Cal Poly Pomona

The ET Program

The Engineering Technology Program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC/ABET). This degree provides is comprised of TWO emphasis areas. Student may choose to concentrate in one of the following areas: General Mechancial OR Manufacturing. .

The Mechanical emphasis stresses the application and design of mechanical and thermal power systems utilizing strength of materials, metallurgy, statics, dynamics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer. Graduates may be involved in applied design, analysis, application, HVAC Design or production of mechanical/thermo-fluid systems.

The Manufacturing emphasis stresses technological competency and managerial skills in the economical utlization of raw material and resources through planning, selection, and organization of manufacturing processes. Graduates may be involved in mass production, tooling, selection of machines, and marketing of manufactured goods.

Use the this link to understand the difference in career paths that Engineering Graduates have and Engineering Technology Graduates have: ET versus Engineering Degree Graduates.

The program has close ties with the mechancial building industry. The student organization is the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA). We also particpate in the Associated General Contractors (AGC) mechancial division and have been ranked in the top three universities in the country in mechanical contracting. This includes HVAC, welding engineering, estimating, scheduling and plumbing engineering. The ET program offers a number of scholarships through AEE, ASHRAE and MCAA, and students may apply for grants based on financial need and/or academic achievement.

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Information for students comtemplating a change of major from Mechancial Engineering to Engineering Technology: General Mechancial/Manufacturing emphasis