Electrical Engineering Technology Bachelor's Degree

Instrumentation, data acquisition, industrial control, and automation: graduates who understand these concepts are in-demand worldwide. Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) majors immerse themselves in these topics, top to bottom, through hands-on system design and implementation.


Electrical Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Electrical/Electronics(s) Engineering Technology and Similarly Named Programs Program Criteria.

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Michigan Tech EET students work on:

  • Mastering the fundamentals of electrical and electronic circuits and systems

  • Hands-on experience in designing, programming, troubleshooting, and

    maintaining automated systems

  • Operating new, industry-grade learning equipment designed, constructed, and funded by Donald Engineering and other major companies
  • Building the knowledge and skills essential for launching and advancing a career in the automation industry
  • Earning a FANUC Robotic Automation Industrial Certificate—a huge advantage in your employment search

Build Expertise in PLCs, Machines, and Robotics

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) are the most commonly used computers being used in industrial settings. Electrical machines convert electrical energy into motion, and robots play an ever-increasing role in today's smart manufacturing. Using advanced Amatrol educational stations, gifted to Michigan Tech by Nucor and Leidos, you'll gain hands-on engineering knowledge operating industry-grade equipment. You will learn about control system integration using custom educational units from Donald Engineering, and you'll operate, program, and troubleshoot the same industrial FANUC robotic arms used in dozens of industrial applications.

Pursue Real-World Projects

EET majors pursue capstone design projects and 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 '17 '19
Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering

  • #2
    best colleges with EET degrees in Michigan
  • #2
    top 20 public schools schools for internships
  • #9
    most popular EET schools in Michigan

Higher than Average Salary. 100% Job Placement.

Industrial control and automation is big business, and Michigan Tech EET graduates are highly-sought candidates for employment in pharmaceutical, food, automotive, manufacturing, and many other industries. The mean annual wage for electrical and electronic engineering technologists or technicians is $74,440 (BLS) and the top 10 percent make $105,320 (BLS). At Michigan Tech, EET graduates have a $68,390 average starting salary, with 100% job placement within six months of graduation.

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  • Figures from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), dated May 2023.

EET graduates work at companies including:

  • AT&T
  • Black & Veatch
  • Consumers Power
  • FANUC Robotics America
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Harley-Davidson
  • Mayo Clinic

EET graduates work in positions including:

  • System Engineer
  • Systems Test Engineer
  • Product Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Quality Control Engineer
  • Applications Engineer
  • Process Engineer

Applied Computing Internship and Co-ops

  • Alliance Laundry Systems
  • Boise Cascade
  • C Jackson Electric and Automat
  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • CCI Systems, Inc
  • Consistacom, Inc.
  • Cooper Power Systems
  • CSX Transportation
  • Doosan
  • DTE Energy
  • Enterforce
  • Expera
  • Extreme Engineering Solutions
  • GE Aviation
  • General Motors
  • Georgia-Pacific Corporation
  • Harley-Davidson Motor Co
  • Hitachi Global Storage Tech
  • Johnsonville Sausage, LLC
  • Los Alamos Nat'l Lab
  • Mass Electric Construction Co.
  • Material Handling Services, LL
  • Mercury Marine
  • Michigan Consolidated Gas Co
  • Michigan Tech
  • MTU Systems Admin Svcs
  • Nemak
  • NewPage Corporation
  • Northern Star Industries
  • Nucor Steel
  • Packaging Corp. of America
  • Parr Instrument Co.
  • REMC#1
  • Sentry Insurance A Mutual Comp
  • Systems Control
  • Toyota
  • USG Interiors, Inc.
  • Wausau Paper

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Enterprise, Only at Michigan Tech

In their final year, Bachelor of Science majors complete either a Senior Design Project or an Enterprise project. Michigan Tech Enterprises are student-run business teams providing end-to-end original product development through real-world experiences in engineering design, team building, and project management. Senior Design and Enterprise teams work closely with a faculty advisor. Students in majors across campus participate in Enterprise program teams. College of Computing-affiliated Enterprise programs include Husky Game Development, HIDE, and IT Oxygen.

  • Students in the Husky Game Development Enterprise design and develop games for business, education, and fun. Earn credit, gain experience, and build your resume, all while creating quality software that will attract and satisfy industry sponsors. Who says you can’t work and play?
  • Humane Interface Design Enterprise (HIDE) students design, develop, and evaluate human-centered computer interfaces to make daily work more efficient and easier to manage. 
  • IT Oxygen Enterprise students—from numerous majors—provide Information Technology help to both student organizations and businesses, working on real projects for real companies that foster skills in development, problem-solving, and business.
"Michigan Tech is definitely rigorous, but I think they do a good job preparing students for the industry. ... Companies are looking for Tech grads because they understand that ... it's a very rigorous course that will make you a well-rounded individual."Austin Kucharski '22, Electrical Engineering Technology

Computing[MTU] — The future needs you.

Try to imagine a world without computers everywhere. Computing, connectivity, and artificial intelligence have become critically ingrained in nearly every aspect of modern life. This is the world that needs the College of Computing.

Founded in 2019, the College of Computing is one of the first colleges in the nation—and the only college in Michigan—to focus solely on computing.  Digital transformation has morphed every discipline into a computing discipline, and industries like manufacturing, criminal justice, marketing, and health care are all being reinvented by digital technologies. The College of Computing is making sure that today's and tomorrow's employers have the computing talent they need to thrive in this brave new world.

Supercharge your future.

Meet the demands of a technology-driven society at a flagship public research university powered by science, technology, engineering, and math. Graduate with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to succeed in tomorrow's high-tech world.

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"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, Electrical Engineering Technology