If you are ready to make a difference in the technology make-up of our world, this is the department for you!

Housed in the Otto and Della Seabaugh Polytech Building, our multi-million-dollar facility gives Engineering and Technology students the chance to put classroom knowledge into practice. Our classes are small, so you have the opportunity to get the experience and ask the questions that make you career ready.

Engineering and technology professionals help power our lives. Here, you will focus your interests within a collaborative department driven by skilled faculty. Develop and discover new parameters of technology and engineering. 

Programs

With our state-of-the-art facilities, students can major in anything from engineering to computer technology or technology management to professional pilot. If you have interest in computers, manufacturing, management, engineering, construction, robotics, or flying, check out our undergraduate degrees and learn more.

Competitions and Outreach

  • First Lego League Qualifying Competitions

    The robotics competition and innovation fair for kids in 4th to 8th grade is held in the fall. It is open to schools and other community groups. The season typically starts in September. If you have interest in starting a team or volunteering to help, please contact engtech@semo.edu.
  • First Technology Challenge Qualifying Competitions

    This is a robotics competition for kids in 7th to 12th grade is held in the spring. It is open to schools and other community groups. The season typically starts in September. If you have interest in starting a team or volunteering to help, please contact engtech@semo.edu.
  • Industrial Advisory Committee

    The Industrial Advisory Committee was designed to provide input and make recommendations for the Engineering Technology and Industrial Technology undergraduate program. The committee’s function is to advise, assess, and validate curriculum, so it meets the needs of industrial enterprises and educational outcomes. 
  • Real-World Experience

    Earn experiential learning through internships and hands-on work in your field of study while connecting classroom concepts to real-world situations. 

Faculty Directory

Join our expert faculty on your journey to grow in your industry. With real-world experience and research-driven knowledge, our faculty are here to support our students and help them become career-ready.

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The degree programs offered by the Department of Engineering and Technology prepare graduates for a variety of career fields in the vast spectrum of today's changing high-tech job environment. The Department offers programs ranging from engineering, engineering technology, technology management, and unmanned aircraft systems. The programs of the Department of Engineering and Technology are recognized as a Missouri Center of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing Technology. The Department works with several accrediting organizations for its programs. The Technology Management undergraduate programs are accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). The Engineering Physics programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Finally, the Engineering Technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Accredited by ATMAE

The primary purpose of the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering is to provide recognition of the attainment of certain professional goals and standards for Technology Management. The secondary purpose is to encourage others to strive toward these goals and standards. Each program was reviewed in terms of its stated objectives, content, methods, supporting resources, and evaluation systems.

The Technology Management program is accredited by the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering, atmae.org. The Technology Management Program received the full re-accreditation in 2016.

Technology Management Accreditation

The Technology Management Program within the Department of Engineering & Technology is accredited by the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE, atmae.org). Since 1967 ATMAE members, who are college and university educators, administrators, students, and industry professionals, have been dedicated to solving complex technological problems and developing the competitive technologist and applied engineering workforce. ATMAE does this through specialized accreditation for 2-year, 4-year, and master's degree programs, personal certifications, an annual national conference, publications, awards and scholarships, career center, a website filled with valuable content, and numerous opportunities to develop professionally.

Program Constituents

  • Students
  • Alumni
  • Employers/Industry
  • Faculty

Institutional Mission

Southeast Missouri State University provides student‐centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching, and commitment to student success that significantly contributes to the development of the region and beyond.

Department Mission

The mission of the Department of Engineering & Technology is to:

  • Provide curricula to prepare students for technical and technical management-orientated employment in business, industry, education, and government which is vital to the region and the state.
  • Prepare students to apply and manage technology to solve practical problems.
  • Provide state-of-the-art facilities, instructional programs, experiential learning, and research experiences for students to develop linkages between theory and practice.
  • Provide synergy between traditional classroom teaching and practical “hands-on” learning using state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for all programs offered in the department.
  • Encourage and support continuous faculty development in order to encourage faculty to remain current with technology relevant to their instructional areas of responsibility through professional and applied research activities.
  • Utilize faculty and student expertise to provide professional assistance to related businesses and industries in the area.

Technology Management Program Learning Outcomes

Developed based on dialogue with constituents. The expected accomplishments of graduates during their first few years after graduation.

Core Learning Outcomes for All Options

IT-1: Develop a working knowledge of safety standards and apply appropriate safety procedures while at work. 
IT-2: Identify and apply the concepts of “quality” as it relates to products and services.
IT-3: Identify and understand supervisory strategies in an industrial enterprise.
IT-4: Demonstrate an understanding of issues and the impact of science and technology on the society. 
IT-5: Complete the research and analysis of projects and operations associated with contemporary industry standards. 
IT-6: Analyze, prepare, and edit various types of technical information encountered in technical & scientific fields. 
IT-7: Analyze data to solve practical problems by applying appropriate mathematical and scientific techniques. 
IT-8: Demonstrate computer concepts and application.

