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Electrical Engineering Technology, BS


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About the Program


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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 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 industries. This is accomplished by integrating theory with extensive hands-on laboratory training, mathematics, science, and rounding off with courses in humanities and general education. The program offers academic preparation for careers in embedded computer systems, electrical power and renewable energy, electric mobility, electronics hardware, process controls, and telecommunications, Internet of Things hardware platforms, and cloud based solutions. EET graduate will be well prepared to work effectively in Industry 4.0 environment. 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.

By participating nationally competed student clubs, student are able to strengthen project management skills and team work.

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.

Degree Requirements


  • 120 Credit Hours
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation

PNW General Education Core (31 Credits Minimum)


Major Core (89 Credits)


Civics Literacy Proficiency


The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue Northwest students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.

Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:

  • Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Earning a passing grade for one of the approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)

For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.

Total 120 Credits Required


Degree Map


Requirements


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  2.0 GPA

Experiential Learning (EL):  One EL course required.  EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.

General Education Core:  General Education notations can be found within the course description.  Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.

Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study. 

Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.

Semester 7 (15 Credits)


Semester 8 (15 Credits)


Additional Information and Guidelines


Note 1:  Additional General Education Courses - Science or Math elective (3 credit hours) any Natural Science or Mathematics / Statistics general education approved course OR Humanities or Social Science elective (3 credit hours) any Humanities or Social Science general education approved course.

Note 2: ECET Elective – any 400 Level ECET course except those already required in the plan of study.

Note 3: The purpose of these Professional Selective courses (9 credits) is to allow students to pursue a Minor of their choice. Consult Advisor for possible exceptions.

Note 4:  Any FM Course Sufficient / Free Elective (For transfer students).

Resources


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

For career information, click here to visit the Careers and Employment Trends page.

For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply. 

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