Electronics Engineering

Electronics Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology
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Overview

Electronics Engineering Overview

Electronic technology is intricately-woven into many sectors of industry which effects our daily lives. Every year, new and exciting communications in wired, wireless, and satellite services impact devices and machines which change the way people live, work, and play. It’s a dynamic environment that requires professionals to sustain its progress. Wired phone and Cable TV, cellular, Broadband, mobile internet and satellite tv are all impacted by electronic engineering technology. The investment in automated manufacturing also is changing the demands for a skilled workforce.  Increasing demand for these services creates the need for technicians with skills to assist these growing sectors of  the world economy.

Engineering technologists play a critical role, serving as a nexus between engineers and technicians. From conception to design, development, testing, and production, they are essential to the production process.

If you’re a critical thinker who enjoys putting things together and integrating multiple systems, then a degree in Electronics Engineering could be the beginning of your new career. ECPI University's Electronics Engineering Technology degree is a skills-based degree with hands on labs, simulations, and faculty with industry experience. Through ECPI University’s year-round schedule, you can earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology with a concentration in Electronics Engineering Technology in just 2.5 years. 

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Curriculum

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

52 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
ELECTRICITY
EET110Electric Circuits I3
EET111Electric Circuits II3
EET111LElectric Circuits LAB1
EET310Circuit Analysis3
ANALOG ELECTRONICS
EET120Semiconductor Devices3
EET121Electronic Systems Applications3
EET220Industrial Applications3
EET221LInstrumentation and Measurement LAB1
DIGITAL ELECTRONICS
EET130Digital Systems I3
EET230Digital Systems II3
EET230LDigital Systems LAB1
NETWORKING
CIS150Introduction to Computer Networking3
PROGRAMMING
CIS126Introduction to Programming3
EET207Applied Engineering Programming3
CONTROL SYSTEMS
EET231Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers3
EET231LIntroduction to Programmable Logic Controllers LAB1
EET331Programmable Logic Controllers and Robotics3
EET331LProgrammable Logic Controllers and Robotics LAB1
EMBEDDED & DRIVE SYSTEMS
ONE LECTURE COURSE AND CORRESPONDING LAB FROM THE FOLLOWING:
EET390Motor Drives3
EET390LMotor Drives LAB1
EET430Microcontrollers3
EET430LMicrocontrollers LAB1
SENIOR PROJECT
EET411Senior Project3
EET411LSenior Project LAB1

Arts and Sciences

31 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
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
CHOOSE TWO COURSES:
PSY105Introduction to Psychology* 3
PSY220Positive Psychology* 3
ECO201Macroeconomics* 3
ECO202Microeconomics* 3
*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts & Sciences Department page.

Self Integration and Computer Literacy

9 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS101Computer Configuration I3
COR090Career Orientation Seminar0
EET102Engineering Math & Software Applications3
FOR110Essentials for Success3

Electronic Engineering Technology Concentration Requirements

16 semester credit hours plus electives

Course IDCourse NameCredits
EET251Computer Configuration II 3
EET251LComputer Configuration II LAB 1
EET280Introduction to Communications Systems 3
EET320Semiconductor Processing 3
EET380Digital Communications I 3
ONE LECTURE COURSE AND CORRESPONDING LAB FROM THE FOLLOWING:
CIS225Networking Protocols and Services 3
EET252Data Communications and Networking 3

Mechatronics Concentration

16 semester credit hours plus electives

Course IDCourse NameCredits
EET191Materials Science 3
EET192Engineering Graphics Communications 3
EET192LIntroduction to 3-D Modeling LAB 1
MET211Statics 3
MET230Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems 3
MET410Dynamics 3

Electives

16 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
BUS102Fundamentals of Customer Service 3
BUS121Introduction to Business 3
BUS242Technology Optimization 3
BUS328Business Process Improvement 3
BUS328LBusiness Process Improvement LAB 3
BUS472Applied Project Management 3
BUS472LApplied Project Management LAB 1
CIS106Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS115Computer Applications 3
CIS121Logic and Design 3
CIS123Introduction to Scripting 3
CIS126LIntroduction to Programming LAB 3
CIS202Introduction to Routing and Switching 3
CIS204Intermediate Routing and Switching 1
CIS206Linux Administration 3
CIS207LNetwork Routing and Switching LAB 1
CIS214Object-Oriented Programming Using C# 3
CIS215Object-Oriented Programming with C++ 3
CIS218Object-Oriented Programming Using Java 3
CIS226Introduction to Object Oriented Programming 3
CIS228Service Desk Fundamentals 3
CIS245Windows Client and Server 3
CIS245LWindows Client and Server LAB 1
CIS282Web Interface Design 3
EET272Fiber Optics Communication 3
EET272LFiber Optics Communication LAB 1
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
EET350Overview of Electronics Security Devices 3
EET352Engineering Economics 3
MET114Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) 3
MET213Advanced 3-D Modeling 3
MET221Manufacturing Processes 3
MET313Applied Strength of Materials 3
MET330Applied Fluid Mechanics 3
MET330LApplied Fluid Mechanics LAB 1
MTH220Applied Calculus I 3
MTH320Applied Calculus II 3
Program Description

At ECPI University, you learn from seasoned professionals, faculty members who possess academic credentials supported by real-world experience. Classrooms and labs are outfitted with industry equipment, and curriculum is designed with input from industry professionals. They help faculty members develop programs designed to produce graduates who fulfill the needs of today’s employers. The program has a history of successful graduates and encourages students to seek certifications and internships to enhance a graduates marketability in the workforce. ECPI’s Electronics Engineering Technology program can help you learn how to:

  • Use testing and measuring instruments to acquire data, analyze problems, and design a system or process.
  • Identify, analyze and solve technical problems.
  • Demonstrate an ability to manage engineering technology projects.
  • Analyze and implement systems containing hardware and software components.

Targeted coursework includes:

  • Analog and Digital Electronics and Communications
  • Data Acquisition and Control Systems
  • Computer Hardware and Software
  • Computer Programming and Networks

The curriculum provides graduates with the education and experience needed for employment in a variety of industries including:

  • Telecommunications Industry
  • Computer Industry
  • Homeland Security
  • Aerospace Industry
  • Automation and Manufacturing
  • Education
Possible Career Track

Upon completion, graduates with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology with a concentration in Electronic Engineering could possibly pursue a variety of entry-level positions such as:

  • Electrical/Computer Engineering Technologist
  • Industrial Engineering Technologist
  • Product Engineer Technologist
  • Project Manager
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. 

Electronics Engineering Technology Concentration

Students enrolled in the B.S. Electronics Engineering Technology concentration will apply acquired knowledge to design and repair computer, control and embedded systems as well as implementing industrial automation solutions. Graduates of the B.S. EET Electronics Engineering concentration will use interactive hands-on education in technology to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Design and configure computer, communication, and control systems
  • Analyze typical circuits used in communication systems
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