Electrical Engineering Technology, A.ENGT. (Engineering)

Program Code: 2EET_AENGT

Entrance to Major

Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA to change to this Associate degree after admission to the University.

Degree Requirements

For the Associate in Engineering Technology degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, a minimum of 65 credits is required:

Requirement Credits
General Education 21
Requirements for the Major 56-62

12-15 of the 21 credits for General Education are included in the Requirements for the Major. This includes: 3 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GWS courses, 0-3 credits of GH or GS.

General Education

Connecting career and curiosity, the General Education curriculum provides the opportunity for students to acquire transferable skills necessary to be successful in the future and to thrive while living in interconnected contexts. General Education aids students in developing intellectual curiosity, a strengthened ability to think, and a deeper sense of aesthetic appreciation. These are requirements for all baccalaureate students and are often partially incorporated into the requirements of a program. For additional information, see the General Education Requirements section of the Bulletin and consult your academic adviser.

Foundations (grade of C or better is required.)

  • Quantification (GQ): 3 credits
  • Writing and Speaking (GWS): 3 credits

Knowledge Domains

  • Arts (GA): 3 credits
  • Humanities (GH): 3 credits
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS): 3 credits
  • Natural Sciences (GN): 3 credits

Foundations or Knowledge Domains

  • A General Education course selected from GWS, GQ, GN, GA, GH, or GS, and may include Integrative Studies (Inter-domain or Linked) courses: 3 credits

The keystone symbol Keystone/General Education Course appears next to the title of any course that is designated as a General Education course. Program requirements may also satisfy General Education requirements and vary for each program.

University Degree Requirements

Cultures Requirement   

3 credits of United States (US) or International (IL) cultures coursework are required and may satisfy other requirements

Writing Across the Curriculum

3 credits required from the college of graduation and likely prescribed as part of major requirements.

Total Minimum Credits

A minimum of 60 degree credits must be earned for a associates degree. The requirements for some programs may exceed 60 credits. Students should consult with their college or department adviser for information on specific credit requirements.

Quality of Work

Candidates must complete the degree requirements for their major and earn at least a 2.00 grade-point average for all courses completed within their degree program.

Limitations on Source and Time for Credit Acquisition

Credit used toward degree programs may need to be earned from a particular source or within time constraints (see Senate Policy 83-80). For more information, check the Suggested Academic Plan for your intended program.

Requirements for the Major

To graduate, a student enrolled in the major must earn a grade of C or better in each course designated by the major as a C-required course, as specified by Senate Policy 82-44.

