Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology, BS

Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology (286103BS)

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Program Information

Graduates of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology program will work with engineers in developing, manufacturing, testing and servicing Electrical/Electronic components, equipment and systems. 

This degree program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies (i.e., students, alumni, employers of our students, and faculty of the program). 

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology (EEET) program at the University of Akron has as its primary educational objective to produce technically capable graduates who within five years of graduation, will demonstrate:

  • the fundamental knowledge and problem-solving skills to be productive as individual and team contributors in an electrical/electronic engineering technology career field.
  • a commitment to accountability, attention to detail, and reliability.
  • written and verbal communication skills developed in a broad-based university education.

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program, including:

  1. 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;
  2. an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  3. 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;
  4. an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes;
  5. an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

Cooperative Education

Co-op work experiences are available on an optional basis in this academic program.

The following information has official approval of The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering ​and The College of Engineering and Polymer Science, but is intended only as a supplemental guide. Official degree requirements are established at the time of transfer and admission to the degree-granting college. Students should refer to the Degree Progress Report (DPR) which is definitive for graduation requirements. Completion of this degree within the identified time frame below is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others. The transfer process is completed through an appointment with your academic advisor.

Requirements

Summary

General Education Requirements
Required Courses54
Program Specific General Education Courses 27
Computer Programming Electives2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology Electives 12
Math and Physical/Natural Science Courses22
Technical Electives3
Total Hours120

Recommended General Education Courses

Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree must complete the following General Education coursework. Diversity courses may also fulfill major or Breadth of Knowledge requirements. Integrated and Applied Learning courses may also fulfill requirements in the major.
Students are not required to enroll in the specific courses listed below. However, to facilitate successful degree completion, the academic department strongly encourages completion of the following recommendations.
Academic Foundations12
Mathematics, Statistics and Logic: 3 credit hours
MATH:255Technical Calculus I
PHIL:170Introduction to Logic
Speaking: 3 credit hours
COMM:263Professional Communications and Presentations
Writing: 6 credit hours
Breadth of Knowledge 22
Arts/Humanities: 9 credit hours
HIST:200Empires of the Ancient World
MUSIC:201Exploring Music: Bach to Rock
Natural Sciences: 7 credit hours
PHYS:160Technical Physics: Mechanics
PHYS:164Technical Physics: Heat & Light
Social Sciences: 6 credit hours
PAFS:256Diversity in American Society
SOCIO:243Contemporary Global Issues
Diversity
Domestic Diversity
PAFS:256Diversity in American Society
Global Diversity
SOCIO:243Contemporary Global Issues
Integrated and Applied Learning
Select one class from one of the following subcategories:
Complex Issues Facing Society
PHIL:241Technology & Human Values
Capstone
Review the General Education Requirements page for detailed course listings.
Total Hours34

Required Courses

EEET:120Circuit Fundamentals 14
EEET:121Introduction to Electronics and Computers 12
EEET:122AC Circuits 24
EEET:123Electronic Devices 24
EEET:225Applications of Electronic Devices 14
EEET:237Digital Circuits 14
EEET:238Microprocessor Applications 24
EEET:242Machinery & Controls3
EEET:251Electronic Communications 24
EEET:260Electrical and Electronic Project 22
EEET:350Advanced Circuit Theory 13
EEET:352Microcontrollers 24
EEET:354Advanced Circuits Applications 23
EEET:453Control Systems 14
EEET:455Senior Project 22
MCET:405Introduction to Industrial Machine Control3
Total Hours54

Major Specific General Education Courses 

ENGL:111English Composition I 63
ENGL:222Technical Report Writing 63
COMM:263Professional Communications and Presentations 10,153
PAFS:256Diversity in American Society 9,153
HIST:200Empires of the Ancient World 11,153
PHIL:170Introduction to Logic 11,153
PHIL:241Technology & Human Values 7,153
SOCIO:243Contemporary Global Issues 8,153
MUSIC:201Exploring Music: Bach to Rock 12,153
Total Hours27

Computer Programming Electives 

Complete two credits:2
MCET:312Programming for Technologists
CPSC:126Introduction to Visual Basic Programming
CPSC:209Computer Science I
CPEN:208Programming for Engineers
Total Hours2

