Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology

The Department of Engineering Technology is housed in the Kansas Technology Center on the Pittsburg State University  campus. Engineering Technology Programs are comprised of elements of the technological spectrum requiring scientific and engineering knowledge plus the operational methods and skills devoted to achieving practical purpose in support of product producing industries.

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The Department of Engineering Technology is housed in the Kansas Technology Center on the Pittsburg State University campus. Engineering Technology Programs are comprised of elements of the technological spectrum requiring scientific and engineering knowledge plus the operational methods and skills devoted to achieving practical purpose in support of product producing industries.
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The Pittsburg State University Engineering Technology Programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, a nonprofit, non-governmental organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).  ABET accreditation provides assurance that college or university programs meet the quality standards of the profession for which that program prepares graduates.

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This is a common question that many prospective students ask. To understand the difference and to help decide if PSU's Engineering Technology is a good choice for you, please read the PDF file below. The comparisons were taken in part from a brochure, "Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Technology, Which Path Will You Take", published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Changes have been made to apply the comparisons to undergraduate engineering programs and PSU Engineering Technology programs.

A Comparison of Engineering and Engineering Technology

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