The Bachelor of Science in Automation Engineering Technology – Robotics & Automation offers a curriculum where students will gain a diverse set of skills and knowledge in areas of electrical, electronics, mechatronics, robotics, vision systems, networking, automated systems, and software applications. The development of these skills will prepare graduates to work with complex automated systems used in the manufacturing of products. The combination of theory and hands-on skills will provide a versatile graduate with an ability to work at variety of jobs in the automation industry.

Career Opportunities

This program provides a unique and desirable combination of skills that meets a need requested by industry and prepares students for various positions in the automation industry. Potential jobs are technical sales, automation integrator, controls technician, mechanical technician, and controls engineer.

Special Equipment Needs

See program Tool List for major.

Remediation Strategies

Students testing into MTH 005 or MTH 008 will be permitted to take first semester EET courses. Students need to be enrolled in MTH 181 or above in their second semester; otherwise, students will need instructor permission to continue into second semester EET courses. Students cannot proceed to third semester classes without successfully completing MTH 181 or above.

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:
  • apply principles of circuit design and analysis of analog, digital, microprocessor-based, and network systems.
  • practice safe work habits when working with automated systems.
  • apply automation control concepts to industrial applications.
  • demonstrate the ability to perform equipment set up and commissioning.
  • apply and test power transmission equipment.
  • design, implement, program and troubleshoot complex mechatronics and automated systems.
  • set up and program robotic work cells.
  • utilize vision in robotics and automated systems equipment.

Curriculum

First SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
FYE101First Year Experience 1.50 1.50 SREQ
EET124Engineering, Technology & Society 32 3 SREQ
or
CSC124Information, Technology & Society 33 SREQ
MTH181College Algebra & Trigonometry I 32.50 1.50 SREQ
EET114Introduction to Digital Electronics 33 MREQ
EET115Digital Circuits Applications 1 3 MREQ
EET116Electronic Circuits & Devices I 53 6 MREQ
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Second SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
ENL111English Composition I 33 SREQ
MTH183College Algebra & Trigonometry II 32.50 1.50 SREQ
EET154Introduction to Microprocessors 33 MREQ
EET155Microprocessor Applications I 1 3 MREQ
EET156Electronic Circuits & Devices II 53 6 MREQ
EET158Software Tools for the Engineering Technologist 32 3 MREQ
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Third SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
EET246Robotics & Fluid Power 32 3 MREQ
ENL201Technical & Professional Communication 33 SREQ
EET204Network Installation & Maintenance 33 MREQ
EET205Network Maintenance Laboratory 1 3 MREQ
EET209Systems Troubleshooting Applications 1 3 MREQ
EET248Introduction to Automation Control Concepts & Applications 43 3 MREQ
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fourth SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
SCIScience Elective 3 SSCI
SSPCore Social Science Perspective 3 SSSP
EET258Advanced Automation Control Concepts & Applications 43 3 MREQ
EET254Process Control Theory 33 MREQ
EET255Process Control Applications 1 3 MREQ
EET256Motion Control 43 3 MREQ
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Fifth SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
SPC101Fundamentals of Speech 33 SREQ
MET220Mechanical Power Transmission Systems 43 3 MREQ
HIPCore Historical Perspective 3 SHIP
EET312Equipment Installation & Commissioning 32 3 MREQ
EET311Computer Solutions of Engineering Problems 32 3 MREQ
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Sixth SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
SCLScience Elective with lab 4 SSCL
EET320Measurement & Tests 33 MREQ
EET321Measurement & Tests Lab 1 3 MREQ
MET231Mechatronic System Maintenance 31 6 MREQ
SAF110Occupational Health & Safety 22 MREQ
OEAOpen Elective 3 SOEA
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Summer SessionCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
EET310Automation Engineering Technology Internship 1 MREQ
TOTAL CREDITS 1
Seventh SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
EET494Senior Project Design 11 MREQ
EET405Automation Concepts & Applications 33 MREQ
CDPCore Global & Cultural Diversity Perspective 3 SCDP
EET445Advanced Automation Software 32 3 MREQ
OEEExploration Elective 3 MOEE
OEAOpen Elective 3 SOEA
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Eighth SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
EET496Senior Project Implementation 3 9 MREQ
MET321Engineering Ethics & Legal Issues 3Writing Enriched Requirement &
Science, Technology and Society Requirement
3 MREQ
ARPCore Arts Perspective 3 SARP
EET444Robots & Vision Systems 32 3 MREQ
OEEExploration Elective 3 SOEE
TOTAL CREDITS 15