The mission of the Embedded Systems Engineering Technology (ESET) bachelor's degree program within the Computer Systems Engineering Technology (CSET) Department at Oregon Institute of Technology is to prepare our students for productive careers in industry and government by providing an excellent education incorporating industry-relevant, applied laboratory-based instruction in both the theory and application of embedded systems engineering. Our focus is educating students to meet the growing workforce demand in Oregon and elsewhere for graduates prepared in both hardware and software aspects of embedded systems. Major components of the ESET program's mission in the CSET Department are:
- To educate a new generation of ESET students to meet current and future industrial challenges and emerging embedded systems engineering trends.
- To promote a sense of scholarship, leadership, and professional service among our graduates.
- To enable our students to create, develop, apply, and disseminate knowledge within the embedded systems development environment.
- To expose our students to cross-disciplinary educational programs.
- To provide government and high tech industry employers with graduates in embedded systems engineering and related professions.
Program Educational Objectives
- Graduates of the ESET program are expected to understand the societal impact of embedded systems and technological solutions.
- Graduates of the ESET program are expected to do hardware/software co-design for embedded systems. Graduates will continue to develop skills in analysis, approach, optimization, and implementation of embedded systems.
- Graduates of the ESET program are expected to obtain the knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary for immediate employment in embedded systems. Embedded systems is a profession increasingly driven by advances in technology; therefore graduates are expected to obtain the necessary life-long learning skills to enable them to be able to adapt to a changing environment.
- Graduates of the ESET program are expected to develop a broad base of skills. These skills will prepare them for professional practice: 1) as embedded engineers, 2) as participants in embedded development teams, and 3) as effective communicators within a multidisciplinary team.
- Graduates of the ESET program are expected to acquire knowledge of management and marketing of embedded projects and products and to prepare for series production.
Expected Student Learning Outcomes
Embedded Systems Engineering Technology baccalaureate graduates will be engaged in:
Application of mathematics including differential and integral calculus, probability, and discrete mathematics to hardware and software problems (Objectives C, D, E).
- Application of project management techniques to embedded systems projects (Objectives C and D).
- Application of knowledge of embedded systems engineering technology, along with some specialization in at least one area of computer systems engineering technology. (Objective D)
- A broad education and knowledge of contemporary issues necessary to reason about the impact of embedded system based solutions to situations arising in society. (Objective A)
- Identification and synthesis of solutions for embedded system problems. (Objective B, C)
- Design, execution and evaluation of experiments on embedded platforms. (Objective C, D)
- Analysis, design and testing of systems that include both hardware and software. (Objective B, D)
- Documenting the experimental processes and writing satisfactory technical reports/papers. (Objective D, E)
- Delivery of technical oral presentations and interacting with a presentation audience. (Objective D, E)
- Recognition for and the motivation to further develop their knowledge and skills as embedded engineering advances occur in industry. (Objective C)
- Working effectively, independently, and in multi-person teams. (Objective D)
- Professional and ethical execution of responsibilities. (Objective A, D)
The ESET program curriculum map can be found on the program's web page on the Oregon Tech web site.
Summary of Student Learning Outcomes
During the 2011-12 academic year, the program faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the attached annual report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.