Use your understanding of electricity and electronics to create or improve everyday and life-changing products.

Electrical Engineering Technology

Electrical Engineering Technology Degree

A major in the Electrical Engineering Technology Program
in the School of Engineering Technology

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.

The principles you will learn can be applied in a wide range of careers, including communications, controls, power electronics, and technical management. Our graduates have played a part in scientific advancements in a variety of industries, including biomedical, green energy, transportation, communications, entertainment and manufacturing. They have impacted lives and improved everyday uses of technology.

The degree is Engineering Technology, the career is engineering.™

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What can I do?

Applications Engineer
Controls Engineer
Instrumentation Engineer
Systems Engineer

Where can I go?

ArcelorMittal USA
John Deere
Subaru of Indiana Automotive
General Electric

What to expect:

$64,372 average starting salary
96.2% placement after graduation

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

Project-based learning teaches more than mere knowledge of the course topic. It teaches the step-by-step process from start to finish, and it teaches teamwork. I enjoy building stuff, and I worked on an applied computer vision system with optics to track moving objects.
Sangjun Eom
Electrical Engineering Technology
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About the school/department

The School of Engineering Technology at Purdue University provides degree programs in mechanical, manufacturing, electrical, industrial, and supply chain engineering technologies, capitalizing on where the disciplines overlap. The learning environment mirrors the engineering teams most graduates will work in. Faculty research projects provide immediate industry results and help students put theory into practice.

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