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2009-2010 College Catalog 
2009-2010 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology

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The “Art” of applied science – using science to create real world solutions 

Engineering Technology is an applied engineering program. It combines scientific and engineering knowledge with professional methods and technical skills. Engineering Technology has a practical thrust, enhancing classroom studies with extensive hands-on laboratories. Engineering Technology graduates have an aptitude for analytical work with an inclination toward practical applications. Engineering Technologists apply their skills in a wide array of careers including: manufacturing, construction, sales, service, installation, and professional services.

The primary goal of the Engineering Technology programs is to deliver a solid technical foundation that will enable graduates to perform well in a wide variety of employment situations. A cooperative education program enables the student to combine on-the-job work experience with classroom studies. Metro State students graduate with an extensive engineering technology education enabling them to be valuable contributors in many industries both established and emerging. MSCD offers day and evening courses to accommodate working students’ schedules.

All three B. S. major degree programs accredited by The Technology Accreditation Commission (TAC) of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202, Telephone (410) 347-7700, www.abet.org.

Civil Engineering Technology (CET) (www.mscd.edu/cet)

The Mission of our program is to prepare students for a career in Civil Engineering Technology. CET students are qualified to take the FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) exam in their senior year followed by Professional Engineers exam (PE) after the required years of experience. Graduates of CET program are employed in all levels of government, design and construction firms, manufacturing, sales and testing companies. The job description for CET graduates include planning, designing and constructing structures such as highways, buildings, bridges, railroads, reservoirs, dams, water and sewerage systems, and airports.

Within the Civil Engineering Technology area program available:



Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) (www.mscd.edu/eet)

Electrical Engineering Technology provides a foundation of knowledge in technology by merging the analytic skills of the engineer with the practical skills of the technician. Concentrations in Computers, Communications, and Power & Control Systems are offered in addition to the core technical curriculum. The combination of theory and application in the curriculum prepares for a transition to rewarding employment in a variety of industries including: manufacturing, technical services, computers and public utilities.

Within the Electrical Engineering Technology area programs available:






Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) (www.mscd.edu/met)

Mechanical Engineering Technology is a broad-based engineering technology program emphasizing both engineering and practical applications. MSCD students receive a solid foundation in engineering fundamentals with about 2/3 of the courses requiring some form of hands-on laboratory work. This allows students to experience the integration of theory and practice that is an enhancement to traditional engineering educations. Also, the MET program offers state-of-the-art computer-aided engineering technology courses to keep students current with engineering technology and computer applications used in industry. MET candidates have a strong interest in mechanical devices and the desire to apply mathematics and computers to engineering analysis and design. Students are allowed to choose between two concentrations: mechanical and computer-aided manufacturing.

Within the Mechanical Engineering Technology area programs available:




Contact Information:

Metropolitan State College of Denver

Department of Engineering Technology
Campus Box 29
PO Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362 


Phone: 303-556-2503

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