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Electrical Engineering and Technology Department

Ali Khabari, Chair
Dobbs Hall Room 205
617-989-4124

FACULTY

Professors

Frederick F. Driscoll

Ali Khabari

Associate Professors

Siben Dasgupta

Timothy M. Johnson

Sandeep Dilwali

Joseph F. Santacroce

Scott Grenquist*

Assistant Professors

Salah Badjou*

Lili Ma

David Birkett

James McCusker

Angel DeCegama

Jiahui Song

Douglas Dow

Hasan Zaman

*on sabbatical fall 2013 semester

DEPARTMENT VISION AND MISSION STATEMENT

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Technology offers degree programs in engineering and technology which are rooted in Wentworth's rich tradition of project-based, experiential learning. The department strives to prepare its graduates for productive and challenging careers in private practice, industry, and government, and its programs provide a solid foundation for lifelong professional development. The curricula are comprehensive, rigorous, and well-balanced in the presentation of theory and problem- solving techniques. The primary objectives of the department's baccalaureate programs are to furnish students with the analytical and technical skills required for successful professional practice in their respective technical disciplines, to cultivate students' abilities to readily adapt to workplace changes, communicate proficiently, and to work effectively in a team environment.

The departmental faculty and staff also share a commitment to support student interest and pursuit of graduate study and professional certifications, as well as to encourage students to consider careers involving the design and manufacture of products. The high level of student and faculty participation in professional societies and club activities, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the National Society of Black Engineers and the Society of Women Engineers, have furnished significant external affiliations and sponsorships of special projects.

DEGREE PROGRAMS

Computer Engineering

Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

Computer engineering rests on the fundamentals of electrical engineering and computer science fields. Computer engineers are involved in many hardware and software attributes of computing, from the design of computer network to digital circuit design. Computer engineers build, analyze, design, and evaluate computer systems. Students in this program take courses in logic design, computer organization and architecture, embedded computer systems, engineering design, operating systems, computer network, digital signal processing, software engineering, database systems, circuits and electronics. Computer engineering program incorporates a project based course of study and a learning environment that utilizes laboratory exercises and teamwork as part of most engineering courses. Our graduates are well prepared for pursuing both an advanced degree and a professional career.

COMPUTER ENGINEERING PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

After graduation, program graduates should demonstrate these abilities:

  • Lifelong learning: Pursue professional development to meet and adapt to the emerging and evolving technology.
  • Successful Careers: have a successful career in the field of computer engineering or related fields.
  • Professionalism: Graduates will contribute to their fields or professions.

COMPUTER ENGINEERING PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Students should demonstrate these abilities upon graduation

  • Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  •  Knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

DEGREE DETAILS

Total credits for degree: 136

This is a four year program, starting in the fall semester of the student’s first year and planned to end in the summer semester of the student’s fourth year.

Please see Graduation Requirements –Undergraduate for information about the English sequence and the humanities/social science elective requirement.

COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

Course

Course

Course

Freshman Year

ENGR100

Introduction to Engineering

4

ELEC231

Network Theory I

4

 

MATH285

Engineering Calculus I

4

PHYS310

Engineering Physics I

4

CHEM380

Engineering Chemistry I

4

MATH295

Engineering Calculus II

4

ENGLISH

English Sequence

4

ENGLISH

English Sequence

4

TOTAL CREDITS

16

16

Sophomore Year

ELEC290

Digital Logic

4

ELEC360

Microcontrollers Using C Programming

4

COOP300

Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional)

0

ELEC291

Network Theory II

4

ELEC443

Analog Circuit Design

4

 

PHYS320

Engineering Physics II

4

MATH515

Multivariable Calculus

4

MATH625

Differential Equations

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

 

TOTAL CREDITS

20

16

Junior Year

COMP355

Database Management Systems

4

COOP400

Co-op Work Term I

0

ELEC330

Signals and Systems

4

ELEC315

Object Oriented Programming for Engineering

4

 

ELEC447

Advanced Digital Circuit Design

4

MATH410

Discrete Mathematics

4

ELEC495

Computer Architecture

3

MGMT510

Engineering Economy

3

ELEC512

Computer Networks for Engineers

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

MATH505

Probability and Statistics for Engineers

4

TOTAL CREDITS

19

0

19

Senior Year

COOP600

Co-op Work Term II

0

COMP382

Operating Systems for Engineers

4

ELEC630

Engineering Digital Signal Processing

4

 

