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2020-2021 University Catalog 
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Polytechnic Statewide Electrical Engineering Technology, BS

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About the Program

The Electrical Engineering Technology major is part of the Electrical Engineering Technology program.  The Electrical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

When you study electrical engineering technology, you study the lifeblood of today’s technology: electronics and computers. Electronics technology is a part of most everything society relies on, from air conditioning to airplanes, and from trains to televisions. And because technology is constantly evolving, you will be engaged in learning methods that will help you adapt to and embrace new technologies and their uses.

Students in this program can apply to participate in a five-year combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program in electrical engineering technology.

Electrical Engineering Technology Website

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (55 credits)

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (62 credits)

  • (satisfies Quantitative Reasoning for core)

  • ♦ (satisfies Science for core) 
  • ♦ (satisfies Science for core) 
  • ♦ (satisfies Information Literacy and Science, Technology & Society for core)

  • ♦  or

  • Freshman Speech Selective +  - Credit Hours: 3.00 (satisfies Oral Communication for core)
  • English Composition Selective +  - Credit Hours: 3.00 (satisfies Written Communication for core)
  • Business Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Selectives:  12.00
  • One must meet the Human Cultures: Humanities requirement for core  - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Sciences requirement for core can be met either through a General Education or Business Selective
  • General Education Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Sciences Selective +  - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Selectives+  - Credit Hours: 6.00
  • Oral Communication Selective+  - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Written Communication Selective+  - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Selectives (9 additional credit hours of technical courses, including additional ECET courses) - Credit Hours 9.00
  • Industrial Economics Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Intercultural Requirement - 0.0 Credit Hours
  • Professional Requirement/Internship - 0.0 Credit Hours

Elective+ (3 credits)

Any non-remedial course.

University Core Requirements

For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
  • Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
  • Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
  • Information Literacy (IL)
  • Oral Communication (OC)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  • Science #1 (SCI)
  • Science #2 (SCI)
  • Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
  • Written Communication (WC)

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.



  • ** Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science for University Core may be selected to satisfy either the Business Selective or a General Education Selective requirement.
  • 2.0 Graduation GPA is required for the Bachelor of Science degree.
  • Students must earn a “D-” or better in all courses. Pass/no pass grading allowed for General Education Selectives and Electives (up to 15 hrs).
  • Courses at Purdue University may only be attempted a maximum of three (3) times, including W, WF, I, IF and all graded attempts.
  • Senior Capstone Selective I/II and 12 hours of ECET Selectives must be taken at the Purdue University location conferring the degree.
  • 32 credit hours of 300-level or higher courses must be completed at Purdue University.

  • The Electrical Engineering Technology (EETC) major is within the Electrical Engineering Technology program.

  • Intercultural Requirement (ungraded) must be completed.
  • Professional Requirement (ungraded) must be completed.
  • Professional and Intercultural requirements will be satisfied by comletion of experiences, assessments, and courses that are pre-approved by the EET Curriculum Subcommittee.  Approved courses may fulfill other degree requirements.
  • Choose from list: Refer to the Electrical Engineering Technology Supplemental Information  for a complete list of selectives and requirements (including ungraded requirements)
  • + The options for this selective include at least one course that will also satisfy Cornerstone Certificate requirements.

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 


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