ET Student Handbook

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About Engineering Technology

The Department of Engineering Technology at NJIT is committed to maintaining its national leadership in engineering technology education.  This is accomplished by maintaining excellence in curricula, teaching, laboratory development and service.  As a national leader, the faculty excels in the areas of scholarship, professionalism and technology transfer.  Also, the department continues to maintain strong linkages with the community colleges and New Jersey industries.

Engineering Technology is that part of the technological field which 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 engineering technician and the engineer, nearer the engineer end of spectrum.  Engineering technology courses stress the application of technology.

Department Information

Location

The Engineering Technology Department is located on the second floor of GITC building in Suite 2100 .

Hours of Operation

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday

Chair

Dr. Thomas Juliano, Interim Chair
Office: GITC 2103
Telephone: 973.596.5694
E-mail: juliano@njt.edu

Administrative Support

Ms. Patrice Edwards, Assistant to the Chair
Office: GITC 2112
Telephone: 973.596.3228
E-mail: engineeringtechnology@njit.edu

Ms. Marcia Eddings, Administrative Coordinator
Office: GITC 2100
Telephone: 973.596.3650
E-mail: eddings@njit.edu

Program Coordinators / Advisors

Academic Advisor
Mr. Anlee Orama, 973.596.6505

Computer Technology (CPT)
Dr. David Lubliner, 973.596.2878, lubliner@njit.edu

Concrete Industry Management (CIM)
Dr. Mohammed Mahgoub, 973.596.6081, mahgoub@njit.edu

Construction Engineering Technology (CET) and Construction Management Technology (CMT):
Professor John Wiggins, 973.596.8193, wiggins@njit.edu

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET):
Professor Daniel Brateris, 973.596.6510, brateris@njit.edu

Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET):
Dr. Arijit Sengupta, 973.642.7073, sengupta@njit.edu

Medical Informatics Technology (MIT):
Dr. David Lubliner, 973.596.2878, lubliner@njit.edu

Surveying Engineering Technology (SET):
Dr. Laramie Potts, 973.596.8191, lpotts@njit.edu

Technology Education (TEED):
Dr. Ronald Rockland, 973.642.7155, rockland@njit.edu

Additional ET Faculty

Professor William Barnes
Office: 973.596.8190
Email: barnesw@njit.edu

Dr. Michael Khader
Office: 973.596.6078
Email: khader@njit.

Dr. Samuel Lieber
Office: 973.596.6308
Email: samuel.lieber@njit.

Dr. John Miima
Office: 973.596.3249
Email: miima@njit.edu

Professor Muhammad Rabie
Office: 973.596.5775
Email: muhammad.rabie@njit.edu

Dr. Sahidur Rahman
Office: 973.596.6072
Email: rahman@njit.edu

Dr.  Arijit Sengupta
Office: 973.642.7073
Email: sengupta@njit.edu

Dr. David Washington
Office: 973.642.7915
Email: washd@njit.edu

Brief Descriptions of the E.T. Programs

Computer Technology (CMPT)

CMPT is an interdisciplinary program which combines courses mainly in Engineering Technology, Computer Science and Management, and Network Security. The program also provides a background in mathematics and science which is sufficient to allow students to go on to graduate school. It is designed as a continuation of an associate's degree program in computer science, computer programming, computer networking, or computer software. This program prepares the student for careers as a computer application programmer, database administrator, computer system manager, computer network manager, software specialist, Management Information Systems (MIS) manager, customer support engineer, computer sales representative or educator and trainer in the field of computer applications.

Concrete Industry Management (CIM)

CIM is designed specifically to address the urgent need for professionals with the skills to meet the growing demands of a progressive, changing concrete industry. The CIM program prepares broadly educated, articulate graduates grounded in basic concrete construction management, who are knowledgeable in concrete techniques and who are able to manage people and systems to promote products or services related to the concrete industry. A mandatory internship course is integrated into CIM to provide students invaluable work experience before graduation. CIM students attend competitions, seminars, workshops and conferences all over the world. CIM has an exceptionally high job placement rate.

Construction Engineering Technology (CET) and Construction Management Technology (CMT)

CET and CMT are the programs for those seeking to specialize in careers in building construction, heavy/highway construction, consulting engineering, construction management and other construction industry related fields. Graduates of these programs are prepared for careers that require skills in management, communication and technical expertise for positions such as construction managers, project managers, estimators, schedulers, general contractors, project superintendents, project engineers, construction safety specialists and construction inspectors. Graduates of the CET program are eligible to sit for the Professional Engineering examination while graduates of the CMT program are eligible to achieve a minor in business in addition to their major upon graduation. Both degree programs have strong industry connections and offer opportunities for internships, co-op and industry supported scholarships.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET)

The ECET program emphasizes the application of electrical/electronic principles and devices and computer hardware and software. Graduates of the ECET program are involved in product development and improvement, system development, management, manufacturing and engineering operational functions, in a wide variety of companies in the computer, telecommunications, medical electronics and other technical fields. Graduates also have positions in technical sales and customer service, and a significant percentage continue their studies and earn graduate degrees in engineering or management. The placement of graduating students has been excellent.

Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET)

The MET program prepares graduates with knowledge, problem solving ability, and hands-on skills to enter careers in the design, installation, manufacturing, testing, evaluation, technical sales, or maintenance of mechanical systems.  Our graduates typically have strengths in the analysis, applied design, development, implementation, or oversight of advanced mechanical systems and processes.  The MET program emphasizes hands-on experience and the use of state-of-the-art computer software in the fields of mechanical design, automatic controls, power generation, CAD/CAM, HVAC, and engineering sales.  The program also provides a background in mathematics and science, which is sufficient to allow students to go on to graduate school, and also obtain a professional engineering license.  The MET program is a full four-year curriculum, which also provides an opportunity for transfer students with A.A.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering Technology to complete their baccalaureate degree.  In the case of all students, both four-year and transfer, a minimum of 128 credits is required for graduation.

Medical Informatics Technology (MIT)

Medical Informatics is an interdisciplinary program which combines courses from Information Systems, Biology and Management and Database Design. The program also provides a background in mathematics and science which is sufficient to allow students to go onto graduate school.  It is the study of how health data is collected, stored and communicated, how data is used for administration and clinical decision making and how computers and telecommunications can be applied to support those processes.

Surveying Engineering Technology (SET)

Surveying involves activities such as mapping the earth’s surface above and below sea level;  determining the position of the boundaries of public or private land including national and international boundaries; providing geospatial information necessary for the construction of private and public works; designing, establishing and administering of land and geographic information systems (LIS/GIS) and the integration of the data within those systems; positioning and monitoring of physical features, structures and engineering works; planning, development and redevelopment of property whether urban or rural; determining facts about the gravity field for engineering & construction projects; conducting hydrographic surveys for marine mapping and coastal infrastructure development; and  conducting high precision measurements for industrial applications and scientific studies.  We prepare surveyors to utilize a wide variety of equipment/techniques used in surveying including Total Positioning System, (TPS), Global Positioning System (GPS), and Remote Sensing & Imaging systems.

Technology Education (TEED)

There is a great need for highly qualified teachers of science and technology at the secondary school level. Nationwide, middle and high schools are facing a shortage of technology teachers. The Technology Education (TEED) program is a partnership between NJIT and Rutgers University, Newark, offering a degree in Engineering Technology and an instructional certification with the Teacher of Technology Education (1810) endorsement.

NJIT Photo ID Card

ID cards, available at ID Office, corner of Summit and Warren Streets, should be carried at all times while on campus for identification purposes.  ID cards must be presented to NJIT Public Safety Officers upon request.  ID cards are required to receive special campus services (i.e. library, gym, labs, etc.) and access to certain buildings. You will need proof of registration to obtain an ID card. Check the link: njit.edu/parking.

Parking

Commuters need to obtain a parking pass to park in NJIT lots. You can purchase a semester pass at the ID Office, corner of Summit and Warren Streets. Check the link: njit.edu/parking.

Advisement and Registration

The Coordinator of each program is also the permanent faculty advisor to all students in that particular option.  The advisor approves transfer credits from other institutions, approves student course schedules.  Students should check their advisor’s schedule for office hours at the department web site and on office doors.

All students register online via Highlander Pipeline at my.njit.edu. An approved registration guarantees class seats until the first class meeting. All NJIT students have an Advisor Hold each semester preventing registration until the hold is removed. ET students will find Course Approval forms in the ET Office during registration time for the next semester. The form is to be filled out and the white copy left at the front desk for approval and hold removal (usually within a day. Students do not have to see their advisor every semester but if they have questions then they are welcome to visit the coordinator/advisor during Office Hours.

Free Software

NJIT has an extensive amount of free software for our students. Go to: http://ist.njit.edu/software/download.php

Career Services and Cooperative Education

NJIT places great value on co-op and internship programs as a means of establishing productive work-based relationships between students and employers.
NJIT supplies cooperative education and internship students for major companies such as AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, MTV Networks, Panasonic, Verizon Wireless, McGraw-Hill, Quest Diagnostics, L’Oreal USA, DOW Chemical, and Liberty Science Center. We also work with hundreds of mid-size, small and start-up businesses.

Program Features

  • An established, university wide, academically integrated program involving students and faculty advisors to ensure quality workplace experiences
  • A full time Career Development Services staff dedicated to assisting students and employers in meeting their objectives
  • A centralized database of available students and employer work opportunities

Depending on a student’s option, co-op may be required or may be a technical elective. Co-op is highly recommended by the department and looks great on a resume. In fact, quite often co-op positions result in a full-time job. A student interested in co-op should go to the co-op office first for information and an application in Campbell Hall.

Other Features of the Career Development Services Department

Career Development Services (CDS) provides career advisement and hosts on-campus recruitment and job fairs. There are two job fairs per year, one in the spring and one in the fall. These are large events with participation by numerous large and small companies from New Jersey and other states. Check out the on-line Career Resources Center.

