Bachelor of Science – Electronics Engineering Technology

OVERVIEW

Want to work in a technical field where you can work with your hands?  You can do it with the online Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology online degree program at the University of the Virgin Islands.  This program will give you the fundamentals and advanced skills in circuit theory and design, analog Electronics, signal processing and microprocessor fundamentals.

What will I learn in the Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology online program?  The online electronics engineering technology degree program was designed to teach technical problem identification and analysis; problem solving or system design in a variety of technical roles; project management skills, ethical conduct, social awareness and teamwork

What careers can I pursue with an online Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology degree program? At completion of the Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology, you will be prepared to enter the electronics field and be prepared for tech positions like professional engineering technologists.

How long is the Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology online degree program? The Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology online degree program from start to finish is designed to be completed in 38 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 120.

How much will the online Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering 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.

 

Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology online degree program outcomes.

After successfully completing UVI’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology program, you will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools to broadly defined engineering technology activities
  • Apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, electronics engineering and technology to engineering technology problems
  • Conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes
  • Identify, analyze and solve broadly defined technical problems
  • Design electronic systems, components or processes for broadly defined problems
  • Function effectively on teams
  • Apply written, oral and graphical communication
  • Address professional, ethical, social, and global responsibilities and issues
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement

curriculum

PROGRAM CORE:

