Electrical Engineering Technology/Computer Technology

  • About this program

    Engineering Technology requires the application of engineering and scientific knowledge and methods combined with technical skills in support of engineering activities. Graduates may work in a variety of areas including engineering design, manufacturing, field service, testing and sales and may work in management positions related to engineering, manufacturing and computer technology. The programs at UNH Manchester are designed to meet the needs of both full and part-time students with a mix of classes scheduled during the day and in the evening.

    The Engineering Technology Program at UNH Manchester offers only junior- and senior-level coursework. Students admitted to this program must have an appropriate associate degree from the New Hampshire Technical Institute or an equivalent institution accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, or with permission from the department, show academic evidence of ability to successfully complete the requirements of this calculus based program

    The UNH Manchester Engineering Technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, Tel: 410-347-7700.

    For information about the Engineering Technology Program, contact B.S. Engineering Technology Program Chair and Program Coordinator for the Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) and the EET Computer Technology Option, Professor David A. Forest, at 603-641-4322 or by email to david.forest@unh.edu.

  • Program of Study

    Students may major in Electrical Engineering Technology or Electrical Engineering Technology with a concentration in Computer Engineering Technology. All entering EET students should have completed mathematics through Differential and Integral calculus - (Calculus I & II). Students without Calculus II will be required to take ET 630 - Analytical Methods in Technology. Students with Calculus II may have ET 630 waived, although it is recommended that it still be taken as there are other useful topics covered.

    Students must complete a minimum of 128 credits and satisfy the University’s Discovery Program.

    EET Course Sequencing

    Third Year

    Fall Semester
    ET 630*
    ET 677
    ET 680
    Discovery Course

    Spring Semester
    ET 671
    ET 674
    ET 625
    CS 410
    Discovery Course

    Fourth Year

    Fall Semester
    ET 733
    ET 790
    ET 791
    ET 762
    Discovery Course

    Spring Semester
    ET 734
    ET 788
    ET 791
    ET 655+
    Discovery Course

    EET/CET Course Sequencing

    Third Year

    Fall Semester
    ET 630*
    ET 601
    ET 717
    Discovery Course

    Spring Semester
    ET 671
    ET 676
    ET 625
    EET/CET Elective
    Discovery Course

    Fourth Year

    Fall Semester
    ET 733
    ET 790
    ET 791
    ET 707
    Discovery Course

    Spring Semester
    ET 734
    EET/CET Elective
    ET 791
    ET 655
    Discovery Course

    * ET 630 can be waived if taken Calculus II, although it does cover other topics outside calculus and would be beneficial to the student.

    + ET 655 can be taken in junior year if desired

    Electrical Engineering Technology (EET)
    ET 625, Technical Communications
    ET 630, Analytical Methods in Technology
    ET 655, ET Seminar Series
    ET 671, Digital Systems
    ET 674, Control Systems & Components
    ET 677, Analog Systems
    ET 680, Communications and Fields
    ET 697, Special Topics in Electrical Engineering Technology *
    ET 733, Business Organization and Law
    ET 734, Economics of Bus. Activities
    ET 762, Illumination Engineering
    ET 788, Introduction to Digital Signal Processing
    ET 790, Microcomputer Technology
    ET 791, Electrical Engineering Technology Project (Senior Capstone Project- 2 semesters- satisfies the Discovery Senior Capstone Experience requirement)

    CS 410, Introduction to Scientific Programming
    Discovery Program Requirements and Writing Intensive (WI) Requirement

    EET Computer Engineering Technology Option (EET-CET)
    ET 601, Data Structure & Databases
    ET 625, Technical Communications
    ET 627, Adv. Developmental Theory of E-commerce *
    ET 630, Analytical Methods in Technology
    ET 647, Adv. Perspectives in Programming
    ET 655, ET Seminar Series
    ET 667, Graphics and Animation *
    ET 671, Digital Systems
    ET 697, Special Topics in Electrical Engineering Technology/Computer Technology *
    ET 707, Object Oriented Design
    ET 717, Network Security
    ET 733, Business Organization and Law
    ET 734, Economics of Bus. Activities
    ET 737, Web Server Databases *
    ET 747, User Interface Design *
    ET 777, Adv. Distributed Programming Trends *
    ET 787, Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems *
    ET 790, Microcomputer Systems
    ET 791, Electrical Engineering Technology Project (Senior Capstone Project - 2 semesters - satisfies the Discovery Senior Capstone Experience requirement)
    Discovery Program Requirements and Writing Intensive (WI) Requirement

