Electrical Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Science

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Program Intro

This program offers courses that are a blend of the application of engineering knowledge, scientific principles and technical skills used in modern industries. You will be prepared to design, develop and test electronic, electrical power and electric drive systems. You will also gain hands-on experience such as the design and development of electric transportation, robotics and IoT Systems for cloud-based applications.

Department of Engineering Technology

Our faculty have a wealth of real-world experience and are leaders in their respective disciplines. You will be mentored by experienced instructors and train in real-life laboratories and settings, gaining a theoretical and hands-on understanding of what it takes to succeed in the electrical engineering technology industry.

Program Educational Objective One

The program will prepare graduates with the technical skills necessary for successful careers in the design, application, installation, manufacturing, testing, documentation, operation, maintenance, analysis, development, implementation, and oversight of electrical/electronic(s) and computer systems. The graduates are honed with the skill sets pertaining to data computation, analysis and problem solving.

Program Educational Objective Two

The program will prepare graduates to work as effective team members with commanding oral and written communication skills, as well as to advance in their careers and continue their professional development.

Program Educational Objective Three

The program will prepare graduates to exercise humanistic ethics in their profession and to recognize the global impacts of their profession on society. Upon graduation our graduates are industry ready.

Graduates of the Electrical Engineering Technology program have:

  • a.) an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the discipline of Electrical Engineering Technology to broadly-defined engineering technology activities.
  • b.) an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to Electrical Engineering Technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.
  • c.) an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
  • d.) an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined Electrical Engineering Technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.
  • e.) an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
  • f.) an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined Electrical Engineering Technology problems.
  • g.) an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  • h.) an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  • i.) an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.
  • j.) a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
  • k.) a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Curriculum Overview

The program offers courses that emphasize practical aspects of engineering along with abstract concepts and theories.

Introductory courses courses blend engineering knowledge, scientific principles and technical skills used in modern industries.

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Sample Courses

  • ECET 10001 – Introduction To Electrical And Computer Engineering Technology
  • ECET 15901 – Digital Circuits And Applications

A deeper knowledge is built by integrating theory with extensive hands-on laboratory training, mathematics and science.

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Sample Courses

  • ECET 20901 – Microcontroller Applications
  • MA 16019 – Applied Calculus I For Technology

System knowledge deepens with opportunities to explore computer systems, electrical power and renewable energy, electric mobility, electronics hardware, process controls and telecommunications.

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Sample Courses

  • ECET 30301 – Telecommunication Systems
  • ECET 39200 – Digital Signal Processing

The Senior Design Project provides the opportunity to pursue an idea from conception to design, then execute into a demonstrable project.

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Sample Courses

  • ECET 49000 – Senior Design Project Phase I
  • ECET 45500 – Object Oriented System Design

Highlights

Students complete a Senior Design Project, a one-year capstone individual/team project that provides the opportunity to pursue an idea from conception to design, then execute into a demonstrable project.

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Outcomes

The PNW Engineering Technology program prepares graduates for a variety of careers in embedded computer systems, electrical power and renewable energy, electronics, control, and telecommunications through classroom and extensive hands-on laboratory training.

Career Paths

  • Computer Hardware/Software Engineering
  • Industrial Process Control Instrumentation Engineering
  • Power Electronics Engineering
  • Telecommunication Engineering
  • Computer Networking Engineering
  • Electrical Power Engineering

Employers

  • Cisco Systems, Inc
  • NIPSCO
  • Commonwealth Edison
  • Northwest Indiana Franciscan Health associated Hospitals
  • Sprint
  • AT&T

Accreditation

The Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) Bachelor of Science degree is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. This ensures that the program is independently reviewed and meets the quality expectation for that profession.

Through the different courses I attended, I gained a better understanding and a wealth of field knowledge of electrical engineering and computer science from dedicated and experienced professors who were always there to help. Participating in the final project of each course was one of my best learning experiences. It gave me an opportunity to apply what I was learning in the classroom to a real-life work setting. The experience I received in this hands-on learning environment was extremely valuable for my current job, as it has not only taught me how to work and contribute as a team member but also granted me open doors to the competitive work market.

Parvizsho Aminov – EET Alumni

I feel very confident of my abilities and skills as an Electrical Engineer. The balance between theoretical and practical classes is good enough to gain the essential knowledge about the program. Being a member in Tau Alpha Pi national honor society for engineering technology, gave me the chance to meet with other outstanding students in the same field and exchange our experiences as well as improve my communication skills.

Hassan Alibrahim – EET Alumni

Throughout my years here I have taken many courses, and I have yet to have a professor that I did not like. All the professors that I have had are nice, knowledgeable in their fields, and are willing to work with the students. The class environments are always very welcoming and feel as though they are a good place to learn.

Alejandro Madrigal – EET Alumni

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