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Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology Engineering Technology with a Major in Electrical Engineering Technology (BSET)

Electrical Engineering Technology

Murat Kuzlu, Program Director

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology with a major offers courses at the senior level in communications systems technology, embedded systems technology, power systems technology, mechatronics systems technology, and computer engineering technology. Students in this program take common courses in areas such as DC and AC circuits, electronic devices and circuits, digital electronics, linear electronics, microcontrollers, programming, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), and electric machines. Supporting laboratories provide experience in instrumentation, testing and troubleshooting, and design and implementation. The program culminates with a senior project that integrates coursework with a practical project assignment in the student's area of interest. To satisfy the upper-division general education requirements, students are required to complete one of the following three options: 1) Option D: 6 hours of elective upper-division course work from outside of and not required by the student’s major and college; 2) Option A: Any University-approved minor (minimum of 12 hours determined by the department), second degree, or second major; or 3) Option B: Any University-approved interdisciplinary minor (12 hours, three of which may be in the major). Graduates should be qualified for application positions in electronic and electrical product design and development, electronic and electrical system operation and maintenance, field operations, and various other technical functions.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) program is to sustain a high quality undergraduate program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology degree. It is a significant component of the University's commitment to science, engineering and technology, particularly in fields of major importance to the region. Through ODUGlobal, the electrical engineering technology program provides opportunities for technical personnel throughout the state and elsewhere to enhance their education and pursue baccalaureate level studies. Simultaneously, the program supports the general education components that yield a well-rounded graduate who is aware of societal needs and issues.

Program Educational Objectives

The objective of the electrical engineering technology program is to prepare graduates to establish themselves as successful professionals in electrical systems technology, computer engineering technology, or related areas during the first few years of their careers by having demonstrated their ability to:

  1. Identify and solve increasingly complex technical problems, both theoretically and practically, as raised by continually evolving technologies and industry needs and practices.
  2. Make educated, responsible, and ethical decisions in response to the needs of the profession and society, with these decisions solidly grounded in science and engineering fundamentals.
  3. Work effectively as a member or leader of technical teams and clearly communicate ideas leading to successful team outcomes.

Typical technical problems that EET graduates will be able to address include planning, specification, development, design, procurement of equipment and materials, implementation, and performance verification. Typical technical tasks the EET graduates will be expected to perform include: conducting engineering experiments, making observations, collecting and analyzing data, and formulating conclusions.

Student Outcomes

The electrical engineering technology program has adopted, after deliberations by its constituents, outcomes for the Bachelor of Science program in electrical engineering technology. These outcomes are listed below:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  2. An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  3. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  4. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes;
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical teams.


The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology - Electrical Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Electrical/Electronic(s) Engineering Technology Program Criteria.

The curriculum provides EET graduates with instruction in the knowledge, techniques, skills, and use of modern tools necessary to enter careers in the design, application, installation, manufacturing, operation, and/or maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems. Graduates of the EET program are well-prepared for the design, development, and implementation of electrical/electronic(s) systems. 

The curriculum includes the following topics:

  1. application of circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, microcontrollers, and engineering standards to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems;
  2. application of natural sciences and mathematics at or above the level of trigonometry to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems;
  3. analysis, design, and implementation of one or more of the following: control systems, instrumentation systems, communications systems, computer systems, power systems or energy systems;
  4. application of project management techniques to electrical/electronic(s) systems; and
  5. utilization of differential and integral calculus, as a minimum, to characterize the performance of electrical/electronic systems.