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Bachelor of Science

Electronic Engineering Technology: Avionics

128 Credits
  • Gain an advanced proficiency in sophisticated electronics systems
  • Focus on the science and technology applied in today’s modern fleet of aircraft
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99% of Vaughn grads are employed or continue their education within one year.*
of Vaughn grads are employed or continue their education within one year.*
83% of Vaughn grads are employed in their field or continue their education within one year.*
of Vaughn grads are employed in their field or continue their education within one year.*
U.S. News & World Report: 2020 Best Regional Colleges (North)

WHAT YOU'LL STUDY

The major components of the electronic engineering technology bachelor’s degree program will expose students to the fundamentals of the overlying field. Avionics will specifically cover aircraft power and distribution systems, flight control and management systems, electronics flight instruments systems, long-range navigation systems (integrated with avionics systems), and traffic alert and avoidance systems. Our course offerings consistently evolve with the ever-changing industry.

Our courses are specifically designed with the goal of career and job readiness upon graduation. Graduates of the electronic engineering technology bachelor’s program―focusing in avionics―are able to obtain entry and mid-level positions with the experience they obtain in avionics and electronics design, development, installation, maintenance and repair expertise. These courses and acquired experience are becoming a requirement to enter the field.

Sample Classes
  • Advanced Navigation Systems
  • Aircraft Power and Distribution Systems
  • Flight Control Systems
  • Integrated Avionics Systems
  • Radar Systems
  • Traffic Alert/Collision Avoidance Systems

CAREERS

Vaugh graduates have successful engineering technology careers with the tools, resources, and experience they gain on campus and beyond. The techniques, skills, education and modern tools used in our courses are all applicable to real-life jobs in electronic engineering.

Graduates of the avionics electronic engineering program have become successful avionic system engineers, electronic system engineers, radar engineers and flight control engineers. Many students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in internships programs while they complete their degrees.

50% increase in students participating in internships since 2009
70% of Vaughn students get paid internships††
U.S. News & World Report: 2020 Best Regional Colleges (North)

JUST A FEW OF THE COMPANIES THAT EMPLOY VAUGHN GRADUATES:

  • Aviation Avionics and Instruments Inc
  • American Airlines
  • Defense Contract Management Agency
  • Delta Air Lines, Inc
  • Endeavor Air
  • Evergreen Eagle
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • MTA Metro-North Railroad
  • NAVAIR
  • Panasonic Avionics Corporation
  • Piedmont Airlines
  • Safe Flight Instrument Corporation
  • Spectrex, Inc.
  • Thales Group

A SAMPLE OF VAUGHN INTERNSHIPS:

  • American Dynamics
  • Atlas Air
  • Disney College Program
  • EGYPTAIR
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • FAA (Enterprise Data and Messaging Engineering Team)
  • FAA (Tech Center)
  • Federal Express
  • FlightSafety International
  • General Electric
  • International Business Machines (IBM)
  • Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
  • NASA
  • NASA (Marshall Space Flight Center)
  • Navair (Naval Air Systems Command)
  • NBC
  • NYU Engineering Summer Research
  • Rashid Petroleum Company
  • Sikorsky Helicopters
  • Textron Aviation
  • United Airlines
  • Venture Aerobearings
  • Watertown Airport

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†† A reported 75 percent of student internships for the 2014-2015 academic year were paid (42 paid internships out of 56 reported).
* Outcomes include data within one year of graduation for graduates who reported via survey. There was a total of 282 graduates in 2018. 220 reported an outcome for a 78% response rate. The 2018 graduate class includes September 2017, December 2017 and May 2018 graduates.