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Undergraduate Degree Programs


Begin Date: Summer 2011
End Date: Fall 2016

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. The program also articulates with Pennsylvania Department of Education-approved Tech Prep programs. Secondary students who have graduated from a program covered by a signed Penn State Tech Prep Articulation Agreement may be eligible for special admission procedures and /or advanced placement.

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 or Computer Engineering Technology offered at Penn State Harrisburg, Capital College; the baccalaureate degree major in Electrical 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 New Kensington or Penn State York.

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,

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

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

(This includes 15 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GWS courses, 3 credits of GH or GS)

EET 105(3), CMPET 117(3)[1], CMPET 120(1); ENGL 015 GWS(3), MATH 022 GQ(3), MATH 026 GQ(3), MCH T 111(3), MCH T 112(1), MET 105(3) (Sem: 1-2)
CAS 100 GWS(3), CMPET 211(3), EE T 114(4)[1], EE T 118(1)[1], EET 212W(4) (Sem: 3-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (22-23 credits)
EDSGN 100(3); or EG T 119(2) and EET 002S(1) (Sem: 1-2)
S T S 200 GS(3) or S T S 233 GH(3) or S T S 245 GS;IL(3) (Sem: 1-2)
PHYS 150 GN(3) or PHYS 250 GN(4) (Sem:3-4)

Select 13 additional credits from one of the following tracks a or b:

a. Students following the baccalaureate track must complete the following courses (10-11 credits):
EET 214(3); MATH 083 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4); CHEM 110 GN(3) and CHEM 111 GN(1) or PHYS 151 GN(3) or PHYS 251 GN(4) (Sem: 3-4)
Select at least 3 additional credits from the following technical courses:
BE T 201(5), BI SC 003 GN(3), CHEM 101 GN(3), CHEM 110(3), CHEM 111(1), CMPSC 101 GQ(3), CMPSC 201 GQ(3), EET 215(1), EET 275(3), EET 297(1-9), EMET 230(3), IST 210(4), IST 220(3), IST 221(3), MATH 141 GQ(4), TELCM 140(2) (Sem: 3-4)

b. Students following the general track must select at least 3 credits science from the following:
CHEM 110 GN(3) and CHEM 111 GN(1), PHYS 151 GN(3), PHYS 251 GN (4) (Sem: 3-4)
Select at least 10 additional credits from the following technical courses: BE T 201(5), BI SC 003 GN(3), CHEM 101 GN(3), CHEM 110 (3), CHEM 111(1), CMPSC 101 GQ(3), CMPSC 201 GQ(3), EET 214(3), EET 215(1), EET 275(3), EET 297(1-9), EMET 230(3), IST 210(4), IST 220(3), MATH 083 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4), PHYS 151 GN(3) or PHYS 251 GN(4), TELCM 140(2) (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.


Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2011

Blue Sheet Item #: 39-06-066

Review Date: 04/12/2011

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




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