Electronics Engineering Technology (Bachelor of Science)

The objective of the Electronics Engineering Technology degree program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to enter the workforce as technicians. Required coursework builds a foundation in circuit theory and design, digital and analog electronics and computer programming. The program satisfies the first two years of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology or the Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology.

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Your coursework in this accredited online engineering degree program will help you develop skills in advanced circuit theory and design, digital and analog electronics, microprocessor fundamentals and signal processing.

Customize your education with electives in power systems, control systems and communications. This engineering technology degree will help you be...

  • Successfully employed in engineering technology or a related field, or be accepted into a graduate program
  • Effective in technical problem identification and analysis, problem solving or system design in a variety of technical roles
  • Effective as a professional through communication skills, project management skills, ethical conduct, social awareness and teamwork
  • Technically current through continued education and professional development
TIME TO DEGREE COMPLETION
120
CREDIT HOURS
38
MONTHS TO COMPLETE
UP TO
75%
CLOSER TO GRADUATION WITH CREDIT FOR PRIOR COURSEWORK + LIFE EXPERIENCE
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Career Options1:
• Engineering services
• Utilities industry
• Federal government
• Manufacturing settings

• Research-and-development laboratories

How much will the Electronics Engineering Technology online degree program cost?

The undergraduate rate is $265 per credit hour, $250 if you’re a military member, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When can I start?

Courses begin monthly. We’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about Grantham University’s Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology and other accredited degree programs, financial aid opportunities or the enrollment process.

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Sample Courses in Electronics Engineering

Programming in C++:
Students interested in electronics engineering may begin their experience with a look at information and computer technology. This course is a great introduction into the C++ programming language. Students taking this course should have at least some basic courses completed in computer science or programming prior to enrolling. This course covers some of the basic elements found within this area of computer programming, including understanding the basic constructs of C++, manipulation of different datatypes such as arrays, strings and pointers, and error troubleshooting in C++ programs. Students may also dive into memory usage and problem solving skills for advanced C++ programming.

Circuit Analysis:
As one of the foundation courses of electronics engineering, this course can help students better understand many common concepts in circuit theory and methodology. Some of the desired outcomes of this course include a better understanding of DC and AC circuit behavior, the analysis of RLC circuits, Thevenin and Norton theorems, steady state and Bode plots. Students that take this course can gain more information about voltage, current and energy as it relates to common fields of engineering.

Calculus I:
Students enrolled in this introductory Calculus course can learn more about the various topics within the theorem of Calculus and how they are applied in electronics engineering. This course can provide students with further knowledge in derivatives, concavity and integration using parts and substitution. Students are encouraged to use their expertise in limits and continuity to find appropriate models for solving related problems without having to integrate auto-calculating devices.

Notable Electronics Engineering Associations

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers:
The IEEE is the nation’s leading professional organization for electronics engineers. The organization is a great resource for current and upcoming engineers that are seeking partnerships, further education and information regarding trends in their field. The goal of organizations such as this one is to increase awareness on the need for constant innovation and provide quality standards by which professionals must abide by. Professionals typically join organizations such as this one in an effort to become aware of the changes that take place in their field, the changing technologies that arise and to network with other professionals in their line of work. If you are considering a move into the field of engineering, becoming a member of organizations such as this one could be a great career move to stay on top of changes in your field.

Institution of Engineering and Technology:
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is one of the largest engineering societies in the world. This agency includes engineering professionals from various specialized fields in order to create one large community with a common purpose – to combine knowledge from diverse areas for a more knowledgeable professional field overall. The purpose of this organization is to share ideas with other disciplines with the field of engineering, so that this field can remain innovative and creative in their ideas and changes in technology. Future advancement and improvement are also a priority of this group, which provides educational materials and current events to members regularly. Upcoming engineers that wish to network with members all over the world are encouraged to review and join groups such as this one in order to continue their education within their field long after completing their degree program.

