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New, More Awesome Excelsior BSEETs

Postby Jonathan Whatley » Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:28 pm

Excelsior College wrote:Excelsior College announces the launch of its newly redesigned Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology degree program, developed to meet the increasing demand for high-tech graduates in the Capital Region and beyond. Students in this ABET-accredited program can select concentrations in nanotechnology, power systems, or electronics.

“Nanotechnology is revolutionizing countless industries, from communications and medicine to agriculture and textiles, and by 2015 is expected to contribute roughly $1 trillion to the global economy and two million workers,” said Dr. Jane LeClair, dean of Excelsior College’s School of Business Technology. “With an increased emphasis on renewable power technology, smart grids, electric cars, and energy efficiency, the need for skilled workers with a strong power electronics background is growing. We redesigned our BS in electrical engineering technology to meet these demands and to continue offering relevant, innovative degree programs that will prepare our graduates to compete in the 21st century global economy. [...]

Excelsior’s nanotechnology concentration is one of a handful in the nation and that will prepare graduates for a career in one of the most dynamic and in-demand fields.

Regarding growth in the nanotech field, LeClair said, “The nanotechnology field is poised for explosive growth, yet there is a shortage of engineers, technologists and technicians who support experimentation, fabrication and testing. Excelsior’s graduates will have an opportunity to work in any number of fields, from nanoelectronics design to biomedical research and energy R&D.”

The bachelor’s degree programs in electrical engineering technology and nuclear engineering technology are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202, 410-347-7700.

Excelsior College Launches Redesigned Electrical Engineering Technology Degree Program to Meet Regional and National Workforce Demand (Excelsior College press release, March 9, 2011)
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