Electronics Engineering Technology (AAS)

A.A.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.


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

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology requires a minimum of 92 credit hours distributed as follows:

32 credit hours in the University’s general education core courses

Courses should include:

  • 12 credit hours in English and Communications: EN151, EN152, EN154
  • 12 credit hours in Mathematics: MT155, MT158, and MT160
  • 4 credit hours in the Humanities: specified as HM279
  • 4 credit hours in the Behavioral and Social Sciences: SC101

16 credit hours in the cognate or supporting field

Computer and Information Science and Mathematics:

  • CI101, CI215, CI221 and MT170

44 credit hours in the Major Field of Concentration

ET101, ET102, ET106/107, ET150/151, ET155/156, DT103, ET208, and ET330

Sample Degree Outline

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 Courses

(32 credit hours)

English and Communications

(12 credit hours)

EN151 Rhetoric and Style
EN152 Writing from Sources
EN157 Practical Research Writing

Mathematics and Science

(12 credit hours)

MT155 Intermediate Algebra
MT158 College Algebra
MT160 Elementary Plane Trigonometry


(4 credit hours)

HM279 East-West Signature Course

Behavioral and Social Sciences

(4 credit hours)

SC101 Introduction to Sociology

Cognate or Supporting Courses

(16 credit hours)

CI101 Computer Technology and Applications
CI215 Introduction to JAVA
CI221 Python
MT170 Finite Mathematics

Major Field of Concentration

(44 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
ET203 Fundamentals of Communication Engineering
ET330 Industrial Electronics I