(Effective Fall 2015)

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 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
FYE101 First Year Experience 1  
EET114 Introduction to Digital Electronics 3  
EET115 Digital Circuits Applications 1  
EET116 Electronic Circuits and Devices I 5  
EET124 Engineering, Technology, and Society 3  
MTH190 Pre-Calculus 4  
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Second Semester Credits
EET154 Introduction to Microprocessors 3  
EET155 Microprocessor Applications I 1  
EET156 Electronic Circuits and Devices II 5  
EET158 Software Tools for the Engineering Technologist 3  
ENL111 English Composition I 3  
MTH240 Calculus I 4  
TOTAL CREDITS 19
Third Semester Credits
EET204 Network Installation and Maintenance 3  
EET205 Network Maintenance Laboratory 1  
EET206 Linear Integrated Circuits 3  
EET207 Linear Circuits Applications 1  
EET209 Systems Troubleshooting Applications 1  
MTH242 Calculus II 4  
PHS201 General Physics I 4  
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Fourth Semester Credits
EET202 Microprocessor Interfacing 3  
EET203 Microprocessor Applications II 1  
ENL121 English Composition II 3  
or
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3  
PHS202 General Physics II 4  
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1  
HUM Humanities Elective 3  
or
SSE Social Science Elective 3  
or
ART Art Elective 3  
or
FOR Foreign Language Elective 3  
or
AAE Applied Arts Elective 3  
or
IFE International Field Experience Elective 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fifth Semester Credits
EET304 Digital Systems 3  
EET305 Digital Systems Lab 1  
EET324 Electronic Prototyping and Design 3  
EET325 Electronic Prototyping and Design Lab 1  
MET311 Computer Solutions of Engineering Problems 3  
MTH340 Calculus III 4  
or
MTH346 Ordinary Differential Equations 4  
SPC101 Fundamentals of Speech 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Sixth Semester Credits
EET300 Analog Systems 3  
EET301 Analog Systems Lab 1  
EET320 Measurement and Tests 3  
EET321 Measurement and Tests Lab 1  
MET321 Engineering Ethics and Legal Issues 3  Writing Enriched Requirement &
Science, Technology and Society Requirement
EET340 Control Theory 4  
HIS115 World Civilization I 3  Cultural Diversity Requirement
or
HIS125 World Civilization II 3  Cultural Diversity Requirement
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Seventh Semester Credits
EET400 Digital Signal Processing 3  
EET401 Digital Signal Processing Lab 1  
MET494 Senior Seminar Lecture 1  
ECO111 Principles of Macroeconomics 3  
ART Art Elective 3  
HUM Humanities Elective 3  
or
SSE Social Science Elective 3  
or
ART Art Elective 3  
or
FOR Foreign Language Elective 3  
or
AAE Applied Arts Elective 3  
or
IFE International Field Experience Elective 3  
OEA Open Elective / Associate 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Eighth Semester Credits
MET496 Senior Seminar - Lab 3  
MET315 Engineering Economics 3  
BEE Directed Technology Math/Science with Lab Elective 4  
TCC Technical Communications Elective 3  
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1  
OEA Open Elective / Associate 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 17

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