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Applied Science & Technology/Engineering

Program Overview

The applied science and technology/engineering program relates scientific and technological knowledge to real-world conditions in three concentrations or career paths: construction management, technology/engineering education (teacher licensure), and technology/engineering education (industrial training/non-licensure). All three concentrations share a common core of selected applied science courses.

Students who choose to pursue the construction management career path will be exposed to a planned sequence of construction management specific courses preparing them to assume effective roles in construction projects implementation, including:

  • Preparing construction documents, cost estimates, and project schedules
  • Conducting site inspections
  • Managing resources
  • Working with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies

Students pursuing the technology/engineering education path will be exposed to a planned sequence of courses that prepares them for a teaching career in two optional tracks: Commonwealth of Massachusetts initial 5-12 teacher licensure or non-licensure technology education and industry training.

The applied science and technology/engineering program is designed to provide the following student outcomes:

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline
  • An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs
  • An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty

Program Core Courses

  • ENGT 1020 Engineering Graphics 3 cr.
  • ENGT 1050 Technical Analysis  3 cr.
  • ENGT 1040 Software Applications in Engineering Technology 3 cr.
  • ENGT 2020 Statics and Dynamics 3 cr.
  • ENGT 2030 Material Testing & Quality Control 3 cr.
  • ENGT 2035 Building Construction Systems 4 cr.
  • ENGT 3010 Building Design
  • ENGT 3000 Energy & Sustainable Practices 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3025 Engineering Design: Fabrication Sys. I 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3026 Engineering Design: Fabrication Sys. II 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3030 MEP & HVAC Systems 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3035 OSHA: Safety & Risk Management 3 cr.

Program Designated Liberal Arts and Science Courses

  • MATH 1300 Precalculus 4 cr.
  • ENGT 1700 Evolution of Engineering Technology 3 cr.
  • PHYS 2300 General Physics I 4 cr.

Career Opportunities

Upon graduation in applied science and technology/engineering (construction management concentration), you're eligible to work in construction management firms, architecture and consulting firms, construction companies, and government sectors in various roles, such as project manager, project engineer, site superintendent, estimator, and scheduler, among others.

Upon graduation and certification in applied science and technology/engineering (technology/engineering education teacher licensure), you're eligible to teach in the public schools (grades 5 – 12) in the common core cluster areas of communication, construction, engineering design, manufacturing, power energy, and transportation, among others.

Upon graduation in applied science and technology/engineering (technology/engineering education industrial training/non-licensure), you're eligible to work in private schools, post-secondary education, and industrial and commercial settings.

Student Groups

Technology Engineering Education Collegiate Association (TEECA)
AGC Students Chapter
NAHB students Chapter

Learn More

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For more information and to apply, go to admissions.


Required at both Middle and High School settings.

Tuition & Fees

Undergraduate Day

Secondary Accreditation



All full-time faculty are listed in the faculty profiles.

Also of Interest

Education Unit & Licensure Office
International Technology Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) Standards

Affiliation with:

Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DOE)
Massachusetts Technology Education/Engineering Collaborative (MassTEC)
Technology Education Association of Massachusetts (TEAM)