Degree Programs 2018-11-13T09:01:51+00:00

Degree Programs

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 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.

CURRENT NSU CATALOG INFORMATION

Degree Requirements
Semester-by-Semester Course Progression

Catalog Course Descriptions

RESOURCES

Faculty Advisors

  • Dr. Jafar Al-Sharab, Department Head
  • Dr. Xinjia Chen
  • Dr. Rafiqul Islam
  • Prof. Adam Jannick (graduation candidates)

Student Activities: Find out more about our IEEE Student Chapter, IIE Student Chapter, and Field Experience (Co-op).

  1. Concentration in Electronics
  2. Concentration in Biomedical Engineering Technology
The Bachelor of Science in Industrial 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 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 Industrial Engineering Technology program 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

Program Overview

Industrial Engineering Technology prepares individuals for technical and supervisory careers in a variety of industries. The program is designed to include depth in a technical specialty, communications skills, and a generalized technical knowledge to provide the flexibility needed to adjust to technological advances.

Career Information

Industrial Engineering Technology graduates have many career choices available to them. Several different types of companies, including manufacturing, construction, petroleum production and processing, occupational safety, and others, have employed graduates. There is every reason to believe that as Louisiana and surrounding states become more diversified, the demand for broadly prepared technologists will increase.

The Four Year Program

The curriculum includes general education subjects such as written and oral communications, mathematics, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and others. Technical competence is provided through Industrial Engineering Technology courses, supported by mathematics and physical sciences. The technical core, including drafting, engineering economic analysis, cost control, safety, quality, and industrial supervision, is required of all technology students.

ABET Compliance

Employment

Representatives of several companies seek to employ Industrial Engineering Technology graduates each year. Typical employers are: Conoco Oil, Willamette Industries, Halliburton, Trus Joist-MacMillan, Weyehauser, and Boise Cascade. Some job titles of recent graduates of the program are production supervisor, maintenance supervisor, production engineer, methods and standards engineer, safety and training director, design engineer, and plant engineer.

CURRENT NSU CATALOG INFORMATION

Degree Requirements
Semester-by-Semester Course Progression

Catalog Course Descriptions

RESOURCES

Faculty Advisors

  • Dr. Jafar Al-Sharab, Department Head
  • Dr. Nabin Sapkota
  • Prof. Adam Jannik (graduation candidates)

Student Activities: Find out more about our IEEE Student Chapter, IIE Student Chapter, and Field Experience (Co-op).

GENERAL INFORMATION

Mission and Program Educational Objectives
The mission of AS in Engineering Technology is to produce two-year graduates with the breadth and depth of knowledge in engineering technology (with concentrations in advanced manufacturing, electronics, and industrial technology) to become lifelong productive members of the regional workforce and the local society. The Engineering Technology programs have 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

The Two Year Program
The curriculum includes general education subjects such as written and oral communications, mathematics, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and others. Technical competence is provided through Industrial and Electronics Engineering Technology courses, supported by mathematics and physical sciences. The technical core includes drafting, safety, and electrical principles.

Employment
Graduates of the Associate of Science in Engineering Technology are widely sought by local and regional employers. Our graduates work in a wide variety of exciting fields in manufacturing, electronics, and service industries.

CURRENT NSU CATALOG INFORMATION

Degree Requirements
Semester-by-Semester Course Progression

Catalog Course Descriptions
Catalog Pages

RESOURCES

Advanced Manufacturing Technician
Students participating in the Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) Program will earn an Associate of Science Degree in Engineering Technology from Northwestern State University (NSU). This degree combined with additional technical courses through the Northwest Louisiana Technical College (NWLTC)—Natchitoches Campus will result in an AMT Certificate from NWLTC. This program combines cutting-edge curriculum with paid work experience; it integrates highly sought-after business principles and best practices of world-class manufacturers. it is more than a  job; it is a pathway to a successful career.

Faculty Advisors

  • Dr. Jafar Al-Sharab, Department Head
  • Dr. Nabin Sapkota (IET)
  • Dr. Rafiqul Islam (EET)
  • Dr. Xinjia Chen (EET)
  • Pro. Adam Jannik (graduation candidates)

Student Activities: Find out more about our IEEE Student Chapter, IIE Student Chapter, and Field Experience (Co-op).

  1. Concentration in Electronics
  2. Concentration in Industrial
  3. Concentration in Advanced Manufacturing

The Bachelor of Science degree programs in the Department of Engineering Technology are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Pre-Engineering

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 Pre-Engineering program has a single educational objective as follows: Prepare students to successfully complete an engineering degree program at an institution of their choice.

Overview

Departmental faculty members serve as advisors to students who plan to study engineering. Students who complete the two-year program may enter most engineering schools as a junior.

The pre-engineering program provides technical courses in computer drafting, computer programming, and all the English, mathematics, and science courses generally required in the first two years of an engineering curriculum. When you complete the pre-engineering program, you may transfer to a college of engineering at another university or complete a degree in a related area at Northwestern.

Academic advisor

TBA

Program Curriculum from the Current NSU Catalog

Northwestern State University’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Quality Control focuses on effective decision-making in technical, manufacturing, and service providing industries. The program allows students with Baccalaureate degree in any discipline to gain pertinent knowledge to apply quality control techniques and principles to products, processes, or services in industrial environment thereby enabling them work as a quality supervisor or quality manager.

