The Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) program emphasizes the application of electrical/electronics principles and devices and computer hardware and software. Graduates of the ECET program are involved in product development and improvement, system development, management, manufacturing and engineering operational functions, in a wide variety of companies in the computer, telecommunications, medical electronics and other technical fields. Graduates also have positions in technical sales and customer service, and a significant percentage continue their studies and earn graduate degrees in engineering or management.

The placement of graduating students has been excellent. This program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC of ABET),

Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the Professional Engineer’s examination in New Jersey with the appropriate experience, as determined by the New Jersey Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors ( Graduates of the program are also eligible to pursue graduate degrees in biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, engineering management, management or related areas and students may participate in the BS/MS Program ( The full four-year curriculum for the program is shown below. Students who wish to enter the program as a transfer student are typically students with an A.A.S. degree in Electrical Engineering Technology and should have completed most or all of the courses, or their equivalents, in the first two years of the program as shown below. In the case of all students, both four-year and transfer, a minimum of 129 credits is required for graduation.

Program Educational Objectives

  • Our graduates will establish productive careers in technology-based organizations in such diverse positions as design, manufacturing, teaching, management, system engineering and sales.
  • Our graduates will participate in lifelong learning activities including graduate school and other professional education.

Student Outcomes

  • an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of their disciplines to broadly-defined engineering technology activities
  • an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies
  • an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes
  • an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives
  • an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team
  • an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems
  • an ability to apply written, oral and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  • an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development
  • an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity
  • a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context
  • a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement
  • the application of digital and analog circuit design, computer software, and embedded systems to the development of electrical and computer systems;
  • the ability to analyze and develop communications, control, computer, or power systems
  • the ability to apply project management techniques to computer and electrical systems.
  • the ability to utilize statistics/probability, transform methods and differential equations in support of electrical and computer systems
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterTerm Credits
MATH 138 General Calculus I 3
PHYS 102 General Physics 3
PHYS 102A General Physics Laboratory 1
CS 106 Roadmap to Computing Engineers 3
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
MET 103 Engineering Graphics and Intro. to CAD 2
ET 101 Introduction to Engineering Technology 0
FRSH SEM Freshman Seminar 0
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
MATH 238 General Calculus II 3
PHYS 103 General Physics 3
PHYS 103A General Physics Laboratory 1
ECET 201 Circuits I 3
ECET 215 Introduction to Digital Electronics 3
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
 Term Credits16
Second Year
1st Semester
ECET 202 Circuits II 3
Technical Elective (200 level or higher) 3
CPT 315 Computer Architecture for Computer Technology 3
EPS 202 Society, Technology, and the Environment (or Rutgers Equivalent GUR Elective) 3
Select one of the following: 3
The Pre-Modern World  
The Modern World  
The Twentieth-Century World  
Physical Education 1
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
ECET 205 Fundamentals of Analog Electronics 3
ECET 214 Introduction to Communications 3
Technical Elective (200 level or higher) 3
ECON 201 Economics 3
Free Elective 3
Physical Education 1
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
MATH 309 Mathematical Analysis for Technology 4
ECET 303 Circuit Measurements 2
ECET 311 Embedded Systems I 3
ECET 365 Digital Logic and Circuit Design 3
ENG 352 Technical Writing 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
MATH 322 Differential Equations for Applications 3
ECET 411 Embedded Systems II 3
ECET 300 Circuit Analysis: Transform Methods 3
ECET 305 Integrated Circuit Applications 3
ECET 344 Numerical Computing for Engineering Technology 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits18
Fourth Year
1st Semester
ECET 401 ECET Senior Project I 2
MATH 305
Statistics for Technology
or Industrial Statistics
MGMT 390 Principles of Management 3
PHIL 334 Engineering Ethics and Technological Practice: Philosophical Perspectives on Engineering 3
ECET Technical Elective 3
ECET Technical Elective 3
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
CHEM 301 Chemical Technology 3
ECET 402 ECET Senior Project II 1
MNET 414 Industrial Cost Analysis 3
Capstone Seminar Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level):GUR Elective 3
Technical Elective (300 level or higher) 3
Technical Elective (300 level or higher) 3
 Term Credits16
 Total Credits129

Focus Areas

The following groups of courses are designed to focus on specific areas of industry. Students are not required to declare a focus area.

Biomedical Focus

ECET 440Clinical Internship3
BME 302Mechanical Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering3
BME 489Medical Instrumentation3
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Telecommunications
Networking Applications
Transmission Systems

Communications Focus

ECET 415Fundamentals of Telecommunications3
ECET 416Networking Applications3
ECET 418Transmission Systems3

ECET Technical Electives

ECET electives are 300 and 400 level courses offered by the ECET program that are not previously required courses within the program. All ECET students are required to take at least two of these courses for their degree. ECET elective courses taken in addition to the two required can fill any of the elective requirements.

ECET 350Computerized Industrial Controls3
ECET 412Power Generation and Distribution3
ECET 415Fundamentals of Telecommunications3
ECET 416Networking Applications3
ECET 418Transmission Systems3
ECET 440Clinical Internship3
ECET 444Technology Applications of Object-Oriented Programming3

Technical Electives

Technical electives can be satisfied only bt courses with a technical subject matter; this excludes humanities, history, economics, social sciences, literature, and any other non-technical subject. In general, the following subjects qualify as technical: BME, BIOL, CPT, CS, IT, MATH, PHYS, R120, R460, MNET. Except CPT 310 Computer Design Fundamentals for Computer Technology or CPT 315 Computer Architecture for Computer Technology or MATH 305 Statistics for Technology or MATH 309 Mathematical Analysis for Technology or MATH 322 Differential Equations for Applications or CHEM 301 Chemical Technology or MNET 315 Industrial Statistics or MNET 414 Industrial Cost Analysis.

Free Electives

Free electives may be satisfied by any course offered at the university. The ECET program contains two free electives, one at the 200 or higher level and one at the 300 or higher level.

Co-op Work Experience (Internship)

Co-op Work Experience is not required as part of the ECET program, although it is highly recommended. Students can participate in a sixteen-week paid internship at a variety of local companies. Students who pass Co-op can use the credit to fulfill any of the six non-ECET required electives.

To apply for Co-op students must first visit the Career Development Services office at NJIT and fill out a Co-op application. The application will be sent to your academic advisor for approval and you will be notified of the decision.

Co-op Classes

The ECET Co-op classes are ECET 395 Co-op Work Experience I and ECET 495 Co-op Work Experience II. Sudents may take up to two Co-op courses; however only the first Co-op counts for course credit towards a degree. ECET 395 Co-op Work Experience I is three credits. ECET 495 Co-op Work Experience II is zero credits and is used for a students second Co-op.

This curriculum represents the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student is advised to register.  A full-time credit load is 12 credits.  First-year students are placed in a curriculum that positions them for success which may result in additional time needed to complete curriculum requirements. Continuing students should consult with their academic advisor to determine the appropriate credit load.