Electrical Engineering Technology

Use your understanding of electricity and electronics with a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology to create or improve everyday and life-changing products.

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 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.

The degree is Engineering Technology, the career is engineering.

Special Features

Brian Imbler Alumni Profile
I could write a book about what the Purdue EET program has allowed me to accomplish. the foundation of knowledge and experience that it provided along with the relationships that were cultivated were keys to the successes that I have enjoyed in my career. The bottom line is, and this I'm sure will never change, when asked what my educational background is, with confidence and pride I just smile and say 'I went to Purdue.' That's all that needs to be said.
Brian Imbler
Electrical Engineering Technology '90

Placement Data

Number of Graduates Percent of Grads Reported Placement Rate Average Salary
38 95% 92% $55,294

Potential Job Titles

  • Applications Engineer
  • Controls Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Embedded Hardware Engineer
  • Embedded Software Engineer
  • Field Engineer
  • Instrumentation Engineer
  • Sales Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Nanotechnology
  • Alternative energy systems
  • Computer architecture
  • Integrated sensors and systems for biological and healthcare applications
  • Design and application of virtual microcontroller laboratories
  • Embedded microcontroller systems
  • Electrical and laser pulse-mediated chemo drug/gene (DNA) delivery (to cancer cells, organs and humans)

In addition to the fees charged to all Purdue students (technology fee, repair and rehabilitation fee, student fitness and wellness fee), students in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute pay a differential general service fee of $286.00 each semester.

Full information about tuition and fees is available on the Purdue Bursar’s Office Web site.

Add an international perspective to your education by taking advantage of study abroad opportunities. College-wide, there are nearly 47 programs that offer educational experiences in another country. Experiences can last a week, a month, a summer or a semester depending on the program. The list of study abroad programs, internship and service learning options is updated annually.

In the past, EET students have taken advantage of experiences in Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Spain, Costa Rica, Italy, England and Semester at Sea.