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology Electives 

Complete 12 credits:12
EEET:290Special Topics: Electronic Engineering Technology
EEET:310National Electrical Code and Electrical System Design
EEET:360Virtual Instrumentation and Data Acquisition
EEET:400Computer Simulations in Technology
EEET:406Communication Systems
EEET:420Biomedical Electronic Instrumentation
EEET:451Industrial Electrical Systems
EEET:490Special Topics: Electronic Engineering Technology
EEET:497Senior Honors Project: Electronic Technology
Total Hours12

Math and Physical/Natural Science Courses

MATH:153Technical Mathematics III2
MATH:154Technical Mathematics IV3
MATH:255Technical Calculus I 133
MATH:345Technical Data Analysis2
MATH:356Technical Calculus II3
PHYS:160Technical Physics: Mechanics 144
PHYS:164Technical Physics: Heat & Light 142
Natural Science Rquirement 143
Total Hours22

Technical Electives 

Complete three credits:3
MATH:290Special Topics: Associate Studies Mathematics
MATH:361Applied Cryptography
MATH:461Applied Cryptanalysis
MATH:360Advanced Mathematics for Surveyors
AMET:332Management of Technology Based Operations
AMET:348CNC Programming I
AMET:448CNC Programming II
AMET:470Simulation of Manufacturing Systems
AMET:480Automated Production
AMET:110Manufacturing Processes
AMET:140Computer Aided Drawing
AMET:201Robotics & Automated Manufacturing
AMET:211Manufacturing Operations
MCET:101Introduction to Mechanical Design
MCET:121Fundamentals of Engineering Drawing
MCET:142Introduction to Material Technology
MCET:249Applied Thermal Energy I
MCET:252Thermo-Fluids Laboratory
MCET:310Economics of Technology
SURV:100Introduction to Geomatics
SURV:101Basic Surveying
SURV:105Introduction to Geographic & Land Information Systems
COET:125Statics
COET:150Plan Reading
COET:245Construction Estimating
COET:371Green & Sustainable Building Practices3
COET:453Legal Aspects of Construction
COET:462Mechanical Service Systems
COET:463Electrical Service Systems
COET:469Contracts and Specifications
BIOL:200Human Anatomy & Physiology I
CPSC:306Assembly and System Programming
Total Hours6
 

Recommended Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENGL:111 English Composition I 6 3
MATH:153 Technical Mathematics III 2
COMM:263 Professional Communications and Presentations 10,15 3
EEET:120 Circuit Fundamentals (Sch. lab) 1 4
EEET:121 Introduction to Electronics and Computers (Sch. lab) 1 2
 Hours14
Spring Semester
MATH:154 Technical Mathematics IV 3
EEET:122 AC Circuits (Sch. lab) 2 4
EEET:123 Electronic Devices (Sch. lab) 2 4
PHYS:160 Technical Physics: Mechanics (Sch. lab) 14 4
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
MATH:255 Technical Calculus I 13 3
EEET:225 Applications of Electronic Devices 1 4
EEET:237 Digital Circuits (Sch. lab) 1 4
EEET:242 Machinery & Controls (Sch. lab) 3
PAFS:256 Diversity in American Society 9,15 3
 Hours17
Spring Semester
EEET:238 Microprocessor Applications (Sch. lab) 2 4
EEET:251 Electronic Communications (Sch. lab) 2 4
EEET:260 Electrical and Electronic Project (Sch. lab) 2 2
PHYS:164 Technical Physics: Heat & Light (Sch. lab) 2
SOCIO:243 Contemporary Global Issues 8,15 3
 Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
MATH:356 Technical Calculus II 3
EEET:350 Advanced Circuit Theory 1 3
ENGL:222 Technical Report Writing 3
Computer Programming Elective 3 2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology Elective 4 3
 Hours14
Spring Semester
MATH:345 Technical Data Analysis 2
MCET:405 Introduction to Industrial Machine Control (Sch. lab) 3
EEET:352 Microcontrollers (Sch. lab) 2 4
EEET:354 Advanced Circuits Applications 2 3
PHIL:170 Introduction to Logic 11,15 3
 Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
EEET:453 Control Systems (Sch. lab) 1 4
PHIL:241 Technology & Human Values 7,15 3
MUSIC:201 Exploring Music: Bach to Rock 12,15 3
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology Elective 4 3
Natural Science Requirement 14, 15 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
EEET:455 Senior Project 2 2
HIST:200 Empires of the Ancient World 11,15 3
Technical Elective 5 3
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology Electives 5 6
 Hours14
 Total Hours120