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In today’s complex world, electronics, computers, and communications permeate every facet of our lives, and will do even more so in the future. This growth can provide exciting, challenging, and rewarding career opportunities for forward-looking students interested in applications-oriented careers in electronics and computers.
The Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) Program at Cal Poly Pomona is designed to prepare graduates for application-oriented technical careers in industry. The program emphasizes the application of engineering knowledge and methods to the solution of technical problems found in modern industry. The program includes instruction in applied sciences, drafting, computer usage, interpersonal relations, oral and written communications, design and manufacturing processes, and the impact of technology upon the environment.
The lower division mathematics, science, and electrical and electronics coursework is designed to provide a strong foundation for the upper-division program that emphasizes digital electronics, computer hardware and software, communications electronics, and control and instrumentation. The program stresses the use of established electronic engineering analysis and design principles and applications for the solution of day-to-day technical problems currently found in industry.
Graduates of the program are typically expected to work as technical members of the engineering team. They are applications-oriented, with a strong background of applied mathematics, including the concepts and applications of calculus. They are prepared to utilize applied science, technology and applied design techniques to produce practical, workable and safe results quickly and economically. They are well grounded in the principles necessary to apply current engineering methods and design procedures to solve practical technical problems currently found in industry.
Students desiring to major in engineering technology should have a capacity for science and mathematics, and incoming freshmen should have taken college preparatory courses in these topics in high school. Typical incoming transfer students should have completed college algebra and trigonometry and two quarters of college physics with laboratory prior to beginning the program. A minimum of 202 quarter units is required to complete the degree.
The program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC of ABET) www.abet.org.
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