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, http://www.abet.org/
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).
Students demonstrate knowledge and hands on competence in: