Electrical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science Degree

Develop an in-depth understanding of electrical and electronics theory and its application, applied design, and implementation to electrical and electronic systems in RIT's electrical engineering technology degree.


100%

Outcome Rate of RIT Graduates

$68.5K

Average First-Year Salary of RIT Graduates

$20.25

Average hourly co-op wage


Overview

  • Four required blocks of co-op mean nearly a year of hands-on, full-time paid work experience in industry.
  • Choose from two professional options: audio or telecommunications.

Electrical engineering technology is designed to meet industry’s ever-increasing need for engineers with an in-depth understanding of electrical and electronics theory. The degree provides students with the ability to specialize in specific areas of the discipline. Graduates work as engineers in a variety of industries including automotive, medical devices, power and energy, audio, telecommunications, and more.

RIT’s Electrical Engineering Technology Degree

The BS in electrical engineering technology degree provides students with a foundation in circuits, analog, and digital electronics, physics, and calculus. The third and fourth years expand on fundamental courses with more advanced courses in advanced circuits and electronics, transform methods, control systems, analog, and digital electronics, and applied differential equations. Students are able to choose from multiple electives to round out their degree. Electives include sequences in power systems, electronic communications, embedded systems, telecommunications, networking, and optics. Electives are also available in other technical disciplines, and the student’s academic advisor can assist in determining the best choices to meet career goals and objectives. The major provides a viable option for students who have already completed an associate degree and wish to complete a bachelor of science degree.

Core courses are introduced in the first year of study to provide students with a solid foundation in circuits, analog and digital electronics, computer programming, and calculus. The curriculum expands in later years to feature advanced study in advanced circuits and electronics, transform methods, control systems, analog, and digital electronics, and applied differential equations. Elective courses enable students to choose from a wide range of course options to further enhance their program of study and prepare them to archive their career goals. The major provides a viable option for students who have already completed an associate degree and wish to complete a bachelor of science degree.

A solid foundation in math, science, and the liberal arts, coupled with specialization in students’ particular areas of interest prepares graduates to immediately enter the workforce as design engineers or pursue advanced degrees. Electrical engineering technology majors will gain in-depth knowledge and a breadth of experience that inspire them to pursue successful careers in their chosen professional field and embark on a path of lifelong learning.

Students will also complete required cooperative education experiences designed to provide real, hands-on engineering experience in industry.

Electrical Engineering Technology Program Options

Students who wish to specialize in a particular area of industry, or those who desire to pursue a personal interest, may elect to use electives to complete a four-course option in audio or telecommunications.

Engineering vs. Engineering Technology

Two dynamic areas of study, both with outstanding outcomes rates. Which do you choose?

What’s the difference between engineering and engineering technology? It’s a question we’re asked all the time. While there are subtle differences in the course work between the two, choosing a major in engineering vs. engineering technology is more about identifying what you like to do and how you like to do it.

Accelerated 4+1 MBA

An accelerated 4+1 MBA option is available to students enrolled in any of RIT’s undergraduate programs. RIT’s accelerated bachelor’s/master’s degrees can help you prepare for your future faster by enabling you to earn both a bachelor’s and an MBA in as little as five years of study.

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Careers and Cooperative Education

Typical Job Titles

Applications Engineer Controls Engineer
Design Engineer Electrical Engineer
Hardware Development Engineer Power Distribution Engineer
Product Engineer Project Engineer
Quality Engineer Systems Engineer
Test Engineer

Salary and Career Information for Electrical Engineering Technology BS

Cooperative Education

What’s different about an RIT education? It’s the career experience you gain by completing cooperative education and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries.

Co-ops and internships take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. Your engineering co-ops will provide hands-on experience that enables you to apply your engineering knowledge in professional settings while you make valuable connections between classwork and real-world applications.

Students in the electrical engineering technology degree are required to complete four co-op blocks. This typically includes one spring, one fall, and two summer blocks. You'll alternate periods of full-time study with full-time paid work experience in your career field. In some circumstances, other forms of experiential education (e.g., study abroad, research, military service) may be used to fulfill part of the co-op requirement. Each student is assigned a co-op advisor to assist in identifying and applying to co-op opportunities.

