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Department of Engineering Technology

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Department Chair: Rick Orr
Location: Engineering Technology Building, Room 214
Telephone Contact: Pat DeJong 801-626-6305
Email: mmetdepartment@weber.edu
Professors: George Comber, Kelly Harward, Daniel Magda, Rick Orr; Associate Professors: Mark Baugh, Julanne McCulley, Kerry Tobin, Glen West; Assistant Professors: Dustin Birch, Fred Chiou, Andrew Deceuster, Jeremy Farner, Christian Hearn, Megumi Usui

Engineering technology education focuses primarily on the applied aspects of science and engineering aimed at preparing graduates for practice in that portion of the technological spectrum closest to product improvement, industrial processes, and operational functions. The engineering technology programs at Weber State prepare individuals for a wide variety of positions in technology based business and industries. The study of engineering technology requires a knowledge of mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles in combination with a strong applications-orientation in support of engineering activities. The College of Applied Science & Technology offers AAS and BS degrees in the following engineering technology programs:

  • Design Engineering Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology

The BS degrees in these programs are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Location: Engineering Technology Building, Room 214
Telephone Contact: Pat DeJong 801-626-6305
Email: mfet@weber.edu

The Weber State Manufacturing Engineering Technology program has been recognized as one of the outstanding manufacturing technology programs in the country. Students may choose among three emphasis areas within the Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program; Production Operations and Control, Welding, or Plastics and Composites. The Production Operations and Control emphasis area is designed to prepare the student for professional employment in industry by giving them fundamental knowledge and skills in a broad range of manufacturing disciplines and processes. These include process planning, tool and machine design, material selection and treatment, process automation, manufacturing resource planning, Six Sigma methods and tools in manufacturing, and lean manufacturing. State-of-the-art laboratories give the students hands-on experiences with CNC machine tools, robotics, programmable logic controllers, systems integration and the latest in a variety of CAD/ CAM systems. Year-long required senior projects have included satellites, hybrid electric vehicles and computer integrated manufacturing cells and others which help students gain confidence in their abilities while gaining additional insight and skills in both teamwork and human relations.

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology with Welding Emphasis is designed to produce welding engineering technology graduates that are involved in the concept, design, engineering, and metallurgy of weldments and implementation of welding processes in any manufacturing or technical industry. The program has six main areas of study: welding and manufacturing, design and structural, metallurgical, quality assurance, electrical, and management. The courses are designed to give students, the background to solve welding related issues in a variety of industry settings. Students will learn how to set up welding quality systems with procedures and qualifications. Most of the classes have labs where students receive hands on training to complement the classroom instruction. Students complete a senior project with a team that brings together their experience and education.

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology Plastics and Composite Emphasis is designed to prepare the student for professional employment in the plastic/composite industry. Students will learn firsthand about the complex interdependence between plastic/composite process, materials, tooling, and part design. The design portion of the emphasis will provide the knowledge and skills required to fulfill a number of career roles that focus on the product development process, which includes plastic part design. Another phase of this education delves into the differences between the many types of plastics as well as the properties which differentiate plastics from other materials. This emphasis will also expose the students to a wide variety of tooling from the many plastic disciplines. This includes injection, thermoforming, blow molding, extrusion dies and high/low tech composite molds. This exposure provides the students with a keen understanding of the function, construction, and multi-component interactions involved in well constructed plastics tooling.

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Location: Engineering Technology Building, Room 214
Telephone Contact: Pat DeJong 801-626-6305
Email: met@weber.edu

Mechanical engineering technology is the practical application of mechanical engineering. Mechanical engineering technologists play an integral role in product design and manufacturing process cycles which include planning, design, analysis, testing and documentation. They utilize skills in materials science, engineering mechanics, thermal science, design, instrumentation and technical writing.

The curriculum includes problem-solving courses such as statics, strength of materials, dynamics, machine design, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer that are based on engineering science and mathematics. Integrated into many of  the courses are laboratory and project oriented experiences that teach the practical, hands-on aspects of mechanical engineering technology. A balanced blend of engineering science and practical applications provides the mechanical engineering technologist the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today’s  technical workplace. Mechanical engineering technology has lead to numerous opportunities for exciting, creative and rewarding careers in a wide range of industries including aerospace, automotive, electronics, manufacturing, medical equipment, mining and power generation.

Design Engineering Technology

Location: Engineering Technology Building, Room 214
Telephone Contact: Pat DeJong 801-626-6305
Email: designengineering@weber.edu

The Design Engineering Technology program prepares students to develop product design and development drawings and 3D models as well as architectural designs, construction documents and Building Information Models (BIM), reports, presentations, technical illustrations, interactive multimedia, and animations for industry. Students will develop their graphical skills, techniques, concepts, and management skills through exercises and projects. They will work in mechanical, electrical, architectural, structural, and overall project management areas. Students will use calculators, computers, handbooks, and engineering reference materials while applying various mathematical concepts from geometry, algebra, and trigonometry.

Electronics Engineering Technology

Location: Engineering Technology Building, Room 214
Telephone Contact: Pat DeJong 801-626-6305
Email: jmcculley@weber.edu

The Electronics Engineering Technology AAS degree prepares graduates to specify, install, operate, troubleshoot, and modify computers, automated programmable controllers, and electronic systems. It is designed to give the student fundamental knowledge and basic skills in robotics, automation, electronic manufacturing, fabrication, testing, and troubleshooting.

The Electronics Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science (BS) degree is designed to continue a student’s education beyond the associate’s degree level. It is intended to provide the student with knowledge and skills in problem solving, critical thinking, project management, team building, and engineering research to identify, evaluate, analyze, and solve complex computer and electronic related technical problems.


Engineering Technology Courses  



    Associate of Applied ScienceBachelor of ScienceEmphasis Option for Bachelor of Integrated Studies

       BIS emphases are also offered for most programs with a minor.

    MinorHonors, DepartmentalGraduate Certificate

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