Electrical Engineering Technology Program

All of the amazing electronic systems that everyone uses every day are made up of relatively few fundamental functional blocks. The EET program at Purdue will equip you to understand each of these functional blocks, know how they are implemented using the most current technology, and combine them into useful systems that meet the needs of people and industry. Within the program are a number of major options. The EET Major will prepare you for nearly any field that hires electrical engineers including biomedical, aerospace, automotive, power utilities, agriculture, heavy equipment, consumer products, wireless communications, and more. Other majors are available that provide greater levels of expertise in a particular field of electronics such as audio or energy.

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


‚ÄčABET-ETAC: The Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology at the Purdue University campuses at West Lafayette, Kokomo, New Albany and South Bend is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

HLC: All Purdue University programs are institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, https://www.hlcommission.org/

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science degree program in Electrical Engineering Technology will:

  1. Apply their technical knowledge as practicing professionals or engage in graduate education.
  2. Work successfully in their chosen career individually and within a professional team environment.
  3. Engage in professional development in their profession by adapting to new technology and career challenges.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science degree program in Electrical Engineering Technology will achieve the following learned capabilities:

a. an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;

b. an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;

c. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;

d. an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;

e. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;

f. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;

g. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;

h. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;

i. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;

j. a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and

k. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Enrollment Trends

  2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
West Lafayette 138 381 405 383 377 356 347 320 327
Kokomo 11 15 32 30 28 23 21 16 16
New Albany 8 23 28 40 47 40 49 47 40
South Bend 14 30 41 40 47 51 42 37 32

Number of Graduates

  2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
West Lafayette 69 63 59 53 94 68 100 71
Kokomo 1 8 1 6 6 7 4 3
New Albany 0 10 12 11 9 6 9 9
South Bend 3 4 7 8 7 15 5 10

Enrollment Trends and Number of Graduates data is sourced from Purdue’s Office of Enrollment Management's Data Digest.

Placement Data*

Number of Graduates Percent of Grads Reported Placement Rate Continuing Education Average Salary
65 93.8% 95.1% $61,029