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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology Major, B.S. (Electronics Engineering Technology Concentration)

Department Information

Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology and Surveying
PO Box 70552
213 Wilson Wallis Hall
Johnson City, TN 37614
Phone: (423) 439-7822
Fax-Admin: (423) 439-7830
Fax-Faculty: (423) 439-7750
Web Address:

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 Bachelors of Science degree in Electronic Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of 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.

Transfer Policy

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:

  1. Coursework must have been taken at a regionally accredited two- or four-year institution.
  2. Coursework must be equivalent to an ETSU course; if not, it will count as elective credit.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Electronics Engineering Technology Concentration

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.

Students Transferring into Electronics Engineering Technology Concentration

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.

Graduation Policy

Each Engineering Technology student must successfully complete (pass) the Exit Exam in their respective concentrations to graduate.  Once a student has completed and submitted their graduation application they can schedule an appointment for the Exit Exam with the ETSU testing center.  Exit Exams are typically administered during the last month of each Spring and Fall semesters.  Students who do not successfully complete (pass) the Exit Exam in the first attempt can retake the exam, there is no limit to the number of times a student can take the Exit Exam as long as it is scheduled within the administration time-frame.  Students are advised to take the Exit Exam as soon as eligible in case a scheduled retake is necessary.

Degree Requirements: 128 credits

General Education 41-42 credits
Major Total Requirement 87 credits
     Major Core    (15 credits)
     Concentration    (46 credits)
     Electronic Electives    (11 credits)
     Specialty Electives    (11 credits)
     Culminating Experience    (4 credits)
TOTAL 128 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: ENTC-BS (ELEC)  

General Education Requirements   

These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.

Major Specific courses listed in General Education Requirements:

Total Requirements for Engineering Technology Major: 87 credits

Electronics Engineering Concentration Requirements: 46 credits

Electronics Electives: 11 credits

Choose 11 credits from the following:

Specialty Electives: 11 credits

Choose one (1) area of courses for a total of 11 credits:

Culminating Experience: 4 credits

No Minor Required

Additional Information

Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements. 

Most minors range from 18-24 credits. Those few minors with more than 24 credits may affect the number of free electives allowed.

International Student Seminar Policy

International Students : Must complete 4 credits of International Student Seminar  as part of their undergraduate program.