Beginning in Fall 2012, Wentworth launches an exciting new four-year program in electrical engineering. 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 Technology
Students develop expertise in the interface between hardware and software, and the design and operation of computer architecture and networked systems. They will study topics including microprocessors, computer science, and programming. Graduates work in such fields as computer design, manufacturing, and testing; computer-controlled equipment; telecommunication systems; and networking.
The curriculum 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. It 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.
Electronic Engineering Technology
Students study design, development, and support of electronic systems, learning about hardware and circuitry and acquire the analytic and technical skills to test and optimize the performance of feedback control systems. Graduates are qualified to work in telecommunications, power systems, electronics, digital and analog systems, and new product design and testing.
Gain a solid foundation in both electrical and mechanical engineering, with an optional concentration in biomedical systems engineering. Students will apply high-level design and analytic techniques to complex projects as they bridge the interface between mechanical systems and electronic controls. Graduates of this five-year program go on to work in the fields of fiber-optic communication, computers and peripherals, transportation, alternative energy systems, biomedical engineering, robotics, manufacturing, and automated control systems. Students who complete their degree are well-positioned to pursue a Professional Engineering (PE) license.
This program is designed for students who wish to customize their education by studying a core set of engineering courses and another discipline which will broaden their career paths toward both professional and personal goals. Students in this degree program will be interested in studying engineering along with such fields as computer science, biology, chemistry, management, liberal arts, music or art.