Electrical Engineering Technology
Murat Kuzlu, Program Director
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology with a major in Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/. The EET program offers courses at the senior level specializing in computer engineering technology, communications systems technology, embedded systems technology, mechatronics systems technology, and power systems technology. Students in this program take common courses in areas such as DC and AC circuits, electronic devices and circuits, digital electronics, linear electronics, microprocessors and programming. Supporting laboratories provide experience in instrumentation, testing and troubleshooting, and design and implementation. The program culminates with a senior project that integrates coursework with a practical project assignment in the student's area of interest. To satisfy the upper-division general education requirements, students are required to complete a minor within the Batten College of Engineering and Technology or the College of Sciences. Graduates should be qualified for application positions in electronic and electrical product design and development, electronic and electrical system operation and maintenance, field operations, and various other technical functions.
The mission of the Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) program is to sustain a high quality undergraduate program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology degree. It is a significant component of the University's commitment to science, engineering and technology, particularly in fields of major importance to the region. Through ODUGlobal, the electrical engineering technology program provides opportunities for technical personnel throughout the state and elsewhere to enhance their education and pursue baccalaureate level studies. Simultaneously, the program supports the general education components that yield a well-rounded graduate who is aware of societal needs and issues.
Program Educational Objectives
The objective of the electrical engineering technology program is to prepare graduates to establish themselves as successful professionals in electrical systems technology, computer engineering technology, or related areas during the first few years of their careers by having demonstrated their ability to:
- Identify and solve increasingly complex technical problems, both theoretically and practically, as raised by continually evolving technologies and industry needs and practices.
- Make educated, responsible, and ethical decisions in response to the needs of the profession and society, with these decisions solidly grounded in science and engineering fundamentals.
- Work effectively as member or leader of technical teams and clearly communicate ideas leading to successful team outcomes.
Typical technical problems that EET graduates will be able to address include: planning, specification, development, design, procurement of equipment and materials, implementation, and performance verification. Typical technical tasks the EET graduates will be expected to perform include: conduct engineering experiments, make observations, collect and analyze data, and formulate conclusions.
The electrical engineering technology program has adopted, after deliberations by its constituents, five student outcomes for the Bachelor of Science program in electrical engineering technology. These outcomes are listed below.
- an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
- an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
- an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
- an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
- an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology - Electrical Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET www.abet.org.
The curriculum provides EET graduates with instruction in the knowledge, techniques, skills and use of modern tools necessary to enter careers in the design, application, installation, manufacturing, operation and/or maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems. Graduates of EET program are well prepared for development and implementation of electrical/electronic(s) systems.
The curriculum includes the following topics:
- application of circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, microcontrollers, and engineering standards to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems;
- application of natural sciences and mathematics at or above the level of trigonometry to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems;
- analysis, design, and implementation of one or more of the following: control systems, instrumentation systems, communications systems, computer systems, power systems or energy systems;
- application of project management techniques to electrical/electronic(s) systems; and
- utilization of differential and integral calculus, as a minimum, to characterize the performance of electrical/electronic systems.