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.
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.