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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Department of Engineering Technology

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College of Technology  > Department of Engineering Technology

Who’s Who in the Department


Wajiha Shireen

Associate Chair:
Mequanint Moges

Tony Ambler, Heidar A. Malki, Wajiha Shireen, George Zouradakis, Ray Taylor (Research), Hassan Moghaddam (Instructional)

Associate Professors:
Farrokh Attarzadeh, Farouk G. Attia, Driss Benhaddou, Amina Bose, Deniz Gürkan, Rupa Iyer, Fatima Merchant, Mequanint Moges (Instructional) Raresh Pascali (Instructional), Francisco Robles Hernandez, Xiaojing Yuan, Xiaobing Zhu (Research)

Assistant Professor:
Mehdi Abolhassani, Kamran Alba, Burak Basaran (Instructional), Medhat El-Nahas (Instructional), Albert Flavier (Instructional), Wei Lee (Research), Ricardo Lent, Luca Pollonini (Research), Navdeep Singh (Instructional), Sivakumar Ganapathy

Department Overview

The Engineering Technology Council of the American Society of Engineering Education has provided the following definition of Engineering Technology:

Engineering Technology is the profession in which knowledge of the applied mathematical and natural sciences gained by higher education, experience, and practice is devoted to application of engineering principles and the implementation of technological advances for the benefit of humanity.

Engineering Technology education for the professional focuses primarily on analyzing, applying, implementing, and improving existing technologies and is aimed at preparing graduates for practice in that portion of the technological spectrum closest to the product improvement, manufacturing, and engineering operational functions.

The Department of Engineering Technology provides cutting-edge educational opportunities in Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering Technology programs and in Biotechnology, and Surveying Engineering in Technology.

To qualify for a Bachelor of Science in the College of Technology, students must complete university core curriculum requirements plus college and departmental requirements for a specific program as stated in this section of the catalog.

Curricula offered by the department emphasize the latest technological developments. Students perform meaningful, practical laboratory experiments to verify and reinforce their knowledge. Computer-related courses in all majors provide students with practical experience using computers and associated software. Upon graduation, students in the Engineering Technology department are ready for employment in their field and can continue to grow and advance in their field, because they have the skill to:

  • Analyze and solve industrial problems;
  • Communicate effectively, whether speaking or writing;
  • Work effectively in a team setting using current leadership and business practices;
  • Learn and apply new technology.

The department also has a research mission to discover new ways to apply basic science and technology discoveries to applications useful to business and industry.

Students pursuing a degree plan in the ET Department must complete university requirements


  • Computer Engineering Technology, Electrical Power Engineering Technology, and Mechanical Engineering Technology are accredited by
    Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
    111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
    Baltimore, Maryland, 21202,
  • The Biotechnology program is accredited by
    Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)


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