Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
Electrical Engineering Technology Option
Description of the major
In this major, graduates prepare for careers in electronics, microprocessors, computer hardware and software, communications, instrumentation and control, and power. The major consists of two options: Electrical Engineering Technology and Computer Engineering Technology. Both options provide education in applied mathematics, physics, electrical and electronic circuit analysis and design, microprocessors, instrumentation, and quality control. The Electrical Engineering Technology option provides specialty education in control theory, communication systems, and power systems. The Computer Engineering Technology option provides specialty education in software development, embedded computer systems, and networking. Both options culminate with a capstone design project involving an actual design or manufacturing problem, often sponsored by industry. Graduates may qualify as engineering technologists working side-by-side with engineers, scientists, and other skilled workers. Occupations include electrical and electronic systems design, microprocessor applications, instrumentation and control computer programming, electrical testing, plant engineering, quality control, management, and technical sales and service.