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Engineering Technology (ET) program is one of the unique programs at Sam Houston State University. The program houses five degrees and variety of minors. The programs offered in the department are: a) B.S. Engineering Technology (Electronics and Safety Management concentration options), b) Construction Management, c) Design & Development, d) Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology, and d) Industrial Education. All the students enrolled in one of these degrees must take same major core and degree specific courses as part of curriculum requirements on top of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics courses. The common more core courses are Electronic Circuits, Engineering Graphics, and Industrial Safety Management etc. With these requirements students learn common basics for ET programs. In the ET programs there is no capstone (senior design) course is available but will be developed and embedded in the curriculum next curriculum cycle (2017). Due to department enrollment challenges a capstone course left behind as future plan course. Instead students are enrolled in directed/independent study courses to involve in degree specific projects under the supervision of appropriate major instructor. This volunteer course work is accomplished by the specific major faculty without any compensations. This year a course titled “Engineering Experimental Projects” is developed and offered to any ET major and minor students. The goal of this course is to engage ET students to engineering related interdisciplinary projects. The first semester enrollment was twenty students from six different majors finishing twelve different projects in four two five student groups. The major of the each student in the group was different. The nature of the projects, student feedback, challenges, and outcomes will be shared with academia in the extended paper.
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