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Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.) Curriculum

This major consists of two options, one in Electrical Engineering Technology (EET), the other in Computer Engineering Technology (CMPET). Students choose one of these options for their area of emphasis.

Current students: See the Recommended Academic Plans (Computer Engineering Technology Option, B.S. or Electrical Engineering Technology Option, B.S.) for more detailed recommendations, and refer to the University Bulletin for more requirements and course descriptions. Or find other resources on the Current Students page.

We also offer a series of certificates in Electrical Engineering Technology, some of which are offered online. 

Typical Course Sequence - Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.)

Below is a typical course sequence for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology bachelor's degree program. Schedules will vary by student, depending on area of emphasis.

Semester 1 Credits   Semester 2 Credits
Electrical Circuits I 3 Electrical Circuits II 3
Electrical Circuits Laboratory I 1 Electrical Circuits II Laboratory 1
Technical Mathematics I 3 Digital Electronics 3
Intro to Engineering Technology 1 Digital Electronics Laboratory 1
Health and Physical Activity 1.5 Introductory Physics I 4
Arts course 3 Technical Mathematics II 3
Rhetoric and Composition 3 Engineering Methods in Engineering Technology 1
Total Credits 15.5 Total Credits 17
Semester 3     Semester 4  
Fundamental of Semiconductors 2 Linear Electronic Circuits 3
Semiconductor Laboratory 1 Linear Electronics Laboratory 1
Embedded Processors and DSP 3 Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers 3
Fundamentals of Electrical Machines using Writing Skills 5 Intro to CAD for Electrical and Computer Engineering 2
Humanities course 3 Calculus with Engineering Technology Applications 3
Technical Calculus 4 Effective Speech 3
  18 Total Credits 15
Semester 5     Semester 6  
Intermediate Calculus and Differential
Equations with Applications
3 Computer Networking (CMPET option) or
Wireless Communications Systems (EET option)
Chemical Principles I 3 Intermediate Microprocessors and Microcomputers 3
Experimental Chemistry I 1 Introduction to Micro-Macroeconomics 3
Algorithmic Processes for Electrical Systems 3 Linear and Discrete System Analysis 3
Measurements and Instrumentation 3 Social and Behavioral Science Course 3
Effective Writing: Technical Writing 3 Health and Physical Activity 1.5
Total Credits 16 Total Credits 16.5
Semester 7     Semester 8  
Advanced Microprocessors, High Level Interfacing (CMPET option)
or Fluid and Thermal Design in Electrical Systems (EET option)
3 Manufacturing Related Topics in Electrical Systems 3
Software Engineering (CMPET option) or
Applied Feedback Controls (EET option)
3 Senior Design Project 1
Senior Seminar 1 Arts course 3
Natural Science elective 2 Humanities course 3
Technical Elective 3 Technical Elective 3
Technical Elective 3 Total Credits 15
Total Credits 15    

This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

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