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2017-2018 University Catalog 
2017-2018 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering Technology, BS

About the Program

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)

English Composition Selective (3 credits)

(satisfies Written Communication for core)

Free Electives (3 credits)

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
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Program Requirements

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

16 Credits

16 Credits

Fall 2nd Year

16 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

  • Senior Capstone Selective I - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • ECET Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

  • Senior Capstone Selective II - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • ECET Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Global/Intercultural Requirement -  Credit Hours: 0.00
  • Professional Requirement/Internship - Credit Hours: 0.00

12 Credits


* Fulfills University Core Curriculum requirement.

** 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 Free 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.

Global / Intercultural Requirement (ungraded) must be completed.

Professional Requirement (ungraded) must be completed.

Choose from list: Refer to the Supplemental Information For Electrical Engineering Technology (EETC)  Fall 2017 Plan of Study sheet for a complete list of selectives and requirements (including ungraded requirements)

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