AEST Degree Programs
The Department of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology has three major degree programs that offer you endless opportunities. Whether you're looking to become a teacher or a technologist, safety professional or manager, this department has the preparation you need for success. Our three degree programs are:
- Applied Engineering and Technology Management: The Applied Engineering and Technology Management (AETM) degree program provides a broad-based liberal arts, technical, and management preparation for leadership careers in business and industry. Emphasis is on developing transferrable knowledge, skills, and values that are needed for current and future success in employment.
There are eight bachelor's level technical options that are designed to target the learner's needs, and provide the skills and managment training to produce an effective and competent professional. An associate's level degree is also available in six options for those who want to fast-track into the workplace as a technician level professional. The two degree tracks work together so that students could achieve their associate's degree, and then continue on seamlessly into the bachelor's degree program.
- Technology Education: The Technology Education (EDTE) program is a teacher training program for individuals seeking Pennsylvania State Certification in Technology Education, K-12. The three themes of professional education at MU are supported and implemented, including engagement in learning communities of inquiry and action, a focus on students, and demonstration of exemplary professional practices.
EDTE majors are broadly prepared in general education, technology and engineering content, and professional teacher education. Emphasis is on understanding, applying, managing and assessing design, bio-related, communication, energy and power, transportation and production technologies. Students may specialize in a technical area of their choice and must devote one semester to full-time student teaching in a public school.
- Occupational Safety & Environmental Health: The Occupational Safety & Environmental Health (OSEH) program is designed for people interested in professions in safety, health, and environmental fields. Career opportunities are endless. General education courses are used to develop basic science knowledge while the major courses focus on the application of science in the technical and managerial aspects of safety and environmental health. A full semester internship opportunity is provided as a required part of the program.
A Bachelor of Science degree in OSEH provides an entry point into a profession that focuses on improving the environment of workers. OSEH graduates work to protect workers and the general public from injury and illness - a challenging and rewarding task in today's age of technological advancement.
If any of these programs sound interesting to you, please let us know by following the information request link below. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your future with you!