Electronic and computer engineering technology emphasizes the theory and application of electronic circuits, instrumentation and computing systems. Kansas State Polytechnic's program has a distinct foundation based on basic circuit theory, semiconductor applications, digital systems, microprocessor programming, and interfacing. It also provides numerous laboratory experiences focused on applied engineering - this means that students not only learn how to design a system but also how to build it.
Our electronic and computer engineering technology graduates have successful careers working closely with electrical engineers, computer scientists and other professionals in the design, development, marketing, and maintenance of electronic products and systems.
Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology Program Information
Essential to the larger mission of the engineering technology department, electronic and computer engineering technology (ECET) option prepares applied engineers for a diverse stream of industries in the areas of design, manufacturing, and industrial automation.
The electronic and computer engineering technology option supports a university community that values excellence in instruction, value-added applied research, and
service to the community and opportunity for growth.
- Structure and deliver ECET curriculum in ways that encourage professional and personal growth.
- Maintain and nurture active, collaborative, and diverse intellectual community.
- Increase access and opportunities for ECET education through collaboration with university, industry, and community.
- Promote diversity that honors and appreciate university experiences as an integral part of life experience.
- Prepare graduates for entry-level careers with technical skills and knowledge to meet industry needs in the areas of design, manufacturing, and industrial automation.
- Prepare graduates with skills in creative design, application, and understanding for lifelong learning.
- Prepare graduates with excellent communication skills.
- Prepare graduates to value professional behavior in a diverse world.
- Prepare graduates for professional development, social awareness, and ethics.
Graduates will demonstrate the following:
Technical Skills and Knowledge
- The understanding of electric circuits, circuit analysis techniques, and analog circuit design.
- The understanding of computer programming, digital circuit design, microcomputers, operating systems, and local area networks.
- The understanding of industrial electronic control components and systems.
The ability to construct, operate and maintain electrical and electronic systems, computer systems, and associated software systems.
Creative Design, Application, and Lifelong Learning
- The ability to analyze, design, and implement control systems, instrumentation systems, communication systems, and computer hardware and software systems.
- The ability to utilize statistics/probability, transform methods, discrete mathematics, or applied differential equations in support of electrical and electronic systems, computer systems, and networks.
- The ability to apply physics or chemistry to electrical, electronic, and computer systems in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry.
- The ability to be life-long learners.
- Commitment to quality and continuous improvement.
- The ability to write clear and effective technical reports, proposals, and business correspondence.
- The ability to orally communicate technical information to a variety of audiences.
Professional Behavior in a Diverse World
- An understanding and respect for diversity in the workplace.
- An understanding of the importance of working effectively as teams.
- An awareness of the impact of technology on our society.
- The ability to apply project management techniques to electrical and electronic systems or computer systems.
- The ability to practice professional ethics and social responsibility.
The bachelor's degree in engineering technology – electronic and computer engineering technology option is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
The degree programs offered in electronic and computer engineering technology provide a solid foundation in a wide range of electronic circuit topics. Students in this program study circuit analysis, digital electronics, microprocessor programming and interfacing, computer programming, and radio frequency communication circuits and systems. These technical subjects are taught in conjunction with courses in mathematics, science and interpersonal communications.
Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology (pdf)
Graduates in electronic and computer engineering technology typical career activities include product design and development, industrial automation, technical sales, and project management. Students study circuit analysis, digital electronics, microprocessor programming and interfacing, computer programming, and radio frequency communication circuits and systems, in addition to mathematics, science, and interpersonal communications.
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