    * Technical electives

  • Faculty

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    David Forest

    Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology
    Engineering Technology Program
    Science & Technology Division
    University Center
    603-641-4322
    David.Forest@unh.edu

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    Michael Jonas

    Assistant Professor of Computing Technology Program and Engineering Technology Program
    Computer Science & Entrepreneurship
    Science & Technology Division
    University Center
    603-641-4352
    Michael.Jonas@unh.edu

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    Melissa Gould

    Administrative Assistant
    Engineering Technology Program
    Pandora
    603-641-4320
    Melissa.Gould@unh.edu

  • Educational Objectives

    Program educational objectives are the skills and abilities graduates are expected to demonstrate during the first few years of employment. EET and EET-CET program educational objectives include:

    1. Achieving employment in an EET and EET-CET-related position with appropriate title and compensation.
    2. Demonstrating EET- and EET-CET-related technical problem-solving skills.
    3. Functioning effectively in diverse and multidisciplinary teams.
    4. Communicating effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences.
    5. Adapting to changes in technology through continuous personal and professional development.
    6. Being capable of assuming increasing professional responsibility.
    7. Conducting all professional activities with integrity and demonstrating a sense of social and environmental responsibility.

  • Program Outcomes

    Student outcomes are the skills and abilities students are expected to demonstrate at graduation. Program outcomes for the EET and EET-CET program include:

    1. Using principles and tools of science, mathematics, engineering and technology to design, implement and evaluate solutions to complex technical problems.
    2. Developing electronic and computer systems using appropriate test equipment (with an awareness of related hardware and software issues) and using results of analyses to improve designs or methodologies.
    3. Successfully developing a meaningful hardware/software-based project considering ethical, social, economic and technical constraints.
    4. Communicating effectively both orally and in writing.
    5. Working effectively in a team environment.
    6. Developing research and problem-solving skills to support lifelong personal and professional development.
    7. Evaluating the broader effects of technology and identifying connections between technology and economics, politics, culture, ethical responsibility, social structure, the environment and other areas.

  • Articulation Agreements

    Engineering Technology Articulation Agreement with NHTI

    Students who earn an Associate degree at New Hampshire Technical Institute in Mechanical, Electronic, Computer, or Manufacturing Engineering Technology are automatically considered for admission to the UNH Manchester Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET) with majors in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology and Electrical Engineering Technology with a Computer Technology Option without having to complete a separate application. Students will need to complete the Dual Admit/Intent to Release Information form and file it with the registrar’s office at New Hampshire Technical Institute during the semester they intend to graduate. The registrar’s office at NHTI will in turn forward your file to the UNH Manchester office of admissions for processing.

    This articulation agreement allows faculty and advisors at both institutions to work with students throughout their college experience, making the transition from NHTI to UNH-Manchester a seamless process.

    Engineering Technology Articulation Agreement with Nashua Community College

    Students who earn an Associate degree at Nashua Community College in Computer Engineering Technology or Electronic Engineering Technology are automatically considered for admission to the UNH Manchester Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET) with majors in Electrical Engineering Technology and Electrical Engineering Technology with a Computer Engineering Technology Option without having to complete a separate application. Students will need to complete the Dual Admit/Intent to Release Information form and file it with the registrar’s office at Nashua Community College during the semester they intend to graduate. The registrar’s office at Nashua Community College will in turn forward your file to the UNH Manchester office of admissions for processing.

    This articulation agreement allows faculty and advisors at both institutions to work with students throughout their college experience, making the transition from NHTI to UNH Manchester a seamless process.

    Exceptions

    • Former UNH Students - If you have previously held degree status at UNH, but did not complete your degree at UNH, you will need to complete a separate Application for Readmission. UNH Readmit students seeking admission to our BSET or CIS program should contact the UNH Manchester Office of Admissions for a Readmit Application. Alternatively you may download this readmit application from the application forms page.
    • International Students - Please visit the International student section under Apply to UNH Manchester for all the necessary steps needed to complete an application for admissions at UNH Manchester.
  • STEM Scholarships

    Scholars in Science and Technology Program

    The UNH Manchester Scholars in Science and TEchnology (SST) program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program and administered by the University of New Hampshire at Manchester.

    The STEM scholarship is a renewable scholarship. The amount of the award varies based on the student's academic grade level and number of years in the program. Scholarships are typically renewable (pending funding) provided the students meets the requirements of the program.

