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Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology

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What is Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology?

As industries become more automated and society becomes more dependent on electronic data communication, the demand increases for professionals who can make informed decisions based on technical knowledge and experience. That is why the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) program at Bowling Green State University has such a progressive curriculum.

Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology is a comprehensive study of diverse areas such as: Computer Hardware and Interfacing, Computer-Based Instrumentation and Process Control, Digital Communication and Networking, and Electric Motors and Controls. The program is accredited by the Association of  Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) and is in the process of being accredited by ABET, the organization that accredits educational programs and assures quality and stimulating innovation in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.

When you study at BGSU you will have hands-on opportunities to learn the working of real world data communication and control systems. Students can participate in activities related to the Falcon BEST Robotics, which is a robotics competition open to middle and senior high school teams. Students can also be involved in the student section of International Society of Automation (ISA).

Career Opportunities

ECET graduates go on to careers such as Electrical Engineers, Network Engineers, Project Managers, EMS/SCADA Analysts, Research Associates, Engineering Technicians, Manufacturing Superintendents, Senior Sales Engineers, Automation Analysts and Electronic Design Engineers.

Highlights

  • Computer engineering technology and networking
  • Computer-based instrumentation and process control
  • Cooperative work experience
  • Scholarships available from ISA
  • Professional associations
  • 2 + 2 transfer students

Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objective 1:

The Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology program prepares exemplary electronic and computer engineering technology professionals who are problem solvers in the areas of instrumentation and process control, communications and computer networking, computer technology, electric machinery and power systems, and renewable energy.

Program Educational Objective 2:

The program will prepare graduates to work as effective employees and team members and to possess appropriate oral and written communication skill.

Program Educational Objective 3:

The program will prepare graduates to value their profession and to recognize the global impacts of their profession on society. They will recognize their professional need to advance in their careers and continue their professional development.

Student Outcomes

Eleven learned capabilities of students in the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology program are set in the following list of student outcomes:

a. an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the discipline of Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology;

b. an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;

c. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;

d. an ability to design systems, components, or processes for Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;

e. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;

f. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology problems;

g. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;

h. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;

i. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;

j. a knowledge of the impact of Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology solutions in a societal and global context; and

k. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

In addition to these, there are six learned capabilities of students in the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology program as set in the following list:

l. The ability to analyze, design, and implement control systems, instrumentation systems, communications systems, computer systems, or power systems.

m. The ability to apply project management techniques to electrical/electronic(s) systems.

n. The ability to utilize statistics/probability, transform methods, discrete mathematics, or applied differential equations in support of electrical/electronic(s) systems.

o. The ability to analyze, design, and implement hardware and software computer systems.

p. The ability to apply project management techniques to computer systems.

q. The ability to utilize statistics/probability, transform methods, discrete mathematics, or applied differential equations in support of computer systems and networks.

Program Requirements

A complete list of required courses can be found on the program check sheet.

Minor

The Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) program offers a minor to any undergraduate student major in the University, who has prerequisites to take the required courses. A student must complete 21 credit hours consisting of the following ECET courses to obtain the minor.

  • ECET 2400 - Electric Circuits (3)
  • ECET 2410 - Electronic Circuits (3)
  • ECET 2490 - Digital Electronic Components and Systems (3)
  • ECET 3490 - Digital Computer Analysis (3)
  • ECET 3860 - Digital Communication Networks I (3)
  • ECET 4530 - Digital Computer for Process Control (3)
  • ECET 4860 - Digital Communication and Networking II (3)

Please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for prerequisite information.

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