Electrical Engineering Technology

Bachelor's Degree

Program Overview

Build on your associate degree in electronics or electrical technology. The Electrical Engineering Technology program covers increasing levels of electronics and electrical theory, industrial controls, mathematics, and physics. Develop your ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and solve problems independently, using modern tools of the discipline

Career Possibilities

  • Electrical Designer/Engineer
  • Automation/Controls Engineer
  • Field Service Technician
Electrical Engineering College Course Degrees

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Bachelor of Science Degree

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology (BELT) program at NEIT emphasizes the hands-on, practical approach to the mastery of Electrical Engineering Technology.

The first five quarters provide a core foundation of knowledge in electronics and electronic systems. The program is designed to give students entering the field of electronics a sound, comprehensive foundation in the skills employers are seeking in an electronics technician.  Beginning with electronic foundation core courses and culminating in electronic systems, the curriculum provides the knowledge required to succeed in this modern high-tech field.  Laboratory projects have been developed to provide hands-on experience and to simulate actual job conditions.  The lab projects are highlighted in courses such as telecommunications, digital electronics, data and acquisition control, microprocessor control, programmable logic control (PLC) and robotic control systems.  Students also have two to three technical elective choices in areas such as Renewable Energy Systems, networking, CAD, and Biomedical Systems.

The hands-on, practical approach is supplemented in the BELT program with increasing levels of electronics and electrical theory, industrial controls, mathematics, and physics. In addition to the normal laboratory performance and theory testing, participants in the BELT program are also expected to demonstrate competence in using both oral and written skills. This program is designed both to educate and to provide the personal skills for self-directed learning throughout the student’s professional life.

The BELT program is a unique combination of two traditional electronic and electrical topics. The study of electronic components, electronic subsystems and programming of microprocessor systems is combined with that of automation systems or advanced industrial controls, energy management and process control.  BELT students are presented with applications of complex automation controllers, network communications, data acquisition, process manufacturing and microcontroller systems in order to develop an increased level of understanding which enhances their professional value to prospective employers. At the conclusion of the BELT program, students are expected to develop and synthesize their own design project demonstrating the applied skills acquired throughout the program or find an internship in a related field. The “hybrid” approach of the BELT program that combines traditional electronic and electrical skill sets provides students with a unique knowledge base that will allow them to pursue careers under the direction of an engineering staff but above that of the traditional electrical worker.

Graduates of this program are qualified for positions in product development, operations, or technical service. The engineering technologist works with a professional engineer or scientist in converting scientific knowledge and craftsmanship into products and techniques.


The Bachelor of Science Degree program in Electrical Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

                                   Fall Enrollments              Graduates

2009 34   16  
2010 30   11  
2011 32   11  
2012 15 19 15  
2013   38 8 13
2014   37   12

Program Mission, Goals and Outcomes

Program Mission:

The mission of the Electrical Engineering Technology (ELT) program is to prepare students for immediate and productive employment in their field upon graduation. This is accomplished through educational experiences combining theory and practical application in the basic knowledge, skills, techniques, practices, and concepts employed in their profession. The program endeavors to develop the student’s ability to think critically, to communicate effectively and to independently solve problems. An important objective is to instill in students the necessity for continued professional development.

ELT Program Educational Objectives:

  1. Graduates will assume responsibilities for training through involvement in professional organizations, formal educational opportunities, employer-based training programs, or other training that enhances their ability to be productive in their place of employment.
  2. Graduates will solve problems using the modern tools of the discipline.
  3. Graduates will be effective communicators capable of working as professionals in cross-functional teams.
  4. Graduates respect professional, ethical, and social issues as well as a commitment to quality and dependability in their profession.

Student Outcomes:

Students must have:

a. an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;

b. an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;

c. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;

d. an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;

e. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;

f. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;

g. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;

h. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;

i. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;

j. a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context;

k. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Bachelor of Science Degree

  • ELT 217 AutoCAD Electrical
  • ELT 310 Programmable Automation Controllers and Lab
  • ELT 314 C++ Programming
  • ELT 320 SCADA and Communication Systems and Lab
  • ELT 360 Embedded Microcontrollers
  • ELT 362 Embedded Microcontrollers Lab
  • ELT 364 Digital Circuit Design
  • ELT 374 Circuit Analysis I
  • ELT 384 Circuit Analysis II
  • ELT 410 Electrical Design and Energy Management & Lab
  • ELT 463 Sensors and Signal Conditioning
  • ELT 472 Introduction to Senior Project
  • ELT 475 Automation and Process Control & Lab
  • ELT 481 Engineering Internship
  • ELT 483 Senior Project and Seminar
  • ELT 486 LabVIEW Programming
  • EST 110 Electrical Circuit Theory I
  • EST 111 Instruments and Basic Circuit Construction
  • EST 112 Introduction to Engineering Technology
  • EST 120 Electrical Circuit Theory II & Lab
  • EST 126 Digital Logic Systems I
  • EST 131 Semiconductor Technology
  • EST 138 Linear Integrated Circuits
  • EST 167 Robotic Control Systems
  • EST 226 Digital Logic Systems II
  • EST 236 Microprocessor Control Systems
  • EST 242 Industrial Systems
  • EST 250 Telecommunications Systems
  • EST 254 Introduction to Programmable Controller (PLC) Systems
  • EST 258 Printed Circuit Board Design
  • MCT 322 Fluid Power
  • ELECTIVE Technical Elective (2)

    Technical Electives

  • ELT 420 Building Automation Systems & Lab
  • EST 246 Data Acquisition Systems
  • EST 255 Renewable Energy Systems
  • EST 260 Biomedical Systems
  • IT 374 IT Project Management
  • MCT 115 Computer Aided Design I
  • MCT 115 Computer Aided Design I
  • MCT 239 Quality
  • MGM 314 Principles of Marketing
  • MGM 335 Human Resource Management
  • MGM 355 21st Century Leadership
  • MGM 413 Business Presentations
  • NE 115 Computer and Networking Fundamentals
  • NE 121 Windows Networking Essentials
  • NE 268 Wireless Networks