Electronic Engineering Technology

Undergraduate Programs

Majors

Program Locations Total Credits
Electronic Engineering Technology BS BS - Bachelor of Science
  • Mankato
128

Certificates

Program Locations Total Credits
Renewable Energy CERT
  • Mankato
9

Minors

Program Locations Total Credits
Electronic Engineering Technology Minor
20

Policies & Faculty

Policies

Admission to Major is granted by the department. Minimum program admission requirements are:

  • a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours.
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (“C”).

Contact the department for application procedures.

Graduation Policy. Students graduating with a degree in Electronic Engineering Technology must have:

  1. completed a minimum of 20 semester credit hours of upper division EET courses;
  2. have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher for all Minnesota State Mankato EET coursework; and
  3. have completed their senior design sequence (EET 461 and EET 462) at Minnesota State Mankato.

P/N Grading Policy. A student who majors or minors in EET must elect the grade option for all required courses including general education courses listed by number even if offered by another department.

If the credits earned for composition, technical writing and communication studies courses equal less than 9 credits, either an advanced communication studies course or a course in English language literature must be selected as a general elective.

In addition to the transfer of credit policy described in this catalog for students transferring to Minnesota State Mankato from other schools, the electronic engineering technology program has additional policies:

  1. All transfer student must take EET 221.
  2. For courses taken at technical colleges/vocational technical schools and pertinent courses taken in the military the student may receive up to 8 credits upon review of course materials, grades and written approval by the program coordinator. The credit can be used for EET 112, EET 113 and EET 114. The student may also attempt to test out of EET 114, EET 222, and EET 223.
  3. For courses taken at community colleges and four-year colleges, up to 25 credits may be accepted if the transcript is from an ABET-accredited program. If the program is not accredited by ABET, up to 20 credits may be accepted. Grades of transfer credits must be “C” or better to be acceptable for substitution for required courses.
  4. Grades must be “C-” (1.67) or better for courses taken at Minnesota State Mankato.

Petition to evaluate transfer credits must occur no later than the first semester the student is enrolled in or declared a major housed in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Technology.

All international students wishing to have transfer credits granted from non-U.S. schools will be required to use the ECE evaluation service to be completed no later than first semester at Minnesota State Mankato.

Testing for course credit will be available via prior application made with the program coordinator. Students may not apply for credit by examination for an EET course in which they were previously enrolled at Minnesota State Mankato or for any EET course above EET 223.

Grades must be 1.65 “C-” or better for courses taken at Minnesota State Mankato to be accepted. 

Contact Information

College of Science, Engineering and Technology 
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Technology 
242 Trafton Science Center N
(507) 389-5747
https://cset.mnsu.edu/ecet

Faculty

100 Level

Credits: 3

The basic elements of electricity and electronics are explored in an internet enabled, self-paced course. Laboratories make use of a Virtual Laboratory environment to provide experience with issues in wiring, power, circuits, and digital electronics.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-03

Credits: 3

A study of DC electrical circuits, Kirchhoff's laws, series and parallel circuits, inductors, capacitors, circuit response to RL, RC and RLC circuits. Thevenin's equivalent circuit theorem, and other network analysis theorems. Use of dependent sources in DC circuits. Prereq: MATH 115, or concurrent

Prerequisites: MATH 115, or concurrent 

Credits: 3

A study of AC circuits, power, phasors, series and parallel AC networks, and network analysis theorems. Ohm's Laws and Kirchhoff's Laws for AC circuits. Use of dependent sources in AC circuits.

Prerequisites: EET 113 

Credits: 3

A self-paced, interactive, multi-media course, for nonengineering students, exploring the basics of computer hardware. The course will cover concepts behind computer design and operation, including issues such as the need for RAM, hard drive, memory, ROM, etc.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-13

Credits: 3

This is an introductory course in the use of technology for communication. During the semester students will study the evolution of communications technology from early days to the present. This course will cover wireless, analog, and digital techniques including telephony, the internet, and mobile formats. The student will study theory and principles involved in the different types of communications. Modern techniques in digital communications will be discussed and demonstrated through simulation. A consumer example of digital communication will be given.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-13

Credits: 3

Hands-on experiences in the use of digital integrated circuits and logic families. Students will study logic gates, number systems, flip flops, latches, registers, computer arithmetic and memory. A self paced format with an open laboratory format.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

This course covers the development and status of electrical power as a global resource. This includes usage, generation, and impact on societies throughout the world. Finally, the course will examine the many renewable generation options.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-03, GE-08

Credits: 3

Historical, cultural, ethical, philosophical, developmental, and creative aspects of engineering and technology as a discipline are explored. The course also examines concepts and events leading to important innovations of recent times including: microwave ovens, FAX machines, personal computers, traffic signals, and video games.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06, GE-08

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Credits: 4

This course covers digital circuit and logic needed for electronic and computer engineering technology. Covers binary arithmetic, timing anlaysis, TTL, CMOS, logic gates, Boolean algebra, multiplexer, counter, adder, comparator, logic simulation, flip-flops, registers, and use of digital test equipment. Students design and build a complex architecture from small-scale logic components. Coreq: EET 113 Fall

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 4

This course covers digital circuit and logic needed for electronic and computer engineering technology. Covers binary arithmetic, timing anlaysis, TTL, CMOS, logic gates, Boolean algebra, multiplexer, counter, adder, comparator, logic simulation, flip-flops, registers, and use of digital test equipment. Students design and build a complex architecture from small-scale logic components. Coreq: EET 113 Fall

Prerequisites: EET 141 

Credits: 4

Sequential cuircuits, logic timing, clock distribution, counter, LED display, shift register, transceiver, 555 timer, 555 oscillator, D/A converter, RAM, ROM, mass memory, synchronous logic, asynchronous logic, microprocessor-interfacing, testability, and simulation.

Prerequisites: EE 107, EET 142

200 Level

Credits: 3

Drafting principles involving use of computer electronic CAD software in laying out block diagrams, schematic diagrams, production drawings, graphical presentation of data, and printed circuit board layout and construction.

Prerequisites: EET 113

Credits: 4

An introduction to semiconductor theory and circuits: includes characteristics curves, biasing techniques and small signal analysis of FETs and MOSFETs, feedback concept, BJT and FETs frequency response. Prereq: EET 114 or concurrent

Prerequisites: EET 113 

Credits: 4

An introduction to differential amplifier, linear and nonlinear operational amplifiers, power amplifiers, linear digital ICs, oscillators, power supplies, D/A, A/D conversion, four layered devices and their applications.

Prerequisites: EET 222

Credits: 4

A study of microcomputer hardware and software fundamentals, the instruction set and the addressing modes of a microprocessor/microcontroller, assembly programming, basic I/O concepts, parallel I/O methods, asynchronous serial I/O methods, synchronous serial I/O methods, A/D conversion, timer applications, and introduction to Internet of Things (IoT) and its impact to society. Spring

Prerequisites: EET 113

Credits: 1-4

Varied topics in Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology. May be repeated as topics change. Prereq: to be determined by course topic

Prerequisites: to be determined by course topic 

300 Level

Credits: 4

Several programming tools and their use in creating electronic hardware systems are covered in this course. Creating special-purpose hardware using numerical analysis programs written in C. Creating hardware utilizing Visual applications written in C. Use of scripting languages in hardware applications. Using Excel for input-output functions.

Prerequisites: EET 143, EET 222. EE 234 or EET 254

Credits: 3

Instrumentation system design and integration with sensors, actuators and other electronic indicator components. Programming in a block diagram environment and with embedded C to interface different hardware components.

Prerequisites: MATH 113 or MATH 115

Credits: 4

Create working programmable hardware using FPGA, GAL and other logic technology. Use industry standard tools such as Verilog, Xilinx, Orcad and Multisim along with development kits and extension boards to implement programmable systems. Interface LED displays, switches and I.O devices with programmable logic to create processing systems. Evolution of programming logic and analog circuits.

Prerequisites: EET 143

Credits: 2

An introduction to tools, equipment, materials, and techniques used in fabrication of electronic projects and printed circuit boards.

Prerequisites: EE 107, EET 142

Credits: 3

Electrical power and magnetic circuit concepts, transformers, generators and motors (DC, synchronous, induction), special purpose motors, power-electronic motor drivers, prime movers/alternatives, generation, transmission/distribution, system stability/protection.

Prerequisites: PHYS 212 

Credits: 1-4

Elective credit for approved experience in off-campus work related to EET major.

Prerequisites: Permission required. 

