The Department of Applied Engineering and Technology prepares professionals – through bachelor, associate, and certification programs – for careers in:
- Aviation Beginning in the Spring of 2024 this program will move to the College of Justice, Safety, and Military Science Aviation
- Construction Management Beginning in the Spring of 2024 this program will move to the College of Justice, Safety, and Military Science Aviation
- Engineering Technology Management
- Manufacturing Engineering
Advanced career opportunities in Technology Management may be found through the Master of Science program.
Facilities, Equipment and Instruction
The Department is located in the Ralph W. Whalin Technology Complex which includes approximately 100,000 square feet of classroom and laboratory space.
Laboratories housed in the Whalin Complex include automation, 3D printing/prototyping, robotics, electronics, computer aided drafting (CAD), flight simulators, quality assurance and metrology, materials and metallic processes, construction estimating, fluid power, networking, cyber security and computer applications.
The facilities are located in the central portion of campus and are close to the library, classroom buildings and dormitories.
How are we doing? Graduate Surveys
Starting Fall 2022, Eastern Kentucky University is launching our new Strategic Plan: Experience Excellence 2022-30, with Strategic Priorities focusing on three goals (Knowledge, Innovation and Transformation) using inclusion and trust as our guiding values. This survey asks for your responses regarding us rising to the challenge of having our students Experience Excellence in the things we choose to do, and significantly for guiding the technical instruction in our programs following the guidelines set by our accreditation agency, ATMAE, the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering.
We have earned continuous ATMAE accreditation for our Bachelor of Science (BS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree programs for several decades. The BS and AAS degree programs in the ATMAE 2023-29 reaccreditation are offered through either the Department of Applied Engineering and Technology (AET), formerly the Department of Technology, or the Department of Computer Science & Information Technology (CSIT).
To help assess how we are doing and to provide data for the reaccreditation process through the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) we ask our Engineering Technology Management/Applied Engineering Management/Industrial Technology and Cyber Systems Technology/Network Security and Electronics/Computer Electronic Networking graduates complete the Alumni Survey. This survey is completely voluntary and helps AE&T faculty track students as they advance in their careers. The questionnaire also gives graduates and employers an opportunity to provide much needed information regarding AE&T programs, such as suggestions for improvement.
The questionnaire should take less than 5 minutes to complete and will provide us with very valuable information. Active links to the surveys are below or you may download the MS Word AE&T Alumni and Employer Surveys instructions here.
Please provide your supervisor/employer with the link below and ask them to complete the survey as we highly value their input.
“The AGC Education and Research Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate level scholarships to students enrolled in ABET or ACCE – accredited construction management or construction related engineering programs. Over $10 million in scholarships have been awarded to more than 4,000 students attending colleges and universities across the country.”
Russ Sells, ’02, went right to work as a manufacturing engineer at a tier 1 automotive company upon graduating with a manufacturing technology degree from EKU. “A short time into my career, I transitioned to an advanced manufacturing engineer,” Sells said, where he provided specifications for equipment, acquired equipment, brought in new assembly lines and took on other responsibilities to ensure efficient and effective manufacturing operations for the company.
EKU’s Charlie Zhang has been inducted into Sigma Lambda Chi International Construction Honor Society. Dr. Charlie Zhang accepted honorary member status at a formal induction ceremony during the 2018 Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) National Conference held recently in Minneapolis. Zhang, who is an assistant professor of Construction Management, is the faculty advisor for ZETA II-Eastern Kentucky University.