Engineering Systems Technology, Energy Utility - Associate in Science
Knight Campus, Warwick only
Developing the skills and knowledge to support today’s complex technology requires a shift to a systems engineering approach. Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary view of complex systems that considers customer needs, product functionality, operation, performance, testing and manufacturing. This program incorporates system modeling, simulation, automation, robotics, electronics, digital systems, networking, machine design and electrical power. Emphasis is placed upon understanding the principles of electromechanical systems, automation, system control, machine design, manufacturing and energy systems. Students will develop skills in creative problem solving, design principles, computer networking and system troubleshooting.
Throughout the program, students will be required to produce written reports, verbal presentations and portfolio entries; function in teams and complete a capstone project. The program is structured around a set of core technology courses and three concentration areas – electrical, mechanical or energy utility technology. The program will prepare students to be employed in a variety of technical support positions in the fields of electronics, electromechanical systems, automation, renewable energy technologies and the energy utility industry.
A certificate and three concentration tracks can lead to the Engineering Systems Technology Associate Degree. All certificate courses map to the degree concentration track with no credit loss. This gives students the opportunity to start at the certificate level, increase employment opportunities while attending classes, and work toward the associate degree on a full or part-time basis.