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Cooperative program leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) at Sam Houston State University.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology includes a concentration of coursework in both Engineering Technology and Computer Science.  Students investigate concepts and principles that provide them with a sound technical base in various sectors of the Engineering Technology, Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Engineering Technology industries.  They will analyze computer hardware and software from an engineering perspective and examine large scale integrated (VLSI) circuits and systems, microprocessor interfacing and system design, and computer system architecture and design.  The ECET program prepares students for application-oriented engineering technology careers in electrical circuits, analog and digital electronics, computer architecture, control systems, microprocessor systems, computer-based data acquisition, wireless/RF telecommunications, networking, instrumentation, interfacing, electrical power and machinery, and conventional and renewable energy systems. 

The ECET coursework is applications-oriented, and hands-on experience is gained through laboratory experiences that are carefully integrated into the courses. In addition, ECET students benefit from the strong emphasis placed on internship, Co-op opportunities, senior design projects in local and regional industries, and the development of written and oral communication skills. The recent SHSU ECET graduates are firmly rooted in modern engineering technology and are able to offer their employers immediate contribution as team players who have problem solving, troubleshooting, production, implementation, and technical project management experience.

The Department of Engineering Technology was established as a brand new department which separated from Department Agricultural Sciences and Engineering Technology at Sam Houston State University in September 2017.  This department had been originally established as a joint department in 1909.  The Department of Engineering Technology also offers a B.S. in Engineering Technology, a B.S. in Construction Management, and  a B.S. in Design and Development. Additionally, minors and concentrations are available in Electronics, and Industrial Safety Management. The Department serves as the academic advisement center for students interested in the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree.

There are currently 500+ students enrolled in Engineering Technology at SHSU. Enrollment in the program has grown by over 50% during the past 5 years when the department was restructured from Industrial Technology to Engineering Technology. The B.S. in ECET degree program is one of the fastest growing majors in both the department and the College of Science and Engineering Technology (CoSET) at SHSU.  There are literally hundreds of possible career opportunities for those graduating with a degree from the Engineering Technology program at SHSU.

A number of Texas Community College graduates with AAS degrees can transfer to the SHSU ECET program using many of their earned credits due to an articulation agreement between their college and the SHSU ETEC Department.  Both the Department and the ECET program have excellent support from many local major companies and industrial partners such as Quanta Services, Inc., Entergy, Shell, and ThermOmegaTech, Inc.

Department Chair: Dr. Faruk Yildiz
Phone and Email: (936) 294-1216 
Location: Fred Pirkle Engineering Technology Center, PIRK 420C

Courses Transfer Students Should Take:*

SHSU Course NumberCollege/TCCN SHSU Course Title Semester Credit Hours
COSC 1436COSC 1436Programming Fundamentals I4
COSC 1437COSC 1437Programming Fundamentals II4
ETDD 1361ENGR 1304Engineering Graphics3
ETEC 1010Engineering Foundations1-2
ETEE 1340ENGT 1401Introduction to Circuits3
ETEE 2320ENGT 1402Circuits and Systems3
MATH 1314MATH 2312Pre Calculus Algebra3
MATH 1316MATH 1316Plane Trigonometry3
MATH 1420MATH 2413Calculus I4
PHYS 1101PHYS 1101General Physics Laboratory I1
PHYS 1102PHYS 1102General Physics Laboratory II1
PHYS 1301PHYS 1301General Phy-Mechanics & Heat3
PHYS 1302PHYS 1302Gen Phy-Snd,Lght, Elec, & Mag3

*Note: Other courses may transfer, depending upon the selected degree or program.  For a complete listing of degree-specific requirements, please, review the degree plan within the Undergraduate Catalog

Field of Study 

Sam Houston State University supports the State of Texas Fields of Study

The Core Curriculum at Sam Houston State University (to be used by all incoming students as of fall 2014) contains 42 semester credit hours, encompassing nine component areas. Each component area has a minimum credit hour requirement and a selection of specific courses that may be used to satisfy the requirement. The Core Curriculum details Sam Houston State University courses and their Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) equivalents for college transfer students which comprise SHSU’s core curriculum.

Many SHSU disciplines including the sciences, business, and education require specific courses from the SHSU core as degree specific graduation requirements. To minimize cost and time to complete degree requirements always select SHSU/transfer core courses specified as degree requirements in your intended major. If you have not decided on a major, select core courses supporting your intended area of academic concentration.

Prior to enrolling in core classes, students are encouraged to review specific degree requirements for their major. Selection of major-specified core courses reduces the total number of hours required for graduation.

If you do not see a Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) mapping a specific core course to your transfer institution, please go to Transfer Course Equivalency Guide and select your institution from the drop-down menu. The result will list all currently mapped transfer courses from your institution to SHSU courses.