Engineering Technology - Electronics and Computer - Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

The Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) program includes the design, building, and testing of a wide range of electronic and computer circuits and systems, including hardware/software digital systems, microprocessor systems, analog circuits, renewable energy technologies, micro-controllers, communications devices, applied power systems, signal processing and filter circuits, instrumentation systems, and computer networks. Our program includes a diverse exposure to programming languages, as well as hardware description languages, such as VHDL.

The ECET program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET. www.abet.org.

Engineering Technology - Electronics and Computer (No Concentration)

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 122 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 1110GComposition I4
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 2210GProfessional & Technical Communication (Recommended) 23
Oral Communication
COMM 1115GIntroduction to Communication3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1435Applications of Calculus I 13-4
or MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Area III: Laboratory Sciences8
Choose a sequence from the following for eight credits: 3
Algebra-Based Sequence
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
4
Algebra-Based Physics II
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab
4
Calculus-Based Sequence
Calculus -Based Physics I
and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab
4
Calculus -Based Physics II
and Calculus -Based Physics II Lab
4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 23
Area V: Humanities 23
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 23
General Education Elective
MATH 1440Applications of Calculus II 13-4
or MATH 1521G Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
Viewing A Wider World 2, 46
Departmental/College Requirements
A ST 311Statistical Applications3
E T 101Introduction to Engineering Technology and Geomatics1
E T 246Electronic Devices I4
E T 272Electronic Devices II4
E T 314Communications Systems I3
E T 324Signal Processing and Filtering4
E T 344Microcomputer Systems3
E T 362Software Technology II3
E T 377Computer Networking I3
E T 381Renewable Energy Technologies3
E T 398Digital Systems3
E T 402Instrumentation3
E T 410Senior Seminar1
E T 444Hardware and Software Senior Design3
E T 456Applied Power Technologies4
ENGR 120DC Circuit Analysis4
ENGR 130Digital Logic4
ENGR 140Introduction to Programming and Embedded Systems4
ENGR 190Introduction to Engineering Mathematics4
ENGR 230AC Circuit Analysis4
ENGR 401Engineering Capstone I3
ENGR 402Engineering Capstone II3
I E 451Engineering Economy3
Technical Electives (choose 3 courses from the list below) 49
Introduction to Product Design3
Solar Energy Technologies3
Wind and Water Energy Technologies3
Sustainable Construction and Green Building Design3
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)3
Innovation and Product Development3
Introduction to Digital Forensics and Incident Response3
Introduction to Information Security Technology3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 122
Total Credits122-124
1

Students may need to take any prerequisites needed to enter MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I/MATH 1435 Applications of Calculus I or MATH 1521G Calculus and Analytic Geometry II/MATH 1440 Applications of Calculus II before enrolling in either option of coursework.

*For students wishing to pursue a technical master's degree, MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I and MATH 1521G Calculus and Analytic Geometry II are recommended and will satisfy both the Area II and General Education Elective requirements. Students who take MATH 1435 Applications of Calculus I and MATH 1440 Applications of Calculus II, will need to have an exception made for their degree audit.

2

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.  See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses, rules, and alternative options.

3

Students must select one of the two PHYS course sequences, from the following, in order to meet the 8 credits of the Area III: Laboratory Sciences requirement.

Algebra-Based Sequence

Calculus-Based Sequence

4

Minors are "optional" educational sequences that permit students to focus on particular areas related to their major. Minors "may" often be done with few additional credits by judicious use of electives and other optional course requirements.

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student placement in MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I and ENGL 1110G Composition I. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication (Area I: Communications) 2 3
E T 101 Introduction to Engineering Technology and Geomatics 1
ENGL 1110G Composition I (Area I: Communications) 4
ENGR 120 DC Circuit Analysis 4
ENGR 190 Introduction to Engineering Mathematics 4
 Credits16
Spring
ENGR 130 Digital Logic 4
ENGR 140 Introduction to Programming and Embedded Systems 4
ENGL 2210G Professional & Technical Communication (Area I: Communications) 3
MATH 1435
Applications of Calculus I (Area II: Mathematics ) 1
or Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
3 - 4
 Credits14-15
Second Year
Fall
E T 246 Electronic Devices I 4
ENGR 230 AC Circuit Analysis 4
MATH 1440
Applications of Calculus II 1
or Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
3 - 4
Physics I with Lab (Area III: Lab Sciences, Choose one) 3 4
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab 3
 
Calculus -Based Physics I
and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab 3
 
 Credits15-16
Spring
Area IV: Social Behavior Sciences 2 3
E T 272 Electronic Devices II 4
E T 362 Software Technology II 3
E T 398 Digital Systems 3
Physics II with Lab (Area III: Lab Sciences, from the chosen sequence) 3 4
Algebra-Based Physics II
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab 3
 
Calculus -Based Physics II
and Calculus -Based Physics II Lab 3
 
 Credits17
Third Year
Fall
Area V: Humanities 2 3
E T 324 Signal Processing and Filtering 4
E T 377 Computer Networking I 3
E T 381 Renewable Energy Technologies 3
Technical Elective Course (from pre-approved list) 4 3
 Credits16
Spring
A ST 311 Statistical Applications 3
E T 314 Communications Systems I 3
E T 344 Microcomputer Systems 3
Technical Elective Course (from pre-approved list) 4 3
Viewing a Wider World 2, 4 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
E T 402 Instrumentation 3
E T 444 Hardware and Software Senior Design 3
ENGR 401 Engineering Capstone I 3
I E 451 Engineering Economy 3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 2 3
 Credits15
Spring
E T 410 Senior Seminar 1
E T 456 Applied Power Technologies 4
ENGR 402 Engineering Capstone II 3
Technical Elective Course (from pre-approved list) 4 3
Viewing a Wider World 2, 4 3
 Credits14
 Total Credits122-124
1

Students may need to take any prerequisites needed to enter MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I/MATH 1435 Applications of Calculus I or MATH 1521G Calculus and Analytic Geometry II/MATH 1440 Applications of Calculus II before enrolling in either option of coursework.

*For students wishing to pursue a technical master's degree, MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I and MATH 1521G Calculus and Analytic Geometry II are recommended and will satisfy both the Area II and General Education Elective requirements. Students who take MATH 1435 Applications of Calculus I and MATH 1440 Applications of Calculus II, will need to have an exception made for their degree audit.

2

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.  See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses, rules, and alternative options.

3

Students must select one of the two PHYS course sequences, from the following, in order to meet the 8 credits of the Area III: Laboratory Sciences requirement.

Algebra-Based Sequence

Calculus-Based Sequence

4

Concentrations are "optional" educational sequences that permit students to focus on particular areas related to their major. Concentrations "may" often be done without additional credits by judicious use of electives and other optional course requirements.