Assessing the need to introduce Electromagnetic Compliance and Interference (EMC/EMI) in Engineering Technology programs

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A common goal of Engineering Technology programs is to produce highly qualified graduates serving industry and the society. They need to provide students with not only practical hands-on experience, but also with the critical thinking and technical skills to solve the problems and challenges that graduates will face in their professional careers. Engineering Technology programs need then to anticipate the future needs of industry in order to be abreast of the ever-changing market in technological fields. Our experience in the Biomedical Engineering and Telecommunication Engineering Technology programs show that Electromagnetic Compliance and Interference (EMC/EMI) will be a key issue for the US industry in the very near future, if not today. We can expect in the future regulatory agencies will issue new Standards in a manner similar to the European experience, which will result in a demand of graduates with background in EMC/EMI. In this paper, we analyze the industry needs to address EMC/EMI issues, presenting a tentative EMC course suitable for an Electrical Engineering Technology program. Our goal is to contribute to prepare students to become successful professionals in the next millennium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)847-852
Number of pages6
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
Event1999 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Engineering Education to Serve the World - Cahrlotte, NC, United States
Duration: Jun 20 1999Jun 23 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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