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The Engineering Technology Department strives to provide high quality engineering technology degree programs and unique curricula for students from diverse social, educational, and ethnic backgrounds. The Department is committed to maintain an educational environment where students can significantly enhance their academic standings, computer application experience, problem-solving, communications and team-working skills. The students are trained to become successful individuals with a strong sense of professionalism, socially responsible, and professionally competitiveness.
Engineering Technology curricula reflect the demands and requirements of industries and businesses in the Great Houston Area. The close partnership forged between the Department and local industries ensures our academic programs are up-to-date. Such a partnership also enhances graduate placement opportunities.
Our academic programs include solid foundation courses in basic sciences, mathematics, and applied engineering together with a strong emphasis on computer applications. Courses in PC Applications in Engineering Analysis of Engineering Networks and Engineering Ethics are included in the curriculum of all Engineering Technology majors to promote the philosophy of productivity and efficiency. Design-Oriented semester projects embedded in technological courses provide students ample opportunities to gain practical experience in preparation to become productive engineering technologist upon graduation.
The Department provides an innovative teaching and learning environment. Classroom lecturing is typically combined with laboratory experiments and computer simulations. The degree programs aim at empowering students with lifelong learning and continuous improvement capabilities. Furthermore, the team of highly qualified engineering technology faculty is committed to providing extended support to students’ learning activities both inside and outside classrooms. The faculty's open-door policy and flexible schedule accommodates the needs of working students. Several professional organizations, student chapters within the Department promote networking, career awareness, and planning opportunities. Available scholarships are designed to promote excellence in academics, service, and leadership.
For information about requirements for admission to Engineering Technology degree programs, declaration of major, transferability of courses, and requirements for graduation, please contact:
Department of Engineering Technology
University of Houston-Downtown
One Main Street, Room 738-N
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 221 8089
Fax: (713) 221 2712
The department of Engineering Technology is offering the following degree programs:
The following programs:
Have received accreditation from:
Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET
111 Market Place, Suite 1050
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012
The Engineering Technology programs are unique and specially designed to meet the high demand from the industries in the Great Houston area. Courses are taught by a team of highly qualified faculty, using modern laboratory facilities with computer hardware and software tools of industrial standards.
September 20th, 2010 by
Dr. Alberto Gomez-Rivas, Professor, Engineering Technology Department
Two Engineering Technology students at the University of Houston-Downtown, Mr. Amir Aghajani and Mr. Alexander Camacho under the guidance of Dr. Alberto Gomez-Rivas, designed and built a high performance GPS antenna that will be used by students in the Surveying course that includes instruction in GIS-GPS. The project was motivated by the need to have an antenna capable of performing high precision measurements instruction in the surveying course. A critical factor was cost: whereas estimated for construction cost of the antenna was only $70, a commercial antenna available for the Trimble GPS receiver costs $2700. Read more.
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