Engineering Technology Profiles Description

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Engineering Technology Profile Descriptions

Each institution's entry will vary according to the completeness of the information provided to ASEE. In instances in which a question was not applicable or information was not available, entire sections or subsections, including headings, may have been omitted for that institution.

Respondents had the opportunity to qualify some of their responses with footnotes. Where they have done so, there is an indicator next to the data being footnoted. The corresponding text appears in small type beneath a line at the end of each subsection.

Institutions appear alphabetically, according to key words in their names (excluding terms such as "University," "The," etc.). Each profile is divided into two parts: Institutional Information and Engineering Technology Information.

Institutional Information

Institution Information begins with the address of the institution as well as the address, phone and fax numbers and the e-mail address of the head of the institution (usually the president or chancellor). General Information includes enrollments (including those students not enrolled in engineering technology programs), the type of institution (public or private), the academic calendar (semesters, quarters, etc.), the setting of the main campus (rural, small town, suburban, or urban), and the nearest city or metropolitan area including its population and the distance from the main campus, and a list of other degree-granting colleges within the institution.

Engineering Technology College Information begins with the head of engineering technology. The engineering technology college inquiries contact provides the address and phone number that should be used by prospective engineering technology students to request information and materials about the institution.

Types of Engineering Technology Degrees and Degree Requirements list the associate's and bachelor's degrees offered by the institution and the requirements for the bachelor's degree.

Areas of Expertise are areas of expertise for each department within the college of engineering technology.

The first items under Student Programs are the lists of engineering Professional Societies and Honorary Societies that are available to engineering technology students. The Support Programs section lists the university-staffed support programs for minorities and other underrepresented groups.

Student Design Projects includes any engineering technology-related student design projects offered by the engineering technology college.

College Description & Special Characteristics offers each institution an opportunity to describe its programs, facilities, campus environment, and any other relevant information about the university, the engineering technology college, or any specific programs.

Engineering Technology Faculty is listed by department. Teaching, tenure/tenure track, full-time faculty (TTF) include those whose duties include teaching, though they need not exclusively teach (full, associate, and assistant professors). The TTF column does not include teaching or research assistants or summer term faculty. The column includes post-doctoral fellows, but excludes graduate students performing research. Deans, associate and assistant deans, and department chairs are included in their home department, usually where each is tenured. Similarly, faculty with multiple appointments have been assigned to their home department or the department of predominant affiliation.

Teaching, nontenure track engineering faculty (TNF) include all nontenure track faculty.  This column does not include graduate teaching or research assistants. To calculate the full-time equivalent (FTEP) of all part-time teaching faculty, divide the total number of course hours taught by all part-time faculty by the average full-time teaching load of a single professor (FTL). For example, if 10 part-time professors each teach one three-hour course for a total of 30 hours, and if the normal full-time courseload for a full-time professor is 12 hours, then the FTEP is 30/12 or 2.5.


Engineering Technology Information

Admission Inquiries includes the contact address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address that should be used by prospective engineering technology students to request admission information and application materials. Admissions Information includes specific requirements for admissions to the engineering technology college or department including requirements for foreign students (TOEFL, TWE, TSE, etc.), residency requirements, and admission for non-resident students. Admissions Information also includes details for transfer student admission as well as the numbers of transfers from two and four-year schools.

Student Expenses & Financial Aid includes detailed student expenses and other financial aid information for the nine-month, academic year based upon an average undergraduate courseload of credit-hours per year. Expenses are requested for a nine-month period so that figures for schools on different calendars (semesters, quarters, etc.) may be compared based upon a standard-length school year, excluding summer terms. Expenses are itemized as tuition and required fees, college room and board (based on a seven-day meal plan, if available), books and supplies, and other expenses (excluding transportation to and from school each term or during holidays and other personal expenses, but including the cost of a computer if it is required or strongly recommended for effective study). If expenses differ for state residents and nonresidents or for other groups of students, two sets of expenses are given.

General Financial Aid Information provides the address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address that should be used by prospective engineering technology students to request financial aid information and application materials. This section also includes the types of aid available to undergraduate students (including tuition assistance, work-study, or other campus employment, and any other need-based aid), and forms accepted/required to apply for financial aid.

Engineering Technology Student Information provides information on the students themselves. It begins by listing the numbers of engineering technology applicants, the number of applicants offered admission, the number of students who matriculated, and of those entering the institution, the percentage of whom ranked in the top quartile (25%) of their high school class. This section also contains a list of Enrollments by class divided by departments. Within this enrollment list, fifth-year students are included with fourth year students.

The list of Degrees Awarded By Degree Program represents the number of bachelor's degree recipients who classify themselves according to the following race and ethnic backgrounds: African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Foreign Nationals, Caucasians, Two or More and Unknown.