Bachelor’s in Electronics Engineering Technology – Fairmont State University

The Bachelor’s in Electronics Engineering program at Fairmont State University prepares graduates to work in a wide variety of industries producing and/or using electrical and electronic equipment. Our instructional strategy is designed to produce graduates with knowledge, applied skills, and experiences in engineering technology, but also with problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, and communication skills required by modern industries.

The first two years provides students with a thorough understanding of Digital Electronics, Circuit Analysis, Electronic Devices, Machinery Controls, Programmable Logic Controllers, and Industrial Electronics. Coursework involves theoretical analysis, software simulation and hands-on applications.

The next two years builds on the knowledge and experiences of the first two years. Students will receive comprehensive training in communication systems, microcontrollers, advanced linear electronics, advanced automation systems, data acquisition and control systems. During the student’s senior year a capstone project applies learned principles to solve a current business or industry problem or develop some useful technical application.

Employment Opportunities
According to the United State Department of Labor, Electronic and Electrical Engineers median annual wage for year 2015 was $95,000 (1). Electrical and electronics engineers held about 315,900 jobs in 2014. Electrical and electronic engineers are mostly employed by industries designing, building equipment, research and development or engineering service firms. The industries that employed the most electronics engineers in 2014 were telecommunications, Federal government, engineering services, semiconductor, navigational, measuring, electro-medical, and control instruments manufacturing.

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