May 24, 2024  
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electronics and Computer Technology, AASEET

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Today’s society is more dependent on electronic data and communication, microcomputer electronics, and industrial automation than ever before. This is evident in the increasing demand for professionals who can make informed decisions based on technical knowledge and experience. Thus, the Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology degree program emphasizes academic preparation in the areas of digital and microcomputer electronics, industrial processes and controls, and electronic circuit simulation techniques. Combined with general studies and computer-based instruction, graduates are prepared for positions as engineering assistants, engineering technologists, production technicians, instrument calibration and repair technicians, field service technicians, customer service representatives, and other entry-level positions related to electronic engineering technology and electromechanical technology.

Students can choose from two majors, Electronics and Computer Technology (ECT) or Electromechanical Technology (EMT). While both majors are firmly grounded in the fundamentals of electronics, the focus of the EMT major is on industrial controls, including PLCs, motors and drives. ECT represents a more traditional approach to electronics, including programmable digital (FPGAs), microprocessors and embedded microcontrollers, and hardware and software simulation of circuits.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates from the ECT program are expected to achieve the following:

  • A broad knowledge of electricity and electronics.
  • An understanding of computer systems, networking, and internet principles.
  • An ability to apply acquired knowledge in the areas of analog and digital circuit design, computer programming, networking, and electronic circuit simulation.

General Requirements

Students are responsible for adhering to all college and university requirements and policies as stated in the BGSU Undergraduate Catalog. Prerequisites shown below are for reference only.

BG Perspective Curriculum

Choose two (2) courses from the following areas, with no more than one from each section. Select courses from the list of approved BG Perspective  courses in the BGSU Undergraduate Catalog

Electronics Courses

  • ECT 1910 - Energy, Power, Instrumentation & Control Contact Hours: 3
  • ECT 2400 - Electric Circuts Contact Hours: 3
  • ECT 2410 - Electronic Circuits Contact Hours: 3
  • ECT 2490 - Digital Electronic Components & Systems Contact Hours: 3
  • ECT 2500 - R/T Microcomputer Sys for Industrial Control Contact Hours: 4
  • ECT 3490 - Digital Computer Analysis Contact Hours: 3

Automation & Design Care

  • ECT 3100 - Programmable Logic Controllers Contact Hours: 3
  • ECT 2470 - Electrical Measurements &  Instrumentation Contact Hours: 3 **
  • ENGT 1010 - Design & Engineering Graphics I Contact Hours: 3
  • ENGT 1100 - Basic Computer-Aided Design Contact Hours: 3


* Students planning to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Computer Technology must also take these courses.

** Taken with CS 2010  as a prerequisite, this course may count towards ECT 4410.

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