The Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology program is part of the BGSU College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering.

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Bachelor of Science in

Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology

Electronics and computer engineering technology (ECET) majors study electronic components such as transistors, digital circuits, microcontrollers, computer networks, instrumentation and control systems, electric machines, and renewable energy. Other areas of focus include electronic communication circuits such as those in TV, radio and wireless applications, as well as programmable logic controllers like those that are used in assembly lines.

Quality Classroom Experiences

ECET students learn to apply theory and knowledge from physics, mathematics and computer science courses to hands-on applications ranging from computer hardware and interfacing to networking, data acquisition and computer-based instrumentation/control. Graduates of the program are able to use their sophisticated technical knowledge and skills in fields including computer engineering, process control systems, network administration, research and product development and sales/service. Coursework in electronics and computer engineering technology is complemented by a core of business classes, rigorous science and math requirements, plus traditional liberal arts courses. This blend of classes differentiates BGSU’s program from most others of its kind.

Stand Out in courses like

  • Electric Machinery and Controls
  • Wireless Communication Systems
  • Digital Communication Networks
  • Digital Computer for Process Control
  • Digital Electronic Components and Systems
  • Programmable Logic Controllers

Curriculum

The electronics and computer engineering technology major at BGSU offers a combination of theory and hands-on practice. Most ECET classes include a laboratory component so that students are able to take the knowledge from their textbooks and classroom lectures and apply it immediately in a laboratory or real-world setting. Electronics and computer engineering technology majors also have the opportunity to work with personable faculty who are committed to ensuring their students’ success. The faculty are leaders in using and teaching emerging technologies.

The ECET program offers a variety of networking opportunities as well as cooperative work experience.

Internships and Careers

ECET graduates go on to careers such as electrical engineers, network engineers, project managers, EMS/SCADA analysts, research associates, IT support specialists, process control engineers, engineering technicians, senior sales engineers, automation analysts and electronic design engineers.

The ECET program has a cooperative education component that requires each student to complete two semester-long, full-time, paid cooperative education work experiences.  

GO FAR in your career

  • Network Engineers
  • Electronic Design Engineers
  • IT Support Specialists
  • Process Control Engineers
  • Engineering Technicians

Admissions Information

Completing the requirements for high school graduation is necessary for admission to BGSU, but only finishing the minimum coursework will leave you unprepared for college. Consider taking four years of mathematics instead of the three that are required. Two, three or even four years of the same foreign language is excellent for preparation for college. You will also benefit from competency in computer use. Courses that provide exposure to or training in the visual and performing arts are excellent choices.

Students can participate in activities related to the Falcon BEST Robotics and be involved in the student section of the International Society of Automation (ISA).

Learning Outcomes

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 prepares graduates to work as effective employees and team members and to possess appropriate oral and written communication skill.

Program Educational Objective 3: The program prepares 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.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) is recognized as a "professional degree" that qualifies for experience/education credit toward Ohio Professional Engineering (PE) Licensure. Graduates from BGSU's ETAC ABET-accredited ECET program or those currently enrolled in their final two semesters may register for the Fundamentals in Engineering (FE) exam.

To qualify for the PE exam in Ohio you will need to pass the FE exam first. Graduates of ETAC ABET-accredited engineering technology programs must have completed eight years of acceptable engineering experience before passing the PE examination and obtaining registration.

Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

More information on accreditation

Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology program leads to professional licensure.

More information on professional licensure

Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.



* Job placement and salary information was compiled by the Office of Academic Assessment through the Graduation Survey from AY2015-2018. The data are gathered around the time of Commencement and a follow-up survey six months post Commencement. For the salary question, data for programs with fewer than fifteen responses are not included. Salaries for those programs are from the National Association of Colleges and Employers Summer 2019 Survey. For questions regarding the data, contact assessment@bgsu.edu.