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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Engineering Technologies

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Shawnee State University offers Engineering Technology degree programs.  These are career-oriented, technical instruction grounded in a strong base of mathematics, natural science, and the liberal arts, all of which are integrated with our technical courses to provide our graduates with strong technical, analytical, and problem solving skills in a broad spectrum of technical areas.  Our programs are instructed in building-block fashion where the student, in his or her first term as a freshman, begins the study of Engineering Technology in his or her chosen field.  Our course work includes laboratory studies to provide the student with practical experience and competencies required by the technical fields in which he or she will seek employment.  Our graduates have exceptional employment opportunities and career paths, and are also accepted into, and are extremely successful in, post-graduate programs in engineering, materials science, systems engineering, and computer science.

To this end, the department:

  • Develops curricula that create an understanding of the practical and scientific bases of selected engineering technologies and modifies curricula and teaching methods in response to technological advancement and change.
  • Encourages the development of sound work ethics and a spirit of cooperation and excellence.

and provides cooperative educational services:

  • Seeks and encourages participation from the business and industrial community.
  • Promotes occupational and educational opportunities for all graduates.

To prepare for an Engineering Technology major, students should study CADD, mathematics, physics, and chemistry courses in high school, and should enter the programs offered with MATH 1200 College Algebra, and ENGL 1102 Discourse and Composition (B) or ENGL 1101.

Students with lower ACT scores are encouraged to take advantage of the developmental courses available at Shawnee State University, preferably during the summer before starting fall term.

Articulation from Shawnee State’s associate degree programs or other colleges’ associate degree programs in technology into the junior year of our B.S. programs is possible.  Students interested in this option should contact the department office to schedule an advising appointment with the department chair.

Engineering Technologies are designating several courses as Career eXploration (CX) courses to provide opportunities for undecided students to actively explore other majors within Engineering Technologies.  All courses are instructed in the classroom/lab environment - none of the on-line courses are included in the (CX) designation.  Should a student decide upon an Engineering Technology major, these courses would be applicable to his or her degree.  Should the student decide upon a non-engineering technology major, these courses could count toward his or her eventual degree as elective courses.  The intro-level Engineering Technology courses designated as (CX) are:

  • ETCA 1201  Introduction to CADD.
  • ETCA 1301  3-D Parametric Modeling.  No pre- or co-requisite. (General Engineering Technology)
  • ETCO 1120  Intro to STEM Computer Programming.  (Computer Engineering Technology and Digital Simulation and Gaming Engineering Technology computer programming)
  • ETPL 1100   Plastics Manufacturing.  No pre- or co-requisite. (Plastics Engineering Technology)



For More Information

     Adam Miller, Chairperson
     Kim Robbins, Academic Administrative Assistant

     Shawnee State University
     940 Second Street
     Portsmouth, Ohio 45662-4344

     Phone: 740.351.3224
     Email: amiller2@shawnee.edu


Programs in Engineering Technologies

Bachelor of Science

  •      Computer Engineering Technology
  •      Digital Simulation and Gaming Engineering Technology
  •      Environmental Engineering Technology
  •      Information Security
  •      Plastics Engineering Technology

Associate of Applied Science

  •      Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing Technology
  •      Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  •      Information Security
  •      Plastics Manufacturing Technology


  •      Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD)
  •      Computer Engineering Technology
  •      Cybersecurity
  •      Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  •      Plastics Engineering Technology
  •      Simulation and Gaming Engineering Technology

Special Notes for all Bachelor and Associate Degrees in Engineering Technologies

  • Pass/No-Credit Policy

Students in the Department of Engineering Technologies are not permitted to take any course in their major course of study on a pass/no-credit basis. This includes any course that is specifically identified by course number and/or course title as a requirement for your graduation.

  • Entering Student English and Math Placement

Entering students are expected to place in ENGL 1102 (3 hours) and MATH 1200(3 hours). If entering student placement is below ENGL 1102, this course will be replaced with ENGL 1101 (3 hours). If entering student math placement is below MATH 1200, remediation to get to this level is below the content of this program. 

  • Math Placement for B.S. in Digital Simulation and Gaming Engineering Technology

The co-requisite to enroll in ETGG 1801 Game Programming Foundations 1, the introductory course for this degree, is MATH 1200 College Algebra.  Students placing below MATH 1200 based on either their ACT Math Sub-scores or Compass Placement Tests, do not meet this course co-requisite, and will not be permitted to enroll in ETGG 1801 Game Programming Foundations 1.  Students in this situation will be advised to enroll in courses that can apply to the BS in Digital Simulation and Gaming Engineering Technology as fulfilling general education program (GEP) academic requirements or technical elective requirements while they complete math courses to bring them to the required course enrollment co-requisite.  If an entering student math placement is below MATH 1200, remediation to get to this level is below the content of this program, and does not count as academic credit toward earning this degree. 







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