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Undergraduate Degree Programs

PROGRAM CURRENTLY ON HOLD at PENN STATE Fayette;
NOT ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS
Begin Date of Enrollment Hold: Summer Session 2014

Building Engineering Technology

University College: Penn State Fayette (2 BLET)

Not all options are available at every campus. Contact the campus you are interested in attending to determine which options are offered.

PROFESSOR DAVID MEREDITH, Program Coordinator, Penn State Fayette
PROFESSOR TINA MERLI, Program Coordinator, Penn State Worthington Scranton
PROFESSOR IVAN M. ESPARRAGOZA, Director of Engineering Technology and Commonwealth Engineering, Penn State Brandywine
PROFESSOR SVEN BILÉN, Head, School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, Penn State University Park

This major is designed to provide technically trained personnel between the level of high school graduate and professional engineer or architect to support the architectural design/construction industry, and technical support firms.

Graduates of the Building Engineering Technology major may qualify for admission to baccalaureate degree majors in Environmental Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, or Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology offered at Penn State Harrisburg.

ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY OPTION: This option helps prepare students to translate sketches and design concepts into working drawings and specifications, and to work with architects, structural engineers, and all phases of the building/construction industry.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates from the Architectural Engineering Technology option must:

  1. Have the technical knowledge and skills to work in the professional sector and building industry.
  2. Use critical thinking skills to solve complex and real world challenges and applications.
  3. Communicate effectively using information technology when appropriate.
  4. Possess workplace skills needed to function in a business environment.
  5. Continue to learn and adopt emerging technology in formal and informal settings.

Program Outcomes (Student Outcomes)

At graduation, an Architectural Engineering Technology Option graduate must have the following attributes:

a)  The knowledge and skills common to A/E/C and technical sales of building industry.
b)  The ability to continue into a 4-year technology program
c)  The ability to work as a team member to select, size and design components of building systems.
d) The ability to prepare, interpret and present written and graphic documents, using IT when appropriate to a specific audience/client.
e) Demonstrated basic knowledge of project management, decision making process, applicable design codes, ethics and professional growth, conflict resolution and ability to conduct meetings.

BUILDING ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY OPTION: This option helps prepare students for the heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) industry as system designers, equipment sales representatives, building automation supervisors, and indoor air quality specialists.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates from the Building Environmental Systems Technology option must:

  1. Have the technical knowledge and skills to work in the professional sector of the HVAC&R Industry.
  2. Use critical thinking skills to solve complex real world problems and applications.
  3. Communicate effectively using information technology when appropriate.
  4. Possess the workplace skills needed to function well in a business environment.
  5. Continue to learn and adapt emerging technologies in either formal or informal settings.

Program Outcomes (Student Outcomes)

At graduation, a BEST Optiongraduate must have the following attributes:

a)  Knowledge and skills identified as critical and common to the design, technical sales, commissioning and building operation sectors of the HVAC&R industry.
b)  Ability to work as a team member to select, size and design an appropriate mechanical system for a given application.
c)  Ability to produce written documents, deliver oral presentations, develop, prepare and interpret graphical information, using information technology when appropriate, to a specific audience or client at a level of effectiveness expected of new employees.
d) Demonstrate awareness of project management, the decision-making process, applicable design codes, appropriate ethics and professional conduct, teamwork and conflict resolution, ability to conduct a literature search.

For the Associate in Engineering Technology degree in Building Engineering Technology, a minimum of 72 credits is required. These options are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 21 credits
(12 of these 21 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 63-64 credits
(This includes 12 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GWS courses)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 42 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (42 credits)
AE T 101(3)[1], AE T 102(3), AE T 103(3), CMPSC 101 GQ(3), EG T 101(1), EG T 102(1), ENGL 015 GWS(3), MATH 081 GQ(3), MATH 082 GQ(3), PHYS 150 GN(3) (Sem: 1-2)
AE T 204(3), AE T 210W(3)[1], CAS 100 GWS(3), MATH 083 GQ(4), PHYS 151 GN(3) (Sem: 3-4)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 21-22 credits

ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY OPTION: (21-22 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (16 credits)
AE T 113(2), MCH T 111(3) (Sem: 1-2)
AE T 206(2), AE T 207(3), AE T 214(3)[1], AE T 215(3) (Sem: 3-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (5-6 credits)
Select 5-6 credits from the following technical courses: AE T 212(3), AE T 297(1-9), CHEM 101 GN(3), EET 100(3), EG T 201(2), EG T 297(1-9), IET 105(2), MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 231(2), MATH 250(3), MCH T 213(3), MET 281(4) (Sem: 3-4)

BUILDING ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY OPTION: ( 21 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES(15 credits)
AE T 121(2), MET 281(4) (Sem: 1-2)
AE T 227(3), AE T 228(3), AE T 229(3) (Sem: 3-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from the following technical courses: AE T 212(3), AE T 297(1-9), CHEM 101 GN(3), EET 100(3), EG T 201(2), EG T 297(1-9), IET 105(2), MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 231(2), MATH 250(3), MCH T 213(3), MET 281(4) (Sem: 3-4)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

 

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2006

Blue Sheet Item #: 34-03-017

Review Date: 11/22/05

UCA Revision #1: 8/20/06
UCA Revision #2: 7/26/07

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Accreditation statement updated, per COE: 8/15/11