Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology

General

Program Description

Program description

The Department of Electrical Engineering will offer a program leading to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology.

The curriculum offers students an in-depth foundation in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology from the ground up by an interdisciplinary team of Wright State University faculty. This program uniquely emphasizes how requisite coursework from multiple fields of engineering and computer science relates to and can be applied to engineering technology, and is achieved via pedagogical best practices focused on engaging students in their learning, such that they are actively involved in understanding engineering concepts and ideas, and fostering scientific creativity and critical thinking.

The program’s coursework focuses on foundational electrical and computer engineering topics to prepare students for real-world problem solving and design of electronic, computer, and software systems through a comprehensive curriculum of modern electrical & computer engineering design skills.

This program will aid in students being competitively prepared for careers in a variety of fields, including, but not limited to: automated manufacturing; electronics engineering; electrical engineering, electronics, or engineering technology; field service engineering; field test engineering; and systems engineering.

Why choose electrical and computer engineering technology?

Electrical and computer engineering technologists bridge the gap between design and implementation, research and development, and transition and operation. They are involved in the design, development, and sustainment of technology solutions that touch every aspect of modern life, from manufacturing to medical devices, from avionics to automotive, from wireless devices to financial services.

"Best undergraduate engineering programs," U.S. News & World Report, 2019

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Wright State's undergraduate engineering programs as No. 146 among hundreds of engineering programs across the nation. The program faculty are dedicated to student success and offer one-on-one support to all students. The university is also located in Dayton, Ohio, a hub of technical expertise in industrial engineering, human factors engineering, aerospace, unmanned aerial systems, engineering innovation, and more for internships and future career advancement.

Careers

The degree in electrical and computer engineering technology provides students with a comprehensive skill set in programming as well as electrical and computer engineering design and implementation with more modest requirements for the study of mathematics and the basic sciences than traditional electrical and computer engineering programs.

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Real-World Experience

Electrical engineers have driven the technology explosion that our world has experienced for the past 60 years. Innovations in electrical engineering (EE) now touches every aspect of our lives.

Admission

All students who are interested in an engineering and computer science degree should Review the admission requirements and complete the admission application. Applicants should indicate their desired major on their application. If you meet university admission requirements you are admitted to the college.

Admission Requirements

Domestic high school students will be granted admission to Wright State University upon fulfilling one of the following options:

Option 1

  • Complete the Ohio Core curriculum (or equivalent curriculum),
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.0, and
  • Achieve an ACT composite score of 15 or SAT score of 740 (combined critical reading and math)

Option 2

  • Complete the Ohio Core curriculum (or equivalent curriculum),
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5, and
  • Submit any ACT/SAT score,
  • To be admitted to the BSECET major, students must complete 24 or more semester hours of college-level coursework with a 2.25 GPA or higher, must complete ENG 1100 (or any WSU Core First-Year Writing Course) with a C or higher, and must satisfy the admission requirements for the BSECET, which includes earning a C or higher in CEG 2170 , (PHY 1110 and PHY 1110L or PHY 2400 and PHY 2400L ), and (MTH 2240 or MTH 2300).

Program Learning Outcomes

The B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology prepares students for real-world problem solving and design of electronic, computer, and software systems through a comprehensive curriculum of modern electrical & computer engineering design skills.

Undergraduate Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Program Learning Goals

The goal of the program is to train students in modern electrical & computer engineering design skills, with the objective of post-graduation employment in a related field. This will be achieved through the attainment of the following student outcomes, as specified by the ABET Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission. Each of these outcomes is addressed in one or curricular requirements of the program.

Undergraduate Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Program Core Skills

  • An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities.
  • 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.
  • An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
  • An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.
  • An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
  • An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems.
  • 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.
  • An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  • An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.
  • Knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Last updated Sep 2019

About the School

Wright State University is a nationally ranked public university in Dayton, Ohio with more than 15,000 students Offering 295 degree programs, the university is made up of eight colleges, three schools ... Read More

Wright State University is a nationally ranked public university in Dayton, Ohio with more than 15,000 students Offering 295 degree programs, the university is made up of eight colleges, three schools, and a branch campus in Celina, Ohio. Named for the Wright brothers, Wright State University offers an exceptional, affordable education in the American heartland. Read less