Electrical Engineering Technology

The second year of the associate degree program continues the study of fundamental electronic circuits. The areas of study include microcontroller circuitry and programming, electronic communication circuits and systems, and IC circuit fabrication on silicon wafers.

Through a recent NYS Science, Technology, and Academic Research (NYSTAR®) grant opportunity, Alfred State has implemented a new semiconductor manufacturing laboratory cleanroom facility. The new microelectronics laboratory has been equipped with Modu-Lab® semiconductor device manufacturing equipment, which gives students realistic exposure to the semiconductor planer processes, the technology in which integrated circuits or “chips” are manufactured. Integrated circuits are extremely small circuits fabricated on a monolithic semiconductor substrate. The rapid advances in the number of transistors per chip have led to integrated circuits with increases in capability and performance and have changed virtually every aspect of our lives over the past three decades. Oxidation, diffusion, photolithography, etch, and vapor deposition stations allow the students the opportunity to design, fabricate, and test their own simple integrated circuit devices while gaining experience in microelectronic fabrication techniques. The understanding of general processes gained through laboratory experiences will prepare students to either continue their education in the microelectronics field or work in modern high-tech industrial laboratories found at companies like Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Kionix, Micron Technology, Motorola, National Semiconductor, and Texas Instruments to name a few. Students interested in a career in semiconductor manufacturing technology should consult with their adviser regarding selection of appropriate elective course work during their first semester.

Both electrical engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

A laptop computer is required for students entering the electrical engineering technology programs. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops. Some courses may require specialized tools and/or electronic components.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLOs) - AAS Degree

a. An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.

b. An ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.

c. An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.

d. An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.

e. An ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems.

f. 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.

g. An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.

h. An understanding of and a commitment to addressing professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.

i. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

j. The application of circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, and microcomputers, and engineering standards to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems.

k. The applications of physics or chemistry to electrical/electronic(s) circuits in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLOs) - BS Degree

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 measurements; 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 engagement 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.

k. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

l. The application of circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, and microcomputers, and engineering standards to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems.

m. The applications of physics or chemistry to electrical/electronic(s) circuits in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry.

n. The ability to analyze, design, and implement control systems, instrumentation systems, communications systems, computer systems, or power systems.

o. The ability to apply project management techniques to electrical/electronic(s) systems.

p. The ability to utilize statistics/probability, transform methods, discrete mathematics, or applied differential equations in support of electrical/electronic(s) systems.

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)

The AAS in electrical engineering technology program produces graduates who:

1. Apply knowledge of mathematics and science using critical thinking and creative skills to solve electrical engineering problems.

2. Function professionally with effective communication and with ethical responsibility as individuals and as members of a multidisciplinary team.

3. Continuously improve and engage in life-long learning and adapt to a technologically advancing society.

4. Apply knowledge of contemporary issues and anticipate the impact of electrical engineering solutions on industry and the general public.

5. Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary to support electrical engineering practice

The BS in electrical engineering technology program produces graduates who:

1. Apply knowledge of mathematics and science using critical thinking and creative skills to solve electrical engineering problems.

2. Function professionally with effective communication and with ethical responsibility as individuals and as members of a multidisciplinary team.

3. Continuously improve and engage in life-long learning and adapt to a technologically advancing society.

4. Apply knowledge of contemporary issues and anticipate the impact of electrical engineering solutions on industry and the general public.

5. Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary to support electrical engineering practice.

6. Design electrical engineering systems, components, or processes to meet industry needs.

7. Design electrical engineering experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data to support the problem solving process and project design.

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

Alfred State electrical engineering technology AAS graduates may enter directly into either the electrical engineering technology BS or technology management BBA degree program.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Electrical or electronics technician (two-year)

Electrical or electronics technologist (four year)

Communications technician/technologist

Computer technician/technologist

Semiconductor manufacturing technician/technologist

Electrical power technician/technologist

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate:

Electrical Engineering Technology (AAS degree): 100 percent transferred to continue their education.

Electrical Engineering Technology (BS degree): 100 percent are employed.

ENROLLMENT AND GRADUATION DATA

Electrical Engineering Technology (AAS degree): Enrollment - 22; 9% graduated in 2 years and 32% in 3 years.

Electrical Engineering Technology (BS degree): Enrollment - 4; 25% graduated in 4 years and 25% in 6 years.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Computer Engineering Technology

Computer & Network Technician

Electrical Construction and Maintenance Electrician

Engineering Science

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Electrical Engineering Technology - AAS Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

ELET

1001

Seminar

1

ELET

1202

Intro. to Electrical Technology

2

ELET

1111

Digital Logic Lab

1

ELET

1133

Digital Logic

3

COMP

1503

Freshman Composition

3

MATH

1033

College Algebra or Higher*

3

HPED

xxx1

Phys. Ed. Elective

1

14

Second

ELET

1104

Circuit Theory I

4

ELET

1151

Circuits Theory Lab

1

ELET

1143

Electronic Fabrication

3

MATH

2043

College Trigonometry or Higher*

3

PHYS

1024

General Physics I

4

LITR

xxx3

Gen. Ed. - Literature Elective

3

18

Third

ELET

2103

Electronics Theory I

3

ELET

2151

Electronics I Lab

1

ELET

2124

Electrical Power Circuits

4

ELET

2143

Embedded Controller Fund.

3

MATH

1063

Technical Calculus

3

PHYS

2023

General Physics II

3

17

Fourth

ELET

3103

Electronics Theory II

3

ELET

3151

Electronics II Lab

1

ELET

4224

Alternative Energy Generation

4

ELET

4154

Microelectronics

4

SPCH

1083

Effective Speaking

3

xxx3

Gen. Ed. Elective

3

18

*If not required, take LAS elective to complete degree requirements of 3 credits, otherwise take free elective.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

67 semester credit hours

28 semester credit hours of liberal arts and sciences from at least five of the General Education content groups: mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, western civilization, American history, other world civilization, arts, foreign language, and basic communications (must include COMP 1503)

2.0 cumulative grade point average, and 2.0 grade point average in major courses (ELET, EMET)

Approval of department faculty

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Required:

Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21.

Recommended:

Physics

Electrical Engineering Technology – BS Degree

TYPICAL FIVE- THROUGH EIGHT-SEMESTER PROGRAM

Fifth

CISY

5123

Scientific Program in C & C++

3

EMET

5004

Instrumentation

4

CHEM

5013

Applied Chem. Principles

3

COMP

5703

Technical Writing II

3

MATH

2074

Technical Calculus II

4

17

Sixth

ELET

5113

Electronic Communications

3

ELET

4143

Electrical Machines & Controls

3

ELET

6004

Advanced Power System

4

ELET

7404

Embedded Systems Applications

4

MATH

6114

Differential Equatio

4

18

Seventh

BSET

7001

Senior Seminar & Project Design

1

ELET

7104

Integrated Circuit Technology

4

MATH

7113

Economic Analysis for Engr. Tech.

3

MATH

7123

Statistics for Engineering Tech.

3

PHYS

8013

Modern Physics

3

xxx3

Gen. Ed. Elective

3

17

Eighth

BSET

8006

Senior Internship OR

6

BSET

8003

Senior Technical Project AND

3

EMET

xxx3

Upper Level Professional Elective

3

And All Students

EMET

6004

Feedback Control Systems

4

xxx3

Gen. Education Elective

3

xxx3

Gen. Education Elective

3

16

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

135 semester credit hours

60 semester credit hours of liberal arts and sciences from at least seven of the General Education content groups: mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, western civilization, American history, other world civilization, arts, foreign language, and basic communications (must include COMP 1503)

Minimum of 45 hours upper division

Minimum of 24 hours upper division in major

Minimum of 30 hours upper division in residence

2.0 cumulative grade point average, and 2.0 grade point average in major courses (BSET, ELET, EMET, CISY)

Approval of department faculty

Courses which repeat or significantly overlap courses taken in the student’s associate degree program cannot be taken for upper level credit. If the associate degree covered the subject matter in one of the required baccalaureate courses, a different course must be substituted and approved by the faculty adviser.

CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE

The Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering technology is recognized as a “professional degree” that qualifies for experience/education credit toward New York Professional Engineering Licensure. Graduates from Alfred State’s program are allowed six years of the required 12 years of education/experience credit and are eligible to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE), formerly called Engineer-in-Training (EIT), examination upon graduation.