The BSET degrees in the majors listed below are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET.
- Construction Construction Engineering Technology
- Electrical Electrical Engineering Technology
- Mechanical Mechanical Engineering Technology
- Grad Track Offers an opportunity for eligible students to earn the BSET and MSET in 5 years. Students can take up to 9 hours of graduate-level courses to fulfill BSET requirements, be admitted to the graduate program, and count the 9 hours toward completing the MSET.
Nuclear Power Technology Certificate
Earn a Texas A&M Certificate in Nuclear Power Technology by taking 12 credits of NUET courses in Engineering Technology. The Certificate features online instruction from A&M and a face-to-face component at Discovery Park.
Enrollment & Graduation Data
- Engineering Technology, MS Degree options:
- Thesis: 30 credits including a 3-credit Seminar and a 6-credit Thesis
- Project: 33 credits including a 3-credit Seminar and a 3-credit Project
- Course: 33 credits including an integrative course at the end of the program
- Doctoral opportunities with multiple career paths: Students completing the MSET with a Thesis and satisfying other eligibility requirements may continue to earn a Ph.D. in other engineering fields within the College of Engineering at UNT. In addition, MSET graduates may pursue PhD studies in management, in engineering, or in technology, or obtain a Doctor of Engineering (DE) degree offered by several Universities. Some candidates may be interested in the Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) degree for example in patent law, as well as doctoral programs in education such as the DEd and PhD.
What is Engineering Technology?
Engineering Technology (ET) at the University of North Texas' College of Engineering offers degree paths to a career in engineering. There are over 100 institutions in the U.S. that offer similar degree programs. Common to all is the educational philosophy of using mathematics, science and engineering fundamentals in the analysis and implementation of technology-based solutions to engineering problems.
At the Department of Engineering Technology, we define “technology” as:
- any physical equipment, artifact, or hardware tool utilized in an engineering field (e.g., any device, instrument, machine, sensor/transducer/actuator, data acquisition/processing card, or materials);
- any software-based engineering simulation, analysis, or design tool; or
- any engineering design technique, process or algorithm described in a textbook, a patent, or any other scholarly or trade publication.
Therefore, our ET program is strongly based on advanced applications of technology to solve engineering problems. Our program introduces experiential learning activities in virtually every course and emphasizes hands-on laboratory activities without the abstract manipulation of mathematics.
In many circles ET is described as hands-on or applied engineering. ETEC graduates are in high demand and work side-by-side with other engineering graduates in a variety of technical fields.
Join ETEC at UNT, pursue an undergraduate ETAC/ABET-accredited degree or a graduate degree, and prepare yourself for the functional engineering tasks of design, re-design, technology implementation and evaluation, product and process improvement, and engineering system operation.