The Department of Engineering Technology (ET) at Purdue University Calumet offers four separate Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in:
- Electrical Engineering Technology
- Industrial Engineering Technology (no longer accepting new applicants for the IET B.S. degree)
- Mechanical Engineering Technology
- Mechatronics Engineering Technology
The first three Bachelor of Science degrees are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,( http://www.abet.org). The Bachelor of Science degree in Mechatronics Engineering Technology is an interdisciplinary program that combines the knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems to produce graduates that are in high demand in the industry, particularly in the Packaging Industry.
The mission of the department is to provide career educational opportunities to students who have hands-on aptitude and are oriented toward applications. The programs offered by this department are designed to teach students the practical aspects of their disciplines. The curriculum of all four Bachelor of Science degrees provide a strong background in technical subjects integrating theory with extensive hands-on laboratory training, mathematics, science, and rounding off with courses in humanities and general education. The ET department offers Certificates in some areas of specialization.
Our cutting edge laboratory facilities allow our students to acquire these hands-on experiences in modern laboratories which are constantly equipped and updated with up-to-date instruments and software either through technology fee moneys or donations from industries.
The Department of Engineering Technology draws its strength from its faculty. All faculty are published scholars and experienced engineers who bring this experience to the classroom. The ET faculty publish books, attend conferences on a regular basis, are involved in grant writing, research, contracts, and are in constant engagement with local industries for donations and rewarding partnerships. Graduate students from the College of Technology Graduate Program are often employed as Research Assistants or Teaching Assistants to assist faculty in their research or teaching assignments.
The ET department measures its success by the demand of its graduates. These graduates are highly sought in industry, with good placement rates and competitive starting salaries. The need for graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, or Mechatronics Engineering Technology is growing at an accelerated pace, making the Engineering Technology Department a good place to start a successful career.