Electrical Engineering Technology (BS)

Electrical systems are everywhere. Systems as diverse as computers, cell phones, smart grids, and wind turbines all employ similar underlying principles. Our graduates in Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) are well prepared to work on these systems and many others. At Vermont Tech, theory learned in the classroom is reinforced by laboratory exercises in EET classes. Laboratories are equipped with instruments, power supplies, and controllers used widely in the industry and we offer analog and digital laboratories at both campuses. 

Electrical Engineering Technology is a degree recognized both locally and nationally. Engineering graduates are involved in a wide spectrum of activities, from software design to the assembly of complex control systems. Graduates of this program will have the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter careers in design, application, installation, manufacturing, operation, and/or maintenance of electrical/electronic systems. In addition to having strengths in the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of existing electrical systems, graduates will be well-prepared for development and implementation of electrical/electronic systems. They will be able to take on the role of engineers and senior technicians in the design and manufacture of complex systems, as well as field support and customer service inquiries. Graduates will have the skills, technical experience, and capabilities necessary to succeed in the workplace. Recent Vermont Tech graduates are involved in alternative energy, chip production/design, aviation, and many other fields.

For the first two years of the program, students will follow the same curriculum as the associate degree. For the +2 portion of the curriculum, students will broaden and deepen their knowledge in the areas of mathematics; physics; arts and humanities; social sciences; electromechanical systems; programming; and advanced electrical design.

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology program will:

  • Provide students with the capability to be immediately employable and productive in the workplace
  • Provide the educational foundation so that graduates are knowledgeable in both theory and application, with the ability to analyze, design, and implement electrical and electronic systems and products
  • Qualify graduates for positions of responsibility with the ability to apply project management techniques to electrical/electronic systems
  • Instill the need for creativity in the design of systems, components, or processes by having students research and develop multiple solutions to problems and use a variety of tools and techniques in their work
  • Prepare graduates for lifelong learning and adaptation to new and emerging technologies
  • Provide the base of knowledge so that graduates can continue their formal education

Students with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology should be able to demonstrate:

  • The ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of electrical engineering technology to broadly-defined engineering technology activities
  • The ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to electrical engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies
  • The ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes
  • The ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to Electrical Engineering Technology educational objectives
  • The ability to function effectively as a member or leader of a technical team
  • The ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems
  • The ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments and to identify and use appropriate technical literature
  • An understanding of the need for and ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development
  • An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity
  • A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement

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

Program enrollment and graduation count.

General education requirements for the program include 24 credits minimum, nine of which must contain a strong writing component. Three of these credits are included in ELT 4701 and 4702.

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Percent Job and Advanced Education Placement Rate in Electrical Engineering Technology

Vermont Tech Electrical Engineering Technology student outcomes are strong. The class of 2016 had a 100% job and advanced placement rate within six months of graduation. Many students have internships while they’re in college that lead to full-time employment after graduation.

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