Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology
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.
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).
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.
- Computer engineering technology and networking
- Computer-based instrumentation and process control
- Cooperative work experience
- Scholarships available from ISA
- Professional associations
- 2 + 2 transfer students
Certification or Licensure
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.
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.
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.
A complete list of required courses can be found on the program check sheet.
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.
ECET Enrollment/Graduation - Spring 2013 - Spring 2018
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Program-relevant learning outcomes of the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology major include:
- Technical knowledge and abilities in electronics and computer engineering technology
- Familiarity with computer hardware and networking concepts
- Familiarity with process control and instrumentation concepts
- Knowledge of industrial and commercial applications of importance to electronics and computer engineering technology
- Functional understanding of business and management techniques
Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review
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.
The Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET) and is in good standing. For more information, click here.
Professional Licensure (If applicable)
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 does not lead to professional licensure.
Gainful Employment (If applicable)
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 program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.