College of Business and Technology
Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Surveying
Engineering Technology Program Information
213 Wilson Wallis Hall
ETSU Box 70552
Johnson City, TN 37614
(423) 439-7822 (Voice)
(423) 439-7830 (Fax - Admin)
(423) 439-7750 (Fax - Faculty)
The Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Surveying, a unit of the College of Business and Technology [CBAT], is one of the largest and most academically diverse units of East Tennessee State University. The Department offers undergraduate degree programs in numerous concentrations, undergraduate minors in two areas, and graduate degree programs in three concentrations. The Engineering Technology program is accredited through ABET. Additionally, there are many majors and/or programs that are available through the Academic Common Market allowing out-of-state students to enroll at ETSU at in-state tuition rates.
The department’s administrative and faculty offices are housed in Wilson-Wallis Hall. www.etsu.edu/scitech/entc/index.htm
Work done for an Associate Degree will not substitute for 4xxx level work.
Electronics Engineering Technology Concentration
This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET (http://www.abet.org). This concentration emphasizes electronics specialties in the areas of Telecommunications and Instrumentation and Automation. It prepares individuals for job opportunities in all areas of electronics with selection of the general specialty.
General Program Information
To earn a degree from ETSU, there are specific course requirements established by ETSU, by the East Tennessee State University Board of Trustees, by each college, and by each department. All students must meet the degree requirements at each of these levels outlined in the following list:
University-level Degree and Graduation Requirements
Total Credit Hours for Degree: 128
General Education Requirements: 41 Credit Hours
Listed below are the categories and courses specified under East Tennessee State University Board of Trustees General Education Requirements. Note that certain courses are required for this degree, specific to this major. Thus, these courses will satisfy both a General Education requirement AND a requirement of this major. (Other majors may require different General Education courses.) Where specific courses are required for this major, only those courses are listed under the category. If there are no specific major requirements for a category, all course options appear.
9 credits, consisting of 6 credits of written composition and 3 credits of oral communication.
Complete both of the following:
Complete one of the following:
Humanities and Fine Arts
9 credits, consisting of 3 credits of literature, 3 credits of fine arts, and 3 credits of humanities electives.
Complete one of the following:
Complete one of the following:
Complete the following:
Social and Behavioral Sciences
6 credits, consisting of two of the following:
6 credits, consisting of both of the following:
8 credits, consisting of the following:
Students will enroll in the appropriate general education math course during their first calendar year of enrollment at ETSU. Students required to complete learning support in mathematics must enroll in a learning support-designated section (L01-L99) of MATH 1530 during their first 15 hours at ETSU (not including summer) unless they are also required to complete learning support in reading or writing. Students needing learning support in reading or writing in addition to learning support in math should enroll in MATH 1530-Lxx immediately upon completing their other learning support requirements. Additional information may be found on the University Advisement Center website www.etsu.edu/uac/learningsupport/
Technology Core Requirements: 19 Credit Hours
Electronics Engineering Concentration Requirements: 68 Credit Hours
Total Concentration Hours equal 68 including the 46 hours listed below.
Electronics Electives: 11 Credit Hours
Select courses from the following to complete 11 credits:
Specialty Electives: 11 Credit Hours
Select (1) One Area of courses to complete 11 credits:
MATH 1910 and MATH 1920 will satisfy the MATH 1720 , MATH 1840 , and MATH 1850 sequence. Students following this path will need to work with their advisor to find one additional hour of credit to make up for the one credit difference between these two paths.
All non-technology coursework such as English, mathematics, and science is evaluated for transfer by an analyst in the Office of Admissions. All technology coursework submitted for transfer will be analyzed by the department chair or the appropriate program coordinator. The following criteria apply:
- Coursework must have been taken at a regionally accredited two- or four-year institution.
- Coursework must be equivalent to an ETSU course; if not, it will count as elective credit.
- Only coursework for which a grade of C (2.0) or higher was earned will be accepted for transfer credit for courses in English, mathematics, science, and technology.
- No associate degree coursework will be accepted for Engineering Technology coursework at the 4xxx level.
Upon admission, the transfer student may consult the corresponding academic advisor for an agreement listing the coursework that must be successfully completed by the student.
Students contemplating the transfer of their technology-based associate degree should read the policy statement regarding transfer student admissions elsewhere in this catalog and confer with the corresponding academic advisor with the Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Surveying.
To Students Transferring into the Electronics Engineering Technology Program at ETSU
All students, including transfer students, must complete the published curriculum in electronics engineering technology in effect the year of their entry into the program. All students transferring into the B.S. degree electronic engineering technology program must take a minimum of four electronics courses that must include ENTC 3310 -Circuit Analysis. No associate degree coursework will be accepted for electronic coursework at the 4XXX level.
If the transfer student is from a program that is not accredited by ABET, the required minimum must also include ENTC 3320 -Electronics II. It is the students’ responsibility to provide evidence that the transferred coursework was completed at an ABET-accredited institution. (This information would usually be found in the school’s catalog.)