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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Penn State York

Electrical Engineering Technology

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
University College: Penn State Fayette, Penn State York (2 EET)


PROFESSOR DAVID LOKER, Program Coordinator, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
PROFESSOR ANDRZEJ GAPINSKI, Program Coordinator, Penn State Fayette
PROFESSOR MICHAEL MARCUS, Program Coordinator, Penn State York
PROFESSOR IVAN E. ESPARRAGOZA, Director of Engineering Technology and Commonwealth Engineering, Penn State Brandywine
PROFESSOR SVEN BILÉN, Head, School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, Penn State University Park

The Electrical Engineering Technology (2 EET) major helps prepare graduates for technical positions in the expanding fields of electronics, computers and microprocessors, instrumentation, and electrical equipment. The primary objective is to provide a broad foundation of theoretical and practical knowledge in the areas of electrical and electronic circuits, digital circuits, computers, electrical machinery, and programmable logic controls.

Program Educational Objectives

To produce graduates who, during the first few years of professional practice, will:

  1. Demonstrate broad knowledge of electrical/electronics engineering technology practices to support design, application, installation, manufacturing, operation, and maintenance as required by their employer,
  2. Apply basic mathematical and scientific principles for technical problem solving in areas which may include circuit analysis and analog and digital electronics, microprocessors, programmable logic control, and electrical machines,
  3. Utilize computers and software in a technical environment,
  4. Demonstrate competence in written and oral communication,
  5. Work effectively as an individual and as a member of a multidisciplinary team,
  6. Show awareness of social concerns and ethical/professional responsibilities in the workplace, and
  7. Matriculate into a baccalaureate degree and/or continue their professional training and adapt to changes in the workplace, through additional formal or informal education.

 Program Outcomes (Student Outcomes)

 Students should possess

a)  an ability to apply the  knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of their disciplines to electrical engineering technology activities,
b)  an ability to apply a knowledge of  mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge,
c)  an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments,
d) an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team,
e) an ability to identify, analyze and solve narrowly  defined engineering technology problems,
f)  an ability to communicate effectively regarding electrical  engineering technology activities,
g) an understanding  of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continued professional development,  including engineering standards,
h) an understanding  of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity,
i)  a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.

Graduates of the Electrical Engineering Technology major may qualify for admission to the baccalaureate degree majors in Electrical Engineering Technology offered at Penn State Harrisburg, Capital College; the baccalaureate degree major in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College; or the baccalaureate degree major in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology offered at Penn State Altoona, Penn State Berks, Penn State New Kensington or Penn State York. Two baccalaureate tracks are available to streamline the transition to these degree programs. Students interested in pursuing the baccalaureate degree major of Electrical Engineering Technology at Penn State Harrisburg should follow track c. A general track is also provided for students who decide not to contiue their engineering technology education at the baccalaureate level.

For the Associate in Engineering Technology degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, a minimum of 66 credits is required. This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 21 credits
(12-15 of these 21 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See General Education description in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 57-62 credits
(This includes 12-15 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GWS courses, 0-3 credits of GH or GS)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (23 credits)
CMPET 117(3)[1], CMPET 120(1)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
CAS 100 GWS(3), CMPET 211(3), EE T 114(4)[1], EE T 118(1)[1], EET 212W(4), EET 214(3), EET 215(1) (Sem: 3-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (34-39 credits)
ENGL 015 GWS(3); ENGL 030 GWS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
MATH 022 GQ(3)[2] and MATH 026 GQ(3)[2]; or MATH 040 GQ(5)[2]; or MATH 081 GQ(3)[2] and MATH 082 GQ(3)[2] (Sem: 1-2)
PHYS 150 GN(3); PHYS 211 GN(4); PHYS 250 GN(4) (Sem:3-4)

Select at least 22-26 credits from one of the following three tracks: a. General Track, b. Baccalaureate Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) Track or c. Baccalaureate Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET) Track.

a. General Track:
(This includes 3 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GH or GS)
EDSGN 100(3); EET 105(3), IET 101(3), MCH T 111(3) (Sem: 1-2)
EET 275(3); EMET 230(3) (Sem: 3-4)
PHYS 151 GN(3); PHYS 212 GN(4); PHYS 251 GN(4); CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 111 GN(1) (Sem: 3-4)
S T S 200 GS(3); S T S 233/PHIL 233 GH(3); S T S 245 GS;IL(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3-4 credits in consultation with your adviser from the approved program list. (Sem: 3-4)

b. Baccalaureate Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) Track:
CMPET 005(1), EET 002S(1), EET 101(3), EET 109(1) (Sem: 1-2)
CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 111 GN(1), EET 275(3), EG T 119(2) (Sem: 3-4)
MATH 083 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3 credits of General Education natural science GN or MATH 210 GQ(3) (Sem: 3-4)

c. Baccalaureate Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET) Track [3]:
((This includes 3 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GH or GS)
EDSGN 100(3); EET 105(3), IET 101(3), MCH T 111(3) (Sem: 1-2)
EET 275(3); EMET 230(3) (Sem: 3-4)
MATH 083 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
PHYS 151 GN(3); PHYS 212 GN(4); PHYS 251 GN(4); CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 111 GN(1) (Sem: 3-4)
S T S 200 GS(3); S T S 233/PHIL 233 GH(3); S T S 245 GS;IL(3) (Sem: 3-4)


[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

[2] A student planning to re-enoll into the baccalaureate degree major of Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET), after graduation from the 2 EET program, must receive a grade of C or better in order to meet requirements of the EMET degree.

[3] A student planning to re-enroll into the baccalaureate degree major of Electrical Engineering Technology at Penn State Harrisburg, after graduation from the 2 EET program, should follow Track c. They should select MATH 140 GQ(4) instead of MATH 083 GQ(4).

 

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2016

Blue Sheet Item #: 45-01-061

Review Date: 08/23/2016

UCA Revision #1: 8/3/06
UCA Revision #2: 7/27/07

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