The main objective of the Telecommunications Engineering Technology program is to produce graduates who are able to design and maintain the telecommunications infrastructure.
Graduates will be able to employ theoretical principles, mathematical techniques and scientific methods to predict and analyze the performance of telecommunications systems as well as design systems according to specifications.
Graduates will be able to effectively communicate their ideas in both written and oral form understanding that communication is a cooperative process.
Graduates will be prepared to work in the groups and distributed teams.
Graduates will be able to identify and solve problems in telecommunications systems and networks.
Graduates will be able to model and simulate telecommunications systems and networks on order to identify and solve these problems.
Graduates will be able to apply computer and electrical engineering techniques towards solving problems in telecommunications systems and networks.
Life-long Learning Objective
Graduates will recognize that life-long learning is essential to the ongoing process of professional and personal development.
Graduates will be able to operate and manage telecommunications networks, projects and personnel. The ability to use project management tools and techniques, as well as formulate and measure milestones and deliverables is emphasized.
Professional Ethics Objective
Graduates will have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities, as well as an understanding of the possible social, economic, cultural and environmental impact of their engineering solutions in a global context.
Graduates will be able to take a telecommunications project from inception to completion, including recognizing the problem and designing a solution upon which they build, test, modify and verify that the solution meets system requirements.
Graduates will have strong information literacy and will possess the ability to know when information is needed, how to use it, and how and where to retrieve it.
Graduates will be able to use security tools in maintaining network integrity and sustainability, and also be able to implement cryptographic and error-correction techniques in a wide variety of situations and applications.
Graduates will be able to use state-of-the-art telecommunications diagnostic equipment in the identification and troubleshooting of a physical, electrical or networking problem.
Upon graduation, students will have:
the appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of their discipline
the ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology
the ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes
the ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate for program objectives
the ability to function effectively on teams
the ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems
the ability to communicate effectively
a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning
an understanding of professional, ethical and social responsibilities
a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues
a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvements
In addition to:
the ability to analyze, design, and implement telecommunications systems
the ability to analyze and implement switching technologies, wide area networking technologies, and policy
the ability to manage, design, and plan wide area networks
the ability to utilize statistics/probability, transform methods, or applied differential equations in support of telecommunication systems and wide area networks