Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering Technology

Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering Technology Department Menu


186 Jay Street
Voorhees Hall 734 (V-734)
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 718-260-5305

Fax: 718-254-8643


Electrical Technology/BTech

The curriculum in the baccalaureate program in Electrical Technology builds upon the skills learned in the first two years and adds more advanced study in the areas of signals and systems, microprocessors, sensors and instrumentation, power systems, mechatronics, and engineering technology management. With its complimentary design, graduates will be equipped to become active members in the industry and keep pace with the ever-changing field. The graduates work as electrical technologists.

There are several ways a student can enter the bachelor of technology program in Electrical Technology. Students may 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 67-69 credits and earn the AAS degree. Students may transfer in from the City Tech AAS program in electrical technology before or after completing the AAS degree. 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 with questions are advised to consult the Office of Admissions. Transcripts of entering students will be evaluated to determine the courses they must complete for the bachelor of technology degree. Please consult the department for further information. Students entering the program without the necessary background in mathematics, science and telecommunications will have to do additional work in these areas. The department will pursue ABET accreditation at the earliest possible timeframe under ABET policy and procedures. Prospective students are advised that graduates are not eligible to receive maximum education/ experience credits for the BTech as a “professional engineering program” toward New York State licensure in professional engineering until the program is ABET accredited. Additional work experience will be necessary to obtain a professional license. The contact information for ETAC-ABET is http://www.abet.org/.

Students completing the degree program will obtain knowledge in power systems, controls, microcontrollers, sensors and instrumentation, as well as the growing area of mechatronics. Potential employers include IBM, CODEX, Bank of America, ITT, GE, ConEd, Verizon, MTA, Honeywell, and Northrop Grumman. Graduates may continue toward a master’s degree in electrical engineering at City College or other institutions of higher learning.

Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Enrollment information and graduation data is made available to the public online through the office of Assessment and Institutional Research (AIR).

Program Educational Objectives

  1. This degree will equip students to secure gainful and meaningful careers as electrical 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 non-technical 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; and
  11. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Discipline Specific

(Adopted from ETAC/ABET Program Criteria)
Students demonstrate:

  1. the ability to analyze, design, and implement one or more of the following: control systems, instrumentation systems, communications systems, computer systems, or power systems;
  2. the ability to apply project management techniques to electrical/electronic(s) systems; and
  3. the ability to utilize differential and integral calculus, as a minimum, to characterize the performance of electrical/electronic systems.




English Composition (2 course, 6 credits)

ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1121 English Composition II 3

Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (1 course, 4 credits)

MAT 13752 Precalculus 4

Life and Physical Sciences (1 course, 4-5 credits)

PHYS 1433

PHYS 1441
General Physics I: Algebra Based
General Physics I: Calculus Based



Select two additional courses from approved lists in categories not met at the associate level.

World Cultures and Global Issues

Any Approved Course

US Experience in its Diversity

ECON 1101 Macroeconomics 3

Individual and Society

PHIL 2106 Philosophy of Technology 3

Creative Expression

Any Approved Course

Scientific World

PHYS 1434

PHYS 1442
General Physics II: Algebra Based
General Physics II: Calculus Based


One Additional Course from Any Group

MAT 1475 Calculus I 4


One course in Speech/Oral Communication

COM 13304 Public Speaking or higher 3

One interdisciplinary Liberal Arts and Sciences course

Any Approved Course

Additional liberal arts to reach a total of at least 42 credits in general education, including one advanced course

MAT 15754 Calculus II 4

Writing Intensive Requirement

Students at New York City College of Technology must complete two courses designated WI for the associate level, one from GenEd and one from the major; and two additional courses designated WI for the baccalaureate level, one from GenEd and one from the major.



EET 1102 Techniques of Electrical Technology2
EET 1122 Circuit Analysis I4
EET 1202 Electrical Drafting1
EET 1222 Circuit Analysis II5
EET 1240 Electronics4
EET 1241 Electronics Laboratory1
EET 2122 Advanced Circuit Analysis3
EET 2140 Communications Electronics3
EET 2141 Communications Electronics Laboratory1
EET 2150 Electric Machines Theory3
EET 2162 Digital Electronics I3
EET 2171 Projects Laboratory1
EET 2220 Electronic Controls3
EET 2251 Electric Machines Lab1
EET 2262 Digital Electronics II3
EET 2271 Circuits Analysis Lab1
ENG 1101* English Composition I Met as GenEd
ENG 1121* English Composition II Met as GenEd
MAT 1375 Precalculus Met as GenEd
MAT 1475 Calculus I Met as GenEd
PHYS 1433

PHYS 1441
General Physics I: Algebra Based
General Physics I: Calculus Based
Met as GenEd
PHYS 1434

PHYS 1442
General Physics II: Algebra Based
General Physics II: Calculus Based
Met as GenEd

Baccalaureate-Level Courses

EET 3102 Signals and Systems 4
EET 3112 Advanced Microcontroller and Embedded System Design 3
EET 3122 Sensors and Instrumentation 3
EET 3202 Principles of Communications Systems 4
EET 3212 Control Systems 4
EET 3222 Power Electronics 3
EET 4102 Electrical Power Systems 3
EET 4112 Mechatronics 3
EET 4202 Digital Signal Processing 3
EET 4212 Capstone Project 3

Technical Electives

Students should select two technical electives from the following list in consultation with a faculty advisor:

EET 3132 Remote Sensing3
EET 4120 Engineering Technology Management2
TCET 3222 Satellite Transmission3
TCET 4102 Fiber-Optic Communications3
TCET 4132 Wireless Communications3
TCET 4140 Telecommunications Network Management3
ENG 2570 Writing in the Workplace3
ENG 2575 Technical Writing3
PHIL 2106 Philosophy of TechnologyMet as GenEd
ECON 1101 MacroeconomicsMet as GenEd
MAT 1575 Calculus IIMet as GenEd
MAT 1372

MAT 2572
Statistics with Probablilty
Probability and Mathematical Statistics I

COM 1330 Public Speaking or higherMet as GenEd

1 Specific courses listed indicate double duty courses, i.e., program degree requirements that also meet general education requirements in that category. Students are advised that a different choice may result in additional credits being needed for graduation.

2 Students without the requisite math background to enter MAT 1375 must take MAT 1175 and/or, MAT 1275 in preparation, depending on initial placement. This will increase the number of required credits for the degree by 4-8.

3 Complete lists of liberal arts and sciences courses and advanced liberal arts courses, as well as semester-specific lists of interdisciplinary courses and writing intensive courses, are available online at the City Tech Pathways website.

4 Students who have already taken such a course at the associate level may take another liberal arts course instead.

5 If a student has already taken MAT 1575, then they may take MAT 2580 in its place.