Electrical Engineering Technology

About the Major

An electrical engineering technology major is prepared to solve problems related to generating, distributing, transmitting, and using electrical energy. You will apply your knowledge to help design and develop computers, communications equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and other electrical and electronic equipment. An engineering technology degree is different than engineering because the class and laboratory work is focused on applications. As you learn theories of how things work, you will apply them in immediate, relevant ways.

Skills and abilities this major develops include: logical thinking skills, mechanical skills, math skills (for analysis, design and troubleshooting), observational skills, and teamwork.

Quick Facts

Sample Coursework

  • Calculus for technology 1 and 2
  • Electronics circuit analysis 
  • Applied object-oriented programming
  • Introduction to microprocessors
  • Industrial controls
  • Real-time digital signal processing

Possible Careers

  • Control engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electrical manufacturing engineer
  • Engineering technician

Where could I work?

  • Affco Machine Sales, Inc.
  • Duke Energy
  • Lewellyn Technology
  • Positron Corporation
  • RFA Engineering 
  • Wood-Mizer LLC

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

This major belongs to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cluster. The STEM cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in the sciences, technology, engineering, informatics, and computing. The STEM cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools.

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