StudyQA — Bachelor: Electronics Technology — South Dakota State University

Electronics Technology

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 10.1 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 18 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:1127 Duration:48 months

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Businesses and industries are constantly developing new products and systems that require advanced technical knowledge.

ET graduates use their technical and practical proficiency to implement and extend current technology, and may develop prototype products, optimize designs, manage system operations, or provide technical customer support. A specific job definition that demands these electronics skills is the hands-on approach to applying engineering methods and principles needed as members of engineering Design & Development teams. ET graduates' broad range of knowledge prepares them to engage in lifelong learning as new technologies emerge and to progress in their professional responsibilities.

To meet industry's need for this type of worker, the SDSU ET program blends theoretical concepts with practical lab work, resulting in graduates who are well-grounded in current technology and in electronics principles and applications. Coursework integrates interpersonal and communication skills and relates electronics theory and applications to the real world. The curriculum includes coursework in management theory and operations management practice, to prepare graduates to manage workplace resources effectively.

ET graduates will become professionals who:

  • apply principles of mathematics and science, modern management techniques, and technology to the solution of current and future problems in the field of electronics technology,
  • achieve positions of increasing responsibility or leadership with employers, professional organizations, or civic organizations in recognition of professional competence and the ability to function in team environments, and
  • complete licensure, certification, short courses, workshops, or advanced degrees in technical, professional, or management subject areas as they adapt to contemporary operations management practice and the global business environment.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline June for Fall semester; November for Spring semester Tuition fee
  • USD 10146 Year (National)
  • USD 18044 Year (International)
Start date January,September 2015 Credits 120 credits
Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Major Requirements
  • Introduction to Electronic Systems
  • Digital Electronics and Microprocessors and Lab
  • Techniques of Servicing
  • Analog Electronics and Lab
  • Advanced Analog Electronics and Lab
  • Microcontrollers and Networks and Lab
  • Advanced Digital Electronics and Lab
  • Power Systems and Lab
  • Circuit Boards and Design and Lab
  • Communication Systems and Lab
  • Industrial Controls and PLCs and Lab
  • Capstone Experience and Lab

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 5.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 500 TOEFL iBT® test : 61

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  • Applicants should have an above average academic record at least equivalent to a "B-" average (2.60 out of 4.00), or be in the top 60% of their class with suitable academic preparation for the intended major.
  • The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test), while not required, is encouraged and strongly recommended for freshman applicants. Students who graduated from U.S. high schools must submit an SAT score.
  • Academic Transcripts need to be originals or official certified true copies. If your transcripts are not in English, certified true translations must be attached. All upper secondary school-level work need to be demonstrated through your transcripts. It is common for applicants to submit transcripts prior to completion of their final year of secondary school. If you must submit transcripts prior to completion, please indicate your expected graduation date.
  • Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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