The goal of engineering technology programs is to produce highly qualified graduates who are equipped to serve industry and society. Programs must provide students with not only practical experience, but also with critical thinking and technical skills that will enable them to solve problems and face challenges in their professional careers. Engineering technology programs must anticipate the future needs of industry to stay abreast of rapidly changing technological fields. The area of electromagnetic compatibility, interference, and susceptibility (EMC/EMI/EMS) will be a key issue for U.S. industry in the very near future. It is likely that U.S. regulatory agencies will issue new standards for this area in a manner similar to the European community, resulting in a demand for graduates with a background in EMC/EMI/EMS. While some electrical engineering schools already incorporate courses that address this topic into their curriculum, it is rare to final such course in electrical engineering technology (EET) programs. This paper examines the impact of EMC/EMI/EMS on today's technology, addresses the need to incorporate these studies into EET programs, and suggests a course suitable for an EET program.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Engineering Technology|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2000|
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