ecet

Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology (ECET)

Get hands-on with high tech. UH Maui College’s Engineering Technology program prepares students to work as engineering technologists in industries like telescope operations, high performance computing centers for scientific and engineering applications, energy production and distribution including photovoltaic and wind turbines, and system administration in a variety of sectors. A BAS degree in ENGT can be completed in 4 years* (8 full-time semesters).

DEGREES THAT CAN BE EARNED

Certificate of Competence (C))
Certificate of Achievement (CA)
Associate in Science (AS)

*Program length depends on student placement and credit load.

The Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) program, which leads to an Associate in Science degree, provides students with the skills and knowledge required for entry level employment within the high-technology industry as electronic /electro-optic technicians, renewable energy technicians, telecom technicians, and network system administrators. Students learn fundamental engineering concepts, computer programming, mathematics, and physics relevant to a wide variety of industries on Maui. Training, equipment, and supplies are provided for 3-D printing and circuit board fabrication. Software applications for circuit simulation, CAD, finite element analysis, and microprocessor control are utilized. The program requires written and verbal proficiencies and emphasizes laboratory competencies. Internship and job placement opportunities in a variety of engineering technology positions are provided.

The ECET program offers different levels of educational opportunity:
• Certificate of Completion for coursework in electronics and computer fundamentals.
• Certificate of Achievement with electronics, math, physics, and computer basics.
• Associate in Science degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology, including electro-optics instrumentation, adaptive optics for astronomical applications, detectors, robotics, and computer hardware.
• Lower division pathway to Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Engineering Technology (ENGT).

Scheduling is designed for a cohort of students to complete the AS degree program in four semesters. Courses prerequisite to the BAS require grade C or better.

ECET Admission Process
Admission requires the following steps: 1) Complete the COMPASS Math and English placement tests. 2) Schedule an application review counseling session to create an academic plan of study by contacting the program coordinator Mark Hoffman (markhoff@hawaii.edu, 984-3321) or the program counselor Kulamanu Ishihara (vorhies@hawaii.edu, 984-3272). Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. COMPASS scores are required for counseling. ECET courses require specific placement scores.

Upon successful completion of the ECET Program, the student should be able to:

  1. Analyze, design, and implement electro-optic systems, control systems, instrumentation systems, communication systems, computer systems, or power systems.
  2. Apply project management techniques to electrical/electronic(s) and computer systems.
  3. Utilize appropriate mathematics at the level of algebra and trigonometry to solve technical problems.
  4. Demonstrate critical engineering technology skills and experiences such as: making existing technology operate, creating/selecting new technology, troubleshooting, calibrating, characterizing, and optimizing.
  5. Demonstrate engineer’s way of thinking, analyzing technology as systems.
  6. Demonstrate engineer professional skills such as communication and managing projects.
  7. Demonstrate proficiency in the general education college core requirements: creativity, critical thinking, oral and written communication, information retrieval, quantitative reasoning.
  8. Demonstrate a respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
  9. Commit to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Electronics 101(3), 102(4)
Information & Computer Science 101(3)
Electronics 105(4), 106(4)
Mathematics 107(4)
Information & Computer Science 110(3)
English 100(3)
Physics 105(4) – Natural Science elective
All CA courses (22) plus:
Electronics 140(4), 161(3), 201(4), 205(4), 210(3), 212(3), 296(3)
Electronics/ICS 193v(1), 293v(1)
Information and Computer Science 111(4)
Sociology 100 or Psychology 100(3) – Social Science elective**
Electronics/ICS 193v(1), 293v(1)
Humanities elective (3) – 100 or above
BUS/COM 130 or COM 145(3) – Communication elective**

Full-time upper division students would take courses in this sequence:

First Semester (Fall)
*ETRO 105 Electronic Circuit Analysis I
*ICS 110 Intro to Computer Programming***
*ENG 100 Composition I
SOC 100 or PSY 100** – Social Science elective
Humanities elective – 100 or above
Total
Credits
4
3
3
3
3
16
Second Semester (Spring)
*ETRO 106 Electronic Circuit Anaylsis II
ICS 111 Intro to Computer Science I
*PHYS 105 Principles of Technology
*MATH 107 Math for Eletronics and Computers
Total
Credits
4
4
4
4
16
Third Semester (Fall)
ETRO 140 Computer Networking I
ETRO/ICS 193v Internship I
ETRO 201 Digital Computer Technology I
ETRO 210 Electronic Technology I
BUS/COM 130 or COM 145** – Communication elective
Total
Credits
4
1
4
3
3
15
Fourth Semester (Spring)
ETRO 161 Intro to Optics & Photonics – Technical elective**
ETRO 205 Digital Computer Technology II
ETRO 212 Electronic Technology II
ETRO 293v Engineering Technology Internship II
ETRO 296 Special Projects in Electronic Technology
Total
Credits
3
4
4
1
3
14
*Note: Courses required for the Certificate of Achievement.
**Note: Prerequisite to the BAS in Engineering Technology. Students not planning to pursue the BAS may see program advisor about another course.
***Note: ICS 101 with grade C or better or consent is a prerequisite for ICS 110.