 1877. The goal of the course is to help students understand the cultural development of the United States especially in relation to its religion, art, philosophy, law, and political system. (TAG# OHS043 or if combined with HIST1030 OHS010. This course also meets the requirements for the OTM Arts and Humanities - TMAH)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

HIST 1030 - American History II

This American Studies course is an introductory survey course covering the development of American politics, law, religion, philosophy, art and literature from 1877 to the present. The goal of the course is to help students understand the cultural maturity of the United States especially in relation to its religion, art, philosophy, law, and political system. (TAG# OHS044 or if combined with HIST1030 OHS010. This course also meets the requirements for the OTM Arts and Humanities - TMAH)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

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

Total Credit Hours: 64