(Effective Fall 2019)

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 graduates with practical skills in electronics and computer engineering technology who are ready to enter the workplace. 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 who test at a math placement level one (MTH004) are not permitted to take Electronics (EET) courses until MTH 004 has been successfully completed. Students who placement test in MTH006, ENL001, and RDG (001 or 111) simultaneously are not permitted to take Electronics courses until remediation has been completed in at least one area. 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 ). 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 Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
FYE101 First Year Experience 1 .50 1.50 S REQ
EET114 Introduction to Digital Electronics 3 3 M REQ
EET115 Digital Circuits Applications 1 3 M REQ
EET116 Electronic Circuits and Devices I 5 3 6 M REQ
EET124 Engineering, Technology, and Society 3 2 3 M REQ
MTH190 Pre-Calculus 4 4 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Second Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
EET154 Introduction to Microprocessors 3 3 M REQ
EET155 Microprocessor Applications I 1 3 M REQ
EET156 Electronic Circuits and Devices II 5 3 6 M REQ
EET158 Software Tools for the Engineering Technologist 3 2 3 M REQ
ENL111 English Composition I 3 3 S REQ
MTH240 Calculus I 4 4 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 19
Third Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
EET204 Network Installation and Maintenance 3 3 M REQ
EET205 Network Maintenance Laboratory 1 3 M REQ
EET206 Linear Integrated Circuits 3 3 M REQ
EET207 Linear Circuits Applications 1 3 M REQ
EET209 Systems Troubleshooting Applications 1 3 M REQ
MTH242 Calculus II 4 4 S REQ
PHS201 General Physics I 4 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Fourth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
EET202 Microprocessor Interfacing 3 3 M REQ
EET203 Microprocessor Applications II 1 3 M REQ
ENL121 English Composition II 3 3 S REQ
or
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3 3 S REQ
PHS202 General Physics II 4 3 3 S REQ
ARP Core Arts Perspective 3   S ARP
TOTAL CREDITS 14
Fifth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
EET304 Digital Systems 3 3 M REQ
EET305 Digital Systems Lab 1 3 M REQ
EET324 Electronic Prototyping and Design 3 3 M REQ
EET325 Electronic Prototyping and Design Lab 1 3 M REQ
EET311 Computer Solutions of Engineering Problems 3 2 3 M REQ
MTH340 Calculus III 4 4 S REQ
or
MTH346 Ordinary Differential Equations 4 4 S REQ
SPC101 Fundamentals of Speech 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Sixth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
EET300 Analog Systems 3 3 M REQ
EET301 Analog Systems Lab 1 3 M REQ
EET320 Measurement and Tests 3 3 M REQ
EET321 Measurement and Tests Lab 1 3 M REQ
MET321 Engineering Ethics and Legal Issues 3 Writing Enriched Requirement &
Science, Technology and Society Requirement
3 M REQ
EET340 Control Theory 4 3 3 M REQ
HIP Core Historical Perspective 3   S HIP
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Seventh Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
EET400 Digital Signal Processing 3 3 M REQ
EET401 Digital Signal Processing Lab 1 3 M REQ
EET494 Senior Project Design 1 1 M REQ
ECO111 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 3 S REQ
CDP Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective 3   S CDP
OEA Open Elective 3   S OEA
TOTAL CREDITS 14
Eighth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
EET496 Senior Project Implementation 3 9 M REQ
MET315 Engineering Economics 3 3 M REQ
BEE Directed Technology Math/Science with Lab Elective 4   M BEE
OEA Open Elective 3   S OEA
TOTAL CREDITS 13