Bachelor of Science in Applied Science Degree

The electrical engineering technology  program is based on the "two-plus-two'' educational system which provides the student with the flexibility of earning an associate degree and a bachelor's degree according to his or her needs. After completing the requirements of the associate degree, the student may elect to either enter industry or, through an added two years of full-time study (averaging 17 hours per semester) or equivalent part-time study, earn the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (BSAS).

The bachelor's degree program in electrical engineering technology prepares students for employment as engineering technologists or engineering designers. The students focus on analog and digital electronics communication systems, smart grid and power distribution, and computer networking systems. Co-op programs with various local companies enable EET students to gain experience and income during their junior and senior years. Many students work full or part-time while completing the BSAS degree taking evening classes. Students are encouraged to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam as the first step toward professional registration.

Program Educational Objectives

Educational objectives for the electrical engineering technology programs have been developed by faculty and the program industrial advisory committee to support the university, college, and School of Engineering Technology missions. Graduates of the EET bachelor degree are prepared to assist in the design and testing of electrical systems and may function independently in some areas.

During their first few years after earning the electrical engineering technology degree at YSU, graduates will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Secure employment in a technical career related to their Electrical Engineering Technology degree.
  • Communicate effectively in a professional environment.
  • Continue growth in professional knowledge and skills.
  • Achieve recognition consistent with their educational achievements.

Accreditation and Registration

The electrical engineering technology bachelor program is accredited by the ETAC Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. In most states, including Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, bachelor's degree graduates are qualified to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, and, with sufficient work experience, the Professional Engineers (PE) exam. Graduates are also qualified to apply to the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) for certification procedures in various specialty areas, depending on academic major and employment area.

Date of last campus visit:   October, 2011

Accredited through:    2018

Next campus visit:      October, 2017

Link to accrediting body:  ABET

COURSETITLES.H.
General Education Courses:
MATH 2670Applied Calculus 25
ENGL 3743Professional and Technical Writing3
GER SPA3
GER SPA3
GER SS3
GER AH3
Total GER Credit Hours: 20 s.h.
Courses in the major:
EET 3745
3745L
Microprocessor Systems 2
and Microprocessor Systems 2 Lab
3
EET 3730
3730L
Logic Systems Design
and Logic Systems Design Lab
3
EET 3700Methods in Circuit Analysis3
EET 3701Transform Circuit Analysis3
EET 3760
3760L
Variable Speed Drives
and Variable Speed Drives Lab
3
EET 3712
3712L
Programmable Logic Controllers
and PLC Laboratory
4
EET or Technical Elective:3
EET Electives:
Power System Protection and Control
Microprocessor Systems 3
Integrated Circuit Applications
and Integrated Circuit Applications Lab
Special Topics in EET
Technical Electives:
Engineering Statistics
Engineering Economy
Programming and Problem-Solving
Thermodynamics
Robotics Technology
Robotics Technology Laboratory
EET 3780Communication Systems3
EET 4810Electrical System Design3
EET Elective 48XX6
Power System Protection and Control
Microprocessor Systems 3
Integrated Circuit Applications
and Integrated Circuit Applications Lab
EET 48XX
CCET 3705Computing for Technologists3
EET 4870Process Control Technology4
Total Major Credit Hours: 41 s.h.
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
ENTC 1501 Introduction to Engineering Technology 2
ENTC 1505 Engineering Technology Concepts 4
EET 1501
1501L
Circuit Theory 1
and Circuit Theory 1 Lab
4
MATH 1513 Algebra and Transcendental Function 5
CCET 1503 CAD Technology 2
CCET 1504 Drafting and Plan Reading 2
 Semester Hours19
Spring
EET 1502
1502L
Circuit Theory 2
and Circuit Theory 2 Lab
4
MATH 1570 Applied Calculus 1 4
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
PHIL 2626 Engineering Ethics (Arts and Humanities GER) 3
 Semester Hours14
Year 2
Fall
EET 2605
2605L
Electronics 1
and Electronics 1 Laboratory
4
EET 2620
2620L
Digital Electronics
and Digital Electronics Lab
3
CHEM 1515
1515L
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
ECON 2610 Principles 1: Microeconomics 3
 Semester Hours17
Spring
EET 3706
3706L
Electronics 2
and Electronics 2 Laboratory
4
EET 3710
3710L
Electrical Machines
and Electrical Machines Lab
4
EET 3735
3735L
Microprocessor Architecture and Programming
and Microprocessor Architecture and Programming Laboratory
3
PHYS 1501 Fundamentals of Physics 1 4
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
 Semester Hours18
Year 3
Fall
MATH 2670 Applied Calculus 2 5
EET 3730
3730L
Logic Systems Design
and Logic Systems Design Lab
3
EET 3745
3745L
Microprocessor Systems 2
and Microprocessor Systems 2 Lab
3
EET 3700 Methods in Circuit Analysis 3
ENGL 3743 Professional and Technical Writing 3
 Semester Hours17
Spring
EET 3701 Transform Circuit Analysis 3
EET 3760
3760L
Variable Speed Drives
and Variable Speed Drives Lab
3
EET 3712
3712L
Programmable Logic Controllers
and PLC Laboratory
4
EET or Technical Elective 2 3
Social Science GER 1 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 4
Fall
EET 3780
3780L
Communication Systems
and Communication Systems Lab
3
EET 4810 Electrical System Design 3
EET Elective 2 3
CCET 3705 Computing for Technologists 3
Social & Personal Awareness GER 1 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
EET 4870 Process Control Technology 4
EET Elective 2 3
Arts & Humanities GER 1 3
Social & Personal Awareness GER 1 3
 Semester Hours13
 Total Semester Hours129
1

General Education Requirement:

SPA = Social & Personal Awareness (2 required for BSAS)

SS = Social Science (2 required for BSAS)

AH = Arts & Humanities (2 required for BSAS)

2

EET Electives: 4820, 4845, 4850/L, 48XX (Special Topics)

Technical Electives: ISEN 3720, ISEN 3724, MET 3705, MET 4860/L, CSIS 2620, EET 2653/L

Graduates of the bachelor's degree EET program will possess the following competencies upon graduation

  •  Learning Outcome 1: be able to apply principles of mathematics and applied science, to perform technical calculations and solve technical problems of the types commonly encountered in electrical engineering technology careers
  •  Learning Outcome 2: demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate, and present creative solutions to technical problems in a variety of specialty areas within the broad fields of electrical engineering technology.
  •  Learning Outcome 3: be able to function competently in a laboratory setting, making measurements, operating technical equipment, critically examining experimental results, and properly reporting on experimental results, including their potential for improvement
  •  Learning Outcome 4: be able to use modern computational tools for technical problem solving, including scientific calculators, computers, and appropriate software.
  •  Learning Outcome 5: demonstrate a broad education and knowledge of contemporary issues in a global and societal context, as necessary to develop professional and ethical responsibility, including responsibility to employers and to society at large.
  •  Learning Outcome 6: recognize the need for life-long learning and possess the skills to maintain and improve technical and non-technical abilities
  •  Learning Outcome 7: demonstrate an ability to communicate and function effectively with members of multi-disciplinary teams from a variety of backgrounds
  •  Learning Outcome 8: the ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems in the following major electrical engineering technology disciplines: analog and digital electronics, communication systems, power, aerospace and computer systems.
  •  Learning Outcome 9: the knowledge of professional practice issues, with an understanding of social responsibilities and a respect for diversity