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


Telecommunications Engineering Technology/BTech

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, fiberoptic communications, traffic control, economics, programming, network management, regulatory and legal issues and advanced mathematics. The graduates work as telecommunications technologists.

There are several ways a student can enter the bachelor of technology program in Telecommunications Engineering 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 credits and earn the AAS degree. Students may transfer in from the City Tech AAS program in telecommunications engineering 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.

BTech degree holders may obtain positions such as technical operations manager, network designer, systems technologist, traffic analyst, data communications manager and telecommunications consultant.

Employers of recent graduates include LIRR, Citicorp, MTA, Board of Education, AST, Western Union, SIAC, Verizon, JPMorgan Chase, IST and NYPD. Graduates may continue toward a master’s degree in electrical engineering at City College or other institutions of higher learning.


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).

Program Educational Objectives

1. This degree will equip students to 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:

a. an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;

b. 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;

c. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;

d. an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadlydefined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;

e. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;

f. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;

g. 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;

h. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in selfdirected continuing professional development;

i. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;

j. a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context;

k. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Discipline Specific

(Adopted from ETAC/ABET Program Criteria)

Students demonstrate:

PC a. an ability to analyze, design, and implement telecommunications systems.

PC b. an ability to analyze and implement switching technologies, wide area network technologies, and policy.

PC c. an ability to manage, design, and plan wide area networks.

PC d. an ability to utilize statistics/probability, transform methods, or applied differential equations in support of telecommunications systems and wide area networks.




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 1375*,2 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 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 1330 Public Speaking or higher 3

One interdisciplinary Liberal Arts and Sciences course

Any Approved Course

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

MAT 1575 Calculus II 4
PHIL 32125 Engineering Ethics 3

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 1222 Circuit Analysis II5
EET 1240 Electronics4
EET 1241 Electronics Laboratory1
EET 2140 Communications Electronics3
EET 2141 Communications Electronics Laboratory1
EET 2162 Digital Electronics I3
TCET 1100 Introduction to Telecommunications2
TCET 2102 Analog and Digital Telephony4
TCET 2202 Data Communications and Systems4
TCET 2220 Transmission Systems3
TCET 2242 Microcomputer Interfacing3
ENG 1101 English Composition I Met as GenEd
ENG 1121 English Composition II Met as GenEd
MAT 1375 Precalculus 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
MAT 1475 Calculus I Met as GenEd

Baccalaureate-Level Courses

TCET 3102 Analog and Digital Communications I4
TCET 3122 Switching and Automata Theory3
TCET 3142 Computer Systems3
TCET 3202 Analog and Digital Communications II4
TCET 3222 Satellite Transmission3
TCET 4102 Fiber-Optic Communications3
TCET 4120 Legal and Regulatory Issues in Telecommunications2
TCET 4140 Telecommunications Network Management3
TCET 4202 Advanced Telecommunications3
TCET 4282 Telecommunications Capstone Project2
ACC 1162 Elements of Accounting3
CST 2403 Intro C++ Programming Language I3
ENG 2570 Writing in the Workplace3
ENG 2575 Technical Writing3
ECON 1101 MacroeconomicsMet as GenEd
MAT 1372 Statistics with Probability3
MAT 1575 Calculus IIMet as GenEd
PHIL 2106 Philosophy of TechnologyMet as GenEd
PHIL 32125 Engineering EthicsMet as GenEd
COM 1330 or higher Public SpeakingMet as GenEd

* Courses required for associate degree

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 PHIL 2103 is a potential substitute for PHIL 3212.