Electrical Engineering Technology

Electrical engineering technicians generally assist engineers who plan, design, construct, install, operate, test, and maintain electronic or electrical power systems and devices. In the electronics field, a technologist's job often involves the manufacture, installation, operation, design, and repair of a wide range of electronic products. 

Many electrical technologists work in and with electrical utility companies and heavy industries where they are involved in electrical power generation, power distribution, and machine control. Electrical technologists are often involved with the installation, operation, and maintenance of computer equipment and instrumentation. Many electrical technologists also work in technical sales. 

The Electrical Engineering Technology (2EET) degree program offers structured exposure to technical areas such as computer-aided drafting (AutoCAD), computer-aided design (PSPICE, MicroCAP), robotics, microprocessors, electrical machine control, and industrial electronics. 

The 2EET degree is offered at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College; Penn State Fayette; and Penn State York

The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. 

Program Educational Objectives

To produce graduates who will:

  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of electrical/electronics engineering technology practices to support design, application, installation, manufacturing, operation, and maintenance as required by their employer
  • Apply basic mathematical and scientific principles for technical problems solving in areas which may include circuit analysis and analog and digital electronics, microprocessors, programmable logic control, and electrical machines
  • Utilize computers and software in a technical environment
  • Demonstrate competence in written and oral communication
  • Work effectively as an individual and as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Show awareness of social concerns and ethical/professional responsibilities in the workplace
  • Matriculate into a bachelor's degree and/or continue their professional training and adapt to changes in the workplace, through additional formal or information education

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The School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) delivers effective engineering education through active, collaborative, project-based, and professionally oriented classroom experiences. SEDTAPP offers a variety of programs that partner faculty, students, and industry in the study of real-life engineering problems. Our programs teach students to solve real-life problems with innovative solutions. 

School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs

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The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

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