The curriculum also prepares students for further study at the graduate level in either electrical engineering or in related scientific, technical or professional disciplines. It is also an excellent foundation for students who wish to enroll in an MBA program, or to enter law or medical school. The program encourages students to be aware of societal problems and needs and helps them develop problem-solving skills while maintaining high professional standards and ethics.
The curriculum provides students with an engineering design experience that expands in breadth and depth as they progress through their studies. This experience is introduced early in the curriculum. Simple design examples are presented in freshman classes. Students begin to learn basic AC and DC circuits, operational amplifiers, three-phase circuits, two-port networks, filters and system analysis in a three course sequence in circuit theory and systems. This allows them to design complex linear and nonlinear analog electronic circuits and devices in a three-course sequence in electronics. Students also design digital systems involving logic gates, counters, shift registers, multiplexers, demultiplexers, encoders and decoders and advance to the design of microprocessor-embedded systems in a sequence of courses in digital logic and computer system design. The design of digital filters is conducted in the Digital Signal Processing course. The new curriculum will provide a new required sequence of courses in communication systems.
A major engineering design experience is obtained through the electrical engineering integrated laboratory experience. In the newly-revised curriculum, EE Labs I,II,III have been replaced by a laboratory portion in many courses. These course segments help students acquire experimental, design and computer simulation skills and integrate theory with practice. Design examples include the development of servo systems, waveshaping circuits, data conversion circuits, high-frequency circuits, amplifier circuits, controllers and adaptive filters. As a culmination of their design experience, senior students are required to successfully design a complete system in the Electrical Engineering Project course by utilizing their past course work, by following professional practice and by exercising\ sound engineering judgment.
The program offers a modern, simulating curriculum with elective courses in areas such as communications, power, computer engineering, automation and lightwave technology, as well as the opportunity for one or two co-op experiences. These electives allow the student to develop design skills in advanced technical areas. Students follow a curriculum that is tailored to their professional interests in consultation with the electrical engineering faculty.
The electrical engineering curriculum is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore MD 21202-4012; telephone: (410) 347-7700.
The curricula are designed to educate and train individuals for industrial positions requiring a sophisticated, but applied technical orientation. Graduates will be capable of solving design and applied engineering problems, as well as performing managerial, business and sales functions. The engineering technology faculty maintain excellent communication with industry and encourage students to gain industrial experience. Laboratory and industrial-oriented project assignments complement the lectures and recitations throughout the program to provide those learning opportunities necessary for the contemporary engineering technologist.
The four-year Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission (TAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
The four-year baccalaureate degree curricula in civil engineering technology, electrical engineering technology and mechanical engineering technology are designed for engineering technology students starting at Fairleigh Dickinson University as freshman. These students begin their first two years of study in their discipline and then continue through the corresponding TAC of ABET-accredited upper two-year programs.
Also, the curricula provide an opportunity to graduates of two-year programs in technology with an A.A.S. or the equivalent in the appropriate discipline to continue their studies. Three upper two-year programs are available: civil engineering technology, electrical engineering technology, and mechanical engineering technology. Transfer credits for associate degree programs will be evaluated independently for each applicant.
The three upper two-year programs are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore MD 21202-4012; telephone: (410) 347-7700.
It encompasses the entire construction process-managing people, machines, and money in the civil engineering and construction industry.
The graduates of this program work in the construction industry as contractors, field supervisors, project managers, job superintendents, estimators, safety specialists, schedulers and examiners
Civil engineering technologists work in areas such as transportation, water systems, utilities, structures, pollution control, surveying, soil mechanics and foundations.
Electrical engineering technologists find employment in such areas as computer systems and networks, electronics, telecommunications, power generation and distribution, controls, instrumentation and automation. Activities include design, liaision, installation, maintenance, services and sales.
Employment opportunities for mechanical engineering technologists are in power generation, process control, production supervision, plant operation, manufacturing, quality assurance and reliability testing, test and field services, automotive industry, heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
The graduate program in Electrical Engineering enables the practicing electrical engineers to improve their skills needed in their jobs. It has a sufficiently broad-based program that permits graduates of other science, engineering, or technology programs to enter the program.
In addition, it provides a sufficient number of courses in selected areas - particularly computers and communications - that permit in-depth study geared toward particular job requirements or toward anticipated Ph.D. research.
Students who wish to pursue this program often work in such areas as production, maintenance, and design of computers and their related peripheral systems. They also operate computers to solve scientific and engineering problems.
Logic and Computer Circuits, System Design, Neural Networks, Microprocessor Design, Computer Architecture, Computer Aided Analysis and Design, Computer Communication networks are examples of the courses offered for students who major in this curriculum.