School of Electronics Technology
School of Electronics Technology

Electronics and Communications Engineering Technology: Bachelor of Science Degree
Wilmington, MA Campus

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Objectives

The purpose of this program is to help graduates prepare for career opportunities in a variety of entry-level positions in various fields involving electronics engineering technology, including communication systems. Courses in this program offer an expansive foundation in electronic circuitry and communications engineering technology through the study of subjects such as circuit analysis, circuit design, data and network communications, digital communications in the presence of noise, calculus and additional general education coursework.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program may begin to pursue career opportunities in a variety of entry-level positions, such as electronics engineering technologist, electronics engineering assistant, engineering sales/service representative, computer systems technologist, industrial systems technologist, technical consultant, telecommunications technician, communication systems installer, field service representative, engineering technician or research technician. Among the types of work environments that may use the services of graduates with the skills addressed in this program are: data and telecommunications service providers, TV and satellite services organizations, computer network sales and services organizations, entertainment industries, transportation companies, communications R&D facilities, product development departments, research and development groups, quality engineering departments, field service offices and maintenance departments.

Graduates who have difficulty distinguishing colors may not be able to perform the essential functions of various positions involving electronics and communications engineering technology.

Admission Requirements

Refer to the Admission section of this catalog for information relating to Admission Requirements and Procedures.

School Equipment

Students will have the opportunity to use the following school equipment as required throughout the program: standard electronics test equipment such as multimeters, oscilloscopes, power supplies, signal generators and spectrum analyzers, cabling tools and test instruments and circuit and system simulation software. Refer to Student Equipment in the Online Course Information section of this catalog for information relating to the student equipment requirements for the distance education courses that are taught online over the Internet.

Class Size

Classes generally range in size from 15 to 30 students. Depending on the course subject matter, certain classes may contain a greater or lesser number of students.

Program Outline

The Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering Technology requires the completion of 180 credit hours within the following five areas of study:

Technical Basic CoursesTotal Credit Hours8
Required Core CoursesTotal Credit Hours92
Elective CoursesTotal Credit Hours16
Required General Education CoursesTotal Credit Hours48
Elective General Education CoursesTotal Credit Hours16
Program Total180
Course Number Course Credit Hours
FIRST YEAR
8 hours of Technical Basic Courses
TB133Strategies for the Technical Professional4
TB143Introduction to Personal Computers4
24 hours of Required Core Courses
ET115DC Electronics4
ET145AC Electronics4
ET156Introduction to C Programming4
ET215Electronic Devices I4
IT220Network Standards and Protocols4
ET245Electronics Devices II4
16 hours of Required General Education Courses
GE117Composition I4
GE127College Mathematics I4
GE184Problem Solving4
GE192College Mathematics II4
Subtotal48
SECOND YEAR
28 hours of Required Core Courses
ET255Digital Electronics I4
ET275Electronic Communications Systems I4
ET285Digital Electronics II4
ET315Electronic Communications Systems II4
ET355Microprocessors4
ET376C/C++ Programming4
TM420Technical Calculus4
20 hours of Required General Education Courses
EG360Introductory Calculus4
EG371Research Methods4
EG372Written Analysis4
GE217Composition II4
GE347Group Dynamics4
Subtotal48
THIRD YEAR
24 hours of Required Core Courses
ET385 Data and Network Communications4
ET415 Process Control4
ET445 Advanced Circuit Analysis I4
ET446 Advanced Circuit Analysis II4
ET455 Digital Communication Systems I4
ET456 Digital Communication Systems II4
12 hours of Required General Education Courses
EG462 Contemporary World Culture4
EG468 Ethics4
EG481 Environmental Issues+td class="course_num">E>4
8 hours of Elective Courses8
4 hours of Elective General Education Courses4
Subtotal48
FOURTH YEAR
16 hours of Required Core Courses
ET475 Electronic Circuit Design I4
ET476 Electronic Circuit Design II4
ET485 Capstone Project4
TM380 Advanced Topics in Technical Mathematics4
8 hours of Elective Courses8
12 hours of Elective General Education Courses12
Subtotal36


Elective Courses

To satisfy the elective portion of the core requirements, students must complete 20 quarter credit hours. Students may choose four courses from any of the core courses listed below or transfer comparable credit from another institution as approved by the school in its discretion.

Course Number Course Credit Hours
IT107Instructional Design4
IT109Microsoft Desktop Operating System4
CD111Introduction to Design and Drafting4
IT116Intermediate Programming4
CD121Drafting/CAD Methods4
CD140Rapid Visualization4
IT201Web Site Design4
IT203Database Development4
IT204Scripting and Web Authoring I4
IT2093D Modeling4
CD220Materials and Processes4
IT255Introduction to Information Systems Security4
ET345Control Systems4
TB332Profesional Procedures and portfolio Development4
ET365Computer and Electronics Capstone Project4
ET390 Embedded Systems4
ET395 Modern Wireless Communications4


Elective General Education Courses

To satisfy the elective portion of the general education requirements, students must complete 16 quarter credit hours. Students may choose four courses from any of the general education courses listed below or transfer comparable credit from another institution as approved by the school in its discretion.

Course Number Course Credit Hours
Humanities
EG465 Modern and Contemporary Art4
GE364Art Appreciation4
Mathematics and Science
EG381 Statistics4
GE150Survey of the Sciences4
GE253Physics4
EG421 Numerical Methods4
Social Science
GE175American Government4
GE273Microeconomics4
GE274Macroeconomics4
EG351 Social Psychology4
GE375Psychology4
EG452 Economics and Change4


This course is eligible for the President's Scholarship. Refer to the Institutional Scholarships section of this catalog for further information.

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.

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