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2014-2015 University Catalog 
2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering Technology, BS

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About the Program

Purdue Polytechnic Institute

The electrical engineering principles you will learn can be applied in a wide range of careers, including biomedical, green energy, transportation, communications, entertainment and manufacturing. Our graduates have played a part in scientific advancements in a variety of industries. They have impacted lives and improved everyday uses of technology and learn to work with microcontrollers, Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA), Digital Signal Processors (DSP), embedded Systems-On-a-Chip (SOC), embedded workstations, and distributed computing platforms and more.

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

The electrical engineering technology degree is program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

This program is also offered at the Purdue College of Technology statewide locations in Kokomo, New Albany, and South Bend.

Electrical Engineering Technology Website

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Electrical Engineering Technology  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

120-cr for graduation
“D-” or better required in all major courses

Departmental/Program Major Courses (120 credits)

ECET Selectives (18 credits)

Select six of the following courses by category

  • ECET Selectives - Credit Hours: 12.00

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (68 credits)

English Composition Selective (3 credits)

(satisfies Written Communication for core)

University Core Requirements

  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

Program Requirements

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

15 Credits

16 Credits

14 Credits

Spring 2nd Year

15 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

15 Credits

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

15 Credits


*Fulfills University Core Curriculum requirement. AASAdvanced Analysis Selective: may be taken in either the Fall or Spring semester, depending on course selected.

** University Core Curriculum Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science may be selected to satisfy either the Business Selective or a General Education Selective requirement.

  1. 120 semester credits and a 2.0 Graduation GPA are required for the Bachelor of Science degree.
  2. Students must earn a “D-” or better in all courses.
  3. Courses at Purdue University may only be attempted a maximum of three (3) times, including W, WF, I, IF and all graded attempts.
  4. ECET 43000 , ECET 46000  and 12 hours of ECET Selectives must be taken at the Purdue University location conferring the degree.
  5. 32 credit hours of 300-level or higher courses must be completed at Purdue University.

Degree Requirements

The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

myPurdue Plan is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion

Supplemental EET Information Fall 2014 Plan of Study

ECET Selectives (12 hours)

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

Advanced Analysis Selective (3 hours)

Choose one of the following courses in addition to the ECET Selectives:

Technical Selectives (12 hours)

Choose courses from the following categories with no more than 6 hours at the 100 level. To ensure breadth, students may take no more than 6 hours in any one subject area. Certain courses or areas are limited to 3 hours or cannot be used, as noted below.

  • ECET: up to 6 hours additional ECET courses. ECET 29900  is limited to 3 credit hours.
  • College of Engineering: up to 6 hours per subject area (discipline). ME 29700  and Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) are each limited to 3 credit hours. First-Year Engineering (ENGR) courses cannot be used.
  • College of Technology: up to 6 hours per subject area (discipline). ECET Co-op Sessions 1, 2 and 3. CNIT 13600  cannot be used.
  • College of Science: up to 6 hours per subject area (discipline) of 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  and CS 23500  cannot be used.
  • College of Liberal Arts: Up to 6 hours of THTR 25300 , THTR 35300 , or THTR 55300 .

Communications Selective (6 hours)

Must complete at least one course from each category (oral communication and written communication).

  • Oral communication (3 hours): Any communications (COM) course at the 200 level or higher.

Business Selective (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

  • Any Agricultural Economics course (AGEC) at the 200 level or higher: AGEC 20000 or higher.
  • Any Economics (ECON) course at the 200 level or higher: ECON 20000 or higher.
  • Any Entrepreneurship (ENTR) course at the 200-level or higher: ENTR 20000 or higher.
  • Any Management (MGMT) course at the 200-level or higher: MGMT 20000 or higher.
  • Or select one of the following courses:

Courses that will satisfy the University Core Curriculum Human Cultures Behavior/Social Sciences (BSS) requirement are indicated with a BSS. 

General Education Selectives (12 hours)

Select 12 hours in one or more of the subject area (discipline) listed below, with a limit of 6 hours in any one discipline; foreign languages are limited to 12 hours.

Within this framework, the student may select courses from the following subject area (discipline):

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 (WOST)

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

Upper-level courses: At least 32 hours of upper level (300 level or higher) must be completed at Purdue University; ECET 43000 , ECET 46000  and at least 12 hours of ECET Selectives must be completed at the Purdue University location conferring the degree.

Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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