Credits: 0

Curricular Practical Training: Co-Operative Experience is a zero-credit full-time practical training experience for one summer and an adjacent fall or spring term. Special rules apply to preserve full-time student status. Please contact an advisor in your program for complete information.

Prerequisites: EET 223. At least 60 credits earned; in good standing; instructor permission; co-op contract; other prerequisites may also apply.

400 Level

Credits: 4

An introduction to the basic foundations of computer networking. The course will encompass telecommunications, local area networks, wide area networks and wireless communication. Topics covered include OSI model, the TCP/IP MODEL, different network topologies and associated hardware, error detection and correction, protocols, and security.

Prerequisites: EET 223. EE 234 or EET 254

Credits: 4

A continuation of EET 430. Router configurations, advanced LAN topologies, network configurations, protocols, and switching designs. Network troubleshooting and threaded case studies.

Prerequisites: EET 430 

Credits: 4

Design and prototyping of embedded systems including both hardware and software components. A variety of hardware, software, sensors and displays will be used depending on the embedded system requirements. Issues related to hardware and software specifications will be studied as well as appropriate documentation standards.

Prerequisites: EET 143

Credits: 3

Operational amplifier circuits utilized in filters, sensors, comparators, voltage regulators, device testing, measurement systems, multipliers, phase-locked loops, and A/D converters. Differential amplifier basics. Linear integrated circuit processing.

Prerequisites: EET 223 and MATH 121 

Credits: 3

Use of solid-state switching devices in the conversion and control of electrical energy for low power and high power applications such as switched-mode regulated DC power supplies, motor speed control, lighting control, uninterruptible power supplies and HVDC transmission.

Prerequisites: EET 143 

Credits: 4

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Prerequisites: EET 222 

Credits: 1

Experiences with electronic equipment and instrumentation including maintenance, repair, calibration, safety and component identification. Prereq: 25 hours of EET courses, or consent

Prerequisites: 25 hours of EET courses, or consent 

Credits: 4

Automation components and subsystems involving sensors, transistors, logic, amplifiers, software, microprocessors, PLC's, actuators, encoders, stages, motors, controllers and drives. Students design, simulate, build, test and document automation systems for Capstone projects.

Prerequisites: EET 223. EE 234 or EET 254

Credits: 4

Continues building skills in automation components and subsystems involving sensors, transistors, logic, amplifiers, software, microprocessors, PLC's, actuators, encoders, stages, motors, controllers and drives. Students design, simulate, build, test and document automation systems for Capstone projects.

Prerequisites: EET 461 

Credits: 4

A study of a high performance microprocessor architecture. Applications of a microprocessor for monitoring and controlling systems will be studied. Optimal utilization of a microprocessors resources will be stressed. PC programming in assembly and a high level language.

Prerequisites: EET 143 

Credits: 3

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Prerequisites: EET222. EE 107 or EET 142.

Credits: 3

Overview of wireless communication and control systems. Characterization and measurement of RF networks. Transmission lines. Antennas. Radio wave propagation. Fading. Smith Chart. RF transistor amplifiers, oscillators and mixer/modulator circuits. Klystrons, magnetrons and TWTs. Spread spectrum techniques. SAW matched filters.

Prerequisites: EET 223 

Credits: 1-4

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Prerequisites: none

Credits: 4

Semiconductor industry and overview of integrated circuit manufacturing, integrated circuit types, crystal growth and wafer manufacturing, physics of semiconductor materials, detail of major IC fabrication steps, process yield, semiconductor devices and integrated circuit formation, packaging, and semiconductor measurements, introduction to layout tools.

Prerequisites: EET 223 

Credits: 1

This class provides students pursuing a minor in Global Solutions in Engineering and Technology with an opportunity to explore a set of topics related to achieving success in advance of and following an international experience (internship, study abroad, etc.). Speakers will include faculty, graduate students, visiting researchers and industry members as well as student participants. Returning students will be required to participate in mentoring of students preparing for their international experience and provide written and/or oral presentations of various topics during the semester. This course is required both before and after participation in the international experience (min. 2 cr.)

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-6

Should be taken at end of junior year. Permission required. Pre: 40 hrs EET credits or written permission from program coordinator.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-4

Varied topics in Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology. May be repeated as topics change. Prereq: to be determined by course topic

Prerequisites: to be determined by course topic 

Credits: 1-4

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Prerequisites: none