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, http://www.abet.org.

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:

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 improves 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 2017-2018 2018-2019
West Lafayette 138 381 405 383 377 356 347 320 327 277  
Kokomo 11 15 32 30 28 23 21 29 26 25 22
New Albany 8 23 28 40 47 45 50 47 41 42 43
South Bend 14 30 41 40 47 54 43 37 32 27 22

Number of Graduates

  2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
West Lafayette 69 63 59 53 94 70 100 72 79  
Kokomo 1 8 1 6 6 7 4 3 5 0
New Albany 0 10 12 11 9 6 10 10 10 6
South Bend 3 4 7 8 7 16 5 10 7 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
63 84.1% 96.2% 7 $64,372