2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog (Updated Spring 2019) 
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog (Updated Spring 2019) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Technology

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Dr. Kenny Fotouhi, Chairperson


The central mission of the Department of Technology at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is to serve the Eastern Shore region, the State of Maryland, and the nation by improving technical education and the professional technical practice of construction and engineering technology. The mission is achieved through high quality instruction, research, and community service. Through the teaching and learning process the department aims to provide knowledge, skills, and values to students preparing for professional technical careers and persons currently employed in industry. New technical and professional knowledge is developed and disseminated through research and community service. Academic programs include Construction Management Technology, Engineering Technology, and Technology and Engineering Education. Each program emphasizes basic knowledge and up-to-date technical skills that will enable graduates to solve problems in a logical manner and to draw conclusions from principles and facts. Through the humanistic studies in each program, students are taught to recognize their responsibilities as citizens to prepare themselves for active participation in society.


The educational experiences offered by the Department of Technology will provide students with opportunities to:

  1. Demonstrate an operational knowledge of the techniques associated with the design, construction and maintenance of residential and commercial structures;
  2. Exercise independent judgment and sound ethical values in expediting work without jeopardizing its effectiveness, safety or cost;
  3. Organize and manage personnel, materials and equipment for carrying out construction, maintenance and operation of complex engineering systems;
  4. Demonstrate effective communication of ideas by means of spoken and written language as well as graphic techniques;
  5. Solve technical problems that translate ideas into functioning machines, structures and systems;
  6. Plan and implement instructional programs to meet the needs of students in a technological age;
  7. Plan and instruct technology education programs that promote technical literacy through the application of mathematics and science and other subjects in classroom and laboratory activities;
  8. Improve the professional technical practice of Construction Management, Engineering Technology, and Technology Education through continuing education and community service; and
  9. Demonstrate humanistic values and responsibilities that promote active participation as productive citizens.

General Program Requirements

The admission of students to the undergraduate programs in the Department of Technology is based upon the general admission requirements of the University.

Description of Programs

The Construction Management Technology (CMTE) curriculum is a four year program of study leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree. This interdisciplinary curriculum accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) provides a background in the several physical and applied sciences and construction technology. Technical content is balanced by courses in business management, communications, humanities, and social sciences. This broad diversification provides the technical base needed for immediate employment as well as the managerial concepts for career development. Students must complete 126 semester hours of designated coursework including supervised internship in the construction industry. A minimum grade of “C” must be achieved in prerequisite courses, major core courses, supportive courses, technical elective courses, and selected general education courses.

The curriculum in Engineering Technology (ETEE/ETME) follows TAC/ABET recommendations and offers upper division courses leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology. The program is designed to provide a flexible course of study for students holding an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology from the Maryland Community College system and for students transferring out of the regular engineering program. The first two years may be completed through any of the engineering technology programs offered by an accredited community college. The Electrical/Electronics option is designed to prepare graduates for a career in the Electrical Engineering field. The curriculum provides in-depth exposure to the areas of communications, digital systems (including microprocessors), power machinery, and electronic systems design. The goal of the Engineering Technology program is to prepare students for a challenging career in Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology. After receiving the Bachelor of Science degree, graduates are employed as Engineering Technologists. The emphasis in engineering technology courses is the practical design and utilization of devices and systems, with a strong laboratory program supporting the lecture courses.

Technology and Engineering Education (EDTE) is a four-year program of study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree, which will certify students to teach technology education in the secondary school. Students acquire technical knowledge and skills through creative and problem solving learning experiences related to the designed world. A sequence of professional education and liberal studies courses are also required to develop leadership and citizenship skills needed for successful teaching. A total of 126 credits are required for graduation. A minimum grade of “C” must be achieved in prerequisite courses, major core courses, supportive courses, technical elective courses, and selected general education courses.


Minor Programs

In order to minor in Construction Management Technology, it is recommended that the Department Chair be contacted as early as possible. A minor advisor will be assigned by the chairperson. All prerequisites for departmental courses must be met before enrolling in the courses to satisfy the minor sequence.

Two suggested minors in Construction Management Technology are outlined below, one for those interested in technical applications and one for those interested in management applications. Upon justification by the student, limited substitution of courses can be made upon approval by the Department Chair.

Directory of Faculty

Arumala, Joseph, Professor
B.S., University of Lagos; M.S., Ph.D.; Clemson University, P.E.

Mr. David Bowles, Director
B.S, and M.Arch, Morgan State University

Fotouhi, Kenny M., Professor and Department Chair
B.S., Tehran Polytechnic; M.S., Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Rolla

Loveland, Thomas, Associate Professor and M.Ed. CTED Coordinator
B.A., M.A., and Ph.D., University of South Florida.

Molavi, Jeffrey M., Associate Professor
B.S. National University of Tehran; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Colorado

Salgado, Carlos A., Associate Professor
B.S., National Autonomous University of Nicaragua; M.S., Ohio State University; Ph.D., University of Maryland

Yilmaz, Emin, Professor
B.S. and M.S., Middle East Technical University, Turkey; Ph.D., University of Michigan, P.E.

Joel Tomlinson, Lecturer & Laboratory Technician

B.S. , M.Ed., University Maryland Eastern  Shore,




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