UVI Online Course No : Course Name : Credits :
ELT 3970 Digital Electronics/lab 4
ELT3970 Digital Electronics/lab (CSC1160 & ELT 4020) – 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.
CSC 1160 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
ELT4040 Microprocessor Systems Engineering/lab 4
ELT4040 Microprocessor Systems Engineering/Lab (ELT3970) – 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.
ELT 4020 Programming in C 4
CSC1170 Programming in C – This course is an introduction to programming using C. Topics include flow of control, functions and structured programming, pointers, arrays and file manipulation.
CSC 1170 Fundamental Properties of DC Circuits/Lab 4
ELT4020 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 4020 Fundamental Properties of AC Circuits/Lab 4
ELT4010 Fundamental Properties of AC Circuits/Lab – 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.
ELT 3980 Electronics I/Lab 4
ELT3980 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.
ELT 3990 Electronics II/Lab 4
ELT3990 Electronics II/Lab(ELT3980) – This course is the second in a two part sequence on electronic devices. Building on the principles of transistor operation in the first electronics course, this course continues with the analysis of power amplifiers, emitter followers, and differential amplifiers. JFETs and MOSFETs are also introduced. The performance of amplifiers is considered based on the frequency response. Exposure to the basics of operational amplifiers is introduced as preparation for optional further course work in op-amps. The course concludes with a treatment of oscillators and power supplies.
ELT 3030 Circuit Analysis 4
ELT3030 Circuit Analysis (ELT4010 & MAT 2420) – This course addresses advanced circuit theory, providing a strong foundation in engineering analysis. Topics covered include network theorems, time-domain circuit analysis using differential equations, and the sinusoidal steady-state. More advanced techniques for circuit analysis using Laplace transforms and the Fourier series and transforms are also covered.
ELT 3010 Analog Integrated Cir/Lab 4
ELT3010 Analog Integrated Cir/Lab (ELT 3990 & MAT 2410) – This in-depth course provides a thorough understanding of a variety of op-amps and integrated circuits and their applications. Topics include op-amp data sheets, frequency response of an op-amp, active filters and oscillators, and IC applications. A software circuit simulation tool is used to assist in the analysis and design of circuits.
ELT 4030 Instrumentation & Measurement Lab 4
ELT4030 Instrumentation & Measurement Lab (ELT3980, ELT 3990, & PHY 2120) – This course focuses on interfacing electronic systems to the environment and mechanical systems through a thorough introduction to pneumatic and electrical sensors and actuators, their specifications, and their designation in electrical drawings. Data acquisition systems are studied along with analog and digital signal conditioning, filtering, and analog to digital conversion. The basic process control system and the various types of controllers, including programmable logic controllers, are introduced.
ELT 4060 Signals & Systems Theory/Lab 4
ELT4060 Signals & Systems Theory/Lab (PHY 2120) – This course covers the theory and problem-solving skills required for the analysis of linear systems. Real-world applications and actual data provide concrete problems that reinforce intuition and critical thinking. Both continuous and discrete-time signals and systems are covered. Topics include Fourier analysis, convolution, filters and applications, modulation, sampling, signal reconstruction, Laplace transform, z-transform, and linear feedback systems. Software simulations are used to explore mathematical concepts introduced through theoretical frameworks.
ELT 4070 Technical Project Management 4
ETL4070 Technical Project Management – Introduction to the management of engineering projects. The design review process is presented as well as techniques for determination of requirements. Topics also include the product development life cycle, scheduling techniques, teamwork, and continuous improvement. A proposal for a senior project is the outcome of the course. To be taken in the senior year.
ELT 3020 Capstone Project 4
ELT3020 Capstone Project (ELT4070) – This course is a continuation of the project management course. The approved project proposal is executed through the design, building, testing, and presentation stages.
Program Core 53
Program Electives 11
Open Electives 0
General Education
SSS 1000 Student Success 1
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
COM1200 Introduction Public Speaking 3
COM 1200 Introduction Public Speaking – This course provides students with a broad overview of public speaking, including such topics as audience analysis, idea generation and development, speech organization/ delivery. Topics include effective introductions, conclusions and control over nervousness. In addition, students practice informative and persuasive speeches.
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.
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.
PHI2000 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.
MAT1400 College Algebra 3
MAT1400 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.
MAT1430 Pre-calculus 3
MAT1430 Pre-calculus – 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 2330 Discrete Math 3
Discrete Math (MAT 1430) – This course is designed for computer science and engineering students. Five major themes are interwoven throughout the course: mathematical reasoning, combinatorial analysis, discrete structures, algorithmic thinking, and applications and modeling. The course is specifically tailored to address the practical applications of discrete mathematics to problems of computer science and engineering.
MAT 2350 Elementary Statistics 3
Elementary Statistics (MAT 1400) – 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.
MAT 2410 Applied Calculus I 4
Applied Calculus I (MAT1430) – The course provides an introduction to calculus. Topics include limits, derivatives, concavity, applications of the derivative, integration, applications of integrations, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and integrating using parts and substitutions.
MAT 2420 Applied Calculus II 4
Applied Calculus II (MAT 2410) – An advanced Calculus course on integration, differential equations, parametric equations, polar coordinates, conic sections, dot and cross products, quadratic surfaces, partial derivatives, double and triple integrals, and vector calculus.
PHY 2110 Physics I 4
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.
PHY 2120 Physics II 4
Physics II (PHY 2110) – This introductory algebra-based physics course is intended for first- and second-year college students, especially those majoring in information systems, software engineering technology, computer science, computer engineering technology, and electronics engineering technology. The course continues Physics I and covers a range of topics, concepts, and theories in general physics including waves and sound, electric forces and electric fields, electric potential energy and the electric potential, electric circuits, magnetic forces and magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, alternating current (ac) circuits, electromagnetic (EM) waves, the wave nature of light including interference, special relativity, and the dual nature of particles and waves. The course also introduces the student to applied physics and applies this knowledge to real-world problems. Includes one (1) lab credit.
Humanities 3
Social Sciences 9
Total Required General Education 44
Total General Education Electives 12

Program Snap Shot

Total program Credits 53
Total General Education Credits 44
Total Electives 23
Program total 120

 

CAREER OUTLOOK

This electronics engineering technology degree will prepare you for the electronics and electrical engineering tech fields.
The median annual wage for electrical and electronics engineering technicians was $62,190 in May 2016.1
Potential career paths and positions include:

1 Electronics Engineering Technicians

2 Electrical Engineering Technicians

Employers can include:

  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Multi-national corporations
  • Financial institutions
  • Large-scale retailers
  • Major manufacturers
  • Government – local, state and federal

1 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/electrical-and-electronics-engineering-technicians.htm#tab-1