Mission and Program Information


Essential to the larger mission of the engineering technology department, electronic and computer engineering technology (ECET) option prepares applied engineers for a diverse stream of industries in the areas of design, manufacturing, and industrial automation.


The electronic and computer engineering technology option supports a university community that values excellence in instruction, value added applied research, and

service to the community and opportunity for growth.

Operating Principles

  • Structure and deliver ECET curriculum in ways that encourages professional and personal growth.

  • Maintain and nurture active, collaborative, and diverse intellectual community.

  • Increase access and opportunities for ECET education through collaboration with university, industry and community.

  • Promote diversity that honors and appreciates university experiences as an integral part of life experience.

Educational Objectives

  • Prepare graduates for entry level careers with technical skills and knowledge to meet industry needs in the areas of design, manufacturing, and industrial automation.

  • Prepare graduates with skills in creative design, application, and understanding for lifelong learning.

  • Prepare graduates with excellent communication skills.

  • Prepare graduates to value professional behavior in a diverse world.

  • Prepare graduates for professional development, social awareness, and ethics.

Student Outcomes

A. Graduates will demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, and solve:

  1. electric circuits, circuit analysis techniques, and analog circuit design
  2. computer programming, digital circuit design, microcomputers, operating systems, and local area networks
  3. sensors actuators, power devices, and control systems
  4. prototyping related to electronic and computer engineering

B. Graduates will demonstrate:

  1. the ability to analyze, design, and implement control systems, instrumentation systems, PCB design, communication systems, and computer hardware and software systems
  2. the application of physics or chemistry to electrical, electronic, and computer systems in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry
  3. an ability to be life-long learners

C. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. write clear and effective technical reports, proposals, and business correspondence
  2. communicate technical information to a variety of audiences

D. Graduates will demonstrate:

  1. understanding and respect for diversity in the workplace
  2. importance of working effectively as teams
  3. awareness of the impact of technology on our society

E. Graduates will demonstrate:

    1. an ability to apply project management techniques to electrical and electronic systems or computer systems
    2. an ability to practice professional ethics and social responsibility


The bachelor's degree in engineering technology – electronic and computer engineering technology option is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.