ENGR650

Engineering Senior Design I

4

ENGR655

Engineering Senior Design II

4

ELECTIVE

Computer Engineering

3

ELECTIVE

Computer Engineering

3

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

TOTAL CREDITS

0

15

15

Computer Engineering Technology

Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

The Computer Engineering Technology (BCOT) program introduces students to both the hardware and software aspects of computers with emphasis on computer-related devices and systems. Students gain experience in both interfacing a computer for control applications and data communication, using a full range of equipment. The hardware courses cover basic digital electronics to computer architecture, and include operating and learning microprocessors, microcontrollers and microcomputers. The software courses begin with introductory computer science and advance to programming applications and operating systems. Other hardware courses include basic circuit theory, electronic devices, integrated circuits and applications, and data communications. During their course of studies students spend a minimum of two cooperative semesters in industry. Graduates, in addition to continuing their education at the graduate level, may seek employment in the design application, manufacturing, and testing of computer or computer-controlled equipment.

The program offers students a mathematically-based engineering technology education that provides the technical knowledge, problem solving-skills and hands-on experience needed for them to grow as intellectually inquisitive individuals and critically involved members of our society with a lifelong commitment to continued leaning. The Computer Engineering Technology baccalaureate (BCOT) degree program is a comprehensive four year program of study that is rooted in Wentworth’s rich tradition of project-based and experiential learning. The curriculum is rigorous and well balanced in the presentation of theory and problem solving techniques. The objective of coursework is to furnish students with the analytical and technical skills required for successful professional practice in the computer hardware related industries. The computer program also strives to provide its graduates with solid foundation for lifelong professional development, to cultivate students; abilities to readily adapt to workplace changes, to communicate proficiently and to work effectively in a team environment.

COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Graduates should demonstrate these abilities:

  • Develop competencies for successful long-term professional practice in the computer engineering disciplines.
  • Utilize analytical and technical skills to implement creativity and innovative approaches for the design and operation of microcomputer architecture, network systems and special purpose digital processes.
  • Actively participate in related professional societies and to continue growth in the professional learning that leads to certifications, licensing and graduate studies.
  • Effectively practice in the field of engineering and technology in a global environment through communication and embracement of societal issues, cultural diversity and different points of view.

COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Students should demonstrate these abilities upon graduation

  • Appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of their disciplines
  • An ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology
  • An ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes
  • An ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program educational objectives
  • An ability to function effectively on teams
  • An ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning
  • An ability to understand 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 improvement

DEGREE DETAILS

Total credits for degree: 136

This is a four year program, starting in the fall semester of the student’s first year and planned to end in the summer semester of the student’s fourth year.

Please see Graduation Requirements –Undergraduate for information about the English sequence and the humanities/social science elective requirement.

COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

Course

Course

Course

Freshman Year

ELEC101

Introduction to Engineering and Technoloy

4

ELEC163

Electronic Design I

3

 

ELEC105

Circuit Theory I

4

ELEC195

Circuit Theory II

4

MATH205

College Mathematics I

4

COMP120

Computer Science I Using C

4

ENGLISH

English Sequence

4

MATH250

Precalculus

4

 

ENGLISH

English Sequence

4

TOTAL CREDITS

16

19

Sophomore Year

ELEC206

Semiconductor Devices

4

ELEC236

Logic Circuits

4

COOP300

Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional)

0

PHYS210

College Physics I

4

ELEC306

Integrated Circuits with Apps

4

 

MATH280

Calculus I

4

PHYS220

College Physics II

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

MATH290

Calculus II

4

 

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

TOTAL CREDITS

16

20

Junior Year

ELEC415

Object Oriented Programming for Electronics

4

COOP400

Co-op Work Term I

0

ELEC345

Microcontrollers and Embedded Computer Systems

4

ELEC426

Data Communications

4

 

ELEC486

Computer Systems Architecture

4

MATH510

Calculus III

4

ELEC505

Linear Network Analysis

4

ELECTIVE

Technical

3

ELEC516

Computer Communications and Networks

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

 

TOTAL CREDITS

19

0

16

Senior Year

COOP600

Co-op Work Term II

0

COMP605

Introduction to Operating Systems

3

ELEC667

Advanced Programmable Logic

3

 

ELEC595

Digital Control Systems

4

ELEC675

Digital Communications Systems

4

ELEC596

Introduction to Digital Signal Processing

4

ELEC685

Senior Design Project

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

TOTAL CREDITS

0

15

15

 