National Society of Professional Engineers:
In a slight change from the ordinary, the National Society of Professional Engineers was created in an effort to address concerns that were not directly related to the application of their knowledge. This professional association is concerned with the rights of their members and work hard to ensure that being a professional engineer is a fulfilling experience for all that are involved. The goal of this association is to provide an environment that is free of unethical behavior, protect those that are a part of this professional field and stand united as the field of engineering grows into a widespread and influential career field. Professionals that enter into the field of engineering can join groups such as this one to network with other professionals in engineering, gain support throughout the course of their career and come in contact with professional resources that can help to promote a fruitful career from beginning to end.

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Electronics Engineering Technology (Bachelor of Science)

Electronics Engineering Technology Degree Program Outcomes

After successfully completing these electrical engineering degree courses, you will be able to:

  • Select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the discipline to broadly defined engineering technology activities.
  • Select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology to engineering technology programs that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.
  • Conduct standard tests and measurements; conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; apply experimental results to improve processes.
  • Design systems, components or processes for broadly defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.
  • Function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
  • Identify, analyze and solve broadly defined engineering technology problems.
  • Apply written, oral and graphical communication in both technical an non-technical environments; identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  • Identify the need for and engage in self-directed continuing professional development, including the ability to identify strategies for acquiring competency in unfamiliar subject areas or skills.
  • Address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  • Identify the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.
  • Apply circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, and microcomputers, and engineering standards to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems
  • Apply physics or chemistry to electrical/electronic(s) circuits in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry
  • Analyze, design, and implement control systems, instrumentation systems, communications systems, computer systems, or power systems
  • Apply project management techniques to electrical/electronic(s) systems
  • Utilize statistics/probability, transform methods, discrete mathematics, or applied differential equations in support of electrical/electronic(s) systems
Core Professional Competencies

Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these six critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • Communication – Formulating and expressing thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and non-verbal communication skills in person, in writing and in a digital world.
  • Distributed Collaboration – Working effectively across distributed locations and asynchronously to achieve a common goal through relationship-building, shared responsibility, empathy and respect.
  • Professional and Social Responsibilities – Engaging in social responsibility through seeking justice, valuing diversity, respecting the environment; demonstrating professionalism through integrity, mutual accountability and ethical behavior. This includes considering the social and global impact of individual and organizational decisions and an awareness of and adherence to regulations, professional standards and industry best practices.
  • Critical thinking/problem solving – Using analytical reasoning when gathering and evaluating relevant information to effectively formulate possible solutions for an issue, problem or a variety of issues. This includes the ability to recognize potential consequences of a decision.
  • Career Management – Identifying knowledge, skills, abilities and personal strengths and experiences necessary to pursue career goals. Recognizing areas for professional growth, how to navigate and explore job options and to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace.
  • Data Aptitude - Developing information literacy and the capacity to manage data with subsequent finding, structuring, evaluating and interpreting in order to provide meaningful analysis to accomplish a specific purpose.

Enrollment in the Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology program for the 2016-2017 Academic Year (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017) was: 461

The number of graduates from the program for the 2016-2017 Academic Year (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017) was: 26

Electronics Engineering Technology (Bachelor of Science)

This engineering technology degree will prepare you for entry level positions in electronics and electrical engineering tech fields1.

Potential career paths and positions include:

  • Digital Technician
  • Engineering Assistant
  • Engineering Technician
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electronics Technician
  • Failure Analysis Technician

Employers can include:

  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Multi-national corporations
  • Financial institutions
  • Large-scale retailers
  • Major manufacturers
  • Government – local, state and federal

Electronics Engineering Technology (Bachelor of Science)

As you look at your options for electrical engineering online degree programs, consider Grantham University’s 100% online coursework is designed to help working adults, like you, find educational success.