Curriculum for Electrical Engineering Technology BS

Electrical Engineering Technology, BS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
CPET-121
General Education – Elective: Computational Problem Solving I
This is the first course in a two-course sequence in computational problem solving of engineering and scientific problems. The problems solved will stress the application of sequence, selection, repetitive, invocation operations, and arrays. The development of proper testing procedures to ensure computational accuracy will be stressed. Students, upon successful completion of this course, will be able to analyze introductory engineering and scientific problems, design, code, test, and document procedural software solutions. Lec/Lab 4 (Fall, Spring).
3
CPET-133
Introduction to Digital and Microcontroller Systems
This course introduces students to the underlying building blocks of digital system and microcontroller design. Digital systems topics that are covered include: number systems, truth tables, Boolean algebra, combinational and sequential logic, and finite state machines. A microcontroller is used to teach register programming, reading and writing digital I/O, bitwise operations and bit-masking and microprocessor architecture. Laboratory exercises are designed to illustrate concepts, reinforce analysis and design skills, and develop instrumentation techniques associated with the lecture topics. Lab 2 (Fall).
3
EEET-115
Circuits I
This course develops student skills to analyze and design DC and AC circuits. DC topics include resistance; Ohm’s Law; current and voltage division; simplification of series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits; ladder network analysis; Kirchhoff’s Voltage and Kirchhoff’s Current Laws, source conversions and branch analysis. Additional circuit analysis concepts covered include Thevenin and superposition theorems. AC circuit analysis topics include sinusoidal waveforms as forcing functions; basic R-L-C elements and phasors, including average power and power factor and series AC circuit analysis. Complex numbers and mathematical operations are introduced and utilized to solve series AC circuit problems. Reactance and impedance are introduced and used to solve series circuits. (Co-requisite: EEET-116 and MATH-111 or MATH-171 or MATH-181 or MATH-181A or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
3
EEET-116
Circuits I Lab
This laboratory develops skills and practice in the construction, measurement and analysis of DC and introductory AC circuits. Standard laboratory equipment is introduced and utilized to measure resistance, voltage and current in basic and relatively complex circuit configurations. Measurements are employed extensively to verify Ohm's Law; Kirchoff’s Voltage and Kirchoff’s Current Laws and to demonstrate current and voltage division. Circuit simulation software is used throughout to support calculations and establish a baseline for comparison. Students collaborate within teams to research technology areas of curiosity, observe trends about the changing world and inform their peers via verbal presentations. (Co-requisite: EEET-115 or equivalent course.) Lab 2 (Fall, Spring).
1
MATH-171
General Education – Mathematical Perspective A: Calculus A
This is the first course in a three-course sequence (COS-MATH-171, -172, -173). This course includes a study of precalculus, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, continuity, and differentiability. Limits of functions are used to study continuity and differentiability. The study of the derivative includes the definition, basic rules, and implicit differentiation. Applications of the derivative include optimization and related-rates problems. (Prerequisites: Completion of the math placement exam or C- or better in MATH-111 or C- or better in ((NMTH-260 or NMTH-272 or NMTH-275) and NMTH-220) or equivalent course.) Lecture 5 (Fall, Spring).
3
MATH-172
General Education – Mathematical Perspective B: Calculus B
This is the second course in three-course sequence (COS-MATH-171, -172, -173). The course includes Riemann sums, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, techniques of integration, and applications of the definite integral. The techniques of integration include substitution and integration by parts. The applications of the definite integral include areas between curves, and the calculation of volume. (Prerequisites: C- or better in MATH-171 or 1016-171T or 1016-281 or 1016-231 or equivalent course.) Lecture 5 (Fall, Spring).
3
MCET-101
Fundamentals of Engineering
Students will apply engineering problem solving methods used in industry to complete projects involving engineering topics such as mechanics, circuits, robotics, and thermodynamics. Software tools are used to model their designs, perform design calculations, collect and analyze data. Finally, students will present their work professionally using both written and oral communication software. The goal of the class is to have students become familiar with the many aspects of mechanical engineering through hands on, experiential learning and prepares them to work professionally and effectively in a team setting both in college and in industry. Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
3
 
General Education – First Year Writing: FYW (WI)
3
YOPS-10
RIT 365: RIT Connections
RIT 365 students participate in experiential learning opportunities designed to launch them into their career at RIT, support them in making multiple and varied connections across the university, and immerse them in processes of competency development. Students will plan for and reflect on their first-year experiences, receive feedback, and develop a personal plan for future action in order to develop foundational self-awareness and recognize broad-based professional competencies. Lecture 1 (Fall, Spring).
0
 
General Education – Ethical Perspective
3
 
General Education – Artistic Perspective
3
 
General Education – Elective
3
Second Year
CPET-233
Digital Systems Design
This course covers the design and simulation of digital circuits using modern digital design techniques. Using a hardware description language, students will design, synthesize, and analyze finite state machines and combinational, sequential, and arithmetic logic circuits. Topics will include design for synthesis, verification techniques, memory circuits, programmable logic devices, and implementation technologies. The laboratories are designed to illustrate concepts, reinforce analysis and design skills, and develop instrumentation techniques associated with the lecture topics. (Prerequisites: CPET-133 or (CPET-141 and CPET-142) or equivalent courses.) Lab 2 (Fall).
3
CPET-253
Microcontroller Systems
This course presents typical structures and applications of microcontroller systems. Emphasis will be on: hardware, programming, input/output methods, typical peripherals/interfacing (including Timers, ADC and micro to micro communications), interrupt handling and small system design and applications using high level programming languages. Microprocessor architecture and assembly programming will be introduced to provide a base for more advanced digital designs. Laboratory exercises are designed to illustrate concepts, reinforce analysis and design skills, and develop instrumentation techniques associated with the lecture topics. (Prerequisites: CPET-121 and (CPET-133 or (CPET-141 and CPET-142)) or equivalent courses.) Lab 2 (Spring).
3
EEET-125
Circuits II
This course develops the skills to analyze and design AC circuits used in electrical systems. Topics include R-L and R-C transient analysis; reactance and impedance; series, parallel, and series-parallel R-L-C circuits; mesh and nodal analysis. Additional circuit analysis concepts covered include Norton, Maximum Power Transfer, and Superposition theorems. AC power and power factor, resonance, frequency response, and bandwidth are also covered. Transformers and polyphase systems are introduced. (Prerequisites: C- or better in EEET-115 and EEET-116 or equivalent course. Co-requisite: EEET-126 and MATH-171 or MATH-181 or MATH-181A or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
3
EEET-126
Circuits II Lab
This laboratory develops skills and practice in the construction, measurement, and analysis of AC circuits. The function generator and oscilloscope are used to measure resistance, voltage and current in a variety of circuit configurations. Measurements are employed extensively to verify Ohm's Law; Kirchhoff’s Voltage and Kirchhoff’s Current Laws and to demonstrate current and voltage division. Circuit simulation software is used throughout to support calculations and establish a baseline for comparison. Students collaborate within teams to research technology areas of curiosity, observe trends about the changing world and inform their peers via verbal presentations. (Co-requisite: EEET-125 or equivalent course.) Lab 2 (Fall, Spring).
1
EEET-213
Electronic Devices
This course covers the analysis, design and implementation of active electronic circuits using diodes, bipolar and field effect transistors and operational amplifiers. The electrical and switching characteristics of semiconductor devices used for analog and digital circuits will be emphasized. Classic applications of analog signal conditioning, A/D & D/A conversion and power transformation (AC/DC & DC/DC) will be examined. Laboratory exercises are designed to illustrate concepts, reinforce analysis and design skills, and develop instrumentation techniques associated with the lecture topics. (Prerequisites: (EEET-125 and EEET-126) or (EEET-121 and EEET-122) or (EEET-215 and EEET-216) and (MATH-171 or MATH-181 or MATH-181A) or equivalent courses.) Lab 2 (Fall).
3
EEET-299
EET Career Orientation
This course is an introduction to the professional engineering careers, cooperative educational program at RIT, the programs in the department, and RIT resources. Topics include engineering technology vs. engineering, review of resources available at RIT, the cooperative education placement process, working in a diverse workforce, and engineering ethics including the IEEE Code of Ethics. The ethical expectations of employers for co-op students and RIT during a job search. (This class is restricted to students with at least 3rd year student standing in EEET-BS or CPET-BS.) Lecture 1 (Fall).
1
MATH-211
General Education – Elective: Elements of Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations
This course includes an introduction to differential equations, Laplace transforms, numerical methods in differential equations, and the calculus of functions of two variables. The emphasis is on the application of these topics to problems in engineering technology. (Prerequisites: C- or better MATH-172 or MATH-182 or MATH 182A or 1016-232 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
3
PHYS-111
General Education – Scientific Principles Perspective: College Physics I
This is an introductory course in algebra-based physics focusing on mechanics and waves. Topics include kinematics, planar motion, Newton’s laws, gravitation; rotational kinematics and dynamics; work and energy; momentum and impulse; conservation laws; simple harmonic motion; waves; data presentation/analysis and error propagation. The course is taught using both traditional lectures and a workshop format that integrates material traditionally found in separate lecture, recitation, and laboratory settings. Lab 4 (Fall, Spring, Summer).
4
 
