Fairleigh Dickinson University
School of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Overview of SEET Programs

Programs and Degrees

  Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering 
  Engineering Technology Undergraduate Programs 
  Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology 
  Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology 
  Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology 
  Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology 
  Master of Science in Electrical Engineering 
  "Bridge Program" 
  Master of Science in Computer Engineering 
  Combined B.S./M.S. Programs 
  Certificate Programs 
 

Fairleigh Dickinson University's School of Engineering and Engineering Technology provides programs that train students for entry into the profession of engineering, either as engineers or engineering technologists.
The program provides students with analytical skills and up-to-date technical knowledge to solve the problems of society and meet the constantly changing needs of industry.
The School offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to students with diverse ethnic and national backgrounds.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree curriculum prepares graduates for entrance into the profession of electrical engineering by providing them a varied and balanced educational experience with an appropriate combination of theoretical and practical skills. Students are provided with a strong foundation in mathematics, basic sciences, computer and design skills, the engineering sciences and liberal arts. A stimulating course of study is maintained by offering students a reasonable variety of elective choices. 

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. 

 

Engineering Technology Undergraduate Programs

The four-year Bachelor of Science degree programs in civil engineering technology, construction engineering technology, electrical engineering technology and mechanical engineering technology are designed to serve the needs of industry. These curricula consist of an integrated sequence of undergraduate courses emphasizing the application of engineering and scientific knowledge, methods, technology and technical skills appropriate to each discipline. 

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.  

 

Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology 

The Construction Engineering Technology program serves the needs of the construction industry by educating and training students in the areas of building construction, including construction project design, development and management. 

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 

 

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology

The Civil Engineering Technology program prepares students in planning, designing and building infrastructure and facilities.  

Civil engineering technologists work in areas such as transportation, water systems, utilities, structures, pollution control, surveying, soil mechanics and foundations. 

 

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology

The Electrical Engineering Technology  The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology program provides students with the knowledge, skills and necessary training for designing and building electrical and electronic devices, systems and processes. 

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. 

 

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology program prepares students to apply the principles of mechanics and energy to the design, manufacturing and operation of machinery and other mechanical devices. 

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. 

 

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering in class and on the web

Electrical Engineering is one of the most dynamic areas of modern technology. The practice of electrical engineering requires broad scientific knowledge, aptitude in a variety of modern mathematical techniques and an ability to synthesize. 

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. 

 

"Bridge Program"

A bridge program is provided for students from 2-Year Junior Colleges, 5-Year Junior Colleges, and 3-Year Junior or Technical Colleges in Taiwan to the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program. Students from these technical colleges in Taiwan may be admitted to the graduate program after they complete certain undergraduate courses as determined by an academic advisor. Upon completion of these required undergraduate courses, the students proceed to take the graduate courses required for the degree. 

 

Master of Science in Computer Engineering

The Master of Science in Computer Engineering is SEET's newest degree program, replacing the computer engineering concentration in the Systems Science program; it features an appropriate mix of computer science and electrical engineering courses. 

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. 

 

Combined B.S./M.S. Programs to save credits

 

Certificate Programs

 

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