Students will be provided the opportunity to study the design and operational characteristics of electrical circuits, electrical machinery, and electronics equipment. Other subjects studied include electrical drafting, computers, electrical power systems operation and control, and communications. Graduates are qualified for employment in instrumentation, communication systems, and electronics operation. Positions for which graduates qualify may be found with electric utilities, electrical equipment manufacturers, mining companies, manufacturing concerns, and other industries where electrical equipment is utilized or serviced. The associate and baccalaureate degree programs in Electrical Engineering Technology are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
The Electrical Engineering Technology program publishes the following program educational objectives as broad statements describing expected accomplishments of its graduates during the first few years after graduation.
Program Educational Objectives
- Graduates apply circuit analysis and design, computer programming, analog and digital electronics, and electrical machinery principles to install, test, and maintain electrical and electronic systems.
- Graduates function on professional teams and communicate with speaking, writing, and graphical skills.
- Graduates respect professional, ethical, and social issues as well as a commitment to quality and dependability.
- Graduates remain current professionally.
The Electrical Engineering Technology program publishes the following program outcomes to describe what students are expected to know and do at the time of graduation. These relate to knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire in the program.
- Students demonstrate an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined electrical engineering technology activities.
- Students demonstrate an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
- Students demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.
- Students demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
- Students demonstrate an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined electrical engineering technology problems.
- Students demonstrate 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.
- Students demonstrate an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
- Students demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
- Students demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
- Students demonstrate knowledge in the application of circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics and microcomputers, and engineering standards to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems.
- Students demonstrate knowledge in the applications of physics or chemistry to electrical/electronic) circuits in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry.