Electronics Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Science

Electronics Engineering Technology concentration

Mechatronics concentration

Program Overview

If you are the type of person who likes working with your hands, putting things together, and combining different systems to come up with a solution for a real life problem, then a career in Electronics Engineering could be the right choice for you. In addition, the Mechatronics concentration is often involved in robotics and manufacturing, so you should enjoy working in teams, possibly in a factory environment. Learn to analyze and troubleshoot electronic and telecommunication systems. Take a look around you. You are surrounded by these systems from traditional electronic products to wireless PDAs, iPods, iPhones, iPads, and others.

In these times of emerging technologies, a skilled workforce in the electronics field has been and will continue to be in demand in maintenance and repair, installation, quality assurance, and research and development.

Program Objectives

  • Apply acquired technical and analytical skills as it relates to their professional positions in electrical, electronic, and related industries.
  • Apply relative mathematical, science, and engineering methods to solve technical problems.
  • Analyze and implement complex systems including both hardware and software.
  • Pursue lifelong learning and successful professional careers.
  • Perform as effective team members through adequate oral and written communication skills.
  • Relate and exercise an educated judgement in regards to their professional and ethical responsibilities.

Program Outcomes

Students in the B.S. Electronics Engineering Technology program learn to design and build electronic systems and learn about analog and digital electronics. They are able to apply the engineering and mathematical principles that they learn in order to implement and maintain electronic systems, such as computers and controllers.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology, graduates will have:

  • An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities.
  • 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.
  • An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
  • An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.
  • An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team
  • An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly defined engineering technology problems.
  • 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.
  • An understanding of the need for an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  • An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.
  • A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement. 

For additional information about the program outcomes, please see the Student Consumer Information (link to: http://www.ecpi.edu/technology/?intcmp=technology-btn ) which provides additional information on the future careers, success, cost, and financing for this program. For information on the University Completion and Graduation Rates, please see Information About the University on the ECPI website (link to: http://www.ecpi.edu/services/about-ecpi-university/ )

In 2.5 years, through our year-round schedule, you can earn a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology.

Concentration Outcomes

Students who choose the Mechatronics concentration can expect to learn about robotics and other automated industrial systems.

About Electronics Engineering Technology

Graduates of this degree program are able to design, install, maintain, and repair electrical and electronic equipment. They serve as a link between engineers and technicians in the workplace, and often work with engineers from the conception of an electronic product until its final production. They assist engineers in the development, testing, production, and quality assurance of components such as circuit boards, wireless phones, medical equipment, and control systems. Electronics engineering technologists are needed in many industries and can find employment in work environments where electronics are used extensively.

Some positions may require background checks, drug screening, and/or security clearances, depending on the position and industry.

The curriculum provides graduates with the education and experience needed for employment in a variety of industries in the private and public sector, including the computer industry, Homeland Security, automation and manufacturing, and education. Electronics Engineering Technology graduates are employed in a wide spectrum of areas in positions such as engineering consultant, electrical engineering or computer engineering technologist, product engineer, or project manager. Graduates of the Mechatronics concentration area may also be employed as automation engineers and might enjoy a career working with robotics.

Recommended Certifications

Certifications are not required for completion of this program; however, ECPI encourages student to obtain all appropriate certifications to increase potential job opportunities. ECPI provides students in this program with vouchers which allow the student to take certification exams at a greatly reduced cost. Available certifications for this program include Fiber Optics Installer (FOI), Fiber Optics Technician (FOT), A+ Certification, Network+ Certification, Security+ Certification, GMDSS - Global Maritime Distress and Safety System Maintainer License, GROL - General Radiotelephone Operator's License, and Associate CET.

Program Outline

To receive the Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology, the student must earn 124 semester credit hours. The program requires a minimum of eight semesters or 30 months of instruction. Program requirements are as follows:

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

32 semester credit hours

CIS121Logic and Design

3

CIS126Programming I

3

CIS150Networking I

3

CIS225Networking II

3

OR

EET252Data Communications and Networking

3

EET110Electric Circuits I

3

EET111Electric Circuits II

3

EET111LElectric Circuits LAB

1

EET120Semiconductor Devices

3

EET121Electronic Systems Applications

3

EET130Digital Systems I

3

EET230Digital Systems II

3

EET230LDigital Systems LAB

1

Arts and Sciences

31 semester credit hours

CAP480Arts and Sciences Capstone

3

COM115Principles of Communication

3

ENG110College Composition

3

ENG120Advanced Composition

3

HUM205Culture and Diversity

3

MTH131College Algebra

3

MTH200Pre-calculus

3

PHY120Physics

3

PHY120LPhysics LAB

1

PSY105Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY220Positive Psychology

3

OR

ECO201Macroeconomics

3

Self Integration and Computer Literacy

9 semester credit hours

CIS106Introduction to Operating Systems

3

COR090Career Orientation Seminar

0

FOR110Essentials for Success

3

CIS115Computer Applications

3

Concentration Requirements

Electronics Engineering Technology

33 semester credit hours plus electives

EET220Industrial Applications

3

EET221LInstrumentation and Measurement LAB

1

EET250Computer Configuration I

3

EET251Computer Configuration II

3

EET251LComputer Configuration II LAB

1

EET252Data Communications and Networking

3

EET280Introduction to Communication Systems

3

EET282Wireless Security

3

EET301Special Topics in Engineering Technology

3

EET310Circuit Analysis

3

EET380Digital Communications I

3

EET430Microcontrollers

3

EET430LMicrocontrollers LAB

1

Various Electives

19

Mechatronics

33 semester credit hours plus electives

EET191Materials Science

3

EET192Graphics Communication

3

EET192LIntroduction to 3-D Modeling LAB

1

EET220Industrial Applications

3

EET221LInstrumentation and Measurement LAB

1

EET250Computer Configuration I

3

EET280Introduction to Communication Systems

3

EET292Introduction Mechanics Statics and Dynamics

3

EET293Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems

3

EET310Circuit Analysis

3

EET380Digital Communications I

3

EET390Motor Drives

3

EET390LMotor Drives LAB

1

Various Electives

19

Electives

Electives

CIS202Introduction to Routing and Switching

3

CIS204Intermediate Routing and Switching

3

CIS207Network Routing and Switching LAB

1

CIS214Object-Oriented Programming Using C#

3

CIS215Programming II

3

EET191Materials Science

3

EET251Computer Configuration II

3

EET251LComputer Configuration II LAB

1

EET252Data Communications and Networking

3

EET272Fiber Optics Communication

3

EET272LFiber Optics Communication LAB

1

EET281Wireless Technologies

3

EET282Wireless Security

3

EET300Engineering Technology Project Management

3

EET301Special Topics in Engineering Technology

3

EET302Externship-EET Sr. III

3

EET306Externship-EET Sr. I-a

1

EET307Externship-EET Sr. I-b

1

EET308Externship-EET Sr. I-c

1

EET309Externship-EET Sr. II

2

EET331Programmable Controllers and Robotics

3

EET331LProgrammable Controllers and Robotics LAB

1

EET350Overview of Electronic Security Devices

3

EET352Engineering Economics

3

EET380Digital Communications I

3

EET402Capstone Project

3

EET411Senior Project

3

EET411LSenior Project LAB

1

EET430Microcontrollers

3

EET430LMicrocontrollers LAB

1

MTH220Applied Calculus I

3

MTH320Applied Calculus II

3