Prescribed Courses
CAS 100Effective Speech Keystone/General Education Course3
CMPET 211Embedded Processors and DSP3
EET 212WOp Amp and Integrated Circuit Electronics4
EET 214Electric Machines and Energy Conversion3
EET 215Electric Machines and Energy Conversion Laboratory1
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
CMPET 117Digital Electronics3
CMPET 120Digital Electronics Laboratory1
EET 114Electrical Circuits II4
EET 118Electrical Circuits Laboratory1
Additional Courses
ENGL 15Rhetoric and Composition Keystone/General Education Course3
or ENGL 30
PHYS 150Technical Physics I Keystone/General Education Course3-4
or PHYS 211 General Physics: Mechanics Keystone/General Education Course
or PHYS 250 Introductory Physics I Keystone/General Education Course
Select 5-6 credits of the following:5-6
College Algebra II and Analytic Geometry Keystone/General Education Course
and Plane Trigonometry Keystone/General Education Course 1
Algebra, Trigonometry, and Analytic Geometry Keystone/General Education Course 1
Technical Mathematics I Keystone/General Education Course
and Technical Mathematics II Keystone/General Education Course 1
Select at least 22-26 credits from one of the following three tracks:22-26
A. General Track 2
Cornerstone Engineering Design
Electrical Systems
Introduction to Programmable Logic Controls
Computerized I/O Systems
Manufacturing Materials, Processes, and Laboratory
Mechanics for Technology: Statics
Technical Physics II Keystone/General Education Course
General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism Keystone/General Education Course
Introductory Physics II Keystone/General Education Course
Chemical Principles I Keystone/General Education Course
and Experimental Chemistry I Keystone/General Education Course
Critical Issues in Science, Technology, and Society Keystone/General Education Course
or STS/PHIL 233
or STS 245
Select 3-4 credits in consultation with your adviser from the approved program list
B. Baccalaureate Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) Track:
Chemical Principles I Keystone/General Education Course
Experimental Chemistry I Keystone/General Education Course
Engineering Methods in Engineering Technology
Introduction to Engineering Technology
Electrical Circuits I
Electrical Circuits Laboratory I
Introduction to Programmable Logic Controls
Introduction to CAD for Electrical and Computer Engineering
Technical Calculus Keystone/General Education Course
Calculus With Analytic Geometry I Keystone/General Education Course
Calculus with Engineering Technology Applications Keystone/General Education Course (or 3 credits of General Education natural science GN)
C. Baccalaureate Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET) Track 2,3
Cornerstone Engineering Design
Electrical Systems
Introduction to Programmable Logic Controls
Computerized I/O Systems
Manufacturing Materials, Processes, and Laboratory
Mechanics for Technology: Statics
Technical Calculus Keystone/General Education Course
Calculus With Analytic Geometry I Keystone/General Education Course
Technical Physics II Keystone/General Education Course
General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism Keystone/General Education Course
Introductory Physics II Keystone/General Education Course
Chemical Principles I Keystone/General Education Course
and Experimental Chemistry I Keystone/General Education Course
Critical Issues in Science, Technology, and Society Keystone/General Education Course
or STS/PHIL 233
or STS 245

Program Educational Objectives

The Associate Electrical Engineering Technology program is designed to provide a curriculum that prepares students to pursue a career in the industry and to develop in their profession. Due to their experience in the Associate Electrical Engineering Technology program, within few years of graduation, we expect our graduates to have the ability to:

  1. Apply analytical and empirical skills in the operation, testing, or maintenance of electrical systems.
  2. Collaborate effectively in project team activities through recognizing the global, societal, and ethical contexts of their work.
  3. Communicate effectively through preparation and delivery of technical and non-technical documentation and communications.

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. The Associate Electrical Engineering Technology program is designed to enable students to:

  1. Apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  2. Design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline.
  3. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  4. Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results.
  5. Function effectively as a member of a technical team.

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

 

Fayette

Andrzej Gapinski
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator
2201 University Drive
Lemont Furnace, PA 15456
724-430-4239
ajg2@psu.edu

York

Michael Marcus
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator
Room 35 Main Classroom Building
1031 Edgecomb Ave.
York, PA 17403
717-771-4089
mxm81@psu.edu

Erie

David Loker
Associate Professor of Engineering and Program Chair
250 Burke
Erie, PA 16563
814-898-6478
drl3@psu.edu

Suggested Academic Plan

The suggested academic plan(s) listed on this page are the plan(s) that are in effect during the 2020-21 academic year. To access previous years' suggested academic plans, please visit the archive to view the appropriate Undergraduate Bulletin edition (Note: the archive only contain suggested academic plans beginning with the 2018-19 edition of the Undergraduate Bulletin).

