B.S. in Engineering Technology
Concentration in Drafting and Design Engineering Technology Program
Program Mission and Data
The Drafting and Design Engineering Technology (DDET) Program is an application-orientated
program. The mission of the program is to meet the drafting design technology manpower
needs of the State of Louisiana and the nation as a whole by producing graduates that
possess the skills and knowledge that are necessary to be productive practicing Drafting
and Design Engineering Technologists.
Program Educational Objectives
- DDET-EO-1: To prepare graduates who demonstrate knowledge of content that support
professional competencies, skills, and abilities in the field of drafting design technology
and related areas.
- DDET-EO-2: To prepare graduates who continuously develop skills in problem solving,
teamwork, and communication to effectively support and interface with engineering
technologist, technicians, and engineers from technical disciplines.
- DDET-EO-3: To prepare graduates who understand their professional and ethical responsibilities.
- DDET-EO-4: To prepare graduates who understand the need for life-long learning, diversity,
and knowledge of professional, societal, and global issues.
Program outcomes for the graduates of the Drafting and Design Engineering Technology
Program are as follows:
- an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics,
science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems
appropriate to the discipline;
- an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for
broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
- an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined
technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate
- an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze
and interpret the results to improve processes; and
- an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.
Students in the Drafting and Design Engineering Technology Program will use the modern
technology of Computer-Aided Drafting and Design to develop graphic representations
of buildings, machine elements and mechanical systems.
In addition to the required fundamental engineering technology and concentration core
courses the program allows students to select technical and free electives. Students
are advised to take appropriate electives with the guidance and approval of their
academic advisors and department head.
This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission
of ABET (ETAC/ABET), 415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. http://www.abet.org
Dr. Edwin Thomas