Associate of Arts – Engineering Management Technology

OVERVIEW

Are you on a success path to the tech career you desire? The Associates of Arts in Engineering Management Technology at the University of the Virgin Islands can help get you on that path. This program provides you with the knowledge and skills to enter into the workforce as a technician.

  • What will I learn in the Associate of Arts in Engineering Management Technology? As a student you will learn the primary principles in both business, and electrical and electronic circuits. The necessary coursework builds a basis in analog electronics, circuit theory, and business.
  • What careers can I pursue with this Associate in Arts in Engineering Management Technology online degree? As a graduate of the Associate in Arts in Engineering Management Technology you will be prepared for several introductory level technician positions in electronics and electrical engineering.  Or use the degree as a gateway to obtaining the next level of education in the Bachelors of Science in Engineering Management.
  • How long is the Associate of Arts in Engineering Management Technology online degree program? The online Associate in Arts in Engineering Management Technology from start to finish is designed to be completed in 24 months however, it could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take every term.  The total program credit hours are 61.
  • How much will the online Associate in Engineering Management Technology degree program cost? The undergraduate rate is $434 per credit hour, no additional institutional fees. UVI also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.
  • WHEN CAN I START? Courses begin monthly, so we’re ready when you are. Contact us at online@uvi.edu to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

Associate of Arts – Engineering Management Technology program outcomes.

After successfully completing the engineering management technology courses in this program, you will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools to narrowly defined engineering technology activities
  • Apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, electronics engineering and technology to engineering technology problems
  • Conduct, analyze and interpret experiments
  • Identify, analyze and solve narrowly defined technical problems
  • Function effectively on teams
  • Apply written, oral and graphical communication
  • Address professional, ethical and social responsibilities
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement

Curriculum

PROGRAM CORE:

UVI Online Course No : Course Name : Credits :
ELT3970 Digital Electronics/lab 4
Digital Electronics/lab (CSC1160 AND ELT4020) – This is an introductory course to the fundamentals of digital electronics. Topics include number systems and codes, logic gates, Boolean algebra, combinational circuits and PLCs. Sequential circuits are introduced. Circuits are implemented using circuit simulation software and also using a hardware description language.
ELT3980 Electronics I/ lab 4
Electronics I/ lab (ELT4010) – This foundational course in analog electronics introduces the student to the fundamentals of diode and transistor circuit analysis and design. Topics include semiconductors, diode theory and circuits, bipolar transistors, transistor biasing, AC models and voltage amplifiers. Circuit simulation software is used to analyze and design basic diode and transistor circuits.
ACC2110 Financial Accounting 4
Financial Accounting – This introductory financial accounting course introduces the student to the important role of financial accounting in modern business. The key role of financial accounting is to provide useful information to external users in order that a wide variety of economic decisions can be made. The course covers the theory and practice of accounting applicable to the recording, summarizing and reporting of business transactions. Topics include the different types of financial statements and accounts, asset valuation, revenue and expense recognition and appropriate accounting for asset, liability and capital accounts.
ELT4010 Fundamental Properties of AC Circuits/Lab 4
Fundamental Properties of AC Circuits/Lab (ELT4020 and MAT1430 ) – This course is a continuation of ELT4020. The student is introduced to the concepts and laws which describe the behavior of AC circuits. After an introduction to capacitive and inductive circuits, the behavior of RL, RC and RLC circuits is analyzed using circuit theories. Transformer theory is also covered. A circuit simulation tool is used to build and test AC circuits and to demonstrate the use of an oscilloscope.
ELT4020 Fundamental Properties of DC Circuits/ Lab 4
Fundamental Properties of DC Circuits/ Lab (MAT1400) – This is a comprehensive course on the properties of Direct Current (DC) circuits. Topics include electrical components, electrical quantities and units, voltage, current and resistance. Basic circuit principles are presented for the analysis of series and parallel circuits. Magnetism and electromagnetism is also covered. A circuit simulation tool is used to build and test circuits.
ELT 4040 Microprocessor Systems Engineering 4
Microprocessor Systems Engineering – This course provides a systems-level understanding of the 80X86 microprocessor and its hardware and software. A solid foundation is built which students can develop further as they gain more experience. Intel architecture microprocessor families are covered: 8088, 8086, 80286, 80386, 80486, and the latest Pentium processors. Students write practical programs and learn to plan, write, and test software solutions for real applications. A solid understanding of the role of the various types of memory on the modern microcomputer system is covered. Includes one (1) lab credit.
ACC2120 Managerial Accounting 3
Managerial Accounting Managerial Accounting(ACC2110) – This course is a continuation of Financial Accounting, shifting the focus from external reporting to internal needs of managers. Managerial accounting information helps managers accomplish three essential functions: planning, controlling and decisionmaking. The course provides students with an understanding of managerial accounting information to enable them to evaluate the usefulness of managerial accounting techniques in the real world. Topics include: managerial accounting terminology, budgeting, costing, breakeven analysis and cost-volume-profitability analysis. The methods of identifying and extracting relevant information from managerial accounting systems as an input to decision making and performance evaluation are stressed throughout the course.
MGT 3010 Principles of Business Management 3
MGT 3010 Principles of Business Management (BUS1120) – A study of the basic principles of business management emphasizing the decision-making approach; planning, organizing, directing, and control in the business enterprise. A history of the study of business management.
CSC1160 Programming Essentials 3
CSC1160 Programming Essentials – This course introduces problem-solving concepts needed for programming. It covers fundamental control structure such as the sequential structure, the selection structure and the repetition structure. The use of logic in designing programs has general application.
Program Core 32
Program Electives 0
Open Electives 1
General Education
SSS 1000 Student Success 1
SSS1000 Student Success – This course provides introduction and orientation to the nature of University education, functions and resources. Topics assist students obtain the necessary skills to attain their educational objectives. Emphasis is on Group process. 1 credit
COM 1190 Interpersonal Communications and Leadership Skills 3
COM 1190 Interpersonal Communications and Leadership Skills – This course explores the challenges of building and maintaining relationships through verbal, nonverbal language, conflict management, perception and listening skills. Ideas are applied to everyday aspects of interaction in both personal and professional relationships. The course also provides an in-depth perspective on communication and the role it plays in everyday challenges.
ENG1200 English Composition I 3
ENG 1200 English Composition I – The writing course that develops critical thinking, investigative research and coherent ideas through the writing of analytical, literary and critical essays and the intense text readings.
ENG2020 Technical Writing 3
ENG2020 Technical Writing – This course develops written communication skills with emphasis on understanding the writing process. Students will analyze readings and practice writing for personal and professional applications. This course satisfies the General Education requirement.
PHI 2000 Critical Thinking 3
PHI2000 Critical Thinking – This course examines critical thinking. Students learn the core skills of effective thinking then analyze argumentative processes, in order to identify weaknesses in thinking and overcome them. With a focus on critical reading, as well as critical thinking, this course prepares students to engage actively with their studies and in society.
GEN2990 General Education Capstone 3
GEN2990 General Education Capstone – This is the capstone coursework for the Virgin Islands general education program, and it serves a dual purpose. First, this course helps students’ bridge the gap between broadbased learning and discipline-specific education. Second, the course highlights and incorporates specific skills and knowledge attained through general studies and may assist students achieve a greater awareness of how knowledge is intertwined. Furthermore, students may better comprehend how to draw and apply information from experience thus leading them to become more actively engaged and socially aware citizens of various communities.
ELT 2010 Engineering and Ethics 3
ELT2010 Engineering and Ethics – This course places a strong emphasis upon internet research of case studies, professional codes of ethics and additional
tools for solving engineering ethics problems. The professional role that engineering and engineering technologists have to ethically serve society is an underlying theme.
MAT 1430 Pre-Calculus 3
Pre-Calculus (MAT 1400) – An intermediate level mathematics course on the basics of algebra and trigonometry. Topics include factorization, powers and exponents, radicals, quadratic equations, inequalities and absolute value, progressions, graphing, introduction to limits, and basic trigonometry.
MAT 1400 College Algebra 3
MAT 1400 College Algebra – This course provides an essential introduction to those aspects of algebra and function theory that are essential to the study of higher mathematics. The course introduces the basic concepts of radicals, equations and inequalities (both linear and quadratic), coordinate geometry and graphing techniques and exponential and logarithmic functions. Students will learn the basic concepts through examples with practical applications.
MAT 2350 Elementary Statistics 3
MAT2350 Elementary Statistics – This intermediate mathematics course presents methods in making analytical decisions using statistics. This course focuses on the characteristics of numerical and categorical data, methods of presentation, and descriptive statistics. Correlation and covariance are presented in the context of business analysis. The course also introduces students to basic methods of sampling and of making inferences using one or two independent samples.
PHY 2110 Physics I 4
PHY2110 Physics I (MAT 1430) This course provides an introduction to college physics, using an algebra-based approach. It is intended for students majoring in information systems, software engineering technology, computer science, computer engineering technology, and electronics engineering technology. The course covers a range of topics, concepts, and theories in general physics including kinematics and dynamics in 1D and 2D motion, forces and Newton’s laws of motion, work and energy, impulse and momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics, simple and harmonic motion, fluid dynamics, and temperature and heat. The course also introduces the student to applied physics and applies this to real-world problems of engineering. Includes one (1) lab credit.
Social Sciences Electives 3
Total Required General Education 32
Total General Education Electives 3
General Education Total 35

Program Snap Shot

Total Program Core Credits 32
Total General Education Credits 32
Total Electives 4
Program total 68

 

CAREER OUTLOOK

The skills you’ll learn from these engineering management program courses will prepare you for technician and management positions.

The median annual wage for architectural and engineering managers was $134,730 in May 2016.1

The median annual wage for industrial production managers was $97,140 in May 2016.2

Potential career paths and positions include:

Industrial Production Managers

Quality Control Systems Managers

Architectural and Engineering Managers

Industrial Engineering Technicians

1 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/architectural-and-engineering-managers.htm

2 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/industrial-production-managers.htm

Employers can include:

  • Multi-national corporations
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Technology firms
  • Manufacturing businesses
  • Government – local, state and federal