Build on your associate degree in electronics or electrical technology. The Electrical Engineering Technology program covers increasing levels of electronics and electrical theory, industrial controls, mathematics, and physics. Develop your ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and solve problems independently, using modern tools of the discipline.
- Electrical Designer/Engineer
- Automation/Controls Engineer
- Field Service Technician
Bachelor of Science Degree
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology (BELT) program at NEIT emphasizes the hands-on, practical approach to the mastery of Electrical Engineering Technology. The first five quarters provide a core foundation of knowledge in electronics and electronic systems. The program is designed to give students entering the field of electronics a sound, comprehensive foundation in the skills employers are seeking in an electronics technician. Beginning with electronic foundation core courses and culminating in electronic systems, the curriculum provides the knowledge required to succeed in this modern high-tech field. Laboratory projects have been developed to provide hands-on experience and to simulate actual job conditions. The lab projects are highlighted in courses such as telecommunications, digital electronics, data and acquisition control, microprocessor control, programmable logic control (PLC) and robotic control systems. Students also have two to three technical elective choices in areas such as Renewable Energy Systems, networking, CAD, and Biomedical Systems. The hands-on, practical approach is supplemented in the BELT program with increasing levels of electronics and electrical theory, industrial controls, mathematics, and physics. In addition to the normal laboratory performance and theory testing, participants in the BELT program are also expected to demonstrate competence in using both oral and written skills. This program is designed both to educate and to provide the personal skills for self-directed learning throughout the student’s professional life.
The BELT program is a unique combination of two traditional electronic and electrical topics. The study of electronic components, electronic subsystems and programming of microprocessor systems is combined with that of automation systems or advanced industrial controls, energy management and process control. BELT students are presented with applications of complex automation controllers, network communications, data acquisition, process manufacturing and microcontroller systems in order to develop an increased level of understanding which enhances their professional value to prospective employers. At the conclusion of the BELT program, students are expected to develop and synthesize their own design project demonstrating the applied skills acquired throughout the program or find an internship in a related field. The “hybrid” approach of the BELT program that combines traditional electronic and electrical skill sets provides students with a unique knowledge base that will allow them to pursue careers under the direction of an engineering staff but above that of the traditional electrical worker.
Graduates of this program are qualified for positions in product development, operations, or technical service. The engineering technologist works with a professional engineer or scientist in converting scientific knowledge and craftsmanship into products and techniques.
The mission of the Electrical Engineering Technology (BELT) program is to prepare students for immediate and productive employment in their field upon graduation. This is accomplished through educational experiences combining theory and practical application in the basic knowledge, skills, techniques, practices, and concepts employed in their profession. The program endeavors to develop the student’s ability to think critically, to communicate effectively and to independently solve problems. An important objective is to instill in students the necessity for continued professional development.
BELT Program Educational Objectives:
- Graduates will assume responsibilities for training through involvement in professional organizations, formal educational opportunities, employer-based training programs, or other training that enhances their ability to be productive in their place of employment.
- Graduates will solve problems using the modern tools of the discipline.
- Graduates will be effective communicators capable of working as professionals in cross-functional teams.
- Graduates respect professional, ethical, and social issues as well as a commitment to quality and dependability in their profession.
- An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the ELT discipline.
- An ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology.
- An ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes.
- An ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to the program objectives.
- An ability to function effectively on teams.
- An ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems.
- An ability to communicate effectively.
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
- An ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
- A respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
- A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
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Last updated September 25, 2017