General Education- Global Perspective
3
 
General Education – Social Perspective
3
 
General Education - Math / Science Elective
3
 
General Education – Natural Science Inquiry Perspective
4
Third Year
EEET-223
Advanced Electronics
This course develops the knowledge and skills essential for the analysis, design, and implementation of electronic sensor circuits and their interface to a microcontroller. Analog signal conditioning circuits, active filters, data converters and voltage regulators will be emphasized. Laboratory exercises are designed to illustrate concepts, reinforce analysis and design skills, and develop instrumentation techniques associated with the lecture topics. (Prerequisites: (C- or better in EEET-213) and (CPET-133 or (CPET-141 and CPET-142)) or equivalent courses.) Lab 2 (Spring).
4
EEET-331
Signals, Systems and Transforms
Develops the analytical skills to design, develop, and simulate analog and digital filters, control systems, and advanced electronic circuits such as those used in robotics, digital communications, and wireless systems. Continuous-time and discrete-time linear, time-invariant, casual systems are examined throughout the course. Topics include Fourier series, the Laplace transform, signal sampling, and the z-transform. Advanced circuit analysis techniques include circuit characterization in the s-plane. (Prerequisites: (EEET-125 and EEET-126) or (EEET-121 and EEET-122) or (EEET-215 and EEET-216) and (MATH-211 or MATH-231) or equivalent courses. Co-requisites: EEET-332 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Fall).
3
EEET-332
Signals, Systems & Transforms Lab
MATLAB is introduced and used extensively to analyze circuits on continuous-time and discrete-time systems. PSPICE is utilized for circuit simulation. (Prerequisites: (EEET-125 and EEET-126) or (EEET-121 and EEET-122) or (EEET-215 and EEET-216) and (MATH-171 or MATH-181 or MATH-181A) or equivalent courses. Corequisites: EEET-331 or equivalent course.) Lab 1 (Fall).
1
EEET-499
Cooperative Education – Electrical Engineering Technology (spring, summer)
One semester or summer block of appropriate work experience in a related industry. Students are required to complete a poster and presentation and participate in the ECTET co-op presentation evening at the completion of each co-op experience. Department permission is required. (Prerequisites: (CPET-253 or (CPET-251 and CPET-252)) and (EEET-313 or (EEET 311 and EEET 312)) and EEET-299 or equivalent course.) CO OP (Fall, Spring, Summer).
0
STAT-145
General Education – Elective: Introduction to Statistics I
This course introduces statistical methods of extracting meaning from data, and basic inferential statistics. Topics covered include data and data integrity, exploratory data analysis, data visualization, numeric summary measures, the normal distribution, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. The emphasis of the course is on statistical thinking rather than computation. Statistical software is used. (Prerequisite: MATH-101 or MATH-111 or NMTH-260 or NMTH-272 or NMTH-275 or a math placement exam score of at least 35.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring, Summer).
3
 
