Electronic Engineering Technology is a degree concentration under the Engineering Technology degree at ETSU. The program combines scientific and engineering knowledge and methods into technical classes to provide students the knowledge base to support engineering activities. An electronic engineering technologist is a person who is knowledgeable in electronics theory and design and who understands state-of-the-art practices related to digital and analog circuits and systems, controls/ automation, robotics, instrumentation, and communications. The EET program at ETSU requires and extensive lab component that gives students experiance to start immediatly in an industrial or manufacturing setting. Our students participate in labs that provide exposure to 208VAC 3 phase power, industrial motor control, digital signal processors, instrumentation, process control, communications and robotics as well as labs on the fundamental concepts of electronics.
The program prepares students for entry into the technical workforce. In particular, the department strives to ensure that its graduates have an ability to:
- Apply knowledge of science, mathematics, and engineering.
- Design, and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data.
- Use existing technologies related to systems, components, or processes to meet employer needs.
- Function effectively in teams.
- Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- Possess an understanding of professional and ethical standards.
- Be able to communicate effectively.
The EET program is accredited by the ETAC Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Student Outcomes – Engineering Technology Programs
Engineering Technology students are expected to have demonstrated proficiency in the following areas:
- an appropriate mastery of the knowledge techniques, skills, and modern tools of their disciplines;
- an ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology;
- an ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes;
- an ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives;
- an ability to function effectively on teams;
- an ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems;
- an ability to communicate effectively;
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning;
- an ability to understand professional, ethical, and social responsibilities;
- a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues; and
- a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Program Specific Outcomes Criteria – Electronics Engineering Technology
Electronics Engineering Technology students are expected to have demonstrated proficiency in the following areas:
- 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.
- the applications of physics or chemistry to electrical/electronic(s) circuits in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry.
- the ability to analyze, design, and implement control systems, instrumentation systems, communications systems, computer systems, or power systems.
- the ability to apply project management techniques to electrical/electronic(s) systems.
- the ability to utilize statistics/probability, transform methods, discrete mathematics, or applied differential equations in support of electrical/electronic(s) systems.
To graduate from ETSU with a degree in Electronics Engineering Technology a student must complete a total of 128 hours. These hours contain: