Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology

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The Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology is designed to prepare graduates for employment in a variety of fields, including consumer electronics, telecommunications, and semiconductors - wherever there is a need for the design, testing, and manufacturing of hardware and software for all things electrical. The curriculum focuses on the application of electronics principles and critical thinking to the solution of practical problems. Students learn to use math and computers to solve circuit problems, they learn about equipment testing, and they learn how to apply the technologies they learn and the fundamentals of electronics to address real-world problems. The program also prepares highly motivated students who are interested in continuing their studies to pursue an advanced degree in Electrical Engineering at UMass Lowell.

The amount of time it takes for a student to complete this degree will depend upon the individual student's course load. Students can also earn the Associate's Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology (64 credits) as they pursue the Bachelor's Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology (127 credits). Many of the courses taken toward this degree can be applied toward a related certificate program , allowing students to earn additional credentials as they pursue their degree.


Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering Technology is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD, (410)347-7700.

Suggested Program of Study - Total Credits: 127

For students who entered the program in or after September 2009
The following degree program outline, which lists 2 to 3 courses each semester, is only a suggested course load. First-year students should not take more than 1 or 2 courses their first semester. Subsequent course loads may be determined by the student's own personal time constraints.

Students enrolling in this program should purchase an electronic calculator capable of handling logarithmic and trigonometric functions. The use of the calculator will be an integral part of courses 17.213 and 17.214, where proficiency will be developed. Competency in the use of the calculator will be assumed in all subsequent EET courses.

Proper approval for a 17.3/4-; course is automatically assumed if all prerequisites are satisfied.

Students who want to take more computer courses may complete the EET degree by filling the EET technical electives with computer courses. See the EET advisor for details.

Industrial Experience and Project Laboratory

Appropriate industrial experience is very important for students in the Electronic Engineering Technology program. Students who have a few years industrial experience and have worked on a specific project in a high-technology company can use this experience as part of the Project Laboratory courses. To obtain credit for a Project Laboratory, the students must do the following:

a. Register for Project Laboratory;
b. Write an outline for the project intended to be used for credit;
c. Write a report on the project;
d. Give a presentation; AND
e. Obtain a letter from their supervisor at work that they have contributed to the project.

Up to 4 credits can be received for industrial projects in two Project Laboratories.

Graduate Study
Students who want to earn a graduate degree at UMass Lowell can take three EET technical electives from among courses that are more mathematically intense and required to enter the graduate program. See the Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Advisor for details.

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