Construction Management and Design Option Learning Outcomes

CMD-1: Identify and read working drawings effectively.
CMD-2: Identify and integrate different types of construction materials and methods into building systems.
CMD-3: Coordination, supervision, and administration of construction projects by applying management theories and concepts to construction practices.
CMD-4: Identify construction occupation hazards and take appropriate action to eliminate them.
CMD-5: Demonstrate proficiency in scheduling construction projects.
CMD-6: Demonstrate proficiency in estimating the cost of construction projects.
CMD-7: Interpret construction contracts relative to legal issues and building codes.

Facilities Management and Sustainability Option Outcomes

FM-1: Demonstrate ability to integrate people, process and location with corporate goals.
FM-2: Comprehend that technology management requires operating as a generalist knowing information about many fields and duties.
FM-3: Incorporate technology and computers into design, maintenance and record-keeping functions.
FM-4: Recognize the need for researching new innovative technologies.
FM-5: Assess the quality appearance of buildings and grounds in relation to occupant’s safety.
FM-6: Utilize a basic understanding of financial budgets.
FM-7: Utilize project management and planning to reach or sustain corporate goals.
FM-8: Identify operations and maintenance priorities in addition to preventive maintenance and deferred maintenance concerns.

Industrial and Safety Management Option Learning Outcomes

IM-1: Demonstrate and perform supervisory tasks required of personnel in manufacturing industries for maximizing production efficiencies regarding time, materials, machine, and human resources availability.
IM-2: Develop and perform structured problem solving techniques and be able to utilize principles of consensus in the decision making process.
IM-3: Develop and demonstrate a work ethic consistent with industrial management practices and procedures.
IM-4: Recognize, understand, and utilize human resource management skills such as communication, motivation, team work, cooperation, and the like.
IM-5: Assess and develop production strategy based on the manufacturing process.
IM-6: Demonstrate safe work-habits and explain their importance to the industrial work environment.
IM-7: Explain the importance of proper utilization of new technology to increase productivity.

Sustainable Energy Systems Management Option Learning Outcomes

FM-1: Demonstrate ability to integrate people, process and location with corporate goals.
FM-2: Comprehend that technology management requires operating as a generalist knowing information about many fields and duties.
FM-3: Incorporate technology and computers into design, maintenance and record-keeping functions.
FM-4: Recognize the need for researching new innovative technologies.
FM-5: Assess the quality appearance of buildings and grounds in relation to occupant’s safety.
FM-6: Utilize a basic understanding of financial budgets.
FM-7: Utilize project management and planning to reach or sustain corporate goals.
FM-8: Identify operations and maintenance priorities in addition to preventive maintenance and deferred maintenance concerns.

Computer Network Administration Option Learning Outcomes

TCN-1: Recognize the latest current technologies, concepts, and design issues in current telecommunications and computer networks.
TCN-2: Apply well-known networking models, standards and protocols, and relate them to practices.
TCN-3: Apply theories to solve networking problems.
TCN-4: Demonstrate capability of using software tools and configuring wired/wireless data and voice network devices.
TCN-5: Design, implement, monitor and troubleshoot network functionality, manage network faults and performance.
TCN-6: Apply security principles and technologies to solve security problems in network systems.
TCN-7: Perform server and network administration, backups and proper disaster recovery procedures.

Student Enrollment/Completion Data

Technology Management Completers (Duplicated Count)

Program: Technology Management
AY2013: 49
AY2014: 59
AY2015: 54
AY2016: 45
AY2017: 45
AY2018: 36
AY2019: 34

Technology Management Enrollement (Fall Census, Duplicated Count)

Program: Technology Management
AY2013: 235
AY2014: 241
AY2015: 220
AY2016: 181
AY2017: 160
AY2018: 160
AY2019: 141

ABET is the nationally-recognized agency responsible for accrediting educational programs leading to degrees in engineering, engineering technology, computing and applied science. Accreditation assures that the program has met quality standards set by the profession.

The Engineering Physics program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, abet.org.

ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission

Engineering Physics Accreditation

The Engineering Physics Program within the Department of Engineering & Technology is accredited by the Engineering  Accreditation Commission of ABET (abet.org). ABET is the nationally-recognized agency responsible for accrediting educational programs leading to degrees in engineering, engineering technology, computing and applied science. Accreditation helps assure that the program has met quality standards.

Program Constituents

  • Students
  • Alumni
  • Employers/Industry
  • Faculty

Institutional Mission

Southeast Missouri State University provides professional education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and in practical experience.

