Our program strives to produce graduates who work in all segments of the electronics industry throughout the world. Electronics Engineering Technology graduates are valued for a wide variety of positions. On-going industry feedback insures we fulfill our mission to provide a quality degrees for the electronics field. An important mechanism employed to assure this quality is our capstone experience. The capstone experience is a two semester sequence of designing and building a project that has market revelance and elements of student intellectual property. This helps assure that our graduates leave Pittsburg State University as competitors in their chosen field of study.
The EET program is housed in the Kansas Technology Center. The KTC provides modern classroom and laboratory facilities supporting program focus areas in telecommunications, controls, embedded systems and aerospace electronics.
Our mission is to offer undergraduate education leading to a quality BSET degree in electronics.
Graduates of Pittsburg State University’s Electronic Engineering Technology program enjoy a prima facie assumption as creative and effective technology implementers with the ability to successfully to solve industry problems. Our graduating seniors are recruited as key industry investments for success.
Program Educational Objectives/Student Outcomes
Educational Objectives refer to common characteristics expected of program graduates in the first few years after graduation. Student Outcomes represent specific capabilities of students measured at appropriate times while in the program. These elements are periodically reviewed by the program's industrial advisory committee for relevance to regional industry needs.
Program Educational Objectives
The Electronics Engineering Technology program educational objectives state that Electronics Engineering Technology program graduates at a minimum will:
a. be sought after and employed by local and regional industry.
b. demonstrate the technical skills to support industry needs and/or solve technical problems.
c. demonstrate the knowledge and skill to operate across the breadth of the Electronics Engineering Technology discipline.
Each course in the Electronics Engineering Technology has defined specific measurable outcomes. In general, the outcomes support the following eleven capabilities that are expected of our graduates:
a. an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
b. 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;
c. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurement; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
d. an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
e. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
f. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;
g. 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;
h. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
i. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
j. a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and
k. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Scholarships and Awards
A number of scholarships are available, provided by both University and private funding. Students can apply for these scholarships through the campus information system, GUS. Student achievement is recognized through the annual awards process within the College of Technology. An outstanding senior from the EET program is recognized annually during the awards ceremony as a part of that process.
The faculty members of the EET program have both teaching and industrial experiences within the electronics field. They routinely pursue professional development opportunities and are actively engaged with memberships in professional societies such as the IEEE, the American Society for Engineering Education and the International Society of Automation. The minimum requirements for faculty in the department are a master's degree in an appropriate field and suitable industrial experience.
Many students choose to participate in student organizations such as the Instrumentation Systems and Automation Society (ISA), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and the IEEE. Members of these organizations have the opportunity for scholarships and to attend seminars of major companies.
The Electronics Engineering Technology program maintains an Industrial Advisory Committee composed of leaders from regional industry stakeholders. This committee meets twice a year to advise the program on industry trends and to provide feedback to students on their capstone projects. The current roster of this committee includes representatives from industries focused upon: Aircraft, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Energy, Biotechnology, and many others.