Electrical Engineering Technology (BS)

Systems as different as computers, cell phones, smart grids, and wind turbines all employ similar tech. With a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, you will understand the concepts behind these systems and many others. Our labs have the instruments, power supplies, and controllers used widely in the industry.

Engineering technicians work in research, development, design, production, or manufacturing of complex electrical, electronic, or electromechanical products. Testing, quality control, marketing, installation, and customer service are among the jobs available. With a bachelor’s degree, you will be able to take on the role of Engineer or Senior Technician in the design and manufacture of complex systems. Grads work in renewable energy, chip production and design, aviation, and many other fields.

The ABET-ETAC program educational objectives and student outcomes are listed on the Curriculum page.

In addition to all of the Program Educational Objectives included in the associate program, the educational objectives for graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology program include:

  • Analyzing, designing, and implementing electrical and electronic systems and products
  • Applying project management techniques to electrical/electronic systems
  • Demonstrating creativity in the design of systems, components, or processes by researching and developing multiple solutions to problems and using a variety of tools and techniques in their work

The Student Outcomes are for a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology to be able to:

  • Select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of electrical engineering technology to broadly defined engineering technology activities
  • 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
  • Conduct standard tests and measurements; conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and apply experimental results to improve processes
  • Design systems, components, or processes for broadly defined engineering technology problems appropriate to Electrical Engineering Technology educational objectives
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a technical team
  • Identify, analyze, and solve broadly defined engineering technology problems
  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments and identify and use appropriate technical literature
  • Understand the need for and engage in self-directed continuing professional development
  • Understand and commit to addressing professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context
  • Commit 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 ELT 4702.

Careers in Electrical Engineering

Placement Rate
100%
Vermont Tech
VS
73%
National

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2017. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2016 (October 2017)

Jobs
315,900
Electrical Engineers
Job projections
56,785
All Occupations Avg.

Electrical and Electronics Engineers working in the US (source: BLS) National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)


Median Pay
$0
$0
National

2016 Median Pay (Electrical & Electronics Engineers) vs. National Median for All occupations (2016), Source: BLS

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of '12-'16
  • IBM GLOBAL FOUNDRIES
  • UTC Aerospace Systems Nanya Technology Corporation
  • Hallam-ICS Husky Injection Molding
  • Catamount Research & Development
  • Instrumart Benoit Electric
  • Schiring Radiographic Imaging US. Army
  • Optical Test & Fault Isolation Engineering Technician
  • ESD Lab Technician Maintenance Technician
  • Equipment Technician Physical Design Engineer
  • Instrument Technician Electrical Engineer Technician
  • Application Engineer Operator

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29May
Vermont Tech congratulates the students who achieved the honors of President's and Dean's List during the Spring 2018 semester. To be accorded Dean's List honors a student must be enrolled in at least 12 letter-graded credit hours and attain a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students who have been awarded... Read More
24May
Vermont Technical College hosted its three commencement ceremonies this weekend. Two were held on Friday, May 18th and another was held Saturday, the 19th. Vermont Tech conferred certificates and degrees for 504 graduates from 32 programs. Nursing students were also presented with their Nursing... Read More
11Apr
A new effort is underway to bring students back to Vermont to help bend the state's demographic curve. A new policy called Welcome Home makes it easier for Vermont natives living out of state to come back and pay in-state tuition at any one of the four Vermont State Colleges. [View the original... Read More

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