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Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, B.S.

Full-time Faculty: L. Amani, L. Amara, B. Dastgheib-Beheshti, A. Kashani, R. Meyers, L. Pavlidis, G. Salayka

Adjunct Faculty: G. Benbelkacem, V. Leggio, R. Benferhat, J. Mendelson

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) offers courses leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in this field. Our program provides students with a combination of theory and practical experience that enables them to design and implement solutions to today's electrical and computer engineering problems.

Enrollees achieve this goal through mastery of material presented in theory-based coursework and hands-on laboratories. Students acquire sufficient skills that enable them to build electrical and computer-based systems, program devices and/or systems, design micro-based systems, run engineering projects, etc.

ECET program graduates secure jobs in design, implementation, testing, and manufacturing of engineering products. They can likewise work in engineering operations, sales, and technical services. Results of our ECET alumni survey shows that our graduates hold positions in the following diverse areas: component design, test and evaluation, production engineering, development and design, distribution, and sales, as well as field engineering, quality control, and information technology.

Entering students enroll directly in our program as candidates for the B.S. degree. We usually admit A.A.S. degree holders in electronics/electrical engineering technology or in a related area as a third-year candidate for the B.S. degree program.

ECET program graduates can apply for graduate studies in many related technical areas. After three years of field experience, moreover, in most states our graduates automatically qualify to sit for the Professional Engineer Exam.

In keeping with the mission of our school and using input from like-minded stakeholders such as employers, alumni, and our own Industrial Advisory Board, the ETEC faculty have identified three Program Educational Objectives, all designed to prepare a body of versatile graduates who:

  • Are successfully employed in electrical and computer engineering technology or their chosen career path,
  • Pursue graduate studies and/or continued education in their field, and
  • Function as responsible members of society through engagement in community or professional organizations.

To support these objectives, our curriculum articulates specific student outcomes. By the time of graduation, students must have:

  1. an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly defined engineering technology activities;
  2. 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: specifically, the application of natural sciences and mathematics, at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of computer systems and associated software systems; the ability to utilize statistics/probability, transform methods, discrete mathematics, or applied differential equations in support of computer systems and networks; the application of natural sciences and mathematics, at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems; and the ability to utilize differential and integral calculus, at a minimum, to characterize the performance of electrical/electronic systems;
  3. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
  4. an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives: specifically, the application of electric circuits, computer programming, associated software applications, analog and digital electronics, microcomputers, operating systems, local area networks, and engineering standards to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of computer systems and associated software systems; and the application of circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, and microcomputers, and engineering standards to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems;
  5. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
  6. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly defined engineering technology problems: specifically, the ability to analyze, design, and implement hardware and software computer systems; and the ability to analyze, design, and implement one or more of the following: control systems, instrumentation systems, communications systems, computer systems, or power systems;
  7. 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;
  8. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
  9. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
  10. a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and
  11. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement: specifically, the ability to apply project management techniques to computer systems and to electrical/electronic(s) systems.

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202, 410.347.7700, abet.org.

Five-Year Combined Option – Accelerated Path to Master's Degree (APMD)

NYIT offers an accelerated five-year combined degree option leading to a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering and one of the following:

For details, please contact the chairperson of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology.

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This program follows our general admission requirements.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • Copies of transcripts of all high school work, including college-level courses. Your midyear and final grades will be required. All final, official transcripts must be received prior to the start of your first semester.
  • Official SAT (critical reading and math only) or ACT test scores. You have the option of submitting results from the previous or redesigned SAT. If you have fewer than 24 credits of previous college work completed, you will need to submit official SAT or ACT scores.
    • NYIT SAT Code: 2561, NYIT ACT Code: 2832
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • 300–350 word essay on one of the following topics:
    • Tell us about your career goals and why attending NYIT would further these goals.
    • Describe the achievement of which you are most proud and why.

International Students Special Requirements