Mechatronics, robotics, automation and control, instrumentation, data acquisition. 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. Michigan Tech EET students work on:
- Mastering fundamental electronics and electrical systems.
- Gaining hands-on engineering know-how.
- 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 Programmable Logic Controllers
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.
Pursue 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.
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. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,the median annual wage for electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians was $63,640 in May 2021. At Michigan Tech, the average starting salary for EET graduates is $68,390, with 100% job placement within six months of graduation.
EET graduates work at companies including:
- Black & Veatch
- Consumers Power
- FANUC Robotics America
- Ford Motor Company
- 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
- DTE Energy
- 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
- NewPage Corporation
- Northern Star Industries
- Nucor Steel
- Packaging Corp. of America
- Parr Instrument Co.
- Sentry Insurance A Mutual Comp
- Systems Control
- USG Interiors, Inc.
- Wausau Paper