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Associate of Science in Engineering Technology

Lead Faculty: Dr. Shekar Viswanathan

The growing importance of technology in fields ranging from environmental to medical, and from product development to manufacturing, requires trained engineering technology professionals to design, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair equipment and systems. The Associate of Science in Engineering Technology program prepares students to pursue opportunities in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, hospitals, laboratories, government, and many other industrial sectors. This program provides the student with broad, basic skills in electronics, computer aided design, computer programming and networks, test and measurement, mathematics, and communication. Focus is on the practical and useful application of fundamental engineering tools and techniques, and will prepare students for careers such as: test engineering technician, field engineering technician, production engineering technician, design engineering technician.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Use math, science, engineering, and technology to solve technology problems.
  2. Apply analog and digital electronics, computer networks, programming and software tools to the building, testing and operation of engineering systems.
  3. Demonstrate laboratory skills, including the use of appropriate hardware, software, and simulation techniques.
  4. Communicate through written, verbal, and graphical media.
  5. Apply ethical standards in professional decision-making.
  6. Function effectively as a member of a technical team.


To receive a Associate of Science in Engineering Technology, students must complete at least 96 quarter units, 31.5 of which must be taken in residence at National University. All Associate degree students must complete the University General Education requirements. In the absence of transfer credit, students may need to take additional electives to fulfill overall unit requirements. Students should refer to the section on undergraduate admission procedures for specific information on admission and evaluation.

Prerequisites for the major (8 courses; 27 quarter units)
Requirements for the Major (14 courses, 54 quarter units)
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Online Education

This program is available online.