Industrial Electronics Engineering Technology
The Industrial Electronics Engineering Technology program, located on the Senatobia campus, focuses on fundamentals of electronics and related mathematics. The program offers comprehensive, theoretical and practical knowledge of electronics technology. It also explores the hardware and programming aspects of controllers used in industrial processes. Students receive instruction in circuits, digital electronics, microprocessors and fiber optics.
What can I expect from a career in Industrial Electronics Engineering Technology?
Businesses and other organizations depend on complex electronic equipment for a variety of functions. Industrial controls automatically monitor and direct production processes on the factory floor. Transmitters and antennae provide communication links for many organizations. Electric power companies use electronic equipment to operate and control generating plants, substations, and monitoring equipment. The Federal Government uses radar and missile control systems to provide for the national defense and to direct commercial air traffic.
Installers and repairers, known as technicians, repair equipment in factories, plants, and other manufacturing environments. These workers perform preventive maintenance on a regular basis. When equipment breaks down, technicians repair the equipment. Some technicians work in repair shops located in factories and service centers, fixing components that cannot be repaired on the factory floor. Electrical and electronic equipment are two distinct types of industrial equipment, although a great deal of equipment contains both electrical and electronic components. In general, electrical parts provide the power for the equipment, whereas electronic components control the device.