Electrical Engineering

Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

Electrical and electronic components, devices, and equipment are integrated into most of today’s products from biomedical systems to the smart power grid. As a student in the Electrical Engineering program, you will study, model, analyze, and design systems that modern society relies on. The Electrical Engineering program is a four-year project-based curriculum that includes a solid foundation in mathematics, science, engineering principles, as well as the humanities and social sciences. Students are provided with the necessary theory, problem-solving skills, and laboratory exposure to design, build, and test their advanced senior design projects. The program applies Wentworth’s educational model of a state-of-the-art curriculum along with two cooperative work experiences.

The program integrates engineering design throughout the curriculum and an extensive use of computers to solve, and simulate engineering problems as well as control devices, equipment, and systems. Students spend a great deal of time working in a laboratory setting to verify theory. The course of study includes circuit theory, solid state devices, analog and digital circuits and systems, feedback and controls, motors, power distribution systems, signal processing, and communication systems. The curriculum employs the latest technologies so that students are well prepared for graduate study or a professional career in industry.  As a graduate you will be ready for professional careers in fields such as analog and digital systems, acoustics, biomedical devices, computers, electric vehicle supplies, robotics, communication and control systems, sources of alternative energy, power distribution and smart grids.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

After graduation, program graduates should demonstrate these abilities:

  • Lifelong learning:  Pursue professional development to meet and adapt to the emerging and evolving technology.
  • Successful Careers: have a successful career in the field of electrical engineering or related fields.
  • Professionalism: Graduates will contribute to their fields or professions.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM OUTCOMES

  • Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental,  social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues
  • Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

DEGREE DETAILS

Total credits for degree: 134

This is a four year program, starting in the fall semester of the student’s first year and planned to end in the summer semester of the student’s fourth year.

Please see Graduation Requirements –Undergraduate for information about the English sequence and the humanities/social science elective requirement.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR GRADUATION

In addition to the general graduation requirements of the Institute, specific graduation requirements from the Electrical Engineering (BSEE) program with a Bachelor of Science degree include maintaining a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 for all technical courses.  The courses used to determine the cumulative grade point average for all BSEE technical courses are courses with ELEC and ENGR prefixes.  If another Wentworth course is substituted for one of these listed courses, the substitute course will be calculated into this cumulative grade point average for all technical courses. Courses that are included in this calculation are listed in italics.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

Course

Course

Course

Freshman Year

ENGR100

Introduction to Engineering

4

ELEC231

Network Theory I

4

 

CHEM380

Engineering Chemistry I

4

MATH295

Engineering Calculus II

4

MATH285

Engineering Calculus

4

PHYS310

Engineering Physics I

4

ENGLISH

English Sequence

4

ENGLISH

English Sequence

4

TOTAL CREDITS

16

16

Sophomore Year

ELEC291

Network Theory II

3

ELEC250

Electronics I

4

COOP300

Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional)

0

COMP120

Computer Science I Using C

4

ELEC290

Digital Logic

4

 

PHYS320

Engineering Physics II

4

ELEC450

Solid State Devices

3

MATH625

Differential Equations

4

MATH515

Multivariable Calculus

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

TOTAL CREDITS

20

19

Junior Year

ELEC330

Signals and Systems

4

COOP400

Co-op Work Term I

0

ELEC586

Motors and Controls

4

ELEC350

Electronics II

4

 

ELEC820

Feedback and Control

4

ELEC471

Embedded Computer Systems

3

MECH415

Engineering Mechanics

4

ELMC829

Electromagnetic Field Theory

3

MATH505

Statistics and Probability for Engineering

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

 

TOTAL CREDITS

18

0

16

Senior Year

COOP600

Co-op Work Term II

0

ENGR650

Engineering Senior Design I

4

ELEC615

Engineering Communications Systems

4

 

MGMT510

Engineering Economy

3

ENGR655

Engineering Senior Design II

4

ELECTIVE

Engineering

3

ELECTIVE

Engineering

3

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

TOTAL CREDITS

0

14

15

 

Minor

The minor in electrical engineering provides additional knowledge in the field for non-majors, which will help students integrate electrical engineering into their course of study and allow the student to explore a wider array of careers upon graduation.

