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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Penn State Harrisburg

Electrical Engineering Technology

Capital College (E E T)
University College, Penn State Wilkes-Barre

Not all options are available at every campus. Contact the campus you are interested in attending to determine which options are offered.

AB SHAFAYE, Program Chair, School of Science, Engineering, and Technology

The Bachelor of Science graduate with a major in Electrical Engineering Technology (E E T) is an engineering technologist who can bridge the gap between scientific advancement and practical electrical devices and systems. Research in all fields of electrical engineering has produced an abundance of new knowledge in recent years. Many of these advanced scientific achievements have been unused due to the shortage of engineering technologists specifically educated to convert scientific information into practical devices and systems.

The E E T major helps equip students with the various skills necessary to adapt new scientific knowledge to new products. Technical selections are offered in the senior year to provide some degree of specialization, but all graduates receive a well-rounded basic education in electrical and electronic design principles. The strengths of the program include: an applied hands-on program; extensive laboratory experience; promising job placement; and accreditation by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone 410-347-7700, Web at www.abet.org (Opens New Window).

E E T graduates who wish to continue their professional development can take the Fundamentals of Engineering examination in Pennsylvania, a prerequisite for taking the Professional Engineering examination.

For a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, a minimum of 128 credits is required.

Admission Requirements for Transfer Students:
Applicants must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent and have attempted at least 18 semester credits at a regionally accredited college or university with at least a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average (4.0 scale). The evaluation of prior college work is done on an individual basis by the Office of Enrollment Services at Penn State Harrisburg.

Entry to Major Requirements:
Entry to the Electrical Engineering Technology major requires a 2.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average.

Re-enrollment:
Associate degree students should file a re-enrollment form during the final semester of their associate degree. Students re-enrolling from an associate's degree into the bachelor's degree should run a degree audit from eLion, using the E E T major code, to determine their curriculum requirements. Similar considerations apply to students changing majors from programs in science or engineering.

Students are directed to http://www.psu.edu/bulletins/bluebook/gened/ for an explanation of the Penn State General Education requirements.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(18 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 5-16 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 85-96 credits
(This includes 18 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS courses; 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 59-70 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (27 credits)
CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 111 GN(1), MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-6)
EET 312(4)[1], EET 331(4)[1], ENGL 202C GWS(3) (Sem: 5-6)
EET 419(1), EET 420W(3)[1] (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (32-43 credits)
Select 2*-3 credits from: EG T 101(1) and EG T 102(1) or EDSGN 100(3) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3 credits from: CMPSC 101 GQ(3), CMPSC 121 GQ(3) or CMPSC 201 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-5)
Select 6*-8 credits from sequence a or b:
a.) PHYS 150 GN(3) and PHYS 151 GN(3) (Sem: 3-4)
b.) PHYS 211 GN(4) and PHYS 212 GN(4) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3-4 credits from MATH 230(4), MATH 250(3), MATH 336(3), MATH 408(3), MATH 411(3), MATH 444(3), MATH 446(3), or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 5-8* credits from course sequence a, b, or c:
a.) EET 114(4) and EET 311(4)[1] (Sem: 1-6)
b.) E E 210(4)[1] and E E 314(3)[1] (Sem: 3-6)
c.) E E 315(5)[1] (Sem: 5-6)
Select 4* credits from: CMPEN 271(3) and CMPEN 275(1) or CMPET 117(3) and CMPET 120(1) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3*-4 credits from: CMPEH 472(4) or CMPET 211(3) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 3*-4 credits from: EET 205(1) and EET 210(2) or E E 310(4) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 3-5* credits from: EET 213W(5) or E E 485(3) (Sem: 3-6)
*Courses required by PSU 2 EET programs

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 26 credits

COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY OPTION: (26 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (11 credits)
CMPEN 431(3) , CMPET 403(4), CMPET 401(3), CMPET 402(1) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
2nd Programming Elective: Select 3 credits from: CMPSC 305(3), CMPSC 402(3), CMPSC 422(3), CMPSC 122(3) (Sem: 7-8)
Applications Elective: Select 4 credits of technical electives from: CMPET 412(4), EET 423(4), EET 456(4) (Sem: 7-8)
CMPET Technical Electives: Select 8 credits from CMPEH 449(3), E E 341(3), E E 418(3), E E 453(3), EET 402(4), EET 408(4), EET 413(4), EET 414(4), EET 431(4), EET 433(4), EET 478(4), ET 496(1) (Sem: 7-8)

GENERAL ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY OPTION: (26 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (26 credits)
System Elective: Select 8 credits of technical electives from: EET 408(4), EET 409(4), EET 433(4) (Sem: 7-8)
Electronics Elective: Select 4 credits from: EET 402(4), EET 423(4), EET 431(4) (Sem: 7-8)
GEET Technical Electives: Select 8 credits of GEET technical electives from: CMPEH 449(3), CMPET 401(3), CMPET 402(1), CMPEN 431(3), E E 418(3), E E 453(3), E E 458(3), EET 401(4), CMPET 403(3), EET 410(4), CMPET 412(4), EET 413(4), EET 414(4), EET 456(4), EET 478(4), ET 496(1) (Sem: 7-8)
Select 6 credits from any previous elective list plus CMPSC 452(3), E MCH 211(3), E MCH 212(3), M E 201(3) (Sem: 6-8)

[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: Summer Session 2007

Blue Sheet Item #: 35-06-217

Review Date: 2/20/08

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

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