Curriculum

Curriculum

This major consists of two options, one in Electrical Engineering Technology (EET), the other in Computer Engineering Technology (CMPET). Students choose one of these options for their area of emphasis.

Current Students:

See the Recommended Academic Plans (Computer Engineering Technology Option, B.S. or Electrical Engineering Technology Option, B.S.) for more detailed recommendations, and refer to the University Bulletin for more requirements and course descriptions. You can find other resources on the Current Students page.

Prospective Students:

Below is a typical course sequence for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology bachelor's degree program. Schedules will vary by student, depending on area of emphasis.

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Engineering Technology (1 credit)
  • Electrical Circuits I (3 credits)
  • Electrical Circuits I Laboratory (1 credit)
  • Technical Mathematics I (3 credits)
  • English Composition (3 credits)
  • Arts Course (3 credits)
  • Health and Physical Activity (1.5 credits)

Total Credits: 15.5

Semester 2

  • Electrical Circuits II (4 credits)
  • Electrical Circuits II Laboratory (1 credit)
  • Digital Electronics (3 credits)
  • Digital Electronics Laboratory (1 credit)
  • Engineering Methods in Engineering Technology (1 credit)
  • Technical Mathematics II (3 credits)
  • Introductory Physics I (4 credits)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 3

  • Embedded Processors and DSP (3 credits)
  • Op Amp and Integrated Circuit Electronics (4 credits)
  • Electric Machines and Energy Conversion (3 credits)
  • Electric Machines and Energy Conversion Laboratory (1 credit)
  • Technical Calculus (4 credits)
  • Humanities Course (3 credits)

Total Credits: 18

Semester 4

  • Introduction to Programmable Logic Controls (3 credits)
  • Introduction to CAD for Electrical and Computer Engineering (2 credits)
  • System Integration Project (1 credit)
  • Calculus with Engineering Technology Applications (3 credits)
  • Chemical Principles I (3 credits)
  • Experimental Chemistry I (1 credit)
  • Effective Speech (3 credits)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 5

  • Algorithmic Processes for Electrical Systems (3 credits)
  • Measurements and Instrumentation (3 credits)
  • Intermediate Calculus and Differential Equations with Applications (3 credits)
  • Effective Writing: Technical Writing (3 credits)
  • Social Science Course (3 credits)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 6

  • Wireless Communications Systems (EET) -OR- Computer Networking (CMPET) (3 credits)
  • Intermediate Microprocessors and Microcomputers (3 credits)
  • Linear and Discrete Systems Analysis (3 credits)
  • Introductory Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • Behavioral Science Course (3 credits)
  • Health and Physical Activity (1.5 credits)

Total Credits: 16.5

Semester 7

  • Fluid and Thermal Design in Electrical Systems (EET) -OR- Advanced Microprocessors, High Level Interfacing (CMPET) (3 credits)
  • Applied Feedback Controls (EET) -OR- Software Engineering (CMPET) (3 credits)
  • Electrical and Computer Systems Senior Seminar (1 credit)
  • Project Management for Engineers (3 credits)
  • Technical Elective (3 credits)
  • Technical Elective (3 credits)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 8

  • Manufacturing Related Topics in Electrical Systems (3 credits)
  • Electrical/Computer Senior Design Project (3 credits)
  • Social Science Course (3 credits)
  • Science Elective (2 credits)
  • Technical Elective (3 credits)

Total Credits: 14

 

This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

This represents a typical course sequence; your schedule will vary depending on your interests. It is recommended that you consult your academic adviser before scheduling any courses. See bulletins.psu.edu for detailed degree requirements and course descriptions.