Program Codes: EET.AAS
Associate in Applied Science
Electrical Engineering Technology graduates find employment opportunities in the design, manufacturing and maintenance of everything from nano-bots to supercomputers. Many industries employ electrical engineering technicians including bio-medical, robotics, controls, telecommunication, utilities, audio and consumer electronics, and manufacturing and service of every kind.
Below are required courses and recommended course groupings and sequences for program completion. Courses may have prerequisite and corequisite requirements. Check course descriptions for details.
MAT-013 or passing score on the College placement test
Emphasis is on those topics from algebra and trigonometry that best prepare students for the first course in calculus. The areas of study are algebraic and transcendental functions and their graphs. Of special interest are polynomials, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions. Additional topics include vectors, polar coordinate systems, matrices and determinants. TI83/84 graphing calculator required.
Appropriate score on the College placement test and/or satisfactory score on the diagnostic examination, “C” or better in MAT-014 or departmental approval
Through a variety of writing projects requiring competence in clear, correct, and effective English, students use inferential and critical skills in the process of composing documented essays. Extensive reading materials serve as structural models and as the bases for discussion and for the writing of essays involving response, analysis, and synthesis.
RDG-011 may be taken as a co-requisite if not previously completed with a grade of "C" or better.
Study of electrical and electronic devices and circuits. Topics include: current and voltage, energy and power, AC/DC and elementary electronic circuits, electrical safety, wiring and electric motors. Computers are used for simulation and analysis of electric circuits. Theory is supplemented by laboratory experimentation.
MAT-013 or appropriate score on College placement test
MAT 014 or higher level
Presents fundamental ideas of calculus such as the derivative, integral and their applications. Topics include fundamentals of analytic geometry. The first course in a sequence of calculus courses intended for the student interested in mathematics, engineering and the natural, physical and social sciences. TI83/84 graphing calculator required.
A grade of “C” or better in ENG-121
Continuation of ELT 105. Topics include: Electric circuits theorems, capacitance and inductance type devices, operational amplifier and transistor circuits. Computers are used in the analysis of electric circuits. Theory is supplemented by laboratory experimentation.
ELT-105 with a grade of "C" or higher
A study of a digital electronic circuits and systems. Introduces number system and Boolean Algebra topics. Digital electronic circuits and systems are analyzed and designed. Topics covered are: logic gates, Flip-Flops, registers, counters, arithmetic logic circuits, memories and various logic families.
This is an introductory programming course using the C++ programming language. Students are introduced to algorithm development and problem solving techniques. Fundamental topics of computer programming are discussed, including: data types, operators, input/output, arrays, and control structure (such as: selection, repetition and functions). No previous programming experience is required. This course is required for engineering technology students. Computer science majors may not take this course.
Emphasizes theoretical models and basic physical principles. The course is precalculus based and uses some basic calculus in the development and applications of physical principles in a scientific environment. Students will use computers in the laboratory for developing programming skills for the analysis of experimental data. Topics include kinematics, dynamics, conservation of energy and momentum, waves, temperature and heat and thermodynamics. The first semester of a two-semester college-parallel sequence for liberal arts science and pre-professional students.
This course is to be taken in conjunction with General Physics I and is the first semester of a two semester laboratory university-parallel sequence for liberal arts science and pre-professional students. Students will make measurements and develop an understanding of the errors in those measurements and the final result. The importance of maintaining a laboratory notebook is emphasized as well as accurate and concise reporting of the data and results; data interpretation is also emphasized. The computer is used of data acquisition and analysis. Laboratory safety is also discussed.
A study of the hardware, software, interfacing and programming of a contemporary microcomputer. Students demonstrate the application of the microcomputer through laboratory projects. For Electrical Engineering Technology students.
Continuation of ELT 110. Study of time-domain and frequency-domain concepts as it relates to passive and active circuits and systems. Additional topics such as power supply applications, power control and power amplifier circuits are studied. Computers are used for simulation and analysis of electronic circuits. Laboratory experiments are used to supplement the studies of electronic circuits and to verify analytical results.
A study of various types of data communication systems including WANS and LANS, system components, network structures and interface techniques are examined. Transmission codes and multiplexing methods are emphasized. Extensive laboratory work includes use of protocol analyzers, installation of networks, hardware and software troubleshooting
Emphasizes theoretical models and basic physical principles. The course is precalculus-based and uses some basic calculus in the development and applications of physical principles in a scientific environment. Students will use computers in the laboratory for developing programming skills and for the analysis of experimental data. Topics include electro-statics, direct current circuits, electromagnetism, alternating currents, electromagnetic waves, geometrical and physical optics, quantum theory, atomic physics and nuclear physics. The second semester of two-semester college-parallel sequence for liberal arts science and pre-professional students.
This course is to be taken in conjunction with General Physics II and is the second semester of a two semester laboratory university-parallel sequence for liberal arts science and pre-professional students. Students will make measurements and develop an understanding of the errors in those measurements and the final result. The importance of maintaining a laboratory notebook is emphasized as well as accurate and concise reporting of the data and results; data interpretation is also emphasized. The computer is used of data acquisition and analysis. Laboratory safety is also discussed.
Capstone project course where students will work in teams to design, build, test and present a working prototype project using electronics and embedded computer technology. Students will use schematic capture and printed circuit board layout software. Students will develop concepts and specifications, select component, analyze costs, do scheduling and planning, fabricate and assemble printed circuit boards and prepare a written report and oral presentation.
A study of Electronic Communication Systems. An introduction to signal processing methods, analog and digital modulation techniques, radio receivers, transmitters and microwave principles and antennas.
Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Humanities (GE HUM).
Contact Name: Associate Professor Thomas Sabol, department chair
Contact Phone: 732.906.2586
Contact Email: TSabol@middlesexcc.edu
Department Web: https://www.middlesexcc.edu/engineering-technologies/
Many four-year colleges and universities will apply many of the courses students have taken toward a bachelor’s degree. The College also has a Joint Admissions agreement with The New Jersey Institute of Technology which will allow students, upon graduation from this program, to enter the B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology program with junior standing.
They develop skills and the understanding of the theory of electronics. Students develop skills in design, analysis, and the manufacture of electronic and computer equipment through courses that combine laboratory and classroom experience. The laboratories are equipped with modern industrial-grade equipment and provide for a great variety of applications of knowledge.
Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or completion of the appropriate course.
Once students complete developmental coursework (if needed), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study. They can shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions. They can complete the certificate in three semesters.