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It is the aim of the ET Department to properly prepare its graduates for various careers in the field of industrial management and design. One way ET accomplishes this is through the active involvement of the individual student in a nationally recognized professional organization. Such organizations prepare a student for the workforce of his or her choice by keeping them abreast of current trends in the related fields. Activities range from plant and site tours to interactive discussions and seminars led by a recognized professional in the field that the organization applies to. The organizations listed below are the campus recognized local chapters available to the ET student.
SME- The Society of Manufacturing Engineers- MTSU Student Chapter holds meetings monthly during Fall/Spring semesters. Professional speakers and plant tours highlight the varied activities. Meeting notices are posted on bulletin boards and hall monitors. Interested students contact Dr. Vishwas Bedekar.
ASME Int'l- The American Society of Mechanical Engineers- Involvement and affiliation with ASME has proved invaluable in making a smooth transition from the classroom to employment as mechanical and manufacturing engineering professionals. Interested students should contact Dr. Saeed Foroudastan.
NAEP- National Association of Environmental Professionals is a multidisciplinary association dedicated to the advancement of the environmental profession in the United States and abroad. Interested students should contact Dr. Kathy Mathis.
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) - The student chapter of SAE is also an organization primarily for ET students. SAE competes in national vehicle events and regularly visits the nearby Nissan and Saturn plants. Like ASME, SAE members attend national conferences, and receive all of the benefits and opportunities of a national organization at a reduced student rate. Faculty Advisor Dr. Saeed Foroudastan.
Experimental Vehicles Program (EVP) - The EVP at MTSU is a joint venture sponsored by the local ASME and SAE chapters. This student organization is open to students from all majors and disciplines. EVP builds and races a variety of vehicles in competitions around the country and the world. These vehicle projects include the Solar Vehicle, Solar Boat, Formula SAE, Mini Baja, and the Moon Buggy projects. EVP offers ET students an opportunity to apply their classroom skills to real world projects and challenges. The program builds team, leadership, and communication skills that are necessary in the industry. Faculty Advisor Dr. Saeed Foroudastan.
There are several scholarships for students majoring in the Department of Engineering Technology. Click here to be directed to the ET Scholarships and Awards page. Click here to be directed to the financial aid website for more information on applying for scholarships.
The Career Development Center is a comprehensive center serving all departments and
colleges of MTSU. It provides career and employment information to students and alumni
to assist them in the pursuit of their chosen career goals. The center serves as a
resource for students and employers for part-time, summer, internship, and full-time
Click here for more information on the MTSU Career Development Center.