Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) Objectives and Student Outcomes

ECET Objectives

The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are aligned with the Institution’s mission to serve the educational needs of New Mexico’s diverse population through comprehensive programs of education, research, extension education, and public service. As the state’s land grant university, it is the responsibility of educational programs, especially those in engineering technology, to prepare students to enter the local and regional workforce and engage them in community service along the way. And are further defined below:

  1. Graduates will be proficient in the following areas: Digital and analog circuits, power technology, electronic instrumentation, computer hardware, infrastructure, software, and programming languages including HDL.
  2. Graduates will continue their professional training and adapt to changes in the workplace though additional education, formal or informal.
  3. Graduates will show an awareness of ethical, societal and professional responsibilities.

ECET Student Outcomes

Graduates in the NMSU Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology program will have:

An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology, including:
  1. Digital circuit analysis and design techniques, analysis of analog and digital electronics, architecture and applications of computer systems, network infrastructures, and the building, testing, operation and maintenance of electronic, instrumentation, communications, control, power systems, and computer systems (both hardware and software).
  2. The use of application software and operating systems; and the analysis, design, testing, development, and documentation of computer programs in support of electronic, instrumentation, communications, control, power and computer systems.
  3. The applications of physics and natural sciences to electrical/electronic(s) circuits and computer systems in a rigorous mathematical environment. The ability to utilize statistics, probability, transform methods, discrete mathematics, applied differential equations and integral calculus in support of electrical/electronic(s) and computer systems.
  4. Project management techniques and teamwork necessary for successful electronic and computer system designs and implementations, and the effective use of communication skills to prepare and present technical documentation.


Assessment and Evaluation Plan for Program Outcomes

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology with an ECET emphasis will exhibit the skills and characteristics specified under the Department’s Program Outcomes. These Outcomes will be evaluated via the following Assessment Tools: