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Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology

Electrical Engineering Technology is a locally and nationally recognized degree. Engineering graduates are involved in a wide spectrum of activities, from software design to the assembly of complex control systems. Graduates with the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology program will have the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter careers in the 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 of Engineering in Electrical Engineering Technology program. 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 narrowly 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 an ability 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 the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

The minimum number of credits required for the degree is 134. 

Third Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
ELM 3015  Sensors & Instrumentation 3 ELT 2061  Electromechanical Systems I 4
ELT 3010  Digital Circuits II 4 ELT 3040  Electronic & Data Communications 4
ELT 3053  General Electronics III 4 ELT 3050  Microprocessor Techniques II 4
MAT 2532  Calculus II 4 MAT 3170  Applied Mathematics for Engineers 3
ELE XXXX  AH/SS elective 3 ELE 3XXX  Upper level AH/SS elective 3
  18   18

Fourth Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
ELM 4015  Electromechanical Power Systems 4 ELM 4232  Control Systems II 4
ELM 4231  Control Systems I 4 ELT 4020  Digital Signal Processing
ELM 4701  EET Project I 2
ELT 4702 -EET Project II
ELE XXXX  Technical elective 3-4
PHY 3120  Intro to Modern Physics
  13-14   14

Note: 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.