Graduates of the two-year electrical engineering technology program generally function as assistants to electrical engineers in the design, analysis, and laboratory testing of electrical and electronic systems and of rotating machinery. Most graduates are employed by electrical and electronic equipment manufacturers, utility companies, the aerospace industry, and manufacturing companies in general.

Students in the electrical engineering technology (EET) program may choose to complete two years of study and earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. The AAS provides early access to employment in engineering support positions. Upon completion of the AAS degree, the student may continue on for the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (BSAS) degree. This program provides additional coursework, continuing the student's growth to that of an engineering technologist or designer. Exceptional students may be eligible for enrollment in a Master of Engineering or Master of Business Administration program.

Program Educational Objectives

Educational objectives for the electrical engineering technology programs have been developed by faculty and the program industrial advisory committee to support the university, college, and School of Engineering Technology missions. Graduates of the EET associate degree program generally function as assistants to electrical engineers in the design, analysis, and laboratory testing of electrical and electronic systems and of rotating machinery. Bachelor degree graduates are prepared to assist in the design and testing of electrical systems and may function independently in some areas.

During their first few years after earning the electrical engineering technology degree at YSU, graduates will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Secure employment in a technical career related to their Electrical Engineering Technology degree.
  • Communicate effectively in a professional environment.
  • Continue growth in professional knowledge and skills.
  • Achieve recognition consistent with their educational achievements.

Associate in Applied Science

Graduates of the Associate Degree EET program will possess the following competencies upon graduation:

  • Learning Outcome 1: be able to apply principles of mathematics and applied science, to perform technical calculations and solve technical problems of the types commonly encountered in electrical engineering technology careers
  • Learning Outcome 2: demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate, and present creative solutions to technical problems in a variety of specialty areas within the broad fields of electrical engineering technology
  • Learning Outcome 3: be able to function competently in a laboratory setting, making measurements, operating technical equipment, critically examining experimental results, and properly reporting on experimental results, including their potential for improvement.
  • Learning Outcome 4: be able to use modern computational tools for technical problem solving, including scientific calculators, computers, and appropriate software.
  • Learning Outcome 5: demonstrate a broad education and knowledge of contemporary issues in a global and societal context, as necessary to develop professional and ethical responsibility, including responsibility to employers and to society at large
  • Learning Outcome 6: recognize the need for life-long learning and possess the skills to maintain and improve technical and non-technical abilities
  • Learning Outcome 7: demonstrate an ability to communicate and function effectively with members of multi-disciplinary teams from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Learning Outcome 8: demonstrate an ability to utilize computer software applications used in electrical engineering technology such as CAD, spreadsheets, word processing, and basic programming

Accreditation and Registration

The electrical engineering technology associate program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Engineering Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ETAC-ABET).

Date of last campus visit:    October, 2011

Accredited through:    2018

Next campus visit:    October, 2017

Link to accrediting body:    ABET

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
ENTC 1501 Introduction to Engineering Technology 2
ENTC 1505 Engineering Technology Concepts 4
MATH 1513 Algebra and Transcendental Function 5
EET 1501 Circuit Theory 1 3
EET 1501L Circuit Theory 1 Lab 1
DDT 1503 AutoCAD 1 2
DDT 1504 Drafting and Plan Reading 2
 Semester Hours19
Spring
EET 1502 Circuit Theory 2 3
EET 1502L Circuit Theory 2 Lab 1
MATH 1570 Applied Calculus 1 4
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
PHIL 2626 Engineering Ethics (Arts and Humanities GER) 3
 Semester Hours14
Year 2
Fall
EET 2620 Digital Electronics 2
EET 2620L Digital Electronics Lab 1
EET 2605 Electronics 1 3
EET 2605L Electronics 1 Laboratory 1
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
ECON 2610 Principles 1: Microeconomics 3
CHEM 1515 General Chemistry 1 4
CHEM 1515L General Chemistry 1 Laboratory 0
 Semester Hours17
Spring
EET 3706 Electronics 2 3
EET 3706L Electronics 2 Laboratory 1
EET 3710 Electrical Machines 3
EET 3710L Electrical Machines Lab 1
EET 3735
3735L
Microprocessor Architecture and Programming
and Microprocessor Architecture and Programming Laboratory
3
PHYS 1501 Fundamentals of Physics 1 4
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
 Semester Hours18
 Total Semester Hours68