This 18-hour program, which is delivered online and face to face, fulfills workforce needs that have grown as Louisiana attracted many technical, manufacturing, and service providing industries over the past five years.

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

Mathematics of Statistics (Math 2050). Statistics as a scientific tool; frequency distributions, tabular and graphical representation of data; measures of central tendency; normal curve; correlation; sampling; probability curve fitting; limitations of theory. Or Basic Business Statistics (BUAD 2150). A basic statistical foundation is developed; emphasis is then placed upon practical business applications including hypothesis testing, ANOVA, contingency table analysis, and introductory regression analysis; material is related directly to business applications.

Quality Control (IET 4720). Methods and procedures employed in industrial quality control, theories of measurement, error, prediction, sampling, tests of significance and models.

Engineering Economics (IET 3570). Principles and applications of economic analysis presented through engineering-oriented examples. Introduction and definitions of economic factors, analysis methods for evaluating alternative choices, and decision making tools for real-world situations.

Elements of Occupational Supervision (IET 3740). Preparation, training, and problems of the supervisor.

Electives (Take 2, 6 credit hours):

Technical Project Management (IET 3100). Project evaluation and selection; project planning, organizing, managing and controlling. Software tools and techniques for work breakdown structure; project networks; scheduling; critical path method; program evaluation and review technique; project crashing for small/large project of commercial/academic or nonprofit organizations.

Production and Inventory Control (IET 4820). Planning and control of production; operation analysis; routing, scheduling, dispatching; production charts and boards; inventory control; accumulation of material requirements; use of critical path techniques.

Intermediate Business Statistics (BUAD 3120). Time series, index numbers, analysis of variances, chi square, non-parametric tests applied to business and economic problems.

Business Law I (BUAD 3250). The study of the legal environment of Business, with an emphasis on thedevelopment of law, an overview of the court system, legal concepts underlying business crimes and torts, contracts, employer-employee relationships, commercial paper, and property rights, ethics.

Database Systems (CIS 2980). Study of the design, implementation, and management of database systems in a business environment. Topics include data modeling, normalization and the utilization of a relational database management system to develop an integrated database application. A certification examination will be required as a part of the course assignment. The student does not have to pass the certification exam to pass the course.

Organization and Management (MGT 3220). Management processes and ethics, with focus on the management of people in organizations, their behavior, motivation, and interactions with management structure.

Northwestern State University’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Project Management focuses on effective decision-making in technical, manufacturing, and service providing industries. The program allows students with Baccalaureate degree in any discipline to gain pertinent knowledge to apply project management techniques and principles to products, processes, or services in industrial environment thereby enabling them to work as project managers or supervisors.

This 18-hour program, which is delivered online and face to face, fulfills workforce needs that have grown as Louisiana attracted many technical, manufacturing, and service providing industries over the past five years.

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

Technical Project Management (IET 3100). Project evaluation and selection; project planning, organizing, managing and controlling. Software tools and techniques for work breakdown structure; project networks; scheduling; critical path method; program evaluation and review technique; project crashing for small/large project of commercial/academic or nonprofit organizations.

Elements of Occupational Supervision (IET 3740). Preparation, training, and problems of the supervisor.

Engineering Economics (IET 3570). Principles and applications of economic analysis presented through engineering-oriented examples. Introduction and definitions of economic factors, analysis methods for evaluating alternative choices, and decision making tools for real-world situations.

Spreadsheet Applications I (CIS 2000). This course is designed to assist students in preparing for the MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) Excel Certification. Attention is given to developing skills in spreadsheet applications including data exchange between other types of applications.

Electives (Take 2, 6 credit hours):

Production and Inventory Control (IET 4820). Planning and control of production; operation analysis; routing, scheduling, dispatching; production charts and boards; inventory control; accumulation of material requirements; use of critical path techniques.

Business Reports and Communications (BUAD 2200). Communication problems, business letters, employment application procedures. Problem areas investigated by research procedures; sources of data, compilation and arrangement of data, documentation, bibliography, and effective presentation.

Business Law I (BUAD 3250). The study of the legal environment of Business, with an emphasis on thedevelopment of law, an overview of the court system, legal concepts underlying business crimes and torts, contracts, employer-employee relationships, commercial paper, and property rights, ethics.

Organization and Management (MGT 3220). Management processes and ethics, with focus on the management of people in organizations, their behavior, motivation, and interactions with management structure.

Quality Control (IET 4720). Methods and procedures employed in industrial quality control, theories of measurement, error, prediction, sampling, tests of significance and models.

Data Analytics (CIS 4070). This course provides an introduction to the field of data analytics, which can be defined as the extensive use of data, statistical and quantitative analysis, exploratory and predictive models, and fact-based management to drive decisions and actions. Data analytics is explored as a process of transforming data into actions through analysis and insights in the context of organizational decision making and problem solving. This course stresses the factors that impact the performance of business decision makers and the data management and analysis methods that add value to them. The application of selected data mining techniques to business decision making situations is illustrated. Students actively participate in the delivery of this course through case and project presentations.

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