The University, through teaching and scholarship, challenges students to extend their intellectual capacities, interests, and creative abilities; develop their talents; and acquire a lifelong enthusiasm for learning. Students benefit from a relevant, extensive, and thorough general education; professional and liberal arts and sciences curricula; co-curricular opportunities; and real-world experiences. By emphasizing student-centered and experiential learning, the University prepares individuals to participate responsibly in a diverse and technologically-advanced world and in this and other ways contributes to the development of the social, cultural, and economic life of the region, state and nation.

Department Mission

The mission of the Department of Engineering & Technology is to:

  • Provide curricula to prepare students for technical and technical management-orientated employment in business, industry, education, and government which is vital to the region and the state.
  • Prepare students to apply and manage technology to solve practical problems.
  • Provide state-of-the-art facilities, instructional programs, experiential learning, and research experiences for students to develop linkages between theory and practice.
  • Provide synergy between traditional classroom teaching and practical “hands-on” learning using state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for all programs offered in the department.
  • Encourage and support continuous faculty development in order to encourage faculty to remain current with technology relevant to their instructional areas of responsibility through professional and applied research activities.
  • Utilize faculty and student expertise to provide professional assistance to related businesses and industries in the area.

Engineering Physics Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies.

  1. Graduates will be successful professionals
  2. Graduates will be effective communicators
  3. Graduates will be life-long learners
  4. Graduates will be socially engaged citizens

ABET-EAC Student Outcomes

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.

Upon completion of a Program of Study in the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, students should be able to demonstrate:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve physics and engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of physics and engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for physics and engineering careers

Undergraduate Completers by Major

Engineering Physics: Comp Appl
2011-12: 0
2012-13: 2
2013-14: 0
2014-15: 1
2015-16: 2
2016-17: 0
Engineering Physics: Elect App
2011-12: 1
2012-13: 1
2013-14: 3
2014-15: 2
2015-16: 2
2016-17: 0
Engineering Physics: Mech App
2011-12: 6
2012-13: 5
2013-14: 1
2014-15: 5
2015-16: 3
2016-17: 5
Physics
2011-12: 5
2012-13: 3
2013-14: 7
2014-15: 0
2015-16: 1
2016-17: 4
Physics Education
2011-12: 0
2012-13: 0
2013-14: 0
2014-15: 1
2015-16: 0
2016-17: 0
Physics Education: Unified Sci
2011-12: 0
2012-13: 0
2013-14: 0
2014-15: 1
2015-16: 0
2016-17: 0
Physics and Engineering Physics Total
2011-12: 12
2012-13: 11
2013-14: 11
2014-15: 10
2015-16: 8
2016-17: 9

Undergraduate Fall Enrollment by Major

Engineering Physics: Comp Appl (BS)
2012: 8
2013: 5
2014: 8
2015: 12
2016: 7
Engineering Physics: Elect App (BS)
2012: 22
2013: 22
2014: 22
2015: 14
2016: 15
Engineering Physics: Mech App (BS)
2012: 41
2013: 48
2014: 34
2015: 35
2016: 39

Physics (BS)
2012: 20
2013: 20
2014: 13
2015: 23
2016: 19

Physics Education (BSEd)
2012: 2
2013: 3
2014: 2
2015: 3
2016: 4
Physics Education: Unified Sci (BSEd)
2012: 1
2013: 1
2014: 1
2015: 0
2016: 0

Pre-Engineering
2012: 39
2013: 35
2014: 34
2015: 31
2016: 30
Physics and Engineering Physics Total
2012: 133
2013: 135
2014: 114
2015: 118
2016: 114
The Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, abet.org.
ABET Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission

Engineering Technology Accreditation

The Engineering Technology Program within the Department of Engineering & Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org). ABET is the nationally-recognized agency responsible for accrediting educational programs leading to degrees in engineering, engineering technology, computing and applied science. Accreditation helps assure that the program has met quality standards.

Program Constituents

  • Students
  • Alumni
  • Employers/Industry
  • Faculty

Institutional Mission

Southeast Missouri State University provides professional education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and in practical experience.

The University, through teaching and scholarship, challenges students to extend their intellectual capacities, interests, and creative abilities; develop their talents; and acquire a lifelong enthusiasm for learning. Students benefit from a relevant, extensive, and thorough general education; professional and liberal arts and sciences curricula; co-curricular opportunities; and real-world experiences. By emphasizing student-centered and experiential learning, the University prepares individuals to participate responsibly in a diverse and technologically-advanced world and in this and other ways contributes to the development of the social, cultural, and economic life of the region, state and nation.

Department Mission

The mission of the Department of Engineering & Technology is to:

  • Provide curricula to prepare students for technical and technical management-orientated employment in business, industry, education, and government which is vital to the region and the state.
  • Prepare students to apply and manage technology to solve practical problems.
  • Provide state-of-the-art facilities, instructional programs, experiential learning, and research experiences for students to develop linkages between theory and practice.
  • Provide synergy between traditional classroom teaching and practical “hands-on” learning using state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for all programs offered in the department.
  • Encourage and support continuous faculty development in order to encourage faculty to remain current with technology relevant to their instructional areas of responsibility through professional and applied research activities.
  • Utilize faculty and student expertise to provide professional assistance to related businesses and industries in the area.

