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B.S. Electronics Engineering Technology

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Norfolk State University
Bachelor of Science Electronics Engineering Technology (BS. EET)

The Electronics Engineering Technology program is designed to provide graduates with technical-management competencies needed for professional careers in science, technology, education and management. These careers often require a thorough understanding of electronic instrumentation, industrial controls, and communications.

Program Goals

The Electronics Technology program embraces the following goals: Attract and retain outstanding students. Prepare graduates for entry level technology, management and applied engineering positions related to Electronics Technology. Continually improve the cultural, educational and lifelong learning environment for students. Maintain a strong focus on student learning. Nurture and maintain program accreditation. Provide excellent facilities and equipment for developing students' abilities to solve problems and use technological methods.

Program Outcomes

The Electronics Engineering Technology program provides for student achievement of the following outcomes:

  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate professional communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team in an engineering technological environment.
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge of electronics theory, principles, and software tools as the basis for problem solving in designing, building, simulating, troubleshooting, and decision-making for digital logic and analog circuits.
  • Graduates will have ability to demonstrate entry level proficiency in applying circuit design software in designing and testing circuits.
  • Graduates will have the ability to integrate knowledge of science, mathematics, and electronics applications appropriate to workplace functions/responsibilities and employer expectations.
  • Graduates will be able to integrate knowledge of project management, communication skills, and tools for technological, Electronic Engineering Technology practice.
  • Graduates will have ability to employ global technologies to address social, economic and environmental issues.

Program Competencies

Students completing the Electronics Engineering Technology program will master the following competencies:

  • 1.1 Demonstrate the ability to write and present technical documents using appropriate visual materials.
  • 1.2 Prepare a professional presentation for a senior project.
  • 2.1 Use and interpret semiconductor data sheets to design, build and troubleshoot various digital logic circuits.
  • 2.2 Use data sheets to obtain information about various integrated circuit devices and design, build and, troubleshoot simple dc, ac and semiconductor circuits.
  • 2.3 Explain various analog and digital signal conditioning methods used in process control and demonstrate knowledge of typical analog and digital communications systems.
  • 3.1 Use C++ programming language syntax and semantics in transforming algorithms into code.
  • 3.2 Demonstrate general purpose test equipment using standard testing procedures and demonstrate computer control of instruments through Lab View.
  • 3.3 Design microprocessors programs to control devices.
  • 4.1 Demonstrate scientific reasoning, quantitative thinking and critical thinking in solving technical problems.
  • 4.2 Demonstrate competency in applying CAD software.
  • 5.1 Demonstrate effective project team work in planning, organizing, creating, executing, monitoring and controlling activities through final project completion via software and Gantt charts.
  • 5.2 Prepare a formal proposal against criteria for a project.
  • 6.1 Demonstrate an awareness of professional growth and commitment in addressing social, economic and environmental issues.
  • 6.2 Demonstrate ethical behavior and responsibility.
  • 6.3 Identify workplace safety issues, reporting requirements and problem solutions relating to people, materials, equipment, methods, and environment.

Program Assessment Measures

The methods used to assess student learning and advance students through the Electronics Engineering Technology program include, but are not limited to, the following: Senior Capstone project evaluations Capstone exams Pre-post tests Portfolios Co-op & Internship evaluations Embedded examinations

Student Performance

This program requires 120 credit hours to complete matriculation. The student retention rate for Fall 2020 through Fall 2021 was 80%. The six year student graduation rate is 38%. The average GPA is 2.92. The average years to complete the degree is 5.5 years. 

Average Salary

Students graduating from the Computer Engineering Technology Program reported a starting salary range from $48k–$70k in annual pay. Average salary calculated is $54,000. 

Job Positions and Promotions Achieved for Graduates

Initial Job After Graduation

Graduate Progression 2 - 5 Years  After Employment

Electrical Engineering Patent Examiner  

Engineer/Safety Recall Specialist 

Electronics Engineering Technologist 

Senior Communications Technical Specialist 

Information Technology Specialist 

Host Based Security System Administrator


Student Awards/Scholarships/ Internship Received

  • Internship: 
    Students obtained internship with the Waste Water Reclamation Facility, Henrico, VA., and Student obtained Internship at Jefferson Lab in Newport News.
  • Further Study: 
    Graduate obtained Graduate School admission, Material Science, Norfolk State University.