CURRENT 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 16, 2019  
CURRENT 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, BS


Students in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) Program study electronics and computers.  The ECET program is designed for students who love computers and how they work and are interested in practical applications.  Students in the program learn how to apply math, science, and engineering technology fundamentals to today’s technical challenges. The project-based learning (PBL) curriculum emphasizes the problem-solving, team-based learning, and communication skills needed to work in all industry sectors. ECET graduates contribute to technical advancements in society and pursue careers in industries such as transportation, communications, computer systems, electric power, renewable energy, electronics, aerospace, health care, media, and manufacturing.

The program emphasizes the application of microcomputers to the solution of industrial problems relating to automation, instrumentation, control of systems involving robotics, data communications, networks, and/or automated testing. In all cases, microcomputer hardware and software are used for data acquisition, transfer, and analysis.

Graduates of the program will:

  1. Apply their technical knowledge as practicing professionals or engage in graduate education.
  2. Work successfully in their chosen career individually and within a professional team environment.
  3. Engage in professional development in their profession by adapting to new technology and career challenges.

Total number of credits for the program: 126.

Accreditation

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, BS program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/.

 

Liberal Studies Hours (42 hours)


Liberal Studies Program Requirements  

General Requirements


Freshman students who declare the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology major will be admitted to the program if they place into Precalculus (MATH 146) or above. Exceptions will be considered by the school on a case-by-case basis. Students may continue in the ECET program in good standing if they complete the following courses with a C or better: ECET 231, ECET 321, and MATH 153; students must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.2 or higher for courses taken to date at Western Carolina University. ECET students in good standing, or with permission, may enroll in the junior and senior level major courses. To graduate from the ECET major, students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.2 or higher for all courses in the major taken at Western Carolina University.

The major requires 93 credit hours, 9 of which also meet the Liberal Studies requirements (ENGR 199, MATH 153, and PHYS 130).


Math and Science Course Requirements (23 hours)


(6 of which count in Liberal Studies)

Additional Information


Visit the department’s website at set.wcu.edu to view the 8 semester curriculum plan.

Accreditation


The Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/.