Design Engineering Technology

Overview

It is a privilege to provide you with information about the engineering programs at Grace College. Grace teams with Trine University in Angola, Indiana to offer a bachelor of science degree in engineering technology on the Grace College campus.

The engineering technology is essential for students interested in combining art with science. The program is all about creating the newest, latest, and greatest invention. In the design arena, employers worldwide are looking for technologists skilled in the latest three-dimensional graphic communication techniques and software. You, as a designer must likewise have a strong design base and a deep understanding of manufacturing and quality requirements. The bachelor of science degree in engineering technology from Trine provides you a focused, four year, CAD/Design based technology required to immediately succeed in the workforce.

The engineering technology degree offers students challenging applied learning experiences in three dimensional, graphic communication by utilizing state of the art computers and industry focused designed based software. In addition, the engineering program offers a comprehensive background in materials, processes, electrical fundamentals, measurement techniques, computer numerical control, and design specifications. Finally, course work in mathematics, science, written and oral communications, social sciences, and humanities equips students with a well rounded, high quality, marketable degree.

To learn more, see Trine's program details.

Course Requirements for B.S. Engineering Technology

Courses

Examples of courses in this major:

ETD 103 Basic Technical Drawing

A course in the fundamentals of drafting. Use of instruments and materials, lettering and techniques of penciling. Primary emphasis is on shape and size description of three-dimensional objects. Preparation of drawings for various reproduction processes. Application of drawing geometry and study of sections and conventional practices.

ETD 113 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Introduction to geometric dimensioning and tolerancing including advanced applications of dimensioning principles, tolerances and precision dimensioning. Introduction to part measurement techniques as it relates to geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.

ETD 123 Manufacturing Materials and Processes

Physical properties of ferrous and nonferrous materials, such as wood products, plastics, and rubber. Heat treating and testing of metals. Industrial practice in the working of metals and plastics. Fundamentals of metallurgy, machining, casting, welding and forming.

ETD 243 Statics and Strength of Materials

Principles of statics, analysis of structures, graphic methods, and friction as applied to the inclined plane and wedge. Simple direct and combined stresses, determination of structural sizes as function of unit stress, and physical properties of the materials.

ETD 253 Dimensional Metrology

Emphasis on methods and principles of measuring basic physical qualities for inspection and quality control. Laboratory work in measuring physical variables such as size, flatness, circularity, and total run-out. An introduction and project work in related areas, such as reverse engineering, functional gauge design, and statistical process control.

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