Electronic Systems Engineering Technology - BS

Electronic Systems Engineering Technology (ESET) prepares graduates for careers in electronic product and system development across a diverse range of industries that include the medical, computer, power, automotive, oil & gas, information/communication technologies and quality of life sectors. While graduates of the program receive a rigorous technical education and take engineering and technology positions within industry, they are also well prepared for positions in technical sales and project management. The ESET curriculum is based on a strong underpinning of engineering math and science courses followed by a core technical sequence. This core includes analog and digital electronics, embedded systems design,  software development using C and assembly language, wired/wireless communications, electronics test, statistical tools for engineers, instrumentation and control systems. Throughout their curriculum, students work on multiple open-ended projects to design, implement, test, and evaluate hardware and software systems. One of the most unique aspects of the Electronic Systems Engineering Technology program is that almost every technical course provides a hands-on laboratory experience using facilities equipped with state-of-the-art computer systems, test equipment, and industry-standard computer-aided design and analysis packages. The technical curriculum is augmented with coursework in written and oral communications, product/system development, device/system testing and technical project management. A team-based industry-sponsored capstone design sequence provides a challenging opportunity to apply technical, managerial, and communications skills to solving a real-world problem.

The Electronic Systems Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/.

ESET Program Mission

The Electronic Systems Engineering Technology Program at Texas A&M University prepares graduates for immediate impact and long-term career success by providing a real-world experiential education coupled with personalized undergraduate experiences in electronics product development, test, system integration, and engineering research.

ESET Program Educational Objectives

The Electronic Systems Engineering Technology Program at Texas A&M has as its primary educational objectives to produce graduates who, after three to five years:

  • possess the technical skills to be productive, innovative, and have successful careers in regional, state, national and/or global electronic product and system development industries.
  • demonstrate increasing levels of leadership, teamwork, and ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical stakeholders during their careers.
  • exhibit a commitment to professional ethics in their careers.
  • display a desire for a life time of further challenges and learning, and flexibility to adapt to a fast-changing environment in engineering industries.

A continuous cycle of assessment and program improvement is used to ensure that these objectives are being met. Through interactions with industry and academic partners, the Electronic Systems Engineering Technology program continues to offer a state-of-the-art curriculum that produces successful graduates.

The freshman year is identical for degrees in aerospace engineering, architectural engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, electronic systems engineering technology, environmental engineering, industrial distribution, industrial engineering, interdisciplinary engineering, manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology, mechanical engineering, multidisciplinary engineering technology, nuclear engineering, ocean engineering, and petroleum engineering (Note: not all programs listed are offered in Qatar). The freshman year is slightly different for chemical engineering, biomedical engineering and materials science and engineering degrees in that students take CHEM 119 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 120.  Students pursuing degrees in biological and agricultural engineering should refer to the specific curriculum for this major. It is recognized that many students will change the sequence and number of courses taken in any semester. Deviations from the prescribed course sequence, however, should be made with care to ensure that prerequisites for all courses are met.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
CHEM 107 General Chemistry for Engineering Students 1,4 3
CHEM 117 General Chemistry for Engineering Students Laboratory 1,4 1
ENGL 103
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition 1
or Composition and Rhetoric
ENGR 102 Engineering Lab I - Computation 1 2
MATH 151 Engineering Mathematics I 1,2 4
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
ENGR 216/PHYS 216 Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab II - Mechanics 1 2
MATH 152 Engineering Mathematics II 1 4
PHYS 206 Newtonian Mechanics for Engineering and Science 1 3
University Core Curriculum 3 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Fundamentals of Chemistry II 4  
 Semester Credit Hours15-16
 Total Semester Credit Hours31-32
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGR 217/PHYS 217 Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab III - Electricity and Magnetism 1 2
ESET 210 Circuit Analysis 1 4
ESET 219 Digital Electronics 1 4
ESET 269 Embedded Systems Development in C 1 3
PHYS 207 Electricity and Magnetism for Engineering and Science 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
ESET 211 Power Systems and Circuit Applications 1 3
ESET 315 Local-and-Metropolitan-Area Networks 1 4
ESET 329 Six Sigma and Applied Statistics 1 3
ESET 349 Microcontroller Architecture 1 4
Mathematics 1,6 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Third Year
ESET 319 Engineering Leadership 1 3
ESET 333 Product Development 1 3
ESET 350 Analog Electronics 1 4
ESET 355 Electromagnetics and High Frequency Systems 1 4
ESET 369 Embedded Systems Software 1 4
 Semester Credit Hours18
ENTC 399 High Impact Experience 7 0
ESET 352 Electronics Testing I 1 4
ESET 359 Electronic Instrumentation 1 4
ESET 415 Advanced Network Systems and Security 1 3
ESET 455 Wireless Transmission Systems 1 4
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Fourth Year
ESET 419 Engineering Technology Capstone I 1 3
ESET 462 Control Systems 1 4
Technical elective 1,6 3
Select one of the following: 3
Technical and Business Writing  
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
 Semester Credit Hours13
ESET 420 Engineering Technology Capstone II 1 2
Technical elective 1,6 3
University Core Curriculum 3 3
University Core Curriculum 3 3
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours96

This curriculum lists the minimum number of classes required for graduation. Additional courses may be taken.

Total Program Hours 127