East-West University

Electronics Engineering Technology (Catalog)

Purpose

The department of Electronics Engineering Technology has been playing a vital role in producing engineers of high caliber. The department offers a program that cater to the challenging needs of technical excellence in all areas of electronics engineering such as Analog and Digital Circuits, Digital Communication, Optical Fiber Communication, RF Engineering, Electronics, Industrial Technology, Environmental Engineering, Unix for Engineers, etc.

Electronic technology is intricately- woven into many sectors of industry which influences our daily lives. Every year, new and exciting communications in wired, wireless, and satellite services impact devices and machines which change the way people live, work, and interact. It is a dynamic environment that requires professionals to sustain its progress. Wired Phone and Cable TV, Cellular, Broadband, Mobile Internet and Satellite TVs are all impacted by electronic engineering technology. The investment in automated manufacturing also is changing the demands for a skilled workforce. Increasing demand for these services creates the need for engineers and technicians with skills to assist these growing sectors of the world economy. Engineering technologists play a critical role, serving as a binding link between engineers and technicians. From conception to design, development, testing, and production, they are essential to the entire production process.

Electronics Engineering Technology degree at East-West University is a skills-based degree with hands on labs, simulations, and faculty with industry experience. The University’s year- round schedule can earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology in less than four years.

East-West University offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree and an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Electronics

Engineering Technology (EET). The electronics- engineering technology curriculum focuses on the analysis and design, and synthesis aspects of modern electronic systems, including devices and signals for a broad range of applications such as wireless or network communication, environmental electronics, electrical power and control and multimedia information technology. The program provides a wide background in the fundamental theory of electronics engineering, mathematics, and various scientific tools necessary to meet the current and future demand. The field of electronics engineering is currently evolving at a rapid pace since it has a major role in the accelerated growth of the technological world. This requires the modern electronics engineer not only to have a sound basis in the fundamental principles but also to have the capacity to learn and assimilate novel advances as soon as they materialize.

The electronics engineering technology curriculum is also designed to provide laboratory practice in several areas of electronic circuits, communication, signal processing, industrial electronics, and digital systems. The curriculum incorporates design projects in the student’s experience starting from the freshman year and culminating in a capstone design project in the senior year.

Senior project requires the students to undertake a complex and real time design that enriches and enhances their knowledge in practical aspects of engineering principles and methodologies. The curriculum also requires the student to acquire oral and writing skills in expressing their professional ideas and ethical norms.

The electronics engineering technology curriculum has an array of courses covering computer engineering and traditional electronics engineering. Since computer engineering requires both hardware and software engineering courses, students upon completing these courses are very well versed in the field of firmware engineering.

Computer engineers design, develop, analyze, research and manufacture hardware, software and systems that process, store and convey digital information. These range from large to small computers to special purpose computing hardware and software embedded within devices and systems. Computer engineers develop applications to organize, process, and communicate data, communicate over mobile and satellite networks, improve digital sound and picture processing for entertainment, household appliances, automotive systems, manufacturing process control, biomedical instrumentation, machine control, and innumerable other fields.

The curriculum in electronics engineering technology program demands a strong background in mathematics, physics and computer science. Electronics engineering technology students are required to take additional courses in computer science and mathematics to provide the additional programming and applications background.

Objectives of EET Program

The Electronics Engineering Technology program offers courses in the areas of solid- state devices, digital systems, RF communications, filters, integrated circuits, networks, analog circuits, fiber optics, industrial electronics, environmental electronics and Unix operating system for engineers.

The specific objectives of the EET program are as follows:

Career opportunities for graduates with degrees in electronics engineering technology continue to be plentiful and diverse. As the technology develops, the demand for graduates in such areas also increases. Graduates of electronics engineering technology secure jobs as:

 

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Electronics Engineering technology

The Associate of Applied Science degree program requires a minimum of 92 credit hours with instruction and laboratory work distributed as follows:

32 credit hours in the University’s general education core courses, which should include:

16 credit hours in the cognate or supporting fields of Computer and Information Science and Mathematics: CI101, CI105, CI215 and MT170

44 credit hours in the Major Field of

Concentration: ET101, ET102, ET106/107, ET150/151, ET155/156, ET203, ET208, and ET330

The following is a sample outline of the graduation requirements for the AAS degree in Electronics Engineering Technology (minimum 92 credit hours):

 

General Education Core
(32 credit hours)

English and Communications
(12 credit hours)

 

EN151 Rhetoric and Style
EN152 Writing from Sources
EN154 Technical Writing

Mathematics
(12 credit hours)

 

MT155 Intermediate Algebra
MT158 College Algebra
MT160 Elementary Plane Trigonometry

 

Humanities
(4 credit hours)

HM279              East-West Signature Course

Behavioral and Social Sciences
(4 credit hours)

SC101               Introduction to Sociology

Cognate or Supporting Courses

CI101 Computer Technology and Applications
CI105 Web Page Design
CI215 JAVA I
MT170 Finite Mathematics

 

