+ Electronics and Computer Technology
As industries become more automated and society becomes more dependent on electronic data communication, the demand increases for graduates with technical knowledge in electronics and computers. Bowling Green State University provides this knowledge through a progressive electronics and computer technology major.
Electronics and computer technology, accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), is a comprehensive study of diverse areas such as computer hardware and interfacing; digital communication and networking; computer-based instrumentation, data acquisition, and process control. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of physics, mathematics, and computer science to the study of electronics and computer technology. This knowledge is blended with a core study of industry, business, and liberal education to develop the whole person as well as flexibility for career responsibilities and advancement. An important component of this technology curriculum is a cooperative education program that integrates students' industrial employment with classroom academics.
Students may participate in the student section of the Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society (ISA) by attending technical meetings and exhibitions. They may also elect to become involved with the Electrical Manufacturing and Coil Winding Association (EMCWA) by attending and making presentations at its annual conference. Scholarships are available from both ISA and EMCWA. Students may also participate in the Electric Vehicle Institute, which is involved with the design and testing of hybrid vehicles.
Graduates of the major receive a bachelor of science in technology degree and enter careers as a systems engineer, computer engineer, network administrator, product development engineer, control systems engineer, or process engineer. Graduates may also choose to pursue a post-graduate degree.
Program-relevant learning outcomes of the electronics and computer technology major include:
- Technical knowledge and abilities in electronics and computer technology
- Familiarity with computer hardware and networking concepts
- Familiarity with process control and instrumentation concepts
- Knowledge of industrial and commercial applications of importance to electronics and computer technology
- Functional understanding of business and management techniques