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The Difference Between Engineering Technology & Engineering

An undergraduate engineering technology program at SUNY Canton:

  • Introduces and integrates math and sciences as needed in the curricula
  • Contains technical courses that occur in virtually every quarter of the program
  • Has an intensive laboratory and applications focus
  • Has a moderate emphasis on theory and the design process
  • Appeals to the student who learns best in an experientially based (hands-on) environment
  • Culminates in a senior project experience


Undergraduate Engineering Programs:

  • Begin with an emphasis on calculus and calculus-based sciences
  • Have engineering courses later in the curricula that build on the calculus/sciences base
  • Integrate design and applications into engineering lecture and laboratory course work
  • Have a stronger emphasis on theory and engineering design
  • Culminate in a major senior design experience


Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems
Kibria K. Roman, PE, EMIT