College Catalog

Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (BEE)

(Effective Fall 2011)

This major is characterized by a high level of quantitative and analytical skills with a strong bias towards hands-on work, while retaining design theory and practice. Emphasis is on the skills needed to lead projects and interface with engineering and development teams. The major addresses the need for women and men with practical skills in electronics and computer engineering technology who are ready to enter the workplace upon graduation. The design is challenging and unique. The technical content is relevant and emphasizes current topics in electronics and computer engineering technology.

Career Opportunities

Process engineer/technologist, test engineer/technologist, controls engineer/technologist, design engineer/technologist, application engineer/technologist.

Recommended High School Subjects

Strong preparation in mathematics and science with good communication skills. Must be able to enter pre-calculus in the first semester or take remedial courses before entry. Hands-on skills in electronics are helpful but not necessary.

Special Equipment Needs

Students will be required to have the tools listed on the electronics website. 

Remediation Strategies

Students testing below MTH 005 are not permitted to take Electronics (EET) courses until MTH 004 has been successfully completed. Students testing deficient in three areas (mathematics, English, reading) are not permitted to take Electronics courses until remediation has been completed in all three areas. Students testing deficient in English and/or reading are required to remediate these areas during their first semester. Students testing into MTH 005 or MTH 006 are permitted to take first semester Electronics courses. Students need to be in MTH 180 or above in their second semester; otherwise, students need instructor permission to continue into a second semester Electronics course.

Transfer Procedures

This four-year degree major allows transfer from associate-degree majors in electrical/electronics/computer engineering technology from other institutions, as well as those offered by Penn College. This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits.htm ). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:

  • apply principles of circuit design and analysis of analog, digital, microprocessor-based, and networked systems.
  • use appropriate interpersonal, verbal, and written communications and information literacy skills to work independently and cooperatively within an organization to promote the goals and objectives of a team, division, or company.
  • demonstrate a cooperative and responsible attitude; respect cultural diversity and ethical behavior.
  • utilize information literacy and technology resources in continuous, independent learning throughout his or her career.
  • apply advanced mathematical skills to solve problems involved with the design and implementation of analog and digital signal processing systems.
  • apply industry-accepted principles in the design and manufacture of electronic circuits and systems.
  • use current project management processes to supervise the design, implementation, and quality control of electronic systems.

Curriculum

First SemesterCredits
FYE101First Year Experience 1 
EET114Introduction to Digital Electronics 3 
EET115Digital Circuits Applications 1 
EET116Electronic Circuits and Devices I 5 
EET124Engineering, Technology, and Society 3 
MTH190Pre-Calculus 4 
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Second SemesterCredits
EET154Introduction to Microprocessors 3 
EET155Microprocessor Applications I 1 
EET156Electronic Circuits and Devices II 5 
EET158Software Tools for the Engineering Technologist 3 
ENL111English Composition I 3 
MTH240Calculus I 4 
TOTAL CREDITS 19
Third SemesterCredits
EET204Network Installation and Maintenance 3 
EET205Network Maintenance Laboratory 1 
EET206Linear Integrated Circuits 3 
EET207Linear Circuits Applications 1 
EET209Systems Troubleshooting Applications 1 
MTH242Calculus II 4 
PHS201General Physics I 4 
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Fourth SemesterCredits
EET202Microprocessor Interfacing 3 
EET203Microprocessor Applications II 1 
ENL121English Composition II 3 
or
ENL201Technical and Professional Communication 3 
PHS202General Physics II 4 
FITFitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1 
HUMHumanities Elective 3 
or
SSESocial Science Elective 3 
or
ARTArt Elective 3 
or
FORForeign Language Elective 3 
or
AAEApplied Arts Elective 3 
or
IFEInternational Field Experience Elective 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fifth SemesterCredits
EET304Digital Systems 3 
EET305Digital Systems Lab 1 
EET324Electronic Prototyping and Design 3 
EET325Electronic Prototyping and Design Lab 1 
MET311Computer Solutions of Engineering Problems 3 
MTH340Calculus III 4 
or
MTH346Ordinary Differential Equations 4 
SPC101Fundamentals of Speech 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Sixth SemesterCredits
EET300Analog Systems 3 
EET301Analog Systems Lab 1 
EET320Measurement and Tests 3 
EET321Measurement and Tests Lab 1 
MET321Engineering Ethics and Legal Issues 3 Writing Enriched Requirement &
Science, Technology and Society Requirement
EET340Control Theory 4 
HIS115World Civilization I 3 Cultural Diversity Requirement
or
HIS125World Civilization II 3 Cultural Diversity Requirement
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Seventh SemesterCredits
EET400Digital Signal Processing 3 
EET401Digital Signal Processing Lab 1 
MET495Senior Seminar - Lecture 1 Writing Enriched Requirement
ECO111Principles of Macroeconomics 3 
ARTArt Elective 3 
HUMHumanities Elective 3 
or
SSESocial Science Elective 3 
or
ARTArt Elective 3 
or
FORForeign Language Elective 3 
or
AAEApplied Arts Elective 3 
or
IFEInternational Field Experience Elective 3 
OEAOpen Elective / Associate 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Eighth SemesterCredits
MET496Senior Seminar - Lab 3 
MET315Engineering Economics 3 
BEEDirected Technology Math/Science with Lab Elective 4 
TCCTechnical Communications Elective 3 
FITFitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1 
OEAOpen Elective / Associate 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 17

The eighth semester Communications elective must be a 300-level course.

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