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Electrical Engineering Technology

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The Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) program offers a wide variety of opportunities to students interested in pursuing a career in the electrical engineering technology field. Students may choose to complete two years of study and earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Electrical Engineering Technology degree , or they may continue on their formal education to earn the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (BSAS) Electrical Engineering Technology degree.

The EET program includes both classroom and laboratory experiences. The curriculum stresses the application of established engineering and computer knowledge and methods to solution of problems. They include the study of sciences and mathematics supporting technology as well as methods, processes, skills, and materials used in technology.

The demands of expanding technology place engineering technology graduates in one of today's fastest-growing career fields. Electrical Engineering Technology graduates find employment opportunities in:

  • Communications - design and testing of transmitting and receiving equipment
  • Power - designing power distribution networks
  • Electromechanics - design, testing and production of rotating machinery and transformers
  • Electronics - design and testing of solid state electronics equipment
  • Aerospace - flight control systems
  • Transportation - traffic regulation and control
  • Medicine - design and testing of medical equipment used to monitor heartbeat, blood pressure, and other vital signs
  • Manufacturing - testing and maintenance of process control equipment
  • Computers - design and testing of hardware and software used in microprocessor-controlled systems

Graduates of the associate degree program typically are employed as engineering technicians. They function as professional associates or aides to engineers and scientists in the design, drafting, testing and production of engineering projects. Their tasks include laboratory and field testing, data gathering and evaluation, and instrumentation calibration. They may also serve as technical sales representatives or technical writers in development of specifications or trade manuals.

BSAS graduates typically function in industry as engineering technologists. Because their education is more extensive, they are prepared to take on greater technical and leadership responsibility, often directing the work of technicians. Because their education includes management training, they may serve as supervisors in planning, design, construction, production and maintenance activities.

Program Objectives

During their first few years after completion of the Electrical Engineering Technology program at YSU, graduates will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Secure employment in a technical career related to their Electrical Engineering Technology degree.
  • Communicate effectively in a professional environment.
  • Continue growth in professional knowledge and skills.
  • Achieve recognition consistent with their educational achievements.

 

Program Outcomes

Graduates in Electrical Engineering Technology will have the following:

Associate in Applied Science Degree Program

The following learning (educational) outcomes apply to the Electrical Engineering Technology program within the College of Engineering & Technology. Graduates of the Associate Degree EET program will possess the following competencies upon graduation. (letters in parenthesis refer to Program Outcome requirements from ETAC-ABET Assessment Criterion 2)

Learning Outcome 1:be able to apply principles of mathematics and applied science, to perform technical calculations and solve technical problems of the types commonly encountered in electrical engineering technology careers. (a,b,f)

Learning Outcome 2:demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate, and present creative solutions to technical problems in a variety of specialty areas within the broad fields of electrical engineering technology. (d)

Learning Outcome 3:be able to function competently in a laboratory setting, making measurements, operating technical equipment, critically examining experimental results, and properly reporting on experimental results, including their potential for improvement. (a,b,c,f,g)

Learning Outcome 4:be able to use modern computational tools for technical problem solving, including scientific calculators, computers, and appropriate software. (a,b,f)

Learning Outcome 5:demonstrate a broad education and knowledge of contemporary issues in a global and societal context, as necessary to develop professional and ethical responsibility, including responsibility to employers and to society at large. (i,j)

Learning Outcome 6:recognize the need for life-long learning and possess the skills to maintain and improve technical and non-technical abilities. (h,k)

Learning Outcome 7:demonstrate an ability to communicate and function effectively with members of multi-disciplinary teams from a variety of backgrounds. (e,g,j)

Learning Outcome 8:demonstrate an ability to utilize computer software applications used in electrical engineering technology such as CAD, spreadsheets, word processing, and basic programming. (a,b,g)

 

Bachelor of Science in Applied Science Degree Program

The following learning (educational) outcomes apply to the Electrical Engineering Technology program within the College of Engineering & Technology. Graduates of the Bachelor Degree EET program will possess the following competencies upon graduation. (letters in parenthesis refer to Program Outcome requirements from ETAC-ABET Assessment Criterion 2)

Learning Outcome 1:be able to apply principles of mathematics and applied science, to perform technical calculations and solve technical problems of the types commonly encountered in electrical engineering technology careers. (a,b,f)

Learning Outcome 2:demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate, and present creative solutions to technical problems in a variety of specialty areas within the broad fields of electrical engineering technology. (d)

Learning Outcome 3:be able to function competently in a laboratory setting, making measurements, operating technical equipment, critically examining experimental results, and properly reporting on experimental results, including their potential for improvement. (a,b,c,f,g)

Learning Outcome 4:be able to use modern computational tools for technical problem solving, including scientific calculators, computers, and appropriate software. (a,b,f)

Learning Outcome 5:demonstrate a broad education and knowledge of contemporary issues in a global and societal context, as necessary to develop professional and ethical responsibility, including responsibility to employers and to society at large. (i,j)

Learning Outcome 6:recognize the need for life-long learning and possess the skills to maintain and improve technical and non-technical abilities. (h,k)

Learning Outcome 7:demonstrate an ability to communicate and function effectively with members of multi-disciplinary teams from a variety of backgrounds. (e,g,j);

Learning Outcome 8:the ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems in the following major electrical engineering technology disciplines: analog and digital electronics,communication systems, power, aerospace and computer systems. (b, d) ;

Learning Outcome 9:the knowledge of professional practice issues, with an understanding of social responsibilities and a respect for diversity. (i , j)

 

Curriculum

The electrical engineering technology (EET) program is based on the “two-plus-two” system. This provides students the opportunity to pursue two years of full-time study leading to the Associate in Applied Science degree, and then, if they desire, to continue for two more years of full-time study, at which time the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science degree is awarded. The following linked files are in .pdf format.

Curriculum Outline-AAS

Curriculum Outline-BSAS

Course Descriptions

 

Faculty

The Electrical Engineering Technology Program retains its tradition as a small school in maintaining close contact between its students and faculty. The majority of the Mechanical Engineering Technology faculty are experienced professionals with a master's or higher academic degree and with many years of industrial experience. The Electrical Engineering Technology program also utilizes dynamic part-time faculty who use their expertise and experience to bring the students a real-world education.

Full-Time Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

 

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