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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering Technology Supplemental Information

ECET Electives (12 hours)

ECET Electives can be selected from one or more of the following groups. Please note that not all ECET Electives are offered every year.

Technical Selectives (9 hours)

  • ECET: ECET 29900 and other lab assistant courses are limited to 3 credit hours.
  • College of Engineering: ME 29700 and Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) are each limited to 3 credit hours. First Year Engineering (ENGR) courses cannot be used.
  • Purdue Polytechnic Institute: CNIT 13600 and CNIT 15501 cannot be used.
  • College of Science: Additional lab-based physics (PHYS), chemistry (CHM) and biology (BIOL) courses; computer Science (CS) courses; and higher-level mathematics (MA) courses: MA 26100, MA 26500, and MA 26600. CS 11000, CS 23500, CS 15800 and CS 15900 cannot be used.
  • College of Liberal Arts: Up to 9 hours of THTR 25300, THTR 35300, THTR 55300, FVS 26100, FVS 33200, FVS 33700, or FVS 33800.
  • ECET Co-op sessions 1, 2 and 3 with seminar

Oral Communication Selective+ (3 hours)

  • Any communication (COM) course at the 20000 level or higher.

General Education Selectives (12 hours)

  1. General Education Selectives

    Select 12 hours in one or more of the subject areas (disciplines) listed below, subject to the following conditions:

    • One course must be from the UCC approved list of Human Culture: Humanities.
    • One course must be from the UCC approved list of Human Culture: Behavioral/Social Sciences, unless the student selects a Business Selective, which meets the Human Culture: Behavioral/Social Sciences requirement for core.

    Foreign languages (except for courses in a student’s native language); African American Studies (AAS); Art and Design (AD); American Studies (AMST); Anthropology (ANTH); Asian American Studies (ASAM); American Sign language (ASL); Bands (BAND); Classics (CLCS); Comparative Literature (CMPL); Communication (COM); English (ENGL); History (HIST); Interdisciplinary Studies (IDIS); Linguistics (LING); Music History and Theory (MUS); Philosophy (PHIL); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Religious Studies (REL); Sociology (SOC); Theater (THTR); Women’s Studies (WGSS); ROTC (AFT,MSL, NS)


Minors are offered through a variety of disciplines. The discipline offering the minor establishes the requirement. A minor is not required.

Intercultural Requirement

Step 1: Complete the Pre-test Intercultural Development Inventory Assessments (1st year)

Step 2: Complete one (1) of the following global experiences:*

  • Participate in A Purdue University international capstone, collaborative project, or
  • Participate in an international internship (international location), or
  • Participate in a full semester abroad program program, or
  • Complete 3 credit hours from the Polytechnic list of recommended Global/Cultural courses.

Step 3: Complete the Post-test Intercultural Development Inventory Assessments (4th year)

NOTE FOR TRANSFER/CODO STUDENTS: Transfer and CODO students with less than 75 credit hours remaining to completed their Polytechnic Plan of Study are exempt from Step 1 (taking the IDI Pre-test).

*Global experiences must take place during the time of enrollment in Polytechnic to complete Step 2. Experiences taken place prior to a student’s initial enrollment will not serve to complete Step 2. Intercultural competencies gained on experiences prior to Polytechnic enrollment will be captured as baseline data on a student’s IDI.

Professional Requirement

The SOET Professional Experience requirement is intended to document those experiences which help expose SOET students to the expectations of their professional prior to graduation. This may occur through industrial experience, technical or administrative involvement with community service, military service, et cetera. Approval has been granted for the following experiences. Additional experiences may also satisfy this graduation requirement. Requests for approval should be submitted to the SOET Curriculum Subcommittee Chair for consideration, allowing at least four academic weeks for review and response.

Table 1: Approved Professional Experiences

Approval by



Any TECH Professional Practice course (co-op, intern, etc.)


MET 29900 Internship for Credit


EPICS courses, minimum of two


Any approved internship (assuming student and/or employer provide documentation)


Military service (ROTC completion, reservist, active duty, veteran)


Supervised undergraduate research experiences or laboratory assistantships (e.g., employed in the AEL as lab technician)


Independent study - by petition to ensure the project meets the spirit of the requirement


Professional society/club activities (e.g., led the Solar Racing team) - by petition


Any approved employment or industry project.

*Approval Key:

  • Automatic - student participation in this professional experience is already documented through existing means.
  • Advisor - advisor reviews student’s experience to determine if it meets the spirit of the Professional Experience requirement.
  • Faculty - designated committee reviews student’s experience to determine if it meets the spirit of the Professional Experience requirement.