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT:
Program Core Credits: 50
General Education Core Credits: 46
Electives Credits: 24
Total Credit Hours: 120
Accreditation(s): DEAC
Program Core: 50
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: CS265 Title: Programming in C++ Credits: 4
  This course is an introduction to C++ programming. Topics include control structures, arrays, pointers, classes, overloading, inheritance, file processing and data structures.
Course: CT212 Title: Digital Electronics (Lab included) Credits: 4
  This is an introductory course to the fundamentals of digital electronics. Topics include number systems and codes, logic gates, Boolean algebra, combinational circuits and PLCs. Sequential circuits are introduced. Circuits are implemented using circuit simulation software and also using a hardware description language.
Course: CT262 Title: Microprocessor Systems Engineering (Lab Included) Credits: 4
  This course provides a systems-level understanding of microprocessors. Students write practical programs and learn to plan, write and test software solutions for real applications. A solid understanding of the role of the various types of memory on the modern microcomputer system is covered. The included safety module must be passed in order to progress in and pass this course.
Course: ET105 Title: Fundamental Properties of DC Circuits and Lab Credits: 4
  This is a comprehensive course on the properties of Direct Current (DC) circuits. Topics include electrical components, electrical quantities and units, voltage, current and resistance. Basic circuit principles are presented for the analysis of series and parallel circuits. Magnetism and electromagnetism is also covered. A circuit simulation tool is used to build and test circuits.
Course: ET115 Title: Fundamental Properties of AC Circuits and Lab Credits: 4
  This course is a continuation of ET105. The student is introduced to the concepts and laws which describe the behavior of AC circuits. After an introduction to capacitive and inductive circuits, the behavior of RL, RC and RLC circuits is analyzed using circuit theories. Transformer theory is also covered. A circuit simulation tool is used to build and test AC circuits and to demonstrate the use of an oscilloscope.
Course: ET212 Title: Electronics I and Lab Credits: 4
  This foundational course in analog electronics introduces the student to the fundamentals of diode and transistor circuit analysis and design. Topics include semiconductors, diode theory and circuits, bipolar transistors, transistor biasing, AC models and voltage amplifiers. Circuit simulation software is used to analyze and design basic diode and transistor circuits.
Course: ET222 Title: Electronics II and Lab Credits: 4
  This course is the second in a two-part sequence on electronic devices. Building on the principles of transistor operation in the first electronics course, this course continues with the analysis of power amplifiers, emitter followers and differential amplifiers. JFETs and MOSFETs are also introduced. The performance of amplifiers is considered based on the frequency response. Exposure to the basics of operational amplifiers is introduced as preparation for optional further course work in op-amps. The course concludes with a treatment of oscillators and power supplies.
Course: ET310 Title: Circuit Analysis Credits: 4
  This course addresses advanced circuit theory, providing a strong foundation in engineering analysis. Topics covered include network theorems, time-domain circuit analysis using differential equations and the sinusoidal steady-state. More advanced techniques for circuit analysis using Laplace transforms and the Fourier series and transforms are also covered.
Course: ET332 Title: Analog Integrated Circuits and Lab Credits: 4
  This in-depth course provides a thorough understanding of a variety of op-amps and integrated circuits and their applications. The analysis and design of a wide variety of circuits involving operational amplifiers and linear integrated circuits. Topics include op-amp data sheets, frequency response of an op-amp, active filters and oscillators and IC applications. A software circuit simulation tool is used to assist in the analysis and design of a wide variety of circuits involving operational amplifiers and linear integrated circuits.
Course: ET372 Title: Instrumentation and Measurement and Lab Credits: 4
  This course focuses on interfacing electronic systems to the environment and mechanical systems through a thorough introduction to pneumatic and electrical sensors and actuators, their specifications and their designation in electrical drawings. Data acquisition systems are studied along with analog and digital signal conditioning, filtering and analog to digital conversion. The basic process control system and the various types of controllers, including programmable logic controllers, are introduced.
Course: ET382 Title: Signals and Systems Theory and Lab Credits: 4
  This course covers the theory and problem-solving skills required for the analysis of linear systems. Real-world applications and actual data provide concrete problems that reinforce intuition and critical thinking. Both continuous and discrete-time signals and systems are covered. Topics include Fourier analysis, convolution, filters and applications, modulation, sampling, signal reconstruction, Laplace transform, z-transform and linear feedback systems. Software simulations are used to explore mathematical concepts introduced through theoretical frameworks.
