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Bachelor of Science Electronic Engineering Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Mission and Program Educational Objectives

Consistent with the mission of the University, the mission of the Department of Engineering Technology is to produce two-year and four-year graduates with the breadth and depth of knowledge in engineering technology to become lifelong productive members of the regional workforce and the local society. The Electronics Engineering Technology programs has five educational objectives as follows:

  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in the field
  • Apply quantitative reasoning and critical thinking in solving technical problems
  • Effectively communicate technical knowledge, ideas, and proposals to others, including upper management
  • Lead project teams in successful completion of projects
  • Have strong organizational and management skills

Environment

In electronics, you will study with a team of professionals dedicated to teaching you what you need to survive in the business world. We give you the tools you need to pursue a career in many diverse areas. Almost every lecture course has an accompanying laboratory that gives you hands-on experience to complement the theory learned in the classroom. We have good, modern equipment in our labs, and we are upgrading continuously. The department"s computer laboratory has direct access to the World Wide Web and the Internet. The industry-standard "Multisim" simulation software from Electronics Workbench is available for use in designing and running laboratory circuits.

The Four Year Program

The Electronics Engineering Technology (EET) program is divided into two concentrations, allowing students to focus in an area that is most appealing to them.

  • Electronics Concentration in EET: In the electronics program, we build on a basic knowledge of dc and ac circuits. From there, we concentrate on analog and digital electronics and systems. We apply our knowledge to controls systems including Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), analog and digital communication systems, and microprocessor systems. The degree culminates in a two-semester senior design project that each student must complete before graduation. The study of electronics requires a good background in mathematics. Our students take technical mathematics and calculus for electronics, two specialized courses taught by the Department of Mathematics. Outside of electronics, our students study technical drafting, technical writing, and occupational supervision in the Industrial Engineering Technology curriculum. The remaining courses form the university's core curriculum of communications, natural sciences, social sciences, fine arts and humanities, and health and personal fitness.
  • Biomedical Engineering Technology (BMET) Concentration in EET: In BMET you will take the same foundational courses as students in the electronics concentration (dc and ac circuits, and analog and digital electronics). Beyond that, students will begin to take courses in anatomy and physiology as well as learning digital signal processing, medical instrumentation, and a number of other courses designed to prepare graduates for jobs in the growing medical fields. The BMET concentration culminates in an internship with a company in the medical electronics industry where students will learn first-hand the opportunities and challenges of biomedical industry. Students in the BMET concentration take many of the same Industrial Engineering Technology and university core courses as those in the electronics concentrations (see the paragraph above).

ABET Compliance

Employment

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology (EET) are widely sought by local and regional employers. Our graduates work in a wide variety of exciting fields in the electronics industry: video teleconferencing, semiconductor processing, audio and consumer electronics, test and evaluation, instrumentation, programmable logic control, and many others.

IEEE

Electronics students are encouraged to join the student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. The IEEE is the international professional organization for engineers. Membership is recognized by virtually all employers. The chapter makes several trips a year to visit local and regional industry. On the trips, the students gain an appreciation for the electronics industry and are able to meet potential employers and other professionals who are practicing in the field. These trips are frequently hosted by NSU electronics graduates.

RESOURCES CURRENT NSU CATALOG INFORMATION
Faculty Advisors Degree Requirements
  • Dr. Rafiqul Islam
  • Prof. Adam Jannick (graduation candidates)
  • Dr. Phillip Brown (transfer students)
  • Mahmoud Mousa
Student Activities Catalog Course Descriptions