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  Oct 17, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Electrical Engineering Technology, BS


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The program of Electrical Engineering Technology offers courses that emphasize practical aspects of engineering along with abstract concepts and theories. The courses are a blend of the application of engineering knowledge, scientific principles and technical skills used in modern industrial infrastructure. The Electrical Engineering Technology program at Purdue University Northwest is designed to inculcate students with an aptitude of applying their knowledge with scientific and objective reasoning. The mission of the Electrical Engineering Technology program is to provide career educational opportunities to students who have a hands-on aptitude and are oriented towards applications. The program offers academic preparation for careers in embedded computer systems, electrical power and renewable energy, electronics, control, and telecommunications. The curriculum provides a strong background in technical subjects integrating theory with extensive hands-on laboratory training, mathematics, science, and rounding off with courses in humanities and general education. Students will complete a Senior Design Project, which is 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. The program’s goal is to produce graduates who are equipped with marketable skills and potential for growth to meet the technical manpower needs of the society.

The Electrical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. http://www.abet.org. This ensures that the program is independently reviewed and meets the quality expectation for that profession.

Options in EET:

  1. Power and Modern Energy Systems
  2. Integrated Smart Electronic Systems

Degree Requirements


PNW General Education Core (31 Credits Minimum)


Speech Communication (3 Credits)


Quantitative Reasoning (3 Credits)


Natural Sciences (4 Credits)


Technology (3 Credits)


Select from the Technology Core list

Humanities (3 Credits)


Select from the Humanities Core list

Social Sciences (3 Credits)


Additional Credits (3 Credits)


Select a course from any Core list except FYE

Total 120 Credits Required


Effective Fall 2016, newly admitted students or students initiating a Change of Degree or Major at either location (Hammond or Westville) will be pursuing the degree “Bachelor of Science with a major in Electrical Engineering Technology”. Formerly, this degree option was known as “Bachelor of Science with a major in Engineering Technology, and a concentration in Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology” at the North Central campus.

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