Engineering Technology

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The BS degree program in Engineering Technology program offers concentrations in “Computer Networking Engineering Technology,” “Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology,” “Mechanical Engineering Technology,” and “Robotics and Autonomous Systems.” Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET-ETAC).

 Mission Statement
The mission of Engineering Technology is to empower students to become innovative problem-solvers and function effectively in today’s global, rapidly changing, diverse work environment by offering a dynamic curriculum that provides an academic foundation for lifelong learning in the engineering technology field.

Program Description

The ABET-accredited Engineering Technology program prepares its graduates with a blend of technical knowledge, theoretical skills, and the hands-on experience necessary to enter professional careers in design, installation, operation, computer, electronics, information technology, mechanical, computer-aided manufacturing, control, robotics, and automated systems. Engineering Technologists use the principles and theories of engineering, science, and mathematics to solve technical problems in engineering and engineering technology-related fields. The successful completion of this program will not only provide better job opportunities but also prepare students who plan to pursue graduate studies in the related fields.

 The Engineering Technology Program at ECSU is designed to provide a broad education that emphasizes the study and application of technology and management skills for the contemporary industry. The curriculum is organized to include a general education core requiring courses in humanities, social science, mathematics, English, physics, and chemistry. The major core includes courses in engineering technology, computer science, and management. The specialization core includes a series of technical courses in mechanical, manufacturing, electronics, computer, computer and information networks, and automation. Lab facilities reflect the needs of the contemporary industry.

 Students have to complete a total of 120 credit hours to receive a B.S. degree in Engineering Technology. The Engineering Technology Program offers specializations/concentrations in “Computer Networking Engineering Technology,” “Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology,” “Mechanical Engineering Technology,” and “Robotics and Autonomous Systems.” Students pursuing a major in Engineering Technology have to select a specialization to meet the requirements for graduation. A concentration will allow students to gain in-depth knowledge in a specific technical area.


Plan of Study

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Computer Networking Engineering Technology : Course Sequence
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology : Course Sequence
Mechanical Engineering Technology  : Course Sequence
Robotics and Autonomous Systems Engineering Technology : Course Sequence

Computer Networking Engineering Technology
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
Mechanical Engineering Technology

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) describe the career and professional accomplishments that graduates are being prepared to achieve in their profession three to four years after graduation.

The following Program Educational Objectives were approved and became effective in Fall 2014:

PEO1: Actively remain aware of the professional and ethical standards in the field of engineering technology through pursuing or completing an advanced degree, professional development course, and/or engineering certifications.

PEO2: Effectively use communication skills and tools to productively work in a team environment with others of diverse cultural and interdisciplinary backgrounds.

PEO3: Apply fundamental principles of engineering technology to solve complex problems and/or design systems that contribute to the efficiency or effectiveness of their professional organization.

PEO4: Utilize technology and leadership skills to make sound decisions to implement, manage, and integrate systems or processes that comply with professional standards.


Student Outcomes

 Student outcomes describe the knowledge, skills, and abilities students acquire upon graduation from the Engineering Technology program. The student outcomes prepare students to achieve the four program educational objectives PEO1 – PEO4 after a few years of graduation from the program.

2019 –to Current Academic Year Student Outcomes:
The new student outcomes are adapted the same as student outcomes, one through five, specified in ABET-ETAC Criterion starting from academic year 2019 to current academic year. The student outcomes (Coded as SO1 to SO5 for the Engineering Technology include:

SO1: Student will be able to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.

SO2: Student will be able to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.

SO3: Student will be able to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.

SO4: Student will be able to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes.

SO5: Student will be able to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

2014-2019 Student Outcomes.


Enrollment & Graduation Data:

Year                                       Enrollment                         Graduation

                                                Fall         Spring                   Fall         Spring

2020-2021                            54*         NA                          NA


2019-2020                            57           52                           9              9              


2018-2019                            53           50                           2              7


2017-2018                            47           43                           0              3


2016-2017                            41           35                           2              2


2015-2016                            35           42                           2              5

Engineering Technology graduates have been hired by many companies, including industries, military, and businesses. Below there is a list of employers that have chosen to hire recent Engineering Technology graduates at ECSU as well as their job titles:                   

Employer    Job Title  
Sun Engineering Corporation Quality Control Engineer
Gray Construction Company  Project Manager
Hawk Ridge Systems   Technical Support Engineer
For Me To Compete (FMTC)  Data Engineering Team Lead                               
Norfolk Naval Shipyard   Nuclear Test Mechanic
Dell EMC   Technical Support Engineer
Friendship Public Charter Schools  Information Technology Teacher
Cummins Technician 
Cisco Systems    Operations Delivery Managers
Navy  Nuclear Engineer                               
Valley Engineering  Mechanical Engineer
Denso Technician 
US Army   Company Executive Officer
 DoD Contractor  Cyber Security Analysis
 Engineering Firm   Mechanical Engineering
Ampsight, Inc.  Cloud Engineer
Construction Firm  Civil Bridge Design Drafter


Laboratory Facility

Electronics and Microcontrollers Lab

(11) Electrical/Electronic test stations which include power supply, function generator, oscilloscope, analyzer, power board, multimeter and computer as well as Multisim simulation software.

(2)  Microprocessors/Microcontroller programmer station

(11)  Soldering stations

Control and Robotics Lab

(10) National Instruments Hardware, myDAQ stations, cDAQ units, and cRIO/sbRIO systems,

(10) Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

(2) LabVolt Electromechanical control units

(3) Robotic workstations


Mechanical Systems Lab

(1) Tinius Olsen Tensile Testing Unit

(1) Instron Tensile Testing Unit, Model 3343 Single-Column Tabletop Tester

(1) OVG-4 Calibration Gas Generator

(1) Keithely 6517B

(1) Interactive Strength Challenger

(1) Temperature Chamber

(1) Mechanical Systems Trainer

(1) Heat Exchanger

(1) Conduction Heat Transfer

(2) Hydraulic Trainers

(1) Pneumatic Trainers

(1) Laser Module

(1) High Temperature Furnace

(1) Fume Hood

(1) FaroArm


Computer-Aided Design & Manufacturing Lab

(1) Plotter

(1) CNC Lathe

(2) CNC Mill

(2) Rapid Prototyping Unit

(1) Bandsaw Machine

(21) Computer workstations


Computer and Networking Lab

(22) Computer workstations/(20) Laptops

(20) Cisco Routers (2600/2800 series) and (20) Cisco Switches (2950/2960 series)

(1) NETLAB Remote Lab Set up

(3) CCNA Security Setup consisting of three (3) Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) 5505 series and nine (9) 1941 series routers.


Software Licenses

LabView Academic Licenses that includes LabView and modules such as LabView-RT, LabVIEW FPGA, LabView Robotics, LabView Control Design and Simulation.


If you live outside North Carolina and are considering enrolling in an online or a face-to-face program that leads to a professional licensure or certification, we highly recommended that you contact the appropriate state licensing agency in your state or the state where you intend to work to seek the most up-to-date information about state licensure requirements before beginning the program. Elizabeth City State University makes every effort to ensure information about educational requirements for licensure is current; however, licensure regulations are frequently revised. Separate from educational requirements, state licensure boards may require applicants to complete professional examinations, background checks, years of professional experience, jurisprudence exams, etc.

Have questions about professional licensure requirements? Submit questions here. 

The program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology-Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ABET-ETAC) (


Program Coordinator

Akbar Eslami, PhD

Professor, Engineering Technology
Department of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering Technology
121D  Dixon Hall
Campus Box 966
Phone: (252)335-3441
Fax: (252)335-3760