22 Jul '16, 3pm

7 Things They Don’t Teach You In EE School (Electronic Design):

As a department chair for an engineering technology (ET) department at a community college, I can't speak for EE programs, but can tell you that my experience with ET programs is very similar. We are trying to incorporate many of the topics you identified in our courses, but some of the barriers include: finding faculty who have the hands-on experience along with the theoretical knowledge, finding funding to purchase the equipment you mentioned (vector signal analyzers! Wow), and finding time away from paperwork, paperwork, and paperwork to develop labs with the equipment we do have. We still teach the same AC/DC/Devices & Digital/Microprocessor curriculum that has been around as far back as you can imagine. But, the pressure to keep current and add new technology and new applications bumps up against the pressure to reduce credit hours. What topics do we drop or compress ...

Full article: http://electronicdesign.com/blog/7-critical-things-they-d...

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