Engineering Technology

Academic Division of Professional Programs

Dr. Pitts with Jingles the robot

The Engineering Technology Associate Degree provides students with the knowledgebase required to become Engineering Technicians in the areas of electrical and electronic systems. Additional coursework in electromechanical principles and robotics will aid in pursuing employment opportunities in the emerging 3D printing and robotics engineering fields. Upon successful completion of the program students will be able to provide the technical knowledge and know how to assist and support design engineers that develop new products in a variety of different fields. Although the curriculum is designed to facilitate those students wishing to develop a career in Engineering Technology some students may find opportunity in continuing their education at institutions offering a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. Additional college courses in science and mathematics may be required to build sufficient credits to transfer into a baccalaureate program.

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Meet Jingles

In the Engineering Technology Program you will get to work with Jingles, Quincy College’s NAO robot.

 

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Engineering TechnologyThe Engineering Technology Associate Degree provides students with the knowledgebase required to become Engineering Technicians in the areas of electrical and electronic systems. Additional coursework in electromechanical principles and robotics will aid in pursuing employment opportunities in the emerging 3D printing and robotics engineering fields. Upon successful completion of the program students will be able to provide the technical knowledge and know how to assist and support design engineers that develop new products in a variety of different fields. Although the curriculum is designed to facilitate those students wishing to develop a career in Engineering Technology some students may find opportunity in continuing their education at institutions offering a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. Additional college courses in science and mathematics may be required to build sufficient credits to transfer into a baccalaureate program.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Identify a wide variety of electrical and/or electronic circuit elements
  • Read and evaluate electronic component specifications and schematics
  • Knowledge of test instruments and use in measuring electronic subsystem and component performance
  • Apply AC/DC circuit theory to design, analyze, troubleshoot and correct electronic circuits consisting of analog and digital circuits
  • Record and effectively communicate observed test data
  • Skill in the assembly and integration of electronic subsystems
  • Write and use software for command and control of electronic subassemblies
  • Knowledge of electrical, electronic and mechanical component interaction as they pertain to robotic assemblies
  • Possess computer skills in the preparation of technical documents, analysis of observed data, project management, implementing simple software programs and the creation of presentation materials

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Engineering Technology Courses
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    • Code
    • Course
    • Credits
    • EGR 101
    • Electrical Fundamentals
    • 3
    This course is designed to provide the student with a firm foundation in electrical theory. The course material will cover Direct Current (DC) and Alternating Current (AC), with an emphasis on circuit analysis. Learned electrical principles will be applied using computer-aided simulation as well as physical electrical circuits in a laboratory. Lab segments will aid the student’s understanding of electricity using test equipment to measure performance and troubleshoot electrical circuits. Prerequisites: MAT 103.
    • CSI 261
    • Robotics Programming
    • 3
    This course utilizes the Python programming language as well as Choregraphe software to develop behaviors for the NAO humanoid robot. The robot will be programmed to walk, talk, dance, listen and respond to its surroundings through facial and object recognition. Prerequisites: CSI 116
    • CSI 262
    • Advanced Robotics Programming
    • 3
    This course teaches students to control robots with the Python programming language. Emphasis is placed on collaborative behaviors, which allow robots to work together in completing a task. Students also learn to extend the capabilities of robots with off-the-shelf components and open-source software. The hardware used includes the NAO humanoid robot, multiple iRobots (“Roombas”), and Raspberry Pi microcontrollers. Prerequisites: CSI 261.
    • EGR 105
    • Digital Electronic Circuits
    • 3
    This course provides students with a foundation in digital electronic circuit theory. Topics include number systems, binary math, Boolean algebra, combinatorial logic circuits, sequential logic circuits, state machines and programmable logic arrays (FPLA). Learned principles will be applied using computer simulation as well as assembly of digital circuits in a laboratory setting. In class lab sessions will allow students to use test equipment to troubleshoot and measure performance of the digital circuits they construct. Prerequisite: EGR 101
    • EGR 201
    • Electronics I
    • 3
    This course provides an introduction for the design and construction of electronic circuits. Topics include semiconductors, diodes, transistors, and field-effect transistors (FETs). Students will learn how to design amplifiers, oscillators, power supplies, and filters. In addition, students will use passive electrical components such as capacitors and inductors to study the occurrence of resonance in an Alternating Current (AC) circuit. Prerequisites: EGR 101 and EGR 105
    • EGR 202
    • Electronics II
    • 3
    This course provides students with in-depth knowledge of electronic circuit design and construction. Students will learn how semiconductor components are used to create amplifiers, waveform generators, digital-to-analog signal converters and power supplies. Additional topics will include discrete components such as diodes, transistors, passive components and integrated circuit operational amplifiers. Prerequisite: EGR 201
    • EGR 210
    • Microprocessors I
    • 3
    This course explores microprocessor architecture, interfacing, and programming. Knowledge of microprocessors is essential for a career in electronics, computer science, or a field that relies on computer systems for communication or control. Prerequisite: CSI 107
    • EGR 220
    • Computer Aided Design
    • 4
    This course teaches students the principles of Computer Aided Design (CAD) while utilizing industry-standard software tools to create detailed engineering drawings. In-depth instruction in solid modeling will aid students with the design of complex components that can be rendered using 3D printers. Class assignments will include scanning of objects to create a 3D solid model using CAD software. The acquired solid model can then be manipulated and 3D printed to create a prototype of the modified component. Prerequisite: CSI 101 or permission of the instructor.
    • EGR 297
    • Engineering Technology Internship
    • 3
    This course is a cooperative effort between the college and internship site to provide students with real-life, on-the-job, course-related work experience while earning college credit. Students will work a minimum of 100 hours in a college approved internship position during the semester in which the course is taken. The experience acquired is an invaluable aid for students who seek employment in the engineering technology field after graduation. Student interns meet frequently with their assignment faculty advisors throughout the semester. A final report or project is required. Prerequisite: 30 credits completed (15 at QC, 15 in major), a GPA of 3.1 or higher and permission of the dean.

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