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Engineering Technology's Design Across The Disciplines

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2008 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Publication Date

June 22, 2008

Start Date

June 22, 2008

End Date

June 25, 2008

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Interdisciplinary Education

Tagged Division

Engineering Technology

Page Count

8

Page Numbers

13.530.1 - 13.530.8

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https://peer.asee.org/4094

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18

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David Kurtanich Youngstown State University

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David G. Kurtanich, P.E. is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Civil and Construction Engineering Technology Program at Youngstown State University 44555, USA. He has over 27 years of professional experience in design, analysis and investigation of structures. He teaches a variety of courses in structural analysis and design, hydraulics and land development, computer applications in engineering technology, and capstone design.

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William Wood Youngstown State University

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William A. Wood, Ph.D., P.E. is Professor of Civil and Construction Engineering Technology Program and Director of the School of Engineering Technology at Youngstown State University 44555, USA. He has over 30 years of professional experience in design, analysis and investigation of structures. He teaches a variety of design and analysis courses related to the civil engineering profession and serves as Department Chair.

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Edward Garchar Youngstown State University

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Edward M. Garchar is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Electrical Engineering Technology program at Youngstown State University. He is a Project Manager for Johnson Controls, Inc., Yougstown, OH 44515, USA.

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Engineering Technology's Design Across the Disciplines

Abstract

Students completing an engineering technology degree, such as Youngstown State University’s Civil & Construction Engineering Technology (CCET) bachelor’s degree program are expected to be productive in design offices and in engineering departments of construction firms. Accordingly, the curriculum has evolved over the past thirty years to include design projects of varying complexity in many courses. This philosophy has now been expanded to provide a multidisciplinary design experience for engineering technology (ET) majors.

This paper describes the planning an implementation of a pair of courses required to be taken concurrently by the Civil & Construction Engineering Technology (CCET) and Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) baccalaureate students during their senior year. Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) may elect to take one or both courses as well. These courses serve as a capstone experience that incorporates both individual and team interdisciplinary design projects. CCET 4884 – Civil and Structural Facilities Design is an interdisciplinary capstone course that provides an overview of the requirements and design procedures for civil and structural systems including site development, utilities, foundation, wall systems, framing systems and floor system design as well as specifications & estimating. This course has a major interdisciplinary group project. EET 4880 - Electrical and Mechanical Facilities Design is a multidisciplinary course that acquaints the student with physical processes involved in heating, ventilating and air conditioning; plumbing; electrical power distribution; lighting; and communication systems. Several small group labs and studies that are focused on system design are required by this class. These two courses must be taken concurrently. They lay the groundwork for overall facilities design and the assignment of projects in each class that incorporate elements from the other.

Introduction

Research suggests that there will be significant environmental challenges in the engineering and engineering technology profession in the future. Meeting these challenges will require a holistic understanding of economic growth and development in terms of the principles of sustainability. The solutions to societal problems will require that technologies be applied not only in innovative ways but with consideration of cultural differences, historical perspectives, as well as legal and economical constraints [1]. Preparing today’s students for the qualities that the future engineering professionals will need to possess, further emphasizes the need for multi- disciplinary design experience in undergraduate education.

Students completing an engineering technology degree in Youngstown State University’s College Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CSTEM) in Civil & Construction Engineering Technology (CCET) associate and bachelor’s degree programs are expected to be productive in consultant and governmental agency offices, and in engineering departments of

Kurtanich, D., & Wood, W., & Garchar, E. (2008, June), Engineering Technology's Design Across The Disciplines Paper presented at 2008 Annual Conference & Exposition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. https://peer.asee.org/4094

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