General Education – Immersion 1
3
 
Open Elective
3
Fourth Year
EEET-241
Electrical Machines and Transformers
Develops the knowledge and ability to analyze and specify motors, generators, and transformers for use in systems such as wind turbines and electric vehicles. Topics include efficiency, energy conservation, power factor, magnetism, electro-magnetic force, fields, armatures, commutators, rotors, stators, brushes, starters, controllers, DC machines, AC motors, alternators, single phase and three phase dynamos, three phase circuits, phasors, transformer properties, isolation, efficiency, and voltage regulation. (Prerequisites: (EEET-125 and EEET-126) or (EEET-121 and EEET-122) or (EEET-215 and EEET-216) and (MATH-171 or MATH-181 or MATH-181A) or equivalent courses. Co-requisite: EEET-242 or equivalent course.) Lecture 2 (Fall, Spring).
2
EEET-242
Electrical Machines and Transformers
Provides experience with motors, generators, and transformers. Topics include power factor, magnetism, electro-magnetic force, fields, armatures, commutators, rotors, stators, brushes, starters, controllers, DC machines, AC motors, alternators, single phase and three phase dynamos, three phase circuits, phasors, transformer properties, isolation, efficiency, and voltage regulation. (Co-requisites: EEET-241 or equivalent course.) Lab 2 (Fall, Spring).
1
EEET-313
Communications Electronics
Develops the knowledge and ability to design communication electronics, such as AM/FM radios using transistors and integrated circuits. This course applies the concepts of circuits and electronics to basic analog communication circuits for amplitude and frequency modulation. Topics studied are RF Amplifiers, Fourier Analysis, AM and FM transmission and reception, phase-locked loops, synthesizers, oscillators, DSB and SSB communication systems, antennas and EM wave propagation. The course’s laboratory component Provides experience in the practice and application of the concepts of circuits and electronics to basic analog communication circuits for amplitude and frequency modulation in a laboratory environment. Construction and measurement are emphasized. Student must register for BOTH the Lecture and Laboratory components of this course. (Prerequisite: C- or better in (EEET-221 and EEET-222) or EEET-223 or equivalent course.) Lab 2 (Fall).
3
EEET-425
Digital Signal Processing (WI-PR)
Develops the knowledge and ability to process signals using Digital Signal Processing (DSP) techniques. Starts with foundational concepts in sampling, probability, statistics, noise, fixed and floating point number systems, and describes how they affect real world performance of DSP systems. Fundamental principles of convolution, linearity, duality, impulse responses, and discrete fourier transforms are used to develop FIR and IIR digital filters and to explain DSP techniques such as windowing. Students get an integrated lab experience writing DSP code that executes in real-time on DSP hardware. (Prerequisites: EEET-331 and EEET-332 and STAT-145 or MATH-251 or equivalent courses.) Lab 2 (Spring).
4
EEET-427
Control Systems
Develops the knowledge of control system concepts and applies them to electromechanical systems. Systems are characterized and modeled using linear systems methods, focused with a controls perspective. Impulse responses, step responses, and transfer functions are reviewed. Principles of stability and damping are developed and applied to the specification and design of open and closed loop compensators to deliver specific input-output performance. Laboratory exercises are designed to illustrate concepts, reinforce analysis and design skills, and develop instrumentation techniques associated with the lecture topics. Student must register for BOTH the Lecture and Laboratory components of this course. (Prerequisites: MATH-211 or MATH-231 and (CPET-253 or (CPET-251 and CPET-252)) or (EEET-247 and EEET-248) or equivalent courses.) Lab 2 (Fall, Spring).
4
EEET-499
Cooperative Education – Electrical Engineering Technology (summer)
One semester or summer block of appropriate work experience in a related industry. Students are required to complete a poster and presentation and participate in the ECTET co-op presentation evening at the completion of each co-op experience. Department permission is required. (Prerequisites: (CPET-253 or (CPET-251 and CPET-252)) and (EEET-313 or (EEET 311 and EEET 312)) and EEET-299 or equivalent course.) CO OP (Fall, Spring, Summer).
0
 