(16 credit hours)

 

Major Field of Concentration

(44 credit hours)

– 12 credit hours in Mathematics of a level higher than MT150, specified as MT155, MT158, and MT160

– 8 credit hours in Physics, specified as

PH220 and PH221

20 credit hours in the Behavioral

Sciences and Humanities

– HM279 required

– 16 credit hours from English (EN), History (HS), Humanities (HM), Islamic Studies (IS), Political Science (PL), Psychology (PS), Sociology (SC), or Spanish (SP)

4 credit hours in Computer and Information Science specified as CI101 which can be waived by placement test

 

ET101 Basic Electronics
ET102 Basic Electronics Workshop
ET106 Curcuit Analysis
ET107 Circuit Analysis Laboratory
ET150 Introduction to Digital Systems
ET151 Digital Systems Laboratory
ET155 Solid State Devices
ET156 Solid State Devices Laboratory
ET203 Communication Engineering
ET208 UNIX for Engineers
ET330 Industrial Electronics I

 

84 credit hours in Electronics Engineering Technology courses in accordance with the following specifications:

 

Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in

Electronics Engineering technology

 

The Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology requires a minimum of 180 credit hours distributed as follows:

64 credit hours in the University’s general education core courses, which should include:

20 credit hours in English and Communications of a level higher than EN150, specified as EN151, EN152, EN166, EN491, and one course from EN154 and EN213

20 credit hours in Mathematics and

Science

32 credit hours of core courses specified as ET101, ET102, ET106/107, ET150/151, and ET155/156,

48 credit hours in the major field of concentration selected from the following courses:

ET203, ET208, ET270/271, ET290, ET291, ET295, ET300/301, ET303, ET315/316, ET320, ET330, ET364, ET370/371, ET 375, ET378/379, ET403, ET420, ET430, ET475, ET485/486 and MT430,

4 credit hours of Senior Project ET492

 

28 credit hours in the cognate or supporting fields:

The cognate or supporting field is designed to provide the student a strong background in Mathematics and Computer and Information Science. Specifically these courses are CI105, CI215, CI216, MT170, MT201, MT202 and MT203.

4 credit hours of an elective to be selected from Computer and Information Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, Business, or Biology.

The following is a sample outline of the graduation requirements for the B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering Technology (minimum 180 credit hours)

General Education Core
(64 credit hours)

English and Communications
(20 credit hours)

EN151 Rhetoric and Style
EN152 Writing from Sources
EN166 Speech
EN491 Senior Seminar
*

* One course from EN154 and EN213.

Mathematics and Physics

(20 credit hours)

MT155 Intermediate Algebra
MT158 College Algebra
MT160 Elementary Plane Trigonometry
PH220 Engineering Physics
PH221 Engineering Physics Laboratory

 

Behavioral & Social Sciences and Humanities
(20 credit hours)

HM279 East-West Signature Course
*
*
*
*

* Courses from EN, HS, HM, IS, PL, PS, SC, or SP.

Computer and Information science

(4 credit hours)

CI101                Computer Technology and Applications

* CI101 can be waived by placement test

EEt MAjOr ArEA COurSES

(84 credit hours)

Core Courses

(32 credit hours)

ET101 Basic Electronics
ET102 Basic Electronics Workshop
ET106 Circuit Analysis
ET107 Circuit Analysis Laboratory
ET150 Introduction to Digital Systems
ET151 Digital Systems Laboratory
ET155 Solid State Devices
ET156 Solid State Devices Laboratory

 

Senior Project

(4 credit hours)

ET492                Senior Project

 

Major Field of Concentration
(48 credit hours)

Choose 48 credit hours with at least three

400 level courses from the following:

Cognitive or Supporting Field
(28 credit hours)

Computer and Information Science
(12 credit hours)

CI105 Web Page Design
CI215 JAVA I
CI216 C#1

 

Mathematics
(16 credit hours)

MT170 Finite Mathematics
MT201 Calculus I
MT202 Calculus II
MT203 Calculus III

 

Elective
(4 credit hours)

ET203 Fundamentals of Communication Engineering
ET208 UNIX for Engineers
ET270 Digital Curcuits I
ET271 Digital Circuits Laboratory I
ET290 Microcontrollers
ET291 Microcontrollers Lab
ET295 Electronics CAD
ET300 Filter Design
ET301 Filter Design Laboratory
ET303 Digital Communication Engineering I
ET315 Integrated Circuits
ET316 Integrated Circuits Laboratory
ET320 Laser Fundamentals
ET330 Industrial Electronics I
ET364 RF Circuit Design and Applications II
ET370 Digital Circuits II
ET371 Digital Curcuits Laboratory II
ET375 Environmental Electronics I
ET378 Digital Signal Processing
ET379 Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
ET403 Digital Communications Engineering II
ET420 Fiber Optics
ET430 Industrial Electronics II
ET475 Environmental Electronics II
ET485 Embedded Design
MT430 Engineering Math

 

* To be selected from Computer and Information Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, Business or Biology