The Electronics Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org
The Electronic Engineering Technology department offers both an Associate of Science degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology.
The Electronics Engineering Technology (EET) program at Fairmont State University prepares graduates to work in a wide variety of industries producing and/or using electrical and electronic equipment. Our instructional strategy is designed to produce graduates with knowledge, applied skills, and experiences in engineering technology, but also with problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, and communication skills required by modern industries.
Accredited 2+2 Curriculum
In two years an Associate’s EET degree can be earned opening opportunities of a new career. A Bachelor’s EET degree can be obtained providing more advanced coursework.
Both EET degree programs at FSU are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET. The ABET accreditation is essential for continuing education at other institutions of higher learning, and many employers will not hire graduates from non-accredited schools.
The Associate’s EET program offers a thorough understanding of Digital Electronics, Circuit Analysis, Electronic Devices, Machinery Controls, Programmable Logic Controllers, and Industrial Electronics. Coursework involves theoretical analysis, software simulation and hands-on applications.
The Bachelor’s EET degree program builds on the knowledge and experiences of the Associates program. The student will receive comprehensive training in communication systems, microcontrollers, advanced linear electronics, advanced automation systems, data acquisition and control systems. During the student’s senior year a capstone project applies learned principles to solve a current business or industry problem or develop some useful technical application.
Theory and Application
The principles learned at FSU can be applied in a wide range of careers, including biomedical, energy, transportation, communications, entertainment, defense, and manufacturing.
EET graduates make an impact by developing technology to improve lives. The very first semester the EET student will create interesting electronic projects and benefit from the real-world experiences of the FSU professors.
According to the United State Department of Labor, Electronic and Electrical Engineers median annual wage for year 2015 was $95,000 (1). Electrical and electronics engineers held about 315,900 jobs in 2014. Electrical and electronic engineers are mostly employed by industries designing, building equipment, research and development or engineering service firms. The industries that employed the most electronics engineers in 2014 were telecommunications, Federal government, engineering services, semiconductor, navigational, measuring, electro-medical, and control instruments manufacturing.
The rapid pace of technological innovation and development will likely drive demand for electrical and electronics engineers in research and development, an area in which engineering expertise will be needed to develop distribution systems related to new technologies. These engineers will play key roles in new developments having to do with solar arrays, semiconductors, and communications technologies.