Automation and Electronic Systems Specialization

Automation and Electronic Systems Degree Specialization

If you’re interested in technology and want to provide greater quality, safety and control in the production of goods and services, then this might be the right specialization for you. In our Automation and Electronic Systems specialization, you’ll get the opportunity to learn about consumer and industry-based automation, including how to install, operate, test, maintain and troubleshoot electronic equipment systems. These systems can be found in many applications including robotic production lines, transportation networks and power grids.


Classes Start

on campus, online

Program Available

On Campus/Online

Program Cost

$497/Credit Hour

Program Coursework

With our Tech Core curriculum, you’ll get hands-on learning, experience real-world IoT simulations, and build a solid foundation in technology you can put to work tomorrow. When you specialize your Information Technology and Networking associate degree in Automation and Electronic Systems, your coursework at DeVry University may include these courses:

Circuit Analysis Fundamentals

Electronic Devices and Systems

Automation and Control Systems with Lab

Circuit Analysis Fundamentals

DC and AC circuit fundamentals are introduced with emphasis on circuit analysis, simulation and measurements. Topics include: circuit principles and components, circuit analysis laws and theorems, test equipment operation, and electrical safety. Coursework involves reading schematic diagrams, applying computer simulation to predict circuit behavior, building basic circuits, measuring circuit parameters and troubleshooting. The role of test equipment, such as oscilloscopes, function generators, counters and multi-meters, is covered. Mathematical concepts, such as logarithms and trigonometry, are leveraged to solve circuit problems.

Electronic Devices and Systems

Semiconductor -based devices such as diodes, bipolar transistors, FET’s, thyristors, integrated circuits and related electronic components, such as sensors and transducers, are studied. Emphasis is placed on analysis, selection, biasing, and applications in power supplies, small signal amplifiers and filters, switching, basic communications and control circuits. Students gain proficiency in working with integrated circuits in building and troubleshooting simple electrical systems, while increasing their expertise in using circuit simulators and their understanding of test and measurement.

Automation and Control Systems with Lab

This course focuses on process controls and automation that employ networked and distributed control systems. Applications include selecting and utilizing hardware, such as processor architecture and programmable logic controllers (PLCs); distributed controls system configurations; programming, networking, and installing controllers; and system troubleshooting. Optimization of automation applications are explored.

1 As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s of Software Development, Bachelor’s of Electronics Engineering Technology/Engineering Technology – Electronics and Bachelor’s of Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.