2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 06, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Electrical Engineering Technology, B.S.


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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

Baccalaureate degree graduates will demonstrate additional depth and breadth to the program educational objectives. In addition, the following accomplishments are also expected of baccalaureate degree graduates.

  1. 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.
  2. Graduates function on professional teams and communicate with speaking, writing, and graphical skills.
  3. Graduates respect professional, ethical, and social issues as well as a commitment to quality and dependability.
  4. Graduates remain current professionally.
  5. Graduates perform analysis, design, and implementation of control systems, microprocessor systems, communication systems, and power systems.
  6. To provide breadth for additional job opportunities, graduates utilize rigorous mathematics applications and productivity software in support of electrical/electronic systems.
  7. Graduates apply project management techniques in product design and development.

 

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.

Student Outcomes

  1. Students demonstrate an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly defined electrical engineering technology activities.
  2. Students demonstrate an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to electrical engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.
  3. Students demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
  4. Students demonstrate an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly defined electrical engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.
  5. Students demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
  6. Students demonstrate an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly defined electrical engineering technology problems.
  7. 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.
  8. Students demonstrate an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  9. Students demonstrate an understanding of, and a commitment to address, professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.
  10. Students demonstrate a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
  11. Students demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
  12. Students demonstrate the ability to analyze, design, and implement control systems, instrumentation systems, communications systems, computer systems, or power systems.
  13. Students demonstrate the ability to apply project management techniques to electrical/electronic(s) systems.
  14. Students demonstrate the ability to utilize statistics/probability, transform methods, discrete mathematics, or applied differential equations in support of electrical/electronic(s) systems.

The following courses are required for the associate degree and baccalaureate degree respectively, listed in the recommended sequence.

Academic Plan of Study


First Semester


Total Credit Hours: 14


Total Credit Hours: 16


Third Semester


Total Credit Hours: 18


Total Credit Hours: 15


Fifth Semester


Total Credit Hours: 17


Total Credit Hours: 16


Seventh Semester


Total Credit Hours: 13


Eighth Semester


Total Credit Hours: 14-15


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