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Energy Systems Instrumentation Engineering Technology

 

Program Objectives

Graduates will be able to: (1) solve technical problems typical of those encountered in the energy systems instrumentation engineering technology discipline by using critical thinking skills, current technology, and principles of mathematics and applied science; (2) work and communicate effectively in multidisciplinary teams in both industrial and academic settings; and (3) understand current professional issues and the need to pursue lifelong learning.

Student Outcomes

  1. Solve technical problems typical of those encountered in the Energy Systems Engineering Technology discipline by using critical thinking skills, current technology, and principles of mathematics and applied science.
  2. Work and communicate effectively in multidisciplinary teams in both industrial and academic settings.
  3. Understand current professional issues and the need to pursue lifelong learning.
  4. Demonstrate safe work practices on energy systems equipment while following National Electrical Code (NEC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA), National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 70E, Lock-Out/Tag-Out, and other required guidelines.
  5. Use written and verbal communication skills to apply and interview for a job, work in a team environment, and interpret technical documentation.
  6. Utilize test equipment to troubleshoot and analyze electrical, electronic, and instrumentation related circuits.
  7. Analyze basic power electronics, Alternating (AC), Direct Current (DC), and logic fundamentals.
  8. Create schematics to document electrical, electronic, and process control systems. Utilize electrical diagrams and Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID) to complete troubleshooting, routine, and maintenance tasks.
  9. Identify components, parts, and materials associated with motor controls and process instrumentation.
  10. Design, troubleshoot, and document circuits for motor controls and associated devices.
  11. Apply a theoretical knowledge of Variable Frequency Drives (VFD), motors, and generators to perform installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance related tasks.
  12. Apply the theory of pressure, temperature, level, flow, position, and analytical measurement to install, calibrate, and troubleshoot process instrumentation.
  13. Optimize, program, and troubleshoot Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) control loops on Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and standalone process controllers.
  14. Identify the correct pump or valve for a given process condition and apply a theoretical understanding of pumps and valves to troubleshoot final element issues.
  15. Utilize the fundamentals of thermodynamics and boiler operation to troubleshoot and maintain process control associated with steam plants.
  16. Design and troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Programmable Automatic Controllers (PAC) programs and associated Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) for industrial processes.
  17. Utilize the fundamentals of networks and digital communications to troubleshoot and maintain distributed plant automation and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.
  18. Utilize critical thinking skills to isolate and identify a problem given a work order.
Annual Enrollment and Graduation Data
YearEnrollmentGraduates
2016 37 15
2015 19  
2014    
2013    
2012    

* Enrollments: Number of students majoring in the program enrolled in the fall semester of the academic year.

Graduates: Number of students awarded a degree during the academic year.

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