    • Student interested in pursuing bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, Computer Information Systems, Engineering Technology, or be admitted in UNH Manchester associates program and demonstrate interest in STEM discipline.
    • Full-time Freshman, Sophomore and Junior students with minimum of 12 credits each semester
    • Maintain a minimum semester UNH GPA average of 2.75 and earn at least a C in every course
    • Must submit FAFSA and demonstrate financial need
    • Click here to apply and for more information

    Award Amounts:

    • Freshmen up to $3,000
    • Sophomore up to $4,000
    • Junior up to $5,000

    Visit our Financial Aid section for more information about the FAFSA, and look for more UNH Manchester Scholarships.

  • Advisory Board

    Engineering Technology
    Industrial Advisory Board Members (IAB)

    Angelo Arecchi - Labsphere
    Robert Arredondo - NHTI
    Barbara Bancroft - Nashua Comm. College
    Shawn Banker - Velcro
    Dave Beaudry - OSRAM
    JD Bell - Epe Corporation
    Dan Chloros - InfoWave Technologies
    John Gillespie - Retired
    Oliver Holt - BAE Systems
    Sterling Hough - NHTI
    Ken Jones - Retired
    Dave Lamprey - OSRAM
    David Luneau - ClassCo Inc.
    Frank Maliski - KleenLine Corp
    Keith McBrien GDS Associates
    Tom Royce - Websense
    Jeff Setrin - L-1 Identity Solutions
    Naveena Swamy - Robo Tech Center

  • Course Sequence

    The following is an example of a course sequence. The sequence may vary depending upon a student's academic history and transfer credits. Students should contact their academic advisor with specific questions.

    EET: Electrical Engineering Technology

    Third Year

    Fall Semester
    ET 630, Analytical Methods in Engineering Technology *
    ET 677, Analog Systems
    ET 680, Communications and Fields
    Discovery Course

    Spring Semester
    ET 625, Technical Communications
    ET 671, Digital Systems
    ET 674, Control Systems and Components
    CS 410, Introduction to Scientific Programming
    Discovery Course

    Fourth Year

    Fall Semester
    ET 733, Business Organization and Law
    ET 781, Introduction to Automation Engineering
    ET 790, Microcomputer Technology
    ET 791, Electrical Engineering Technology Project
    Discovery Course

    Spring Semester
    ET 655, Engineering Tech Seminar Series **
    ET 734, Economics of Business Activities
    ET 788, Introduction to Digital Signal Processing
    ET 791, Electrical Engineering Technology Project
    Discovery Course

    CET: Computer Engineering Technology

    Third Year

    Fall Semester
    ET 630, Analytical Methods in Technology *
    ET 601, Data Structure & Databases
    ET 717, Network Security
    Discovery Course

    Spring Semester
    ET 625, Technical Communications
    ET 647, Advanced Perspectives on Programming
    ET 671, Digital Systems
    EET/CET Elective
    Discovery Course

    Fourth Year

    Fall Semester
    ET 707, Object Oriented Design
    ET 733, Business Organization and Law
    ET 790, Microcomputer Technology
    ET 791, Electrical Engineering/CT Technology Project
    Discovery Course

    Spring Semester
    ET 655, ET Seminar Series **
    ET 734, Economics of Business Activities
    ET 791, Electrical Engineering/CT Technology Project
    EET/CET Elective
    Discovery Course

    *Students with Calculus II may have ET 630 waived
    **Students may take ET 655 in junior year

  • Student Stories

  • Course Descriptions

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      ET 601 - Data Structures and Data Bases

      A brief review of fundamental container classes; stacks, queues and link lists followed by more advanced data structures and concepts using search algorithms, iterators, and efficiency indicators. The second part of the course will include the development and use of relational databases using a commercial database engine. Java console applications and minimal Graphic User Interface applications will be used throughout the course to develop and test concepts.
      Credits: 4

      ET 625 - Technical Communications

      Designed to improve students' capabilities to prepare and present technical information in written and oral form and through electronic means. ET majors should take this course early in their program of study so that proficiencies developed can be utilized in later courses. (Also listed as ENGL 502.) Writing intensive.
      Credits: 4

      ET 630 - Analytical Methods in Engineering Technology

      Review of college-level mathematics including differential and integral calculus with applications and advanced topics, e.g., Fourier analysis, Laplace transform technique, and probability and statistics. Prereq: engineering technology majors only.
      Credits: 4

      ET 635 - Fluid Technology and Heat Transfer

      Fundamental principles of fluid technology and basic principles of heat transfer, with application in solving practical problems, and h ow these concepts are used in the HVAC area.
      Credits: 4

      ET 639 - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning I

      First in a two course sequence designed to familiarize the student with the design and operation of fluid thermal systems with specific applications in the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning of occupied spaces and some reference to industrial process control. 4 credit hour lab. Prereq: thermodynamics, calculus, or permission. Special fee.
      Credits: 4

