Embedded Systems Engineering Technology


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:

  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. 

Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Current enrollment for Embedded Systems Engineering Technology is 34, with 5 graduates in 2014-15. Past enrollment and graduation data is available in the annual Assessment Reports on this page.

Curriculum Map

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 2014-15 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.