Explanation of AEST Degree Programs

Explanation of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology Degrees

The Department of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology houses nationally accredited degree programs designed to prepare you for a successful post-college career. Each of these programs of study carefully combine theoretical instruction with hands-on, experiential preparation.


Applied Engineering and Technology Management (AETM, AET)

The Bachelor of Science (AETM) program prepares applied engineers, technologists, and technical managers with qualifications in general education, technological literacy, a technology option, and management. If you select this major, you’ll gain experience with the University’s general education requirements, a broad perspective of what technology is and what it does, as well as focusing on a technical option of your choice. You will also take some management courses to prepare you for your professional career. An Associate degree (AET) option is available if you are looking for a technical degree without the management component. The associate's degree track is designed so that if you decide at a later time that transition into a bachelor's degree, you can do so without losing the credit for courses you've already taken.

AET/M Technical Options: Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Computer-Aided Drafting & Design, Construction Technology, General Industrial Technology, Graphic Communication, Nanofabrication Technology, Robotics & Control Systems, Safety Technology (AET only).

Please contact Dr. Mark Snyder for more information.

AETM Program


Automation & Intelligent Robotics Engineering Technology (ARET)

The Automation & Intelligent Robotics Engineering Technology program combines coursework from the Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology and Computer Science department, and is designed to produce graduates with the ability to work with multiple types of technology to design and implement projects that have advanced programming needs.

Please contact Dr. John Wright for more information.

ARET Program

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.

Please contact Dr. Jack Ogutu for more information.

 OSEH Program

Technology & Engineering Education

The Technology & Engineering 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 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.

We also have opportunities for current technology education teachers and others seeking professional development and career advancement.

Our Master of Education program is designed for in-service teachers and is offered at times that make it possible to hold down a full-time job and take classes. Current theories and practices are developed regarding the evolution of the field, philosophy, curricula, methodologies, facilities, impacts, and interdisciplinary relationships.

A supervisory certification is also available and qualifies technology education teachers to become technology education supervisors.

Finally, we offer a post-baccalaureate certification program for individuals seeking to become technology education teachers, but do not need to complete a second four-year degree. People with existing undergraduate degrees may elect to seek certification on either a graduate or undergraduate level.

Please contact Dr. Sharon Brusic for more information.

Technology & Engineering Education Program


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