Electrical Engineering Technology

Electrical Engineering Technology

A major in the Electrical Engineering Technology Program

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.

Special Features

  • Start your impact early by creating interesting electronic projects your first semester
  • Capitalize on real-world experience of your professors and industry partners
  • Apply all you’ve learned to a senior design project aimed at solving a current business or industry problem
Rick Vanderwielen Alumni Profile
1974 to 1978 was a period of great technological changes in the electrical Technology program at Purdue. I’m perhaps one of the very few who started studying tubes and ended building and programming m icroprocessors. Purdue was never bashful about introducing leading-edge electronics into the classroom and to this day I still search out new technologies.
Rick Vanderwielen
Electrical Engineering Technology '78