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Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, B.S.

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

Adjunct Faculty: R. Benferhat, O. Cubenas, V. Leggio, M. Makdisi

Students in this program receive the value of a practice-oriented engineering education that prepares them for real world electrical and computer engineering technology careers. This program is one of the few that bridges the two major areas of electrical technology and computer technology, giving the opportunity for the students to be educated in both fields. Students acquire the theoretical background and practical skills that enable them to build electrical and computer-based systems, apply programming techniques to drive devices and/or systems, design IOT and intelligent systems, design apps, analyze communications circuits and control systems, design and analyze fiber optics communications links, understand the many layers of computer networking, apply techniques of project engineering and much more.

The curriculum of this program is updated on a regular basis to keep up with current practices in the electrical and computer engineering technology industry.

Results of our ECET alumni surveys show that our graduates hold positions in diverse technical areas such as component design, test and evaluation, production engineering, development and design, distribution, as well as field engineering, quality control, technical management, and information technology. Our graduates continue to play a major role in the industry, bridging technology and human needs for improvements of every day’s life and protection of the environment.

Entering students enroll directly in our program as candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree. Prospective students with an A.A.S. degree in electronics/electrical engineering technology, or related areas, may be admitted as junior students in the program.

Graduates who may be looking forward to working with state and city agencies, after three years of field experience, in most states, automatically qualify to sit for the Professional Engineer Exam.

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

  • Will successfully be employed in electrical and computer engineering technology or their chosen career path
  • Will pursue graduate studies and/or continued education in their field
  • Will 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 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
    5. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team
    6. A commitment to professional and ethical responsibilities, respect for diversity and quality and continuous improvement

    International F-1 students who successfully complete this degree are eligible for an additional 24-month STEM OPT extension to work in the U.S. in an area directly related to their area of study immediately upon completing the customary 12-month post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT).

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

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

    The college offers an accelerated five-year accelerated degree option leading to a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology and a selected number of Master of Science Degrees. Students with a GPA above 3.0 can be accepted into the Accelerated M.S. Options program, and become eligible to take three graduate-level courses in their junior and senior years, which can be applied to both their undergraduate and graduate degree requirements within the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences at no additional cost.

    For details, please visit the Accelerated Program Options page, and contact the chairperson of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology.


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