Electronics Engineering Technology (BS)

B.S. in Electronics Engineering Technology

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Almost every aspect of daily life depends on highly sophisticated electronics systems. From the time we wake up in the morning, using electronic tooth brushes, to the time we retire at night turning on the security system, we use gadgets made up of electronics. The challenges in designing and delivering reliable, safe and cost-efficient electronics engineering systems require a complex integration of application knowledge, software and electronics, interfaced to a rapidly changing world. With continuing advancing technologies and high expectations of users the need for suitably qualified and accredited engineers is as important as ever.

The Electronics Engineering Technology department at East-West University offers a program of study leading to a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology or an Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Engineering Technology. If you’re looking for a Chicago electronics engineering degree to prepare for any number of electronics engineering careers, these programs will equip you with a broad view of the systems involved.

Unlike pure computing degrees which often concentrate on the software, scientific and mathematical aspects of computing, our degree programs will give you the information about electronics engineering you need to succeed. They aim to provide a much wider range of engineering skills, particularly in hardware and electronic systems. The courses within our degree programs cover both hardware and software technologies and an understanding of their application to the design of systems, from the smallest embedded micro-processors to global communication systems. Electronic technology is intricately-woven into many sectors of industry which affects 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 play. It’s a dynamic environment that requires professionals to sustain its progress. Increasing demand for these services creates the need for technicians with skills to assist these growing sectors of the world economy. The department of Electronics Engineering Technology has been playing a vital role in producing engineers of high caliber.

The department offers a program that caters to the challenging needs of technical excellence in all areas of electronics engineering such as: Analog and Digital Circuits, Digital Communication, Drone Technology, Optical Fiber Communication, RF Engineering, Industrial Technology, Environmental Engineering, UNIX for Engineers, etc.

Engineering technologists play a critical role, serving as a bond between engineers and technicians. From conception to design, development to testing, and quality control to fabrication, they are essential to the entire production process.


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

Courses should include:

  • 20 credit hours in English and Communications of a level higher than EN150, specified as EN151, EN152, EN157, EN166, and HM491
  • 20 credit hours in Mathematics and Science
    • 12 credit hours in Mathematics of a level higher than MT150, specified as MT155, MT158, and MT 160
    • 8 credit hours in Physics, specified as PH220 and PH221
  • 20 credit hours in Behavioral Sciences and Humanities
    • Specified as HM101, SC101, PL 101, HM279, and EC202
  • 4 credit hours in Computer and Information Science specified as CI101 which can be waived by placement test

84 credit hours in Electronics Engineering Technology

In accordance with the following specifications:

  • 36 credit hours of core courses specified as ET101, ET102, ET106/107, ET150/151, ET155/156, and DT103
  • 4 credit hours of Senior Project ET 492
  • 44 credit hours in the major field of concentration selected from the following courses:
    ET203, ET208, ET290, ET291, ET270/271, ET300/301, ET303, ET315/316, ET320, ET330, ET364, ET370/371, ET 375, ET378/379, ET403, ET420, ET430, MT430, ET475, DT202, DT302, DT303, DT485, and DT486

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 /Information Science. Specifically these courses are CI105, CI216, MT222, MT201, MT202 and MT203.

4 credit hours of an elective

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

Sample Degree Outline

The following is a sample outline of the graduation requirements of BS degree in Electronics Engineering Technology (Minimum 180 credit hours):

General Education Core Courses

(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, EN213, or EN214

Mathematics and Science

(20 credit hours)

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

Behavioral and Social Sciences and Humanities

(20 credit hours)

HM279 East-West Signature Course
PL101 Introduction to American Government
SC101 Introduction to Sociology
HM101 Humanities I
EC202 Macroeconomics

Computer and Information Science

(4 credit hours)

CI101 Computer Technology and Applications

* CI101 can be waived by placement test


(84 credit hours)

Core Courses

(36 credit hours)

ET101 Basic Electronics
ET102 Basic Electronics Workshop
DT103 Drone Technology
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
DT103 Fundamentals of Drone Technology

Senior Project

(4 credit hours)

ET492 Senior Project

Major Field of Concentration

(44 credit hours)

Choose 44 credit hours with at least three 400 level courses from the following:

ET203 Fundamentals of Communication Engineering
ET208 UNIX for Engineers
ET270 Digital Curcuits I
ET271 Digital Circuits Laboratory I
ET290 Microcontrollers
ET291 Microcontrollers Lab
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
MT430 Engineering Math
ET475 Environmental Electronics II
DT202 Fundamentals of Aviation Engineering
DT302 Drone Fabrication Engineering
DT303 Drone Fabrication Engineering Lab
DT485 Embedded Technology
DT486 Embedded Technology Laboratory

Cognitive or Supporting Field

(28 credit hours)

Computer and Information Science

(12 credit hours)

CI105 Web Page Design
CI215 Introduction to JAVA
CI216 C#


(16 credit hours)

MT201 Calculus I
MT202 Calculus II
MT203 Calculus III
MT221 Statistics


(4 credit hours)


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