B.S. in Engineering Technology

Students will:

  • Have 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.
  • Have an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  • Have 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.
  • Have an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes.
  • Have an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

General Education

General Education
Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, and Humanities and Social Sciences may be chosen from those listed below, assuming prerequisites are met. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified.
Communication Theory and Skills
ENGL 123English Composition3
English/Speech electives6
MATH 241Calculus and Analytical Geometry I4
MATH 242Calculus and Analytical Geometry II4
Computer Science / Information
ENGR 115Introduction to Computing for Engineers3
Physical and Life Sciences
CHEM 110General Chemistry I3
CHEM 110LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory1
PHYS 150Physics I for Engineers3
PHYS 160Physics II for Engineers3
HUMN 330Values and Ethics3
Humanities lower level elective3
Social Sciences
ECON 210Microeconomics3
ECON 211Macroeconomics3
General Electives
General Open Electives9
Total Credits51


STAT 222Business Statistics3
Total Credits3
Leadership and Management
MGMT 201Principles of Management3
MGMT 203Management for Aeronautical Science3
Total Credits6
Technical Core
ENGR 101Introduction to Engineering3
ENGR 120Graphical Communications3
ESCI 201Statics3
CESC 220Digital Circuit Design3
CESC 222Digital Circuit Design Laboratory1
ESCI 204Dynamics3
ESCI 202Solid Mechanics3
ESCI 206Fluid Mechanics3
RSCH 202Introduction to Research Methods3
ETEC 310Material Science for Engineering Technology3
ETEC 315Circuits for Engineering Technology3
ETEC 316Circuits Laboratory for Engineering Technology1
ETEC 410Thermodynamics for Engineering Technology3
ETEC 415Control Systems3
ETEC 490Engineering Technology Capstone I3
ETEC 491Engineering Technology Capstone II3
Total Credits44


Following concentration areas are available to BSET students. Students may choose at least 3 courses each from two concentration areas.
Total Degree Requirements122


Aeronautical Science

Aeronautical Science Concentration
ASCI 309Aerodynamics3
AMNT 429Advanced Technologies in Design and Production of Aircraft Structures and Systems3
ETEC 409Applied Aeronautics3

Aviation Safety

Aviation Safety Concentration
BSAS 320Human Factors in Aviation Safety3
BSAS 330Aircraft Accident Investigation3
BSAS 409Aviation Safety3

Helicopter Operations and Safety

Helicopter Operations and Safety Concentration
ASCI 317Rotorcraft3
ASCI 378Helicopter Flight Environments3
ASCI 388Helicopter Flight Planning3

Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems

Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems Concentration
UNSY 315Uncrewed Aircraft Systems and Operations3
UNSY 318Uncrewed Aircraft Systems Robotics3
UNSY 410Uncrewed Systems Sensing Technology3

 Logistics Management

Logistics Management Concentration
LGMT 331Transportation Principles3
LGMT 410Management of Air Cargo3
LGMT 411Logistics Management for Aviation/Aerospace3

Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems Concentration
MMIS 221Introduction to Management Information Systems3
MMIS 392Database Management3
MMIS 494Aviation Information Systems3

Occupational Safety & Health

Occupational Safety & Health Concentration
SFTY 311Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health3
SFTY 321Ergonomics3
SFTY 355Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology3

Project Management

Project Management Concentration
PMGT 391Project Planning 13
PMGT 394Project Planning 23
PMGT 400Project Risk and Control3

Security and Intelligence

Security and Intelligence Concentration
SCTY 315Studies in Intelligence I3
SCTY 385Intelligence Collection and Analysis3
SCTY 488National Security Issues and Terrorism3

Plan of Study (BSET)

Year One

Term 1Credits
ENGR 101 Introduction to Engineering 3
ENGL 123 English Composition 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
Term 2
MATH 241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4
ENGR 115 Introduction to Computing for Engineers 3
Humanities Lower-Level (HUMN) 3
 Credits Subtotal10.0
Term 3
MATH 242 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 4
PHYS 150 Physics I for Engineers 3
 Credits Subtotal7.0
Term 4
PHYS 160 Physics II for Engineers 3
English/Speech (ENGL/SPCH) 3
ECON 210 Microeconomics 3
 Credits Subtotal9.0
 Credits Total: 32.0

Year Two

Term 1Credits
ENGR 120 Graphical Communications 3
CHEM 110 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 110L General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
English/Speech (ENGL/SPCH) 3
 Credits Subtotal10.0
Term 2
ESCI 201 Statics 3
CESC 220 Digital Circuit Design 3
CESC 222 Digital Circuit Design Laboratory 1
 Credits Subtotal7.0
Term 3
ESCI 202 Solid Mechanics 3
ESCI 206 Fluid Mechanics 3
ECON 211 Macroeconomics 3
 Credits Subtotal9.0
Term 4
ESCI 204 Dynamics 3
STAT 222 Business Statistics 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
 Credits Total: 32.0

Year Three

Term 1Credits
ETEC 310 Material Science for Engineering Technology 3
RSCH 202 Introduction to Research Methods 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
Term 2
HUMN 330 Values and Ethics 3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
Area of Concentration course 3
 Credits Subtotal9.0
Term 3
MGMT 203 Management for Aeronautical Science 3
ETEC 315 Circuits for Engineering Technology 3
ETEC 316 Circuits Laboratory for Engineering Technology 1
 Credits Subtotal7.0
Term 4
Area of Concentration course 3
Open Elective (General) 3
Area of Concentration course 3
 Credits Subtotal9.0
 Credits Total: 31.0

Year Four

Term 1Credits
ETEC 410 Thermodynamics for Engineering Technology 3
Area of Concentration course 3
Open Elective (General) 3
 Credits Subtotal9.0
Term 2
ETEC 415 Control Systems 3
Area of Concentration course 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
Term 3
Area of Concentration course 3
ETEC 490 Engineering Technology Capstone I 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
Term 4
ETEC 491 Engineering Technology Capstone II 3
Open Elective (General) 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
 Credits Total: 27.0
Total Degree Requirements122