Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Turn on one of today's most rewarding careers. You're fascinated with the workings of computers, cell phone, robots and satellites. You'd like to secure your place in today's high-tech economy. Perhaps a career in electrical and electronics engineering technology is for you.
Bloomsburg's new degree in electronics engineering technology teaches students to work with the very latest in high-tech equipment. This program is supported by more than half a million dollars in funding from Pennsylvania's Link-To-Learn Initiative and the State System of Higher Education.
Electronics engineering technologists concentrate on applied design using current engineering practices. They typically are involved in product development, manufacturing, quality control, sales and program management. The day-to-day problem-solvers in the electronics manufacturing industry, technologists differ from technicians, who specialize in assembly, troubleshooting and repair. As key players on the engineering team, electrical and electronics engineering technologists enjoy salaries and benefits similar to those of engineers.
To prepare students for real-world careers, the five-year program is structured so students serve two seven-month paid apprenticeships. This unique arrangement means students pay tuition for only four years.
Reflecting Bloomsburg's close relationship with the electronics industry, the curriculum has been shaped with input from industry leaders who serve on the program's advisory board. These leaders include representatives from Pennsylvania high-tech firms such as Litton Electron Devices, Primus Technologies, Optimum Controls Corporation, JPM and Merck
For a major in EET, the bachelor of science program requires 77 semester hours in courses shown below. Fifteen of these required semester hours count toward general education. Students must complete an additional 35 to 44 semester hours in general education. The balance of the 124 semester-hour graduation requirement comes from electives.
To prepare you for a career in this field, you'll study chemistry, three semesters of calculus, differential equations and two semesters of general physics in addition to other general education requirements courses. Then you'll study electronics, digital and computer electronics, algorithmic processes for cmputers, engineering technology, circuit analysis, computer aided design and engineering graphics, electrical machines and power systems, electronic instrumentation and data acquisition, manufacturing processes, linear signals and sytems, industrial process control, communication systems, digital signal processing and radio frequence effects and measurements.
Students also spend two semesters in cooperative education in industry programs and two semesters studying engineering applications in industry.