Electronic Systems Engineering Technology

Electronic Systems Engineering Technology

What is Electronic Systems Engineering Technology?

Electronic Systems Engineering Technology (ESET) combines elements of electronics, embedded systems, communications, project management and testing to innovate tomorrow’s intelligent products and systems today.

What do ESET graduates do?

Think about your smart phone, all of the electronics in your car, the Internet, the equipment used during a doctor or hospital visit. ESET graduates are members and leaders of multidisciplinary teams that innovate, design, develop and deliver these new electronics-based products, systems and services.

Graduates have long term and rewarding careers opportunities within a range of industries that include automotive, aerospace, oil and gas, medical, communications, and energy areas. Entry-level positions include software engineer, test engineer, network engineer, sales consultant, applications engineer, project manager and product engineer. Career paths generally follow the technical management track with former students rising to executive level positions such as manager, director, vice-president and president.  Some graduates will pursue professional engineering registration and other certifications as required by their career path.

Where do ESET graduates work?

ESET graduates work in a diverse set of both large and small companies where knowledge of electronic hardware, software and systems is required and valued. Many graduates will also pursue entrepreneurial opportunities as part of their long-term career by joining small startup companies or forming their own business ventures. Examples of companies that hire ESET graduates include:

  • National Instruments
  • Google
  • Oncor
  • Continental, Inc.
  • Lockard and White
  • Baker Hughes
  • National Security Agency (NSA)
  • Oceaneering
  • Cisco
  • Texas Instruments
  • Amazon
  • Paragon Innovations
  • Military Service Branches
  • Phillips Medical Systems 

Why study Electronic Systems at Texas A&M?

If you enjoy hands-on learning and applying math, science and engineering principles to create electronic and electromechanical products and systems, ESET is your program. From designing an autonomous robot to delivering working systems to NASA, ESET students use the same toolsets used in industry to design, develop, document and deliver solutions to real world customers even as they are pursuing their degrees. 

All ESET graduates have the unique opportunity to experience the real world through their capstone design experience.  Over the course of nine months, students will select an idea for an intelligent product, find a real-world customer, form a small start-up company, and then develop and deliver a functional prototype. 

Another important strength is that our Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Systems Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. Therefore, students graduating from the ESET program are eligible to become registered professional engineers in the State of Texas.