What is engineering technology and industrial distribution? Learn about the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University and hear directly from an advisor in the program.
So the big focus for the ETID department is the experiential learning. Really, we really want you to have the hands on minds on experience that you're going to have. The majority of our classes are going to have labs associated with it, you're going to get the theoretical side of it, but you can also get the hands on of how it works in the real world. We want you to be able to touch it, feel it, see it, and understand how it works in principle, and in reality. So we're gonna spend a lot of time in the lab, showing you the ins and outs of the principles that you're learning in the classroom day in and day out. So we really want you to understand both sides of the picture as we go through the courses. We're very hands on, we want you to go out experience the internships, be part of the workforce, understand what you're getting into, as you go out and look for that first job. Howdy, my name is Jason Henderson, Fightin' Texas Aggie, class of 2002 and I'm an advisor in the Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution department here at Texas A&M University.Michelle Revels:
The Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution is home to the most students of any department in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. The department offers four undergraduate degree programs, each crafted to meet industry needs: Electronic Systems Engineering Technology, Industrial Distribution, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology and Multidisciplinary Engineering Technology. While these degrees are distinct, they share several common features including a sound foundation of mathematics and basic sciences, a strong core of technical courses and an emphasis on written and oral communications. The curricula emphasize the latest state of the art technologies, innovation and entrepreneurship. All four degrees feature experienced based hands on learning and are designed to prepare students for careers in industry with strong opportunities for advancement.Jason Henderson:
Our capstone projects really apply the exciting that a lot of our kids look forward to. 90% of ou capstone projects are industr sponsored, so you're getti g a brand new problem to solve rom start to finish, as you ork through your final two semes ers here in Texas A&M. And a lo of times that will lead to g eat opportunities of network ng, maybe a chance for an intern hip and a first job. So you'll ake a design concept from indu try with a problem that they ave or solution they want you o have. You'll work it from esign concept all the way hrough a working prototype. And his could be anything from NASA o Lockheed Martin, to any other umber of companies. We've had uite a few of our projects go p with NASA to various places. nd we have one on the Space tation right now. We have one hat's scheduled to go to Mars ere on the next trip to Mars. o there's lots of different thi gs to be able to work through nd look at and lots of differ nt opportunities with our talent incubator program and ur internships. We really want ou to have that hands on minds n experiential learning aspect nd what you get out of it is a uch deeper dive and what is oing to be like day in day out eing an engineer representing exas A&M University in the ETID epartment.Michelle Revels:
Learn more about the engineering technology and industrial distribution department by visiting engineering.tamu.edu/ETID