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Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Surveying

College of Business and Technology

Product Development

The new ETSU Product Development (Prod Dev) concentration in Engineering Technology is a multidisciplinary, manufacturing-based curriculum designed to educate and prepare students to be multifunctional, creative, and knowledgeable leaders and participants of product design teams.


Graduates will have gained fundamental technical knowledge and also an understanding of the tools, techniques, and processes commonly used throughout industry to rapidly take new products from concept to market including visualization, CAD, CNC, 3D printing, model building, etc. Core technical competence is developed through various laboratory courses in the Department of Technology & Geomatics, while discipline-specific technical knowledge in at least two other areas is gained with a series of directed courses.

Product Development graduates develop skills to help solve the myriad problems associated with taking a product from conception, through design, prototyping, testing, tooling, and into production. Because of the ability of each student to tailor his or her technical sequences to match personal interests, graduates will find numerous employment opportunities in a wide range of design and industrial settings. Prior to graduation, qualified students may take advantage of numerous local and/or regional Co-op (for ETSU credit) or part time/full time (non-credit) employment opportunities to earn money and gain experience.

Product Development Faculty  


To graduate from ETSU with a degree in Industrial Technology a student must complete a total of 120 hours. These hours contain:

General Education

ENGL 1010 Critical Reading and Expository Writing
ENGL 1020 Critical Thinking and Argumentation
Oral Communication (choose 1)
Literature (choose 1)
Fine Arts Elective (choose 1)
ENTC 3020 Technology & Society
ECON 2210 Principles of Macroeconomics
PSYC 1310 Introduction to Psychology
HIST 2010 The United States to 1877
HIST 2020 The United States since 1877
MATH 1530 Probability and Statistics – Noncalculus
PHYS 2010 General Physics I Noncalculus
PHYS 2011 General Physics Laboratory I-Noncalculus
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry Laboratory I
CSCI 1100 Using Information Technology

Technology Core Requirements
ENTC 1510 Student in University
ENTC 3030 Technical Communication
ENTC 4017 Industrial Supervision
ENTC 4060 Project Scheduling
ENTC 4600 Technology Practicum
Product Development Core
ENTC 1120 Manufacturing Processes & Specification
ENTC 2200 Machine Tool Technology
ENTC 2310 Electrical Principles
ENTC 3710 Manual CNC Programming
ENTC 4357 CIM Applications
Product Development Elective (ENTC/MGMT/appvd)

Student much also choose two of the following areas (one of the choices must be #1 or #2):

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ENTC 2320 Electronics I
ENTC 3370 Electronics-Digital Circuits
ENTC 4277 Instrumentation and Process Control

Choose one of the following:

ENTC 3310 Circuit Analysis
ENTC 3340 Electrical Machinery
ENTC 4337 Microprocessors

Manufacturing and Materials

ENTC 3600 Manufacturing Technology

Choose at least one of the following:

ENTC 1610 Woodworking Technology
ENTC 3620 Thermal and Fluid Technologies
ENTC 4237 Ergonomics & Process Optimization
ENTC 4277 Instrumentation & Process Control
ENTC 2510 Introduction to Robotics

Digital Media/Visualization

ARTA 1140 3D Design
DIGM 2710 Vector-Based Imaging
DIGM 2720 Raster-based Imaging
DIGM 3300 Product Design

Choose one of the following:

ARTA 2501 Introduction to Sculpture
DIGM 1900 Principles of Visualization
DIGM 3110 3D Model Design


ENTC 2160 Architectural CADD
ENTC 2410 Construction Fundamentals

Choose two of the following:

INTD 2105 Historical Interiors I
INTD 1105 Interior Architecture Fundamentals
INTD 2110 Design for Human Behavior
ENTC 2420 Residential and Commercial Planning
ENTC 2440 Mechanical Systems
SURV 2550 Surveying Measurement Fundamentals
Humanities/Fine Arts (3 credits)
Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)
Electives (2 credits)

The program in Product Development at East Tennessee State University provides education and training to produce graduates who:

  • Possess the ability to communicate effectively in oral, written, and graphical/visual modes.
  • Have the knowledge, abilities and skills required to adapt to evolving technological situations and pursue life-long learning.
  • Use acceptable Industry Standards and ethical judgments to identify, evaluate and economically solve complex problems.
  • Are technically qualified and possess the fundamentals of their disciplines to function effectively within a global enterprise.
  • Can function effectively as technologists in the state and regional businesses and industries dealing with product development, design, and service/support systems.
  • Can function effectively in team-oriented, open-ended activities in an product development environment.
  • Can obtain professional goals, achieve desired outcomes, and seek growth opportunities.


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