The Facility Engineering Technology (FET) major provides an undergraduate education for industrial engineers employed in large-scale facilities; commercial buildings, power plants and manufacturing facilities. The curriculum provides a foundation in the fundamentals of mechanical and electrical systems engineering, as well as practical training in the operation and maintenance of real-world commercial and industrial facilities. The FET program has the following educational objectives:
- graduates will have the knowledge and ability to analyze, design, and develop systems and processes that support the effective operations of facilities
- graduates will have the knowledge and ability to manage and lead technical activities in the facilities and power industries
- graduates will have the knowledge and ability to function effectively as leaders on professional teams
- graduates will have the knowledge and ability to communicate with effective speaking, writing, and presentation skills, including the ability to put together a compelling argument
- graduates will demonstrate a respect for professional, ethical, and social issues, and have a commitment to safety, quality and productivity
The FET curriculum includes three practical training experiences: one sea training period aboard the Training Ship Golden Bear, and two industry co-operative educational opportunities.