Energy Systems Instrumentation Engineering Technology
Program Educational Objectives:
- Solve technical problems typical of those encountered in the instrumentation engineering technology discipline by using critical thinking skills, current technology, principles of mathematics, and applied science.
- Work and communicate effectively in multidisciplinary teams in both industrial and academic settings.
- Understand current professional issues and the need to pursue lifelong learning.
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Demonstrate safe work practices on industrial equipment.
- Work and communicate effectively in a diverse team environment.
- Utilize test equipment to troubleshoot and analyze electrical, electronic, and instrumentation related circuits.
- Analyze alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) electronic circuits and logic fundamentals.
- Create schematics to document electrical, electronic, and process control systems.
- Design and troubleshoot circuits for motor controls and associated devices.
- Install, troubleshoot, and maintain electrical AC and DC motors, generators, and variable frequency drives.
- Install, configure, calibrate, and troubleshoot pressure, temperature, level, flow, and analytical instrumentation.
- Configure, troubleshoot, and optimize Proportional-integral-Derivative (PID) control loops.
- Use the fundamentals of pump and valve operation to troubleshoot final element issues.
- Utilize the fundamentals of fluid dynamics and thermodynamics to troubleshoot and maintain process control associated with industrial plants.
- Design, implement, and troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) programs and associated Human Machine Interface (HMI) applications for industrial processes.
- Utilize the fundamentals of networks and digital communications to troubleshoot and maintain distributed plant automation and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.
Annual Enrollment and Graduation Data
* 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.
The Energy Systems Instrumentation Engineering Technology Program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org