Electronics Engineering Technology
Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The electronics engineering technology curriculum provides instruction in the fundamentals of modern electronics theory, with emphasis on the application of theoretical principles to actual electronic devices, circuits and systems. Graduates of the electronics engineering technology program are prepared to function in these positions:
Research and Development Technologist - engages in the development, building and testing of new equipment in the areas of digital electronics, communication electronics and microelectronics.
Process Control Technologist - supervises the operation of automatic control equipment for industrial processes.
Field Engineering Specialist - installs, tests, and maintains equipment such as data processing machines and other electronic systems.
High Frequency Technologist - maintains and/or operates radar, sonar, and other warning detection and navigation devices.
Program Educational Objectives:
The Electronics Engineering Technology Program adopts the following educational objectives. The educational objectives for the program are designed to educate and improve the ability of students to become competent and creative professionals contributing effectively for fulfilling the employment needs of today and of the future. Within 2-5 years of graduation, the Electronics Engineering Technology graduates will be able to:
"Demonstrate competency in identifying and analyzing technical problems, problem solving, design of systems, and application of modern tools."
"Advance through their professional career by demonstrating their ability to function in multidisciplinary teams and participate in ongoing professional development."
"Express themselves effectively in both oral and written communication, understand social responsibilities, appreciate diversity, commit to continuous improvement, and maintain professional competency through life-long learning."
EET Expected Student Outcomes:The EET program must demonstrate that the graduates 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 and 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; and
- a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.