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.
- 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
- 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
52 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits ELECTRICITY EET110 Electric Circuits I 3 EET111 Electric Circuits II 3 EET111L Electric Circuits LAB 1 EET310 Circuit Analysis 3 ANALOG ELECTRONICS EET120 Semiconductor Devices 3 EET121 Electronic Systems Applications 3 EET220 Industrial Applications 3 EET221L Instrumentation and Measurement LAB 1 DIGITAL ELECTRONICS EET130 Digital Systems I 3 EET230 Digital Systems II 3 EET230L Digital Systems LAB 1 NETWORKING CIS150 Introduction to Computer Networking 3 PROGRAMMING CIS126 Introduction to Programming 3 EET207 Applied Engineering Programming 3 CONTROL SYSTEMS EET231 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers 3 EET231L Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers LAB 1 EET331 Programmable Logic Controllers and Robotics 3 EET331L Programmable Logic Controllers and Robotics LAB 1 EMBEDDED & DRIVE SYSTEMS ONE LECTURE COURSE AND CORRESPONDING LAB FROM THE FOLLOWING: EET390 Motor Drives 3 EET390L Motor Drives LAB 1 EET430 Microcontrollers 3 EET430L Microcontrollers LAB 1 SENIOR PROJECT EET411 Senior Project 3 EET411L Senior Project LAB 1
Arts and Sciences
31 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits CAP480 Arts and Sciences Capstone 3 COM115 Principles of Communication 3 ENG110 College Composition 3 ENG120 Advanced Composition 3 HUM205 Culture and Diversity 3 MTH131 College Algebra 3 MTH200 Pre-calculus 3 PHY120 Physics 3 PHY120L Physics LAB 1 CHOOSE TWO COURSES: PSY105 Introduction to Psychology* 3 PSY220 Positive Psychology* 3 ECO201 Macroeconomics* 3 ECO202 Microeconomics* 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 ID Course Name Credits CIS101 Computer Configuration I 3 COR090 Career Orientation Seminar 0 EET102 Engineering Math & Software Applications 3 FOR110 Essentials for Success 3
Electronic Engineering Technology Concentration Requirements
16 semester credit hours plus electives
Course ID Course Name Credits EET251 Computer Configuration II 3 EET251L Computer Configuration II LAB 1 EET280 Introduction to Communications Systems 3 EET320 Semiconductor Processing 3 EET380 Digital Communications I 3 ONE LECTURE COURSE AND CORRESPONDING LAB FROM THE FOLLOWING: CIS225 Networking Protocols and Services 3 EET252 Data Communications and Networking 3
16 semester credit hours plus electives
Course ID Course Name Credits EET191 Materials Science 3 EET192 Engineering Graphics Communications 3 EET192L Introduction to 3-D Modeling LAB 1 MET211 Statics 3 MET230 Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems 3 MET410 Dynamics 3
16 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits BUS102 Fundamentals of Customer Service 3 BUS121 Introduction to Business 3 BUS242 Technology Optimization 3 BUS328 Business Process Improvement 3 BUS328L Business Process Improvement LAB 3 BUS472 Applied Project Management 3 BUS472L Applied Project Management LAB 1 CIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems 3 CIS115 Computer Applications 3 CIS121 Logic and Design 3 CIS123 Introduction to Scripting 3 CIS126L Introduction to Programming LAB 3 CIS202 Introduction to Routing and Switching 3 CIS204 Intermediate Routing and Switching 1 CIS206 Linux Administration 3 CIS207L Network Routing and Switching LAB 1 CIS214 Object-Oriented Programming Using C# 3 CIS215 Object-Oriented Programming with C++ 3 CIS218 Object-Oriented Programming Using Java 3 CIS226 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming 3 CIS228 Service Desk Fundamentals 3 CIS245 Windows Client and Server 3 CIS245L Windows Client and Server LAB 1 CIS282 Web Interface Design 3 EET272 Fiber Optics Communication 3 EET272L Fiber Optics Communication LAB 1 EET301 Special Topics in Engineering Technology 3 EET302 Externship-EET Sr. III 3 EET306 Externship-EET Sr. I-a 1 EET307 Externship-EET Sr. I-b 1 EET308 Externship-EET Sr. I-c 1 EET309 Externship-EET Sr. II 2 EET350 Overview of Electronics Security Devices 3 EET352 Engineering Economics 3 MET114 Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) 3 MET213 Advanced 3-D Modeling 3 MET221 Manufacturing Processes 3 MET313 Applied Strength of Materials 3 MET330 Applied Fluid Mechanics 3 MET330L Applied Fluid Mechanics LAB 1 MTH220 Applied Calculus I 3 MTH320 Applied Calculus II 3
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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