BSET - Bachelor of Science Engineering Technology

Alfred State courses are grouped into the following sections:

  • This course prepares students who are new to the engineering technology field for success at the college level. Topics covered include engineering technology as a career, engineering library usage, problem solving techniques, measurement systems, right triangle geometry, dimensional analysis, significant figures, unit conversion, and data collection and analysis. Career options and opportunities will be presented using guest speakers from industry.

  • BSET 3004 solves machine and process control applications using relay, solid-state and fluid logic control. Safety rules will be taught and adhered to. The principles of dc and ac rotating machines are studied and applied in the laboratory. Real and reactive power are analyzed in ac systems. Programmable Logic Controllers are used to solve a wide variety of simulated systems in design projects and to provide control system trouble-shooting experience.

  • The engineering technology student will be presented with engineering-oriented problems to solve using programming concepts. The students will learn the logical sequence of steps to obtain their solutions to the various technical problems. The problems will be applied to static dynamics, numerical methods, thermodynamics, and fluid applications.

  • A student may contract for one to four credit hours of independent study through an arrangement with an instructor who agrees to direct such a study. The student will submit a plan acceptable to the instructor and to the department chair. The instructor and student will confer regularly regarding the process of the study.
  • First of two-semester sequence Bachelor of Science seniors. Students design technical project for completion in BSET 8003. Project proposal and design oral reports are presented. Weekly seminar deals with various aspects of post graduation professional employment.
  • Students build and test a technical project designed in BSET 7001. Each student must do library research, a formal oral presentation, project demonstration and submit a written project report.
  • Students will complete supervised field work in a selected business, industry, government, or educational setting. Students carry out a planned program of educational experiences under direct supervision of an owner, manager, or supervisor of technology in an organization. Each intern will be supervised by a member of the faculty. Written and oral reports and a journal of work experience activities will be required. Evaluation will be based on the quality of experiences gained from the internship.

  • Students will complete supervised field work in a selected business, industry, government or educational setting. Students carry out a planned program of educational experiences under direct supervision of an owner, manager or supervisor of technology in an organization. Each intern will be supervised by a member of the faculty. Written and oral reports and a journal of work experience activities will be required. Evaluation will be based on the quality of experiences gained from the internship.