Oct 27, 2020  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering Technology, BS


Engineering Technology

The Engineering Technology Council of the American Society for Engineering Education defines Engineering Technology as the profession in which knowledge of mathematics and natural sciences gained by higher education, experience, and practices is devoted primarily to the implementation and extension of existing technology for the benefit of humanity. Engineering technology focuses on the applied aspects of science and engineering to prepare graduates for practice in product improvement, manufacturing, and engineering operational functions. Engineering technologists are suited for industries that deal with application, manufacturing, implementation, engineering operation, sales, and production.

The goal of Engineering Technology is to prepare well educated, highly skilled, and socially and professionally responsible engineering technologists from a diverse population of students to create productive and rewarding careers. Graduates will be well grounded in the fundamentals of engineering, mathematics, science, communications, and problem solving. To create continuous improvement, the program uses input from employers, alumni, and the Industrial Advisory Committee. Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012.

Contact Information

Engineering Technology, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5797. Phone: (361) 825-5849. Web: http://entc.tamucc.edu/

Electrical Engineering Technology

Electrical Engineering Technology graduates will exemplify the attributes previously described.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Practical, highly qualified engineering technologists.
  • Employed in professional careers where they will solve problems using technical and hands-on skills developed during their studies.
  • Able to apply their knowledge in the design, manufacture, sales, installation, operation and/or maintenance of complex, high-value systems.
  • Socially and professionally responsible, possessing skills for life-long learning.

Graduates will have:

  • an ability to select and apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities.          
  • an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.
  •  an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes 
  • an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives 
  • an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team. 
  • ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems
  • an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature      
  • an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development
  • an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity 
  • a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context 
  • a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement  
  • the application of circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, and microcomputers to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical /electronic(s) systems.                                             

  • the application of physics or chemistry to electrical/electronic(s) circuits in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry.                                                

  • the ability to analyze, design, and implement control systems, instrumentation systems, communications systems, computer systems, or power systems.                                               

  • the ability to apply project management techniques to electrical / electronic(s) systems                                                   

  • the ability to utilize statistics/probability , transform methods, discrete mathematics, or applied differential equations in support of electrical/electronic(s) systems             

Academic advisors and faculty mentors are available to assist students with their academic endeavors.

A summary of the hours necessary for graduation follows:


  Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core Curriculum Program
    *First-Year Seminar
  1. Common Engineering Technology Courses
  2. Required Electrical Engineering Technology Courses
  3. Technical Elective Block

42
(2)

42
26
  10 - 12
  Total 120 - 122 (122 - 124)*

*Transfer students with 24 or more hours are exempt from First-Year Seminar.

The specific requirements for each aspect of the Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology are indicated below.  Students are encouraged to take the NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam during their senior year. The FE exam, http://ncees.org/exams/fe-exam/, is the first step in the process that leads to the P.E. license.

I. University Core Curriculum and Other General Education Requirements


See “University Core Curriculum Programs .” Engineering Technology students are to take the following University Core Curriculum courses:

Note:


Engineering Technology students must take two courses in Physics even if the natural science portion of the core curriculum is satisfied by other means. Students transferring to A&M-Corpus Christi from other institutions may have various means for fulfilling the core curriculum. Please refer to the “General Education Requirement” in the catalog section entitled “Undergraduate Programs.”

Total: 42


Total: 26 hours


IV. Technical Elective Block (select three courses from the following list)


Total: 10 - 12 hours