Electrical Engineering Technology

Put Engineering Ideas into Action


Mechatronics, robotics, automation and control, instrumentation, data acquisition. Graduates who understand these concepts are in-demand worldwide. Electrical Engineering Technology majors immerse themselves in these topics, top to bottom, through hands-on system design and implementation.

What You'll Do

  • Master fundamental electronics and electrical systems
  • Gain hands-on engineering know-how
  • Design, program, troubleshoot, and maintain automated systems
  • Operate new, industry-grade learning equipment designed, constructed, and funded by Donald Engineering and other major companies
  • Build the knowledge and skills essential for launching and advancing a career in the automation industry

Expertise in Programmable Logic Controllers

EER Nucor Lab

Programmable Logic Controllers are the most commonly-used computers being used in industrial settings. Using advanced Amatrol mechatronics and process control stations, recently gifted to the College to the College by Leidos, you’ll gain hands-on engineering knowledge operating industry-grade equipment. And, you’ll operate, program, and troubleshoot the same industrial FANUC robotic arms used in dozens of industrial applications. 

I enjoy learning by doing; that’s why the EET program at Michigan Tech was a perfect match for me. I went from building simple electronic circuits in my first year to creating complex controls systems for a company my senior year. ... I highly recommend the EET program to any student looking to pursue skills in robotics and controls and who enjoys building, designing, and learning by doing.

Tomas Prica '19
Field Engineer, Blattner Energy

Industry Partners

The College of Computing works closely with industrial advisory partners to ensure that the EET curriculum is current and relevant. You’ll earn a FANUC Robotic Automation Industrial Certificate—a huge advantage in your employment search.

Undergraduate Research

EET majors pursue funded research with faculty mentors as they learn to design, program, and maintain automated systems, experience that makes EET graduates highly-sought candidates for employment in industries including pharmaceutical, food, automotive, manufacturing, and others.

Conducting research taught me CAD designing, wiring, assembling, market analysis, PLC and FANUC robot programming, and developed my communication skills. Getting research experience was incredible.

Prince Mehandi Ratta '19

Starting Salary for EET Graduates

  • Michigan Tech Average: $68,390
  • National Average (bls.gov): $58,080
  • Job Placement Rate: 100 percent

Industrial control and automation is big business, and Michigan Tech EET graduates are highly-sought candidates for employment in pharmaceutical, food, automotive, manufacturing, and other industries.