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B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology

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Program overview

Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) primarily emphasizes the applied aspects of science and engineering and prepares graduates for work in that portion of the technological spectrum closest to product improvement, industrial processes, and operational functions.

The ECET program has direct impact on the growing and developing energy and environmental sectors, with dual-use technologies or civilian and military use. It will give graduates the necessary technical and managerial skills for careers in design, application, installation, manufacturing, operation and maintenance of electrical/electronic/computer systems.

Courses for the ECET program are offered at Miami University's regional locations in Hamilton and Middletown.

Contact a department advisor for articulation information specific to the BS ECET program for students entering fall 2013 and after from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Edison Community College, Sinclair Community College, and Southern State Community College.

Recent Enrollment Growth in BS-ECET

The Enrollments in the ECET bachelor's degree are:
2014-2015=10
2015-2016=22
2016-2017=30

Number of graduates in the ECET bachelor's degree are:
2016: 1
2017: 3

Note: More students than noted above are enrolled in the BS-ECET program but are currently working on their Associate degree.

What classes would I take?

The electrical component of the curriculum includes course work such as

  • Computerized instrumentation
  • Data acquisition, and
  • Electrical control systems.

The computer component focuses on:

  • Embedded microprocessors
  • Communications

See Miami University's General Bulletin for core program requirements for this degree

Course Flow Diagram

Course flow diagram helps the students to establish a pathway toward graduating, by showing the courses that need to be taken, pre-requisite courses, the semesters that courses need to be taken, and additional information. To get a latest copy of the course flow diagram, please contact Prof. Roger Seifried

What can I do with this major?

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) primarily emphasizes the applied aspects of science and engineering and prepares graduates for work in that portion of the technological spectrum closest to product improvement, industrial processes, and operational functions.

Local Job Statistics

According to the 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the state of Ohio employs over 6,000 people in electrical and computer engineering-related positions. The Occupational Outlook Handbook forecasts national job growth for computer hardware engineering occupations of 3% for the period 2014-2024, with the outlook for electrical and electronics engineering occupations remaining consistent.

Graduates with this degree are qualified for careers such as:

  • Computer Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Software Application Developer
  • Systems Designer (electrical, electronic, computer)
  • Systems Installer (electrical, electronic, computer)
  • Manufacturing Specialist
  • Operations Director
  • Graduate Degree pursuit in related areas

Top NACE* Employability Skills of focus in this degree program

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Oral and Written Communications
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Information Technology Application
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism and Work Ethic
  • Career Management

Graduates will be qualified for positions in which they can use technology to develop new products and solve problems.

Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

View educational objectives and student outcomes for the BS-ECET major.

Advisor assignments

See the list of academic advisors.

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