      ET 640 - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning II

      Second in a two course series designed to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of fluid thermal system design with specific topics in solar loads on buildings, air conditioning system requirements, pump and fan selection, piping and duct system design, and an introduction to controls. 4 credit hour lab course. Prereq: ET 639 or permission. Special fee.
      Credits: 4

      ET 641 - Production Systems

      Market forecasting; waiting line theory; manufacturing inventories and their control; production scheduling; quality control. Prereq: differential and integral calculus.
      Credits: 4

      ET 644 - Mechanical Engineering Technology Concepts in Design and Analysis

      Kinematics, kinetics, work and energy, fluids, heat transfer; application of these concepts to problems in mechanical design. Prereq: strength of materials and dynamics.
      Credits: 4

      ET 647 - Advanced Perspectives on Programming

      Several programming languages will be selected for study and analysis. The purpose is to gain knowledge regarding the languages studied as well as providing the basis to conduct analysis related to comparisons and divergence in capabilities. The ability to apply the appropriate language to a specific problem will be enhanced. Prereq: intermediate programming skills in three or more programming languages. Major suggested languages of interest are: Java, C++, Visual Basic, Visual C++ Windows, Visual Basic.Net and C# or permission.
      Credits: 4

      ET 655 - Engineering Tech Seminar Series

      Five talks will be given that introduce the ET student to the softer issues of technology. Talks will be given in the areas of Ethics, Diversity, Lifelong Learning, Functioning in technical teams, and the importance of timeliness, scheduling and product improvement. For the most part talks are given by outside industrial personnel dealing in these specific areas. Students are required to write a short paper on three of the five topic areas. Class discussion of each talk takes place during regular class time. No prerequisites.
      Credits: 1

      ET 667 - Graphics and Animation

      The fields of graphics and animation are critical to programming applications. Advanced display techniques of information are critical to the success of many programmed applications. Current technology will be used to study this topic in intensive hands-on projects. Prereq: ET 601 or intermediate programming skills in two or more of the following languages: Java, C++, Visual Basic, Visual C++ Windows, Visual Basic.Net and C# as well as intermediate level skills in data structures or by permission.
      Credits: 4

      ET 671 - Digital Systems

      Digital systems design and application using TTL and CMOS devices, design of systems, and interfacing. Digital design project required. Prereq: introductory digital design. Special Fee. Lab. 4 cr. For UNH Manchester, there are no fees.
      Credits: 4

      ET 674 - Control Systems and Components

      Topics include linear systems analysis, the Laplace transform and its properties, controllers, root locus technique, transient response analysis, first- and second-order systems, error analysis, and control system design. Prereq: differential and integral calculus. Lab.
      Credits: 4

      ET 675 - Electrical Technology

      Electrical circuits: DC and AC network analysis, power factors, transformers, power supplies. Electronic circuits--diodes, transistors and operational amplifiers. Digital circuits and introduction to computer-aided engineering. Prereq: differential and integral calculus. Lab.
      Credits: 4

      ET 677 - Analog Systems

      Operational amplifiers. Transducers and measurement systems. Frequency response. Grounding and shielding. Signal and power interfacing techniques. Design project. Prereq: intro. analog design. Lab.
      Credits: 4

      ET 680 - Communications and Fields

      Topics include Fourier series analysis; the Fourier transform and its properties; convolution; correlation including PN sequences; modulation theory; encoding and decoding of digital data (NRZ-M, NRZ-S, RZ, Biphase-L, and Manchester); antennas and antenna pattern; Radar Range Equation; and an introduction to information theory. Prereq: differential and integral calculus. Lab.
      Credits: 4

      ET 695 - Independent Study

      Individual reading, writing, or laboratory work carried out under the tutelage of a faculty member. Prereq: approval of the adviser.
      Credits: 1-4

      ET 696-697 - Topics in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering Technology

      New or specialized courses not covered in regular course offerings. Prereq: permission. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 credits.
      Credits: 1-4

      ET 706 - Internship

      On-the-job skill development through fieldwork in industry. Normally, supervision is provided by a qualified individual in the organization with consultation by a faculty sponsor. Written report required. Internships may be part or full time, with course credits assigned accordingly. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 credits. Credit/Fail.
      Credits: 1-4

      ET 707 - Object Oriented Design and Documentation

      Current design techniques and strategies, including State Transition Diagrams (STD) and United Modeling Language (UML) will provide the core of this course. Case studies of large programming projects will be developed. Based on the case studies, group programming projects will be completed. Prereq: intermediate programming skills in one or more of the following OOP language: Java, C_, Visual C++ Windows, Visual Basic.Net and C# or by permission.
      Credits: 4

