About this Bachelor's Degree
The electronics engineering technology (EET) program offers opportunities for students to learn about the field of electronics, computers and other areas of engineering and technology.
With access to an active research program, students are presented with a wealth of opportunity for undergraduate research and future graduate research and study.
The program offers minors in electronics engineering technology and automation engineering, as well as an academic home for pre-engineering students.
The program for EET is based on an analytical curriculum. It provides exposure to electronics, electrical and other engineering disciplines.
Topic areas include:
- Analog and digital circuits
- Embedded computers
- Traditional and virtual instrumentation
- Analog and digital communications
- Electrical power
- Automation/control systems
The program is multifaceted and includes a comprehensive selection of science, mathematics and computer-related courses, with applications of these courses throughout the program.
Students will work with the latest engineering software available, including circuit board layout, programmable controllers, engineering computational software, virtual instrumentation and modern circuit board prototyping capabilities.
The EET program offers theory in the classroom and extensive hands-on applications in the laboratory. The Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) has accredited the degree program.
Important attributes of program:
- Excellent employment opportunities for graduates of the program
- Respected analytical track with high level of math, science and engineering
- High level of laboratory experience
- Opportunities such as laboratory and industrial internships and undergraduate research
- Graduates prepared for industry or graduate school
- The program is about more than electronics, including other electrical engineering areas such as electrical power, communication systems, electromagnetics, control systems, instrumentation and automation.
Student Learning Outcomes / Program Objectives
Program Educational Objectives:
- The ability to think critically; identify, evaluate, and solve complex technical and non-technical problems.
- Students have the ability to accurately identify and analyze a given problem.
- Students have the ability to propose solutions and determine the appropriate solution method.
- Students have the ability to evaluate potential solution methods.
- Students are able and willing to solve problems that are not directly covered in class.
- Students demonstrate effective teamwork.
- Students demonstrate an understanding of the teamwork mechanisms related to accomplishing given tasks.
- Students produce effective written documents.
- Students deliver effective oral presentations.
- Students understand and implement design process procedures.
- Students have the ability to evaluate alternative design solutions.
- Students have the ability to conduct project scheduling and time management.
- Students will conduct themselves in an ethical manner and exhibit professional behavior in the classroom and laboratory.
- Students will be able to identify ethical issues associated with different course of action.
- Students will be familiar with the professional codes of ethics.
- Students participate in multicultural experiences.
- Students have an awareness of the international and diverse nature of the marketplace.
- Students are aware of legal issues relating to harassment and discrimination.
- A program graduate has the skills and abilities to effectively acquire information through information attainment tools, and to use this information effectively.
- A program graduate has the skills and abilities to effectively implement technology.
Program Student Outcomes:
Upon the completion of the Electronics Engineering Technology program, the successful graduate will demonstrate:
a. an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
b. an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;
c. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
d. an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
e. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
f. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;
g. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
h. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
i. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
j. a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and
k. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
l. An ability to become employed in areas related to electronics engineering technology, to continue in graduate studies, or engage in other lifelong learning activities
Upon the completion of the Electronics Engineering Technology program, the successful graduate will also demonstrate the following program-specific outcome:
a. the application of circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, and microcomputers, and engineering standards to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems.
b. the applications of physics or chemistry to electrical/electronic(s) circuits in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry.
c. the ability to analyze, design, and implement control systems, instrumentation systems, communications systems, computer systems, or power systems.
d. the ability to apply project management techniques to electrical/electronic(s) systems.
e. the ability to utilize statistics/probability, transform methods, discrete mathematics, or applied differential equations in support of electrical/electronic(s) systems.