Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology
College of Technology, Architecture, and Applied Engineering
264 Technology Building, 419-372-2439
As industries become more automated and society becomes more dependent on electronic data communication, the demand increases for graduates with technical knowledge in electronics and computers. Bowling Green State University provides this knowledge through a progressive electronics and computer engineering technology major.
Electronics and computer engineering technology, accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, is a comprehensive study of diverse areas such as computer hardware and interfacing; digital communication and networking; computer-based instrumentation, data acquisition and process control. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of physics, mathematics and computer science to the study of electronics and computer engineering technology. This knowledge is blended with a core study of industry, business and liberal education to develop the whole person as well as flexibility for career responsibilities and advancement. An important component of this engineering technology curriculum is a cooperative education program that integrates students' industrial employment with classroom academics.
Students may participate in activities related to the Falcon BEST Robotics Competition, a program to help middle and high school students learn about robotics in a competition format. Students may also participate in the student section of the International Society of Automation (ISA) by attending technical meetings and exhibitions. Scholarships are available from ISA.
Graduates of the major receive a bachelor of science in electronics and computer engineering technology degree and enter careers as a systems engineer, computer engineer, network administrator, product development engineer, control systems engineer, or process engineer. Graduates may also choose to pursue a post-graduate degree.
ECET General Outcomes
Program-relevant learning outcomes of the electronics and computer engineering technology major include:
- An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline of Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology;
- An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline of Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology;
- An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
- An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments using skills appropriate to Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
- An ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.
- 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 application of natural sciences and mathematics at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems;
- The ability to analyze, design, and implement one or more of the following: control systems, instrumentation systems, communication systems, computer systems, or power systems;
- The ability to apply project management techniques to electrical/electronic(s) systems; and
- The ability to utilize differential and integral calculus, as a minimum, to characterize the performance of electrical/electronic systems.
- Application of electric circuits, computer programming, associated software applications, analog and digital electronics, microcontrollers, operating systems, local area networks, and engineering standards to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of computer systems and associated software systems.
- Application of natural sciences and mathematics at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of computer systems and associated software systems;
- Analysis, design, and implementation of computer system hardware and software;
- Application of project management techniques to computer systems; and
- Utilization of statistics/probability, transform methods, discrete mathematics, or applied differential equations in support of computer systems and networks.