Electrical Engineering Technology - General Track at Fayette Campus

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
MATH 26 (GQ)‡†3EET 114*4
ENGL 15 (GWS)‡†3EET 118*1
EET 1053CMPET 117*3
IET 1013CMPET 1201
EDSGN 1003MET 1113
PSU 81MATH 22 (GQ)‡†3
 CAS 100 (GWS)‡†3
 16 18
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EET 2143EET 212W4
EET 2151EET 2753
CMPET 2113PHYS 2514
PHYS 2504STS 2453
General Education Course3Technical Elective or General Education Course3-4
General Education Course or Technical Elective3-4 
 17-18 17-18
Total Credits 68-70

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GN, GA, GH, and GS). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Advising Notes:

  • Technical Elective choose from: MATH 140, BISC 3, CHEM 110.
  • Students need one of each: GA, GH, GS, Technical Elective. Students also need an IL-designated course.
  • STS 245 will satisfy the GS requirement and is also designated IL.
  • Students can also take STS 200 (GS) or STS 233 (GH) as a substitution for STS 245, but in either case they will need to re-adjust other general education courses to make sure they satisfy all general education requirements. Students should consult with an adviser in this situation.
  • Suggested Technical Electives: MATH 140 (typically offered spring and fall), BISC 3 (typically offered spring and fall), CHEM 110 (spring and fall).
  • Students should consult their adviser for other possible technical electives.

Electrical Engineering Technology at York Campus

The course series listed below provides only one of the many possible ways to move through this curriculum. The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. This plan should be used in conjunction with your degree audit (accessible in LionPATH as either an Academic Requirements or What If report). Please consult with a Penn State academic adviser on a regular basis to develop and refine an academic plan that is appropriate for you.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EDSGN 1003CMPET 117*3
IET 1013CMPET 120*1
EET 1053MET 1113
MATH 26 (GQ)†‡3PHYS 150 or 250 (GN)3-4
ENGL 15, ENGL 30, or ESL 15 (GWS)†‡3MATH 22†‡3
 CAS 100 (GWS)†‡3
 15 16-17
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EET 114*4CMPET 2113
EET 118*1EET 2143
EET 212W*4EET 2151
EET 275 or EMET 2303Technical Elective3
PHYS 151 or 251 ( or CHEM 110 and CHEM 111 (GN))3-4Arts (GA)3
STS 233 (GH)3Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)3
 18-19 16
Total Credits 65-67

University Requirements and General Education Notes:

US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).

W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

GWS, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GN, GA, GH, and GS). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

College Notes:

  • Scheduling patterns for courses not taught each semester : Some major/option courses are offered only Fall or Spring semester, as listed on guide.
  • The courses in this major are sequential. If taken out of sequence, scheduling conflicts may arise.

Program Notes:

  • Track Selections - see audit.

Academic Advising Notes

  • Academic planning guides should always be used in conjunction with a degree audit and consultation with an adviser.

US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements. All students are required to take one IL or one US course before graduation. A course designated as US;IL may be used as a US or an IL, not both.

Career Paths

For students that do not continue on for a Bachelor of Engineering Technology Degree, there are various opportunities in the field for Electrical Engineering Technology. In many industrial settings, an Engineer works on the design of an electronic device, such as an electronic sensor, or system, such as a robotic arm, and the technician helps to build and test it. The technician might also be responsible for building test equipment to test the device or system once it is manufactured. In addition, the Electronic Technician might also be involved in servicing equipment in the field or be involved in sales.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT POTENTIAL CAREER OPTIONS FOR GRADUATES OF THE ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDIES

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ABET ACCREDITATION

Professional Licensure/Certification

Many U.S. states and territories require professional licensure/certification to be employed. If you plan to pursue employment in a licensed profession after completing this program, please visit the Professional Licensure/Certification Disclosures by State interactive map.

Contact

University Park

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY, AND PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS
213 Hammond Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-2952

http://www.sedtapp.psu.edu

Fayette

2201 University Drive
Lemont Furnace, PA 15456
724-430-4239
ajg2@psu.edu

http://fayette.psu.edu/electrical-engineering-technology

York

35A Main Classroom Building
1031 Edgecomb Ave.
York, PA 17403
717-771-4089
mxm81@psu.edu

http://york.psu.edu/academics/associate/electrical-engineering-technology

Erie

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
242 Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center
5101 Jordan Road
Erie, PA 16563
814-898-6125
engineering@psu.edu

http://behrend.psu.edu/school-of-engineering