General Education – Elective
3
 
Technical Elective
3
 
General Education – Immersion 2, 3
6
 
Open Electives
6
Fifth Year
EEET-433
Transmission Lines
Develops the knowledge and ability to analyze, design, and measure high frequency signal transmission media as applied to digital and RF systems. Topics include the propagation of electromagnetic waves on wire media; transmission line voltage, current, loss and impedance; graphical methods for analysis; transmission lines as circuit elements, application of the general transmission line equation as derived from the LC distributed model. During the course’s laboratory component, students learn proper transmission line instrumentation techniques and design transmission line circuits that meet design specifications. Student must register for both the lecture and laboratory components of this course. (Prerequisite: C- or better in EEET-331 and EEET-332 or equivalent courses.) Lab 2 (Spring).
3
EEET-499
Cooperative Education – Electrical Engineering Technology (fall)
One semester or summer block of appropriate work experience in a related industry. Students are required to complete a poster and presentation and participate in the ECTET co-op presentation evening at the completion of each co-op experience. Department permission is required. (Prerequisites: (CPET-253 or (CPET-251 and CPET-252)) and (EEET-313 or (EEET 311 and EEET 312)) and EEET-299 or equivalent course.) CO OP (Fall, Spring, Summer).
0
 
General Education – Elective
4
 
Open Elective
3
 
Technical Elective
3
Total Semester Credit Hours
127

Please see General Education Curriculum (GE) for more information.

(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.

Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing bachelor's degrees are required to complete two different Wellness courses.

Options

Students may elect to use any combination of Open and Technical Electives to complete the one of the options listed below:

Audio
EEET-261
Fundamentals of Audio Engineering
This course provides a fundamental study of the technology and practice used in recording, editing, mixing, production, and distribution of sound. Topics include microphone types, selection and application the mixing console, mixing techniques and introduction to Signal Processing equipment and associated techniques, an introduction to the concepts relating to digital audio technology such as sampling, the Nyquist theorem, alias frequencies, quantization, dynamic range, compression and their applications will be covered. Topics include basics of digital audio, session creation, importing media, recording techniques, editing, mixing, and mastering. In addition, the course teaches how-to-listen sonic difference to appropriately apply the technical knowledge and to achieve highest sound quality. (Prerequisites: MATH-101 or MATH-111 or MATH-171 or MATH-181 or MATH-181A equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
EEET-361
Modern Audio Production
Sound, voice, music, and effects play a critical role in telephone communication and entertainment systems. Development of integrated multi-channel acoustic information is a complex process. This course provides an intermediate level study of the technology used in recording, editing, mixing, and mastering audio. Students are introduced to core concepts and skills necessary to operate a system running large sessions with up to 48 tracks. Students will develop an appreciation of and the requisite skills to create, organize, mix, filter, process, enhance, and coordinate sound information in digital format. Topics include MIDI, virtual instruments, filtering, processing for sound enhancement, editing and adjusting time bases, mixing and mastering, and audio production. Students will develop critical listening skills as well as technical skills. (Prerequisites: EEET-261 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Spring).
Choose two of the following:
   CPET-421
   Applied Audio Programming
The modern audio industry seeks individuals who can implement creative tools for audio and music engineers. This course teaches students how to develop audio software and/or applications for music, sound, and audio engineering and assists them in acquiring programming skills for the audio industry. The course consists of four sections: (1) fundamentals of audio signal processing, (2) audio effects used in digital audio equipment (e.g. digital mixers), (3) applied audio signal processing technologies, and (4) Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugin programming. The sub-topics include (but are not limited to) gain, delay, filter structures (IIR, FIR), EQ, Reverberator, Compressor, Beamforming, Adaptive filtering, VST plugin development. Students will be evaluated through both knowledge on audio signal processing and practical implementation of a VST plugin as a final project. Lecture 3 (Fall).
   EEET-451
   3D Audio: Theory and Practice
3D audio refers to a method to generate and deliver an immersive audio field that is integrated with 3D video. The course covers theoretical and practical aspects of 3D audio: capturing auditory information of a venue using multi-microphone techniques (discrete multichannel methods, microphone arrays, and binaural capture), rendering the captured information using spatial signal processing (Inverse filtering, VBAP and Crosstalk Cancellation), transmitting and delivering as multichannel audio format, and recreating the original auditory information (multichannel loudspeaker reproduction and applying inverse filter for room compensation). In addition, the course will teach the fundamentals of the architectural acoustics (acoustics of a space) and the psycho-acoustics (recognized acoustics by listeners). The course includes practical exercises through which students can evaluate the spatial audio techniques discussed in the course and reproduce immersive multichannel sound and music. (Prerequisites: EEET-261 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Spring).
   EEET-461
   Introduction to Acoustics
This course introduces the student to sound as both a physical and psychological phenomenon. The course explains the nature of sound in terms of acoustic pressure and provides an overview of how humans receive and perceive sound. Sound waves are also introduced, starting with the development of the acoustic wave equation and its solution for plane and spherical waves with harmonic sources. The concepts of acoustic intensity and acoustic impedance are presented. The course also includes study of basic sound sources as well as the absorption, reflection, scattering and diffraction of sound by various physical structures. (Prerequisites: (MATH-172 or MATH-182) and ((PHYS-111 or 1017-211) or (PHYS-211 or PHYS-211A or 1017-312 or 1017-312T or 1017-389) or equivalent courses.) Lecture 3 (Biannual).
   EEET-561
   Audio Power Amplifiers
Develops knowledge of audio power amplifier design and audio signal measurement methods. Covers digital and analog amplifiers from high power (concert halls) to low power (cell phones and handheld digital media devices). Topics include digital sound synthesis using class D switching amplifiers, analog amplifiers, distortion, noise, stability, filtering, heatsinking, efficiency, and low power modes. (Prerequisites: EEET-221 and EEET-222 or equivalent course. Co-requisites: EEET-425 or equivalent course.) Lab 1 (Biannual).
Telecommunications
CPET-281
Networking Technologies
This course provides a practical study of voice and data communications from the point of the OSI seven-layer and the TCP/IP five-layer protocol model. Both traditional circuit switched telecommunications as well as IP based communications are studied. This course covers the operation of the lower four layers in detail by examining some of the foundation laws of physics including Nyquist and Shannon as well as selected protocols. Emphasis is placed on data internetworking, local-area networking, and wide-area networking. This course is a problem based course in that students apply the learning to various computer and networking mathematical problems and are assessed on their ability to solve the problem. (Prerequisites: MATH-111 or MATH-171 or MATH-181 or MATH-181A or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Spring).
EEET-313
Communication Electronics
Develops the knowledge and ability to design communication electronics, such as AM/FM radios using transistors and integrated circuits. This course applies the concepts of circuits and electronics to basic analog communication circuits for amplitude and frequency modulation. Topics studied are RF Amplifiers, Fourier Analysis, AM and FM transmission and reception, phase-locked loops, synthesizers, oscillators, DSB and SSB communication systems, antennas and EM wave propagation. The course’s laboratory component Provides experience in the practice and application of the concepts of circuits and electronics to basic analog communication circuits for amplitude and frequency modulation in a laboratory environment. Construction and measurement are emphasized. Student must register for BOTH the Lecture and Laboratory components of this course. (Prerequisite: C- or better in (EEET-221 and EEET-222) or EEET-223 or equivalent course.) Lab 2 (Fall).
EEET-525
Wireless RF Systems
Develops the knowledge and ability to apply representative regulatory requirements for wireless mobile and fixed radio frequency communication systems. Topics include: the radio frequency mobile wireless environment, the common wireless systems, and regulatory aspects related to deployment of the wireless infrastructure. (Prerequisites: EEET-313 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Spring).
EEET-531
Fiber Optics Technology
This course presents the basic technologies of fiber-optic telecommunications systems including optical fiber, light sources and modulators, photodetectors and receivers, and passive components such as optical mux/demux and couplers. Students will learn the principle of operation of these technologies as well as gain practical hands-on experience in the laboratory. Students will also learn how to design and assess a fiber-optic link impaired by attenuation and dispersion. (Prerequisites: EEET-331 and EEET-332 or equivalent courses.) Lecture 3 (Fall or Spring).

Admission Requirements

First-Year Admission

For all bachelor’s degree programs, a strong performance in a college preparatory program is expected. Generally, this includes 4 years of English, 3-4 years of mathematics, 2-3 years of science, and 3 years of social studies and/or history.

Specific math and science requirements and other recommendations

  • 3 years of math required; pre-calculus recommended
  • Chemistry or physics required; biology recommended
  • Technology electives desirable

Transfer Admission

Transfer course recommendations without associate degree
Courses in mathematics, science, engineering science, and engineering technology

Appropriate associate degree programs for transfer
Electrical technology, electronic technology, engineering science

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Accreditation

The BS in electrical engineering technology major is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org. Visit the college's accreditation page for information on enrollment and graduation data, program educational objectives, and student outcomes.

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