To earn the minor, the student must pass the follow four courses:

 

Course

 

Credits

Courses

ELEC231

Network Theory I

4

ELEC244

Digital Systems

4

ELEC281

Network Theory II

4

ELEC443

Analog Circuit Design

4

TOTAL CREDITS FOR MINOR

16

Electronic Engineering Technology

Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

Students entering the Electronic Engineering Technology (BEET) program develop a thorough foundation in circuit analysis and solid-state principles. The program is design-oriented and students are encouraged to probe deeply into the areas they find to be of special interest to them. Approximately 40 percent of the program is devoted to computer-integrated laboratory work. This provides the student with essential “hands-on” familiarity with electronic circuits, components, and systems, including data acquisition and process control, and related software programs. Technical competence is established in the use of modern laboratory instruments, stressing experimental procedures and techniques. BEET is a cooperative education program which provides students with the opportunity to take part in a paid work experience in industry for a minimum of two non-consecutive semesters. Graduates, in addition to continuing their education at the graduate level, may seek design and manufacturing positions as engineering technologists where an applications oriented background is necessary.

The program’s mission is to offer students a mathematically-based engineering technology education that provides the technical knowledge, problem solving-skills and hands-on experience needed for them to grow as intellectually inquisitive individuals and critically involved members of our society with a lifelong commitment to continued leaning. The BEET degree program is a comprehensive four year program of study that is rooted in Wentworth’s rich tradition of project-based and experiential learning. The curriculum is rigorous and well balanced in the presentation of theory and problem solving techniques. The objective of coursework is to furnish students with the analytical and technical skills required for successful professional practice in the various electronics related industries. The Electronics program also strives to provide its graduates with solid foundation for lifelong professional development, to cultivate students; abilities to readily adapt to workplace changes, to communicate proficiently and to work effectively in a team environment.

ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Graduates should demonstrate the following abilities:

  • To develop competencies for successful long-term professional practice in the various electronic and electrical disciplines.
  • To utilize analytical and technical skills to implement creativity and innovative approaches for the design and operation of electronic/electrical systems.
  • To actively participate in related professional societies and to continue growth in the professional learning that leads to certifications, licensing and graduate studies.
  • To effectively practice in the field of engineering and technology in a global environment through communication and embracement of societal issues, cultural diversity and different points of view.

ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Students should demonstrate these abilities upon graduation:

  • An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of their disciplines
  • An ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology
  • An ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve  processes
  • An ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program educational objectives
  • An ability to function effectively on teams
  • An ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning
  • An ability to understand 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 improvement

DEGREE DETAILS

Total credits for degree: 136

This is a four year program, starting in the fall semester of the student’s first year and planned to end in the summer semester of the student’s fourth year.

Please see Graduation Requirements –Undergraduate for information about the English sequence and the humanities/social science elective requirement.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

Course

Course

Course

Freshman Year

ELEC101

Intro to Engineering and Technology

4

ELEC163

Electronic Design I

3

 

ELEC105

Circuit Theory I

4

ELEC195

Circuit Theory II

4

MATH205

College Mathematics I

4

MATH250

Precalculus

4

ENGLISH

English Sequence

4

COMP120
Computer Science I Using C

4

 

ENGLISH

English Sequence

4

TOTAL CREDITS

16

19

Sophomore Year

ELEC206

Semiconductor Devices

4

ELEC236

Logic Circuits

4

COOP300

Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional)

0

MATH280

Calculus I

4

ELEC306

Integrated Circuits with Applications

4

 

PHYS210

College Physics I

4

MATH290
Calculus II

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

PHYS220

College Physics II

4

 

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

TOTAL CREDITS

16

20

Junior Year

ELEC415

Object Oriented Programming for Electronics

4

COOP400

Co-op Work Term I

0

ELEC345

Microcontrollers and Embedded Computer Systems

4

ELEC467

Electric Machines and Transformers

4

 

ELEC496

Advanced Sensors and Interfacing Systems

4

MATH510
Calculus III

3

ELEC505

Linear Network Analysis

4

ELECTIVE

Technical

4

ELEC510
Discrete Signals & Systems

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

 

TOTAL CREDITS

19

0

16

Senior Year

COOP600

Co-op Work Term II

0

ELEC575

Digital Signal Processing

4

ELEC625

Feedback Control Systems

4

 

ELEC585

Electromagnetics

4

ELEC675

Digital Communications Systems

4

ELEC605

Senior Design Project I

3

ELEC695

Senior Design Project II

3

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

TOTAL CREDITS

0

15

15

 

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