Among the many other useful services provided by CDS are extensive, detailed resume seminars and individual help and mock interviews.

NJIT Campus Center

The Campus Center is the hub of cultural, educational, and social activities for the NJIT community. The Campus Center staff provides students, faculty, and staff with a relaxing environment where they can enjoy a meal, attend a meeting, study, watch a film, play a variety of games, participate in the many cultural, social, and educational activities offered, or just socialize with friends.  The Campus Center homepage, http://campuscenter.njit.edu/, will help you get acquainted with the services available and the offices in the building.

Transfer Student Information

There are two types of transfer students: internal from another NJIT department and external from a community college. The Engineering Technology Department has a long association with New Jersey community colleges and still most of our students are external transfers. We also have numerous transfers from such departments as ECE, MIE, CEE, and School of Architecture.

As soon as possible after joining ET, a transfer student should meet the appropriate Program Coordinator/Advisor to make sure s/he has credits previously earned properly entered in the NJIT transcript. Occasionally, the system does not recognize transfer credit and this may cause problems in terms of pre-requisites.

A student transferring from a community college does not have grades transferred while an internal transfer does. Grades from courses earned in another program may be excluded from the cumulative GPA calculation if the courses are not used in your ET program.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the difference between engineering and engineering technology?
    Both are engineering disciplines but engineering is more theoretical and slightly more mathematical. ET is more ‘hands-on’ with much more laboratory work in the classes. The jobs attained are relatively the same with similar titles with engineers more likely to go into design.
  2. What are the graduate school opportunities for ET alumni?
    Our graduates go on for MS degrees in the various departments at NJIT and other universities. The most popular MS at NJIT is Engineering Management and many of our graduates go into that. For an engineering MS such as EE or ME, depending on a student’s final GPA, a student may need a few bridge courses before admission. There are several universities throughout the country that offer MS degrees in engineering technology but not NJIT at this time.
  3. Are ET graduates allowed to attain a professional engineer’s license?
    For graduates of the ABET accredited programs (CET, ECET, MET, and SET) definitely yes. A PE license looks very good on a resume.
  4. How often should I see my Program Coordinator/Advisor?
    About once a year. You should be updating your curriculum check sheet as you progress through the program but you need to periodically see your Advisor so that there are no surprises when it is time for you to take senior project or when think you are near graduation.
  5. Does NJIT give credit for life experience or work experience?
    In general no, NJIT only gives credit for a formal Co-op or internship performed while you are an NJIT student.
  6. What’s the story with permits?
    Permits cannot be issued for closed (full) courses and our department cannot issue permits for courses offered by other departments. Otherwise, if you have approval from your Program Coordinator/Advisor, you can get a permit for a course from engineeringtechnology@njit.edu. Once you have the permit, to actually register you need to go to the ADD/DROP section in the registration area on the Highlander Pipeline.

Engineering Technology Professional & Honor Socities

Tau Alpha Pi

The Omicron Alpha Chapter of Tau Alpha Pi, the National Society for Engineering Technology is located at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.  The society was founded in 1953 to provide recognition for high standards of scholarship among students in technical colleges and universities and to engender desirable qualities of personality, intellect, and character among engineering technology students by offering membership in the society to those with outstanding records.  Tau Alpha Pi National Honor Society has affiliate chapters on the campuses of many of the country’s leading technical colleges and universities. The current advisor to Tau Alpha Pi is Dr. Samuel Lieber, lieber@njit.edu.

Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey, Student Chapter (ACCNJ)

The Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey, Student Chapter (ACCNJ) is the student organization of the Construction Engineering Technology and Construction Management Technology programs.  The chapter is affiliated with the New Jersey Building Contractors Association (NBCA) and the National Association of General Contractors (AGC).  The chapter has participated in a wide range of construction industry related activities such as Habitat for Humanity, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Concrete Canoe race and the AGC National Estimating competition. The current advisor to the Student Society of Construction Contractors is Professor John Wiggins, Wiggins@njit.edu.

ACI Student Chapter

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) Student Chapter is the student organization of the Concrete Industry Management Technology program.  This chapter is affiliated with the New Jersey American Concrete Institute (NJACI).  The mission of the ACI-NJIT Student Chapter is to promote interest in concrete at NJIT and to increase the awareness of current trends, committees, and research in the concrete industry. The current advisor to the ACI Student Chapter is Dr. Mahgoub, mahgoub@njit.edu.

Helpful Directory Information

Department Location
 
Telephone
 
Bursar’s Office Student Mall 973.596.3148
Cooperative Education Office Campbell Hall 973.596.3100
Counselling Center Campbell Hall 973.596.3420
Dean of Students Office Campus Center 973.596.3466
Department of Chemistry Tiernan Hall 973.596.3568
Department of Humanities Cullimore Hall 973.596.3266
Department of Mathematics Cullimore Hall 973.596.5782
Division of Career Services Campbell Hall 973.596.3643
Learning Center Kupfrian Hall 973.596.3461
Office of the Registrar Student Mall 973.596.3236
Office of Health Services Physical Education Building 973.596.3621