College of Engineering and Technology

Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology

ECET Student

 

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) is designed for students who love computers and how they work and are more interested in applications than design. The ECET major builds on a background of applied mathematics, science, and computer engineering technology.

The ECET program mission is to emphasize the application of microcomputers to the solution of industrial problems relating to automation, instrumentation and control in systems involving robotics, data communications, networks, and/or automated testing. In all cases, microcomputer hardware and software are used for data acquisition, transfer and analysis.

The B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET

Eight Semester Plan

The B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology requires 126 total hours.

For more information on the eight semester plan for Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology click here or visit the WCU course catalog.

Career Options

With a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, students will be prepared to enter a career as:

  • System Administrator
  • Network Specialist
  • System Engineer
  • Applications Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Information Technologist
  • Technical and Computer Sales Representative

Program Objectives

As an ABET-accredited program, WCU's ECET curriculum sets out to meet specific learning objects and prepare each student with particular knowledge and analytic skills to ensure their success in the industry:

ECET PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

ABET definition: Program Educational Objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve.

Graduates of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Program will:

  1. Apply their technical knowledge as practicing professionals or engage in graduate education.
  2. Work successfully in their chosen career individually and within a professional team environment.
  3. Engage in professional development in their profession by adapting to new technology and career challenges. 

ECET STUDENT OUTCOMES/ASSESSMENT

ABET Definition: Student Outcomes are statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to apply by the time of graduation.

Upon graduation, B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology students will have:

a. an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;

b. 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;

c. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;

d. an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;

e. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;

f. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;

g. 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;

h. an understanding of the need for an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;

i. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;

j. a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and

k. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic Year FR SO JR SR Total Undergrad Degrees Awarded
2015-2016 27 11 15 30 83  13
2014-2015 5 9 14 39 67 9
2013 - 2014 18 16 14 16 64 16

2012 - 2013

15 9 16 13 53 13
2011 - 2012 8 11 17 14 50 15
2010 - 2011 9 9 10 12 40 10
2009 - 2010 11 9 11 14 45 14
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