All Engineering Technology and Management majors take 62 credits of required courses in Engineering Technology and Management. These courses make up the technical core and include coursework in CAD and solid modeling, material science, production and operations, materials and manufacturing processes, computer applications, visual basic programming, electronics, quality assurance, instrumentation, and control. Most courses in the technical core require extensive hands-on laboratory time in addition to the classroom lecture/theory time.
The core includes a two-course capstone experience, both of which include lab time. The first capstone course, Contemporary Integrated Manufacturing, covers integration of information through the manufacturing enterprise, including enterprise resource planning, manufacturing execution systems, supply chain management, and other systems. The second capstone course covers planning of all aspects of production and the management of a real production run to mass produce a product designed by the students using their tooling and manufacturing plan.