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Begin Date: Spring Semester 2000
End Date: Summer Session 2008


Electrical Engineering Technology - ARCHIVE

Altoona College
Berks College
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
University College: Penn State Fayette, Penn State Hazleton, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Penn State York
University Park, College of Engineering (2 EET)

PROFESSOR SOHAIL ANWAR, Program Coordinator, Penn State Altoona
PROFESSOR DALE LITWHILER, Program Coordinator, Penn State Berks
PROFESSOR ROBERT WEISSBACH, Program Coordinator, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
PROFESSOR ANDRZEJ GAPINSKI, Program Coordinator, Penn State Fayette
PROFESSOR KENNETH DUDECK, Program Coordinator, Penn State Hazleton
PROFESSOR ALBERT LOZANO, Program Coordinator, Penn State Wilkes-Barre
PROFESSOR MICHAEL MARCUS, Program Coordinator, Penn State York
PROFESSOR DHUSHY SATHIANATHAN, 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. The major prepares graduates who, during the first few years of professional practice, will:

  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of electrical and electronics engineering technology practices to support design, application, installation, manufacturing, operation, and maintenance of electrical, electronic, computer, and instrumentation systems,
  • Apply basic mathematical and scientific principles for technical problem solving in areas that may include circuit analysis of both analog and digital electronics, microprocessors, programmable logic controls, and electrical machines,
  • Use computers and software in a technical environment,
  • Demonstrate competence in written and oral communication,
  • Work effectively as an individual and as a member of a multidisciplinary team,
  • Show awareness of social concerns and professional responsibilities in the workplace, and
  • Continue their professional training and adapt to changes in the workplace, through additional formal or informal education.

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 Berks, 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 Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: 410-347-7700, or (Opens New Window).

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

(12 of these 21 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See General Education description in this bulletin.)

(This includes 12 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GWS courses.)

CMPET 117(3)[1], CMPET 120(1), EET 101(3), EET 109(1), EET 114(4)[1], EET 118(1)[1], EG T 101(1), EG T 102(1), ENGL 015 GWS(3), ET 002(1), CMPET 005 (1), MATH 081 GQ (3), MATH 082 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-2)
CAS 100 GWS(3), CMPET 211(3), EET 205(1), EET 210(2), EET 213W(5), EET 216(3), EET 220(2), EET 221(1), MATH 083 GQ(4), PHYS 150 GN(3), PHYS 151(3) (Sem: 3-4)

Select 1-4 credits from the following technical courses: BI SC 003 GN(3), CHEM 101(3), CHEM 110 GN(3), CMPSC 101 GQ(3), CMPSC 201 GQ(3) or CMPSC 202 GQ(3), EET 297(1-9), IET 101(3), IET 105(2), MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4), MCH T 111(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.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2000

Blue Sheet Item #: 28-05-021A

Review Date: 5/9/06

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



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