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.™ 


ABET Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission: The Electrical Engineering Technology Program at Purdue University is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the commission’s general criteria and program criteria for Electrical/Electronic(s) Engineering Technology and similarly named programs.

Program Educational Objectives

EET Graduates two to five years into their careers:

  1. Deliver services and support to both internal and external clients by applying technical knowledge, problem solving techniques and hands-on skills in traditional and emerging areas of the electrical and electronics disciplines.
  2. Are active participants in ongoing professional development, professional growth and increasing professional responsibility.
  3. Effectively communicate ideas with technical and non-technical people.
  4. Work effectively in teams.
  5. Work within the accepted standards of professional integrity and conduct.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  1. An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, or technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems;
  2. An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems;
  3. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improves processes;
  4. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
  5. 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;

Enrollment Trends

  Fall 2028 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 Fall 2021 Fall 2022 Fall 2023
West Lafayette 248 237 270 314 353 386
Kokomo 19 28 30 27 24 22
New Albany 40 33 31 31 22 26
South Bend 22 26 32 21 16 17

Number of Graduates

  2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
West Lafayette 74 56 43 47 41
Kokomo 2 3 5 4 7
New Albany 4 6 6 10 3
South Bend 6 5 3 5 5

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
26 96.15% 100% 1 $77,995