Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology students look at microchip model car

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology

Many scientific achievements in electrical engineering are going unused due to the shortage of engineering technologists specifically educated to convert scientific information into practical devices and systems. Graduates of the Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) and Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) programs will possess the skills necessary to bridge this gap.

Technical selections are offered in the senior year to provide some degree of specialization, but all graduates receive a well-rounded basic education in electrical and electronic design principles. The strengths of the program include: an applied, hands-on education; extensive laboratory experience; and promising job placement.

The EET and ECET programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

The EET degree is offered at the following locations: Penn State Harrisburg, The Capital College and Penn State Wilkes-Barre.

The ECET degree is offered at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Program Educational Objectives

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology

The educational objectives of the Penn State Behrend Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Program are to produce graduates who, within three years of graduation are able to:

  •  Be employed in fields of engineering such as design, research, development, applications, testing, manufacturing, processing, safety, quality, and technical sales or service:
    • For B.S. degree recipients, as an engineer or engineering technologist
    • For A.S. degree recipients, as a technician or technologist or designer or engineering assistant
  • Achieve positions of increased responsibility (technical and/or supervisory) within an organization
  • Progress through advanced degree or certificate programs or participate in continuing education in engineering, business, and/or other professionally related fields

Electrical Engineering Technology

Penn State Harrisburg, The Capital College

The Electrical Engineering Technology Program is preparing graduates for careers as technical professionals where they will be able to:

  • Secure and maintain employment in EET and appropriate EE positions industry-wide
  • Function effectively in the workplace through communication and project management skills, professional behavior, ethical conduct, and teamwork
  • Solve technical problems through command of fundamental principles and application of new technologies
  • Practice lifelong learning to achieve technical, market, and societal awareness

Electrical Engineering Technology

Penn State Wilkes-Barre

The BSEET program objectives are to produce graduates who, during the first few years of professional practice will be able to perform the following functions or activities at a level appropriate to their baccalaureate degree:

  • 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 problem solving in areas which may include circuit analysis of both analog and digital electronics, microprocessors, programmable logic controllers 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 professional responsibilities in the workplace
  • continue their professional training and adapt to changes in the workplace through additional formal or informal education

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology



The School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) delivers effective engineering education and unrivaled research opportunities 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

213 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2952