Course: ET410 Title: Technical Project Management Credits: 3
  This course is an introduction to the management of engineering projects. The design review process is presented as well as techniques for determination of requirements. Topics also include the product development life cycle, scheduling techniques and continuous improvement. In teams, students develop a proposal for the ET450 capstone project. The safety module must be passed in order to pass this course.
Course: ET450 Title: Capstone Project Credits: 3
  This course is a continuation of the project management course ET410. The approved project proposal is executed through the design, building, testing and presentation stages.
General Education: 46
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: GU101 Title: Student Success Credits: 3
  This course provides students with the foundation of knowledge and skills needed for today's online college environment. Students will explore their own preparedness for online learning through examination and analysis of their own skills, traits, and behaviors. In addition, students will acclimate to the online college environment through specifically-designed activities which provide opportunities to acquire necessary skills, behaviors, and understandings which are essential for academic success.
Course: English Composition Credits: 6
Course: Math Credits: 14
Course: MA105 Title: College Algebra Credits: 3
  This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of algebra. Topics include equations, polynomial and rational functions and graphing and exponential and logarithmic functions. A new textbook may be required in order to ensure needed electronic codes are valid.
Course: MA141 Title: Precalculus Credits: 3
  This course further develops the skills acquired in algebra and trigonometry and prepares students for calculus. Topics include factorization, powers and exponents, radicals, quadratic equations, inequalities and absolute value, progressions, graphing and an introduction to limits and basic trigonometry.
Course: MA302 Title: Calculus I Credits: 4
  An introductory-level course that includes topics on limits, derivatives, derivative tests, concavity, applications of the derivative and integration, area under the curve, the fundamental theorem of Calculus, and integration techniques using parts and substitution.
Course: MA312 Title: Calculus II Credits: 4
  An advanced Calculus course on integration, differential equations, parametric equations, polar coordinates, conic sections, dot and cross products, quadratic surfaces, partial derivatives, double and triple integrals, and vector calculus.
Course: Natural/Physical Science Credits: 8
Course: PH220 Title: Physics I Credits: 4
  This course provides an introduction to college physics, using an algebra-based approach. It is intended for students majoring in information systems, software engineering technology, computer science, computer engineering technology, and electronics engineering technology. The course covers a range of topics, concepts, and theories in general physics including kinematics and dynamics in 1D and 2D motion, forces and Newton's laws of motion, work and energy, impulse and momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics, simple and harmonic motion, fluid dynamics, and temperature and heat. The course also introduces the student to applied physics and applies this to real-world problems of engineering. Includes one (1) lab credit.
Course: PH221 Title: Physics II Credits: 4
  This course continues Physics I topics, concepts and theories in general physics. Topics include waves and sound, electric forces and electric fields, electric potential energy and the electric potential, electric circuits, magnetic forces and magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, alternating current (ac) circuits. The course also introduces the student to applied physics and applies this knowledge to real-world problems.
Course: Computer Science Credits: 3
Course: CS192 Title: Programming Essentials Credits: 3
  This course introduces problem-solving concepts needed for programming. It covers fundamental control structure such as the sequential structure, the selection structure and the repetition structure. The use of logic in designing programs has general application.
Course: Oral Communication Credits: 3
Course: Humanities and Fine Arts Credits: 6
Course: ET100 Title: Engineering and Ethics Credits: 3
  This course places a strong emphasis upon internet research of case studies, professional codes of ethics and additional tools for solving engineering ethics problems. The professional role that engineering and engineering technologists have to ethically serve society is an underlying theme.
Course: Social/Behavioral Science Credits: 3

NOTE:EN100, EN101, or EN102 must be taken to fulfill the other 3 credit hours of English Composition General Education requirements.
Electives Credits include one Program Core Electives totaling four (4) credit hours, in which you may choose one from the following:
ET352 Communication Systems
ET485 Power Systems ET310
ET495 Control Systems ET382
You must also take 300-499 CT or ET elective w/lab for 4 credit hours.
MA105, MA141, MA302, MA312, PH221, CS265, CT212, ET105, ET115, ET212, ET222, ET310 and ET410 must be passed with a "C" or better in order to complete this program.