Electronics Engineering Technology
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 AAS and BS programs in Electronic Engineering Technology aim to equip those seeking a broad view of these systems. Unlike pure computing degrees which often concentrate on the software, scientific and mathematical aspects of computing, our degree programs 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-processor 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 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
- Industrial Technology
- Environmental Engineering
- UNIX for Engineers, etc.
Engineering technologists play a critical role, serving as a binding between engineers and technicians. From conception to design, development to testing, and quality control to fabrication, they are essential to the entire production process.
EET @ EWU
Electronics Engineering Technology degree at East-West University is a skills-based degree with:
- Hands on labs
- Industrial standard Simulations
- Faculty with industry experience
- Year-round schedule (can earn a BS Degree in less than four years)
- Small class sizes
- State-of-the-art laboratories
- Field trips geared to industries
- Excellent placement rate
The department offers Bachelor of Science (BS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees in Electronics Engineering Technology (EET), and Certificates in the areas of Digital Systems and Digital Communications. 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. 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 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:
- To prepare students to understand the traditional aspects of electronics as well as to explore the developments, which are changing the industry at a very rapid pace
- To provide students with the ability to apply hypothesis, theorems, axioms, and postulates while designing and testing electronic circuits
- To teach students to apply state-of-the-art technology with an emphasis on analog circuits, digital systems, A/D communications, VLSI tools and design, RF analysis and synthesis, environment engineering, industrial engineering, embedded technology, and using Unix operating systems and simulation protocols
- Use testing and measuring instruments to acquire data, analyze problems, and design a system or process.
- Identify, analyze and solve technical problems. Demonstrate an ability to manage engineering technology projects.
- Analyze and implement systems containing hardware and software components.
- Prepare and encourage students to pursue graduate education
Possible Career Track
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:
- Systems design engineers
- Quality control engineers
- Communications engineers
- Firmware engineers
- Test engineers
- RF engineers
- Digital systems designers
- Information technologists
- Quality assurance engineers
- Technical marketing specialists
- Environmental engineers
- Prototyping technologists
- Embedded circuit design engineers
- Logic circuit technologists