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Electronics Engineering Technology Concentration

Overview

The Electronics Engineering Technology Concentration prepares you for positions in the field of electronics by developing the theoretical and practical skills required for this discipline. Electronic circuits are the building blocks of the technology revolution. Professionals who can build, test, program, and troubleshoot electrical circuitry are a key resource for today’s tech-dependent businesses.

With an emphasis on experiential learning, the electronics engineering technology concentration features a hands-on approach that offers real experiences with both software and hardware. The skills you need are acquired through a planned sequence of courses involving classroom work with hands-on experience utilizing the most modern testing and measuring equipment.

In this Program

You will:

  • Use graphic and design communication tools such as drawing, computer aided drafting (CAD), 3-D building information modeling (BIM)
  • Use virtual reality (VR) and other tools to apply engineering technology principles to construction, materials, structural, mechanical, electrical systems, energy management

Additionally, the engineering technology program focuses on the hands-on implementation of engineering principles supported by a strong knowledge of mathematics and science. You'll apply your learned competencies to design products, processes, and systems. The engineering technology program is designed to provide you the following outcomes:

  • 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
  • An ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams

Student Testimonial

“Because of what I found here at Fitchburg, it gave me purpose, it gave me foundations, it gave me a work ethic.”    Brigadier General Fred Henry (’83) US Army (Ret)

Career Opportunities  

The concentration prepares you with a combination of both linear and creative thinking skills. You are prepared to enter the design/building industry or proceed to graduate programs in electronics or other related design and construction programs. Job opportunities include working in engineering design and building industry related positions.

Experiential Opportunities

There are 3 ways Electronics majors can study abroad: short-term faculty-led programs, exchange/direct enroll programs, and outside provider-led programs.

Requirements and Curriculum

Additional Electronics Engineering Technology Concentration Courses

ENGT 2050 Electronics I 3 cr.
ENGT 2055 Electronics II 3 cr.
ENGT 3015 Digital Electronics 3 cr.
ENGT 3016 Advanced Digital Electronics 4 cr.
ENGT 3900 Device Interface Design 3 cr.
ENGT 4050 Microprocessor & Microcontroller Embedded Systems 4 cr.
ENGT 4100 Control Theory 3 cr.

Concentration Designated Liberal Arts and Science Courses

MATH 1900 Discrete Mathematics 3 cr.

Program Core Courses

ENGT 1000 Electrical Systems and Circuits 3 cr.
ENGT 1020 Engineering Graphics 3 cr.
ENGT 1050 Technical Analysis 3 cr.
ENGT 1040 Software Applications in Engineering Technology 3 cr.
ENGT 2000 Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics 3 cr.
ENGT 2020 Statics and Dynamics 3 cr.
ENGT 2030 Material Testing and Quality Control 3 cr.
ENGT 3000 Energy and Sustainable Practices 3 cr.
ENGT 3025 Engineering Design: Fabrication Systems I 3 cr.
ENGT 3026 Engineering Design: Fabrication Systems II 3 cr.
ENGT 3030 MEP and HVAC Systems 3 cr.
ENGT 3035 OSHA: Safety and Risk Management 3 cr.
ENGT 4700 Engineering Project Management 3 cr.
ENGT 4093 Engineering Technology Capstone 3 cr.

Program Designated Liberal Arts and Science Courses

MATH 1300 Precalculus 4 cr.
CHEM 1300 General Chemistry I 4 cr.
MATH 2100 Technical Calculus 3 cr.
ENGT 1700 Evolution of Engineering Technology 3 cr.
PHYS 2300 General Physics I 4 cr.
PHYS 2400 General Physics II 4 cr.
ECON 1100 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics 3 cr.

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