Engineering Technology Program Educational Objectives

Developed based on dialogue with constituents. The expected accomplishments of graduates during their first few years after graduation.

OB1: Develop within our graduates an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
OB2: Develop within our graduates an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline. 
OB3: Develop within our graduates an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
OB4: Develop within our graduates an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes. 
OB5: Develop within our graduates an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams, including an understanding of issues related to diversity and global community. 

ABET-ETAC BS Program Student Outcomes

1: an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
2: an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
3: an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
4: an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes;
5: an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

Student Enrollment/Completion Data

Engineering Technology Completers (Duplicated Count)

Engineering Tech. (Electrical and Control Option) (ETEL)
AY2014: 18
AY2015: 3
AY2016: 5
AY2017: 7
AT2018: 3
AY2019: 4

Engineering Tech. (Mechanical and Manufacturing Option) (ETMM)
AY2014: 6
AY2015: 13
AY2016: 12
AY2017: 18
AT2018: 19
AY2019: 10

Engineering Technology
AY2014: 21
AY2015: 24
AY2016: 16
AY2017: 18
AT2018: 25
AY2019: 22

Engineering Technology Enrollement (Fall Census, Duplicated Count)

Engineering Tech. (Electrical and Control Option) (ETEL)
AY2014: 45
AY2015: 39
AY2016: 35
AY2017: 29
AT2018: 24
AY2019: 28

Engineering Tech. (Mechanical and Manufacturing Option) (ETMM)
AY2014: 83
AY2015: 99
AY2016: 92
AY2017: 65
AT2018: 59
AY2019: 56

Engineering Technology
AY2014: 128
AY2015: 138
AY2016: 127
AY2017: 94
AT2018: 83
AY2019: 84

Industrial & Systems Engineering Program

The Industrial and Systems Engineering Program within the Department of Engineering & Technology is NOT accredited by ABET. However, we will be seeking accreditation through the Engineering  Accreditation Commission of ABET (abet.org). ABET is the nationally-recognized agency responsible for accrediting educational programs leading to degrees in engineering, engineering technology, computing and applied science. Accreditation helps assure that the program has met quality standards.

Program Constituents

  • Students
  • Alumni
  • Employers/Industry
  • Faculty

Institutional Mission

Southeast Missouri State University provides professional education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and in practical experience.

The University, through teaching and scholarship, challenges students to extend their intellectual capacities, interests, and creative abilities; develop their talents; and acquire a lifelong enthusiasm for learning. Students benefit from a relevant, extensive, and thorough general education; professional and liberal arts and sciences curricula; co-curricular opportunities; and real-world experiences. By emphasizing student-centered and experiential learning, the University prepares individuals to participate responsibly in a diverse and technologically-advanced world and in this and other ways contributes to the development of the social, cultural, and economic life of the region, state and nation.

Department Mission

The mission of the Department of Engineering & Technology is to:

  • Provide curricula to prepare students for technical and technical management-orientated employment in business, industry, education, and government which is vital to the region and the state.
  • Prepare students to apply and manage technology to solve practical problems.
  • Provide state-of-the-art facilities, instructional programs, experiential learning, and research experiences for students to develop linkages between theory and practice.
  • Provide synergy between traditional classroom teaching and practical “hands-on” learning using state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for all programs offered in the department.
  • Encourage and support continuous faculty development in order to encourage faculty to remain current with technology relevant to their instructional areas of responsibility through professional and applied research activities.
  • Utilize faculty and student expertise to provide professional assistance to related businesses and industries in the area.

Industrial & Systems Engineering Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies. Within 3-5 years of graduation, alumni of the industrial & Systems Engineering program will:

  1. Effectively create value by implementing industrial & systems engineering knowledge and skills for industries and public sector organizations in the region and beyond
  2. Provide technical and professional leadership in their organizations and/or communities
  3. Continue to pursue knowledge enhancement through graduate studies, certificates, professional training or continuing education
These objectives were affirmed by the advisory committee on 3/17/2021.
 

ABET-EAC Student Outcomes

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.

Upon completion of the Industrial & Systems Engineering program students should be able to demonstrate an ability to:

  • identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

These objectives were affirmed by the advisory committee on 3/17/2021.

Undergraduate Completers by Major

Major: Industrial & Systems Engineering AY2020: 1

Undergraduate Fall Enrollment by Major

Major: Industrial & Systems Engineering
2017: 6
2018: 7
2019: 18
2020: 21
Location
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Mailing Address
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Cape Girardeau, MO 63701