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Applied Engineering - B.S.

COLLEGE: College of Technology
DEPARTMENT: 119 Van Deusen Hall
Tel: 330-672-2892


DESCRIPTION: The Bachelor of Sciences in Applied Engineering consists of three concentration: Applied Engineering and Technology Management, Computer Engineering Technology and Manufacturing Systems.

The applied engineering field is concerned with the application of management, design and technical skills for the design and integration of systems, the execution of new product designs, the improvement of manufacturing processes and the management and direction of physical and/or technical functions of a firm or organization. Applied Engineering and Technology Management provides students the necessary skills to manage complex technological systems. It also functions as a completer degree for students with engineering technology associate degrees. The majority of the coursework in the last two years focuses on the management of applied engineering.

The Computer Engineering Technology concentration is an in-depth, hands-on curriculum that prepares students for computer technology or computer engineering technology related careers. The program emphasis is on the system-level design, development, integration, management, and evaluation of computer and network components and systems in a variety of settings. The program focuses on the development of computer system performance analysis and troubleshooting knowledge and skills, and laboratory experiences are extensively integrated throughout the curriculum. Students graduating from this concentration are able to design, develop, install, interface, upgrade, analyze, evaluate, maintain, repair, manage, and secure personal computer and computer networking hardware components and systems.

Manufacturing Systems is a management-oriented technical curriculum built upon a balanced program of studies drawn from a variety of disciplines related to manufacturing systems technology. It involves the study of the core areas of manufacturing required to understand, design, manage and maintain complex, state-of-industry manufacturing systems. Included are a strong knowledge and understanding of materials and production processes and proficiency in design and computer-aided manufacturing. These skills are combined with principles of management, a strong proficiency in physical sciences and mathematics and a broad-based liberal education.
Industrial production managers held about 156,100 jobs in 2008. About 80 percent are employed in manufacturing industries, including fabricated metal product, transportation equipment, and computer and electronic product manufacturing. Production managers work in all parts of the country, but jobs are most plentiful in areas where manufacturing is concentrated.

Students can find position in product design, facility planning, technical sales, and quality assurance.  While they may start out in entry-level positions, they will lead to positions in management.

(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
General Admissions for New Freshman:  Students most likely to be admitted and succeed at the Kent Campus are those who have graduated with at least 16 units of the recommended college preparatory curriculum in high school, who have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), and whose composite ACT score is 21 or better (980 combined critical reading and math SAT score). For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for new freshmen.

General Admissions for Transfer Students
: Generally, a transfer applicant who has taken 12 or more semester hours with a college cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale may be admitted. An applicant who has taken fewer than 12 semester hours will be evaluated on both collegiate and high school records. For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for transfer students.
Minimum 123 total credit hours  and  39 upper-division hours for graduation. Minimum 2.00 GPA overall and 2.25 GPA in major required for graduation.
STUDY ABROAD/AWAY OPPORTUNITIES: There are many Study Abroad/Away Opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.
ACCREDITATION: The Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering
American Foundry Society, Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Technology (M.T.E.C.), Computer Science (M.A. and M.S.)