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Department of Engineering Technology

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET)

Coordinator
Professor William E. Barnes, PE
GITC, Room 2101
Telephone: 973-596-8190
Fax: 973-642-4184
E-mail: barnesw@njit.edu


ECET Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes


Enrollment and Graduation Data

Introduction

This four year degree program prepares the student for a wide variety of careers, such as system designer, system verification engineer, networks and telecommunications specialist, hardware or software engineer, system analyst, clinical engineer, biomedical technician, etc.  To help narrow the field, there is a general curriculum, and also specializations which are offered in two fields: telecommunications and biomedical electronics. 

Graduates of this program are often admitted to graduate school, in Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, or Engineering Management.  Students pursuing this goal should consult with their advisor to ensure that they take all required classes.

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

Transfer Information

Students who transfer to the junior year of the ECET program, are expected to have completed their freshman and sophomore years at a community college or similar institution and received their associate's degree in ECET or similar program.

They should have successfully completed most of the following courses or their equivalent in their first two years of study, with approximately 64 semester credit hours:

  • General  Calculus I and II (6 credits)

  • Oral and Written Communications (6 credits)

  • Humanities / Social Science / Psychology / Political Science (6 credits)

  • Computer Programming (3 credits)

  • DC Circuits (3 credits)

  • AC Circuits (3 credits)

  • Semiconductors Electronics (3 credits)

  • Digital Logic Circuits (3 credits)

  • Introduction to Microprocessors (3 credits)

  • CAD (2 credits)


Specialization and Curricula

Three courses of studies are available, enabling students to specialize in an area of their choice:

  • General Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, which allows flexibility in the choice of technical electives (see Curriculum).

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology with specialization in Telecommunications, which requires telecommunications courses (see Curriculum).

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology with specialization in Biomedical Electronics, which requires courses on the technology used in a hospital environment and hospital internship (see Curriculum).