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.
The B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology requires 126 total hours.
With a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, students will be prepared to enter a career as:
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:
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
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.
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:
(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; and
(5) an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.