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Academic Advising

Academic advising is designed to guide students through difficult academic challenges and issues related specifically to their academic progress. All academic advising is performed in person and by appointment only. To schedule an appointment with your academic advisor click here.

Program of Study

The ECET program of study is an ABET accredited Engineering Technology program. All students are required to take and pass a predetermined course of study to obtain their ECET degree from NJIT.

Courses in the program are divided into three categories: ECET required courses, electives, and general university requirements.

Required Courses

Major tract required courses for the ECET program cover a majority of the technical content in the degree. These courses cover material focusing on electrical, computer, mechanical and design related subject matters.

General University Requirements (GUR)

General university requirements are courses outside of the major tract courses, which are required by the university for all students. These courses cover general education, humanities, history, writing, economics, and English.  A full description of the requirements is available here.


The ECET program has a total of eight electives, three are required at the 200 or higher level and five are required at the 300 or higher level. The electives are divided into three categories: free electives, technical electives, and ECET electives.

Free Electives

Free electives may be satisfied by any course offered at the university. The ECET program contains two free electives, one at the 200 or higher level and one at the 300 or higher level.

Technical Electives

Technical electives can be satisfied only by courses with a technical subject matter; this excludes humanities, history, economics, social sciences, literature, and any other non-technical subject. Math and sciences are considered technical subjects. The ECET program contains four technical electives: two at the 200 or higher level and two at the 300 or higher level.

ECET Electives

ECET electives are 300 and 400 level courses offered by the ECET program that are not previously required courses within the program.  All ECET students are required to take at least two of these courses for their degree. ECET elective courses taken in addition to the two required can fill any of the elective requirements.

Co-Op Work Experience (Internship)

Co-Op Work Experience is not required as part of the ECET program, although it is highly recommended. Students can participate in a sixteen-week paid internship at a variety of local companies. Students who pass Co-Op can use the credit to fulfill any of the six non-ECET required electives.

To apply for Co-Op students must first visit the Career Development Services office at NJIT and fill out a Co-Op application. The application will be sent to your academic advisor for approval and you will be notified of the decision.

Career Development Services

The Career Development Services office is located at:

323 Martin L. King Blvd
Fenster Hall, Room 200
University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 596- 3227

The main contact for ECET students is Jo-Ann Raines.

Co-Op Classes

The ECET Co-Op classes are ECET 395 and ECET 495.  Students may take up to two Co-Op courses; however only the first Co-Op counts for course credit towards a degree.  ECET 395 is three credits. ECET 495 is zero credits and is used for a students second Co-Op.

Senior Project (ECET 400)

The ECET program culminates with senior project, which is an intensive study in product development and design. Students cultivate an original idea for an electronic or electromechanical product, which is pre-approved for sufficient technical complexity by the instructor. Throughout the semester students are guided through system engineering, deisgn, manufacturing, and social and economic considerations to complete a rigorous study in product development. The project is concluded with delivery of technical and management plans for the design and construction of a functioning prototype.

Applying for Senior Project

Registration for Senior Project is restricted to students who are have completed the ECET 400 prerequsites and are able to complete the ECET program at the conclusion of the semester in which they take Senior Project. Students must submit an application for senior project, if the application is accepted a registration permit will be issued to allow the student to register. To apply for Senior Project you must use the online Senior Project Application on the Engineering Technology Support System. Visit the Information for Students page for access to the support system.