2021-2022 Academic Catalog
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, BSECET
The Department of Electrical Engineering offers programs leading to the degrees: Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.E.C.E.T.) and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.).
The B.S.E.C.E.T. curriculum offers students an in-depth foundation in electrical and computer engineering technology from the ground up by an interdisciplinary team of Wright State University faculty.
This program prepares students for careers in a variety of fields, including for example: automated manufacturing; electronics instrumentation, testing, and quality control; electronic/electrical product development and design; software development and design; computer network and system development, design, sustainment; field service engineering; and systems engineering.
The program’s coursework focuses on foundational electrical and computer engineering topics to prepare students for real-world problem solving and design of electronic, computer, and software systems through a comprehensive curriculum of modern electrical & computer engineering design skills.
This program uniquely blends coursework from multiple fields of math, science, engineering and computer science using pedagogical best practices focused on engaging students in their learning, such that they are actively involved in understanding engineering concepts and ideas, and fostering scientific creativity and critical thinking.
- Objective 1: Will be professionally employed in a technical or supervisory position or pursuing advanced training.
- Objective 2: Will be actively involved in professional development activities.
- Objective 3: Will be leading or participating as a member of project teams.
- Objective 4: Will be developing expertise in a specialized area, such as through the pursuit of technical certifications, or broadening their base of knowledge.
Admission to Wright State University
Domestic high school students will be granted admission to Wright State University upon fulfilling one of the following options:
- Complete the Ohio Core curriculum (or equivalent curriculum),
- Achieve a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.0, and
- Achieve an ACT composite score of 15 or SAT score of 740 (combined critical reading and math)
- Complete the Ohio Core curriculum (or equivalent curriculum),,
- Achieve a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5, and
- Submit any ACT/SAT score
Admission to BSECET full major
Students are admitted as BSECET pre-majors and must complete 24 or more semester hours of college-level coursework with a 2.25 GPA or higher, must complete ENG 1100 (or any WSU Core First-Year Writing Course) with a C or higher, and must complete the following courses with a C or higher: 3 hours of computer programming from (CEG 2170 and CEG 2170L or CS 1160 and CS 1160L or CS 1180 and CS 1180L) and (PHY 1110 and PHY 1110L or PHY 2400 and PHY 2400L), and (MTH 2240 or MTH 2300MTH 2300 - Calculus I ).
Once students are admitted as BSECET full majors they may enroll in upper level courses in electrical and computer engineering (typically 3000-level and above).
Program Learning Outcomes:
The B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology prepares students for real-world problem solving and design of electronic, computer, and software systems through a comprehensive curriculum of modern electrical & computer engineering design skills.
Undergraduate Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Program Learning Goals
The goal of the program is to train students in modern electrical and computer engineering design skills, with the objective of post-graduation employment in a related field. This will be achieved through attainment of the following student outcomes, as specified by the ABET Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission. Each of these outcomes is addressed in one or more curricular requirements of the program.
Undergraduate Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Program Core Skills
- an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
- an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
- an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
- an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
- an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.
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The program includes WSU Core, ECET pre-major, ECET full-major, and technical and non-technical electives.
The BSECET program has two tracks.
Track 1 (Calculus and General Physics) prepares students for advanced math (MTH 2350) that allows the program to include advanced 4000-level courses in electrical and computer engineering.
Track 2 (Applied Calculus and Principles of Physics) prepares students for electrical and computer engineering technology coursework with a lesser development of math and science.
I. Wright State Core: 43 Hours
WSU Core requires a minimum of 38 hours. ECET students will complete at least 38 hours and may complete as much as 44 hours depending on the selection of math, natural sciences, and additional core.
Communications: 6 Hours
BSECET program requires 6 hours of academic and technical writing which satisfy WSU Core Element 1 (Communications).
Mathematics: 4 Hours
The BSECET program requires 8 hours of math. Students complete 4 hours of calculus to satisfy WSU Core Element 2 (Mathematics).
Global Traditions - Interdisciplinary Global Studies: 3 Hours
Select Interdisciplinary Global Studies course from the list of WSU Core Element 3 courses that also satisfy Intensive Writing (IW) and Multicultural (MC) competencies.
Global Traditions - History: 3 Hours
Choose one of the following history courses:
Arts/Humanities: 3 Hours
Select one course from WSU Core Element 4.
Social Science: 6 Hours
Select 6 hours from WSU Core Element 5 courses from two different disciplines that also satisfy Intensive Writing (IW) and Multicultural (MC) compentencies. Students complete a course in economics and a non-economics course.
- EC course from WSU Core Element 5 (Social Science), 3 credit hours
- Non-EC course from WSU Core Element 5 (Social Science), 3 credit hours
Natural Science: 10 Hours
The BSECET program requires 10 hours of physics with which satisfy WSU Core Element 6 (Natural Science with Lab).
Additional CORE Courses: 8 Hours
WSU Core requires two additional courses from two different WSU Core elements. ECET students complete 4 hours of math (Element 2) and 4 to 5 hours of natural science with lab (Element 6).
II. Required Courses beyond WSU Core: 74 Hours
The BSECET students begin as Pre-Major students and satisfactorily complete 35 hours of pre-major courses for promotion to Full-Major. Pre-major courses are listed in the table below for each track and show that 18 of the 35 hours are satisifed by WSU Core (courses denoted by an asterisk).
BSECET pre-major foundation courses by Track.
|Track 1||Track 2|
|ENG 1100*||ENG 1100*|
|MTH 2300* and MTH 2310*||MTH 2240* and one of (STT 2640* or STT 1600* or EGR 1010/L*)|
|PHY 2400/L* and PHY 2410/L*||PHY 1110/L* and PHY 1111/L*|
|EE 1000||EE 1000|
|CS 1180/L and CS 2200/L||CS 1180/L and CS 2200/L|
|EE 2000/L and EE 2010/L||EE 2000/L and EE 2011/L|
Students may enroll in full-major courses after completing the pre-major courses with a GPA of at least 2.25.
ECET student complete 40 hours of full-major courses as decribed in the sections below.
ECET pre-major course beyond WSU CORE: 17 Hours
ECET pre-major courses must be completed with at least a 2.25 GPA before promotion to ECET full major.
ECET full-major courses beyond WSU Core: 47 Hours
ECET full major courses include electrical engineering, computer programming, and WSU Core. ECET students may register for EE, CS, and CEG courses at or above the 3000 level after promotion to full major.
Track 1 students complete the advanced-calculus linear systems course and Track 2 students complete the foundational-calculus linear systems course.
Technical Electives: 10 Hours
Choose technical electives from the list of department approved courses.
Approved technical electives are 2000+ level courses from colleges of Engineering and Computer Science; Science and Math; or Business. Science courses must be natural or physical science courses. Students may also take EGR1010, EGR1980, or an additional computer programming course, e.g. CS1160, CEG2170, or ME1020. Redundant coursework will not be accepted. Technical electives may include 1 semester hour of internship credit (EE4810, EE4820, or EE4830), and may include 3 hours of study abroad (EGR4980) with department approval.
III. General Electives: 3 Hours
Complete 3 credit hours from the WSU catalog. The course must be at least of the 1000-level and non-redundant of courses taken to satisify WSU Core, EE pre-major, EE full-major, and Technical Electives.