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Welcome to the Department of Engineering Technology at Prairie View A&M University! The two longstanding programs in the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering that prepare students for careers in Engineering Technology are Computer Engineering Technology and Electrical Engineering Technology.

What is Engineering Technology? The Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (ABET)defines Engineering Technology as the part of the technological field that requires the application of scientific and engineering knowledge and methods combined with technical skills in support of engineering activities; it lies in the occupational spectrum between the craftsman and the engineer at the end of the spectrum closest to the engineer. Both of our Engineering Technology programs are ABET accredited.

While related to the traditional engineering disciplines, which emphasize a more theoretical math and science background, our Engineering Technology education emphasizes problem solving, laboratories, and technical skills. Technologists apply engineering and scientific knowledge combined with technical skills for hands-on applications to engineering problems.

Technologists use critical thinking skills, mathematics, and physics, together with electrical and mechanical knowledge, to solve complex problems. Technologists may work in many fields, including with computers, drafting, laying out or specifying devices, parts and equipment. They may also calculate design specifications, cost of materials and prepare project schedules and budgets. The opportunities are almost endless.

We have an excellent faculty, with a broad array of academic and industrial experience. Our faculty works intensely and enthusiastically with students to ensure that they have every opportunity for success in our programs. Our goal is to produce technology professionals who are well prepared to make significant contributions in industry or pursue graduate education.

If you are a problem solver, analytical thinker, and enjoy paying attention to detail, engineering technology may be a great career choice for you. Our primary objectives are to help students grow with confidence, commitment, competence, creativity, communication skills, culture and character as they apply these attributes and skills after graduation and perform as professionals.

For more information about our programs, please contact our program coordinators: Dr. Yonghui Wang (yowang@pvamu.edu) for the Computer Engineering Technology or Dr. Mohan Ketkar (maketkar@pvamu.edu) for the Electrical Engineering Technology Program. We welcome you to visit us and discuss our programs.


Paul A. Potier, Ph.D., PMP
Associate Professor and Head
Department of Engineering Technology


ACCREDITATION STATUS: The Computer Engineering Technology and Electrical Engineering Technology Programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

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