Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology- Electronics Engineering Technology

Introduction

Our program strives to produce graduates who work in all segments of the electronics industry throughout the world.  Electronics Engineering Technology graduates are currently highly sought for a variety of positions.  Industry feedback attests that we fulfill our mission to provide a quality BSET degree in electronics. One of the mechanisms we employ to assure this quality is our Capstone experience.  This two semester, yearlong sequence is a design and build exercise with real world constraints.  This helps assure that our graduates leave Pittsburg State University with tangible skills and are very competitive in the marketplace.

 

Facilities

The EET program is housed in the Kansas Technology Center.  It provides modern classroom and laboratory facilities including electronics basics, telecommunications, and distributed control systems.  A dedicated laboratory is also provided for seniors to work on their Capstone projects.

 

Mission 

Our mission is to offer undergraduate education leading to a quality BSET degree in electronics.

 

Vision Statement

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 apply technology successfully to solve industry problems.  Our graduating seniors are recruited as key industry investments.  The PSU EET BSET degree is synonymous with high quality.

 

Education Objectives/Outcomes

The education objectives and student outcomes were adopted in April, 2007.


Program Educational Objectives

The EET program is guided by the desire to produce graduates that meet the program educational outcomes below.  People graduating the program:

  • are prepared to be life-long learners by providing a robust technical and non-technical education and through course requirements in mathematics, the physical sciences and other engineering technology electives
  • will be able to work independently and in teams
  • will have negotiation skills
  • will be able to communicate well
  • will have business and social skills

 

Student Outcomes

The program educational objectives are supported by people in the program obtaining the following student outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge in the fundamentals of:
    • AC/DC Circuit Analysis
    • Login Circuits
    • Semiconductor Theory
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply current math and science concepts in the area of electronics.
  • Students will apply the fundamental skills of:
    • Graphical Communication Skills
    • Written Communication Skills
    • Oral Communication
    • Laboratory Procedures
  • Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of:
    • Linear Integrated Circuits
    • Electronic Control Systems
    • Communications Circuit Theory
    • Computer Circuits and Systems
  • Students will demonstrate an advanced working knowledge of one or more of the following
    • Telecommunication Systems
    • Control Systems
    • Aerospace Electronic Systems
    • Other advanced applied topics
  • Students will complete the “capstone experience” by developing, designing, documenting and demonstrating a functioning prototype containing some of their own original intellectual property.

 

Scholarships and Awards

Student achievement is recognized through the annual awards process within the College of Technology.  A number of scholarships are available, provided by both University and private funding.  The outstanding senior from the EET program is recognized annually during the awards ceremony.

 

Faculty

The faculty of the EET program have both teaching and industrial experience within the electronics field.  They pursue professional development 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 masters degree in the appropriate field and suitable industrial experience.

 

Student Organizations

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.

 

Advisory Committee

The Electronics Engineering Technology program maintains an Advisory Committee composed of leaders from local and national industries.  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 such industries as: Aircraft, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Construction, Energy, Biotechnology, and others.