Build on your associate degree in electronics or electrical technology. The Electrical Engineering Technology program covers increasing levels of electronics and electrical circuit theory, industrial controls & automation systems and computer and microcontrollers programming. Learn to implement and apply the principles of electrical engineering as well as develop your ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and solve problems independently, using modern tools of the discipline.
The ELTB program at NEIT is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology (ELT) is designed primarily for those students who already possess an associate degree in fields related to Electronics or Electrical Technology. The ELT program at NEIT emphasizes the hands-on, practical approach to the mastery of Electrical Engineering Technology. This approach is supplemented in the ELT 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 ELT 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 ELT 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. ELT 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 ELT program, the 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 ELT 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. Upon completion of this program, students may also choose to continue into the NEIT Master of Science in Engineering Management degree program.
The Bachelor of Science Degree program in Electrical Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, www.abet.org.
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Potential Career Opportunities
Electrical and electronic engineering technicians work closely with electrical engineers. They majorly work in engineering services, manufacturing settings, the federal government, utility industry, research-and-development laboratories. After graduation, students can take up the following career paths:
Field Service Technician
What can you do with an engineering technology degree?
A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology will give you the foundational knowledge to become an engineering technician. You can work at a construction site, an industrial plant, a laboratory, and more. Here are some fields you’ll work in with this degree:
- Biotechnology/life sciences/ pharmaceutical
- Energy management/renewable energy
- Food and beverage
- Discrete manufacturing
- Building automation
- Process control
- Field service technician
- Defense industry
- Sales engineer
Is electrical engineering technology the same as electrical engineering?
No, electrical engineering technology isn’t hard. It has less math and physics than other engineering courses do. It’s a good course if you like putting together grand engineering plans and being outdoors.
Like any other course, you’ll have to put effort into studying it. But it isn’t as time-consuming as an electrical engineering course.
Can you become an engineer with an engineering technology degree?
Engineering technologists often assist engineers, and after years of experience, they can also become engineers. For example, you can become an automation/controls engineer and a field service technician with an electrical engineering technology degree. Later on, with ample experience, you can take up the role of an electrical engineer. But if you want to straight-up become an electrical engineer, you will have to study further or take up the relevant engineering course.