Bachelor of Technology in Telecommunications Engineering Technology

The curriculum in the baccalaureate program in telecommunications engineering technology builds upon the skills learned in the first two years and adds more advanced study in data communications, coding, computer systems, probability and statistics, satellite transmission, fiber-optic communications, traffic control, economics, programming network management, regulatory and legal issues and advanced mathematics. We offer three tracks (areas of specialization) within the existing baccalaureate program: Wireless Communications, Optical Communications and Network Management.

There are several ways a student can enter the program as freshmen if they meet the general college criteria for baccalaureate admissions. These students will follow the AAS curriculum for the first 67 credits and earn the AAS degree. Students may transfer in from the City Tech AAS program in telecommunications engineering technology (TCET) before or after completing the AAS along the way. Students transferring from another college must have an AAS degree from an ABET-approved program with a GPA in their major courses of 2.5 or better. Non-ABET degrees will be evaluated course by course. Students entering the program without the necessary background in mathematics, science and telecommunication will have to do substantial work in these areas. Transcripts of entering students will be evaluated to determine the courses they must complete for the Bachelor of Technology degree.

Students with questions are advised to consult the Office of Admissions and the department for further information.

BTech-degree holders may obtain positions such as technical operations manager, network designer, traffic analyst, data communications manager, and telecommunications consultants. Employers of recent graduated include LIRR, Citicorp, MTA, Board of Education, AST, Western Union, SIAC, Verizon, Chase Manhattan Bank, Lehman Brothers, IST, and NYPD. Graduates may continue towards a master's degree in engineering at various institutions.


The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

To accomplish its mission, the ETET department has established the following program educational objectives (PEO) and Program Student Outcomes (PSO) for the Telecommunications Engineering Technology curriculum (BT degree).

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Secure gainful and meaningful careers as telecommunications engineering technologists.
  2. Embark on careers of personal and professional growth.
  3. Pursue life-long learning to enhance their undergraduate degree, through formal education and/or certification in order to improve their careers.

Program Student Outcomes
General (Adopted from ETAC/ABET Criterion 3)

Students demonstrate:

  1. an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
  2. an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;
  3. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
  4. an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
  5. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
  6. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;
  7. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  8. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
  9. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
  10. a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context;
  11. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Discipline Specific
(Adopted from ETAC/ABET Program Criteria)

Students demonstrate:

  1. an ability to analyze, design, and implement telecommunications systems.
  2. an ability to analyze and implement switching technologies, wide area network technologies, and policy.
  3. an ability to manage, design, and plan wide area networks.
  4. an ability to utilize statistics/probability, transform methods, or applied differential equations in support of telecommunications systems and wide area networks.

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