      ET 717 - Network Security

      The technical, operational, and managerial issues of computer systems and network security in an operational environment. Addresses the threats to computer security including schemes for breaking security, and techniques for detecting and preventing security violations. Emphasis on instituting safeguards, examining different types of of security systems, and applying the appropriate level of security for the perceived risk. Prereq: Java programming.
      Credits: 4

      ET 727 - CT Software Development Project

      This course requires the development of a real world project that responds to an engineering focused organizational need. The project is undertaken by a team of students. An iterative approach is used to incrementally address the project requirements while constructing a prototype of the software engineering solution to the original problem.
      Credits: 4

      ET 733 - Business Organization and Law

      Corporations; proprietorships; product liability; contracts; federal agencies; commercial paper; conditions of employment; business ethics; bankruptcy; U.C.C. Special fee. Writing Intensive.
      Credits: 4

      ET 734 - Economics of Business Activities

      Elementary financial accounting; compound interest and time value of money; sources of capital; cost estimating; depreciation; risk and insurance; personal finance. Prereq: differential and integral calculus. Special fee.
      Credits: 4

      ET 745 - Instrumentation

      Statistics of experimentation; quantity standards and measurement; design of experiments; use of laboratory gear including dynamometer; field trips. Prereq: differential and integral calculus; ET 644 or equivalent. Lab
      Credits: 4

      ET 747 - User Interface Design

      Standards in user interface design of programs will be applied to practical programming applications. Consistency in look and feel often forms the core of software certification requirements. Prereq: intermediate Graphic User Interface programming skills in one or more of the following languages: Java, Visual Basic, Visual C++ Windows, Visual Basic.Net and C# or permission.
      Credits: 4

      ET 751 - Mechanical Engineering Technology Project

      Students are required to find solutions to actual technological problems in design, fabrication, and testing as posed by industry. Students define the problem, prepare a budget, and work with the client company to research, design, build, and test the software and/or hardware needed. Prereq: senior standing in E.T. A year-long course: 4 credits per semester; an IA grade (continuous course) given at the end of first semester. Withdrawal from course results in loss of credit.
      Credits: 4/8

      ET 762 - Illumination Engineering

      Radiation; spectra, wave, and particle nature of light; physics of light production, light sources and circuits, luminaires; science of seeing, color theory, control of light, measurements, light and health, lighting calculations. Prereq: MATH 426, PHYS 408 or equivalent. Lab
      Credits: 4

      ET 777 - Advanced Distributed Programming Trends

      Distributed applications are applications that use a network or the Internet in a multi-tier architecture to distribute their presentation services, business logic, and data services. These applications often access many different data sources. The components contained in these applications typically participate in transactions and they can be shared by multiple users and multiple applications. Prereq: ET 647 or by permission
      Credits: 4

      ET 781 - Introduction to Automation Engineering

      Students are introduced to the topics needed to develop a good understanding of the basic principles of Automation Engineering. This introductory course will cover a wide variety of topics such as performance of sensors, actuators, motors and drives. PLC's and HMI, environmental controls, robots, machine vision systems and controls and system integration.
      Credits: 4

      ET 788 - Introduction to Digital Signal Processing

      This course will deal with the topics of spectral representation of periodic and non-periodic analog signals followed by discrete sampling and aliasing and how it relates to Nyquist sampling theorem. The z-transform will be introduced as the required mathematical tool along with an introduction to MATLAB and its associated DSP tool box. Spectral analysis of digital signal will be accomplished using these tools. Convolution and digital filtering will also be covered. Prereq: ET 680 Communications and Fields or equivalent.
      Credits: 4

      ET 790 - Microcomputer Technology

      Microcomputer systems design, including assembly language, interfacing, processor timing and loading, and interprocessor communications via local area networks. Hardware, software, and architecture of both Intel 80X86 and Motorola 68XX0 microprocessors. Microcomputer applications with emphasis on lab work using Motorola HCII microcontroller. Prereq: ET 671. Special fee. Lab.
      Credits: 4

      ET 791 - Electrical Engineering Technology Project

      Students are required to find solutions to actual technological problems in design, fabrication, and testing, as posed by industry. Students define the problem, prepare a budget, and work with the client company to research, design, build, and test the software and/or hardware needed. Prereq: senior standing in E.T. Special fee. A year-long course: an IA grade (continuous course) given at end of first semester. Withdrawal from course results in loss of credit.
      Credits: 4/8