Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology

Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology

Program Overview

CA (24-25 credits), AS (61-62 credits), and a pathway to a BS degree.
What is ECET?  The Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) program is designed to train students in theory and practical skills for application-oriented engineering technology careers. Students typically engage in hands-on experiments and real-world projects to solve practical problems or create tangible outcomes.
Theory: Electronic Circuit Analysis (DC, AC), Digital Computer Technology, Computer Programming (Java, Python, MATLAB, C++), Computer Networking, Optics.
Practical Skills: Soldering, Solidworks (Computer Aided Design), Simulink (Graphical programming environment for modeling, simulating and analyzing multi domain dynamical systems), 3D-printing, Arduino (Microcontroller), Adaptive Optics.

A pathway to a bachelor's degree?
UHMC established a transfer partnership with the University of Arkansas Grantham (UAG). For those who want to pursue a bachelorʻs degree, completing the associate in science degree in ECET is also the first step leading to the online Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology (BS ELET) offered at the University of Arkansas Grantham (UAG), which is ABET* accredited.This online option provides flexibility for students who want to stay on Maui and /or may need to balance their studies with other commitments.
*Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

How long does it take?
The time to complete the AS degree in ECET varies. To obtain the associate degree in two years, students need to take an average of 15 credits/semester, and place into ENG 100 (Composition I) and MATH 103 (College Algebra).

What will AS ECET graduates do?
Assist engineers in design, assembling, and testing of prototypes. Install, diagnose, test, maintain and repair computer systems; digital communication equipment; industrial control systems to include motor controllers, program logic controllers, sensors, and robotics; communication systems; and various common and advanced electronic equipment/systems.

What careers for AS ECET graduates?
AS ECET graduates may work in industries that include, but are not limited to, electronics, control systems, robotics, aerospace, biotechnology, communications, entertainment, industrial, medical, energy, power, semiconductor, microprocessors, alternative energy, and transportation.

What jobs for AS ECET graduates?
AS ECET graduates may be hired as entry-level electronic/electro-optic technicians, renewable energy technicians, telecom/network technicians, and any positions in organizations that specialize in electronic design, manufacturing, service, and development.
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ECET Projects

NASA RockOn!: Participants in RockOn! receive instruction on the basics required to develop a scientific payload for flight on a suborbital rocket.
CanSat competition: Teams must be able to design and build a space-type system, following the approved competition guide, and then compete against each at the end of two semesters to determine the winners.
Autonomous Vehicle Project (AVT): Learn the basics of mechanical systems, electrical systems, and software to build, operate, and control a small autonomous vehicle to meet the evGrandPrix competition requirements.

Tuition & Costs

  • Overall cost of program $8,400
  • Additional COST: Books, Materials, & Supplies $150


View our current scholarship opportunities. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.


Project Kaihuwaʻa Scholarship Programs (KSPI and KSPII)
ECET majors may apply to the KSP that target low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need pursuing STEM degrees at UHMC. Students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (for KSPI) or 2.5 (for KSPII) are eligible for the scholarships. Scholarships amounts of up to $10,000 per year follow the students until graduation.  Contact Program Coordinator Elisabeth Dubuit at edubuit@hawaii.edu for more information.

Take The Next Step

Request more information about this program or contact:


Elisabeth Dubuit, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator
Phone: 808 984 3706
Email: edubuit@hawaii.edu

Jung Won Park, Ph.D.

Jung Won Park, Ph.D., Professor
Phone: 808 984 3423
Email: parkjung@hawaii.edu

Eri Nomura

ECET Counselor
Phone: 808 984 3497
Appointments: 808 984 3306
Email: eri4@hawaii.edu


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