Electrical Engineering Technology Bachelor's Degree

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.

Prince Mehandi Ratta '17 '19
Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering
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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:

  • 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

Ready to take the next step?

Learn more about studying electrical engineering technology at Michigan's flagship technological university.

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

Why Accreditation Matters

Accreditation ensures that the Michigan Tech Department of Applied Computing provides students with a quality education. It is a voluntary process of self-regulation and peer review undertaken by many educational institutions. The Department of Applied Computing undergraduate program in Electrical Engineering Technology is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation, ABET is the premier accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. Students in the Department of Applied Computing's EET bachelor's degree program can expect to achieve the following student outcomes:

  • An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities (ABET 3.a)
  • An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies (ABET 3.b)
  • An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes (ABET 3.c)
  • An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives (ABET 3.d)
  • An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team (ABET 3.e)
  • An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems (ABET 3.f )
  • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature (ABET 3.g)
  • An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development (ABET 3.h)
  • An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity (ABET 3.i)
  • A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context (ABET 3.j)
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement (ABET 3.k)
  • The application of circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, and microcomputers and engineering standards to the building, testing, operation and maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems (ABET 9.a)
  • The application of natural sciences and mathematics at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems (ABET 9.b)
  • The ability to analyze, design and implement one or more of the following: control systems, instrumentation systems, communication systems, or power systems (ABET 9.c)
  • The ability to apply project management techniques to electrical/electronic(s) systems (ABET 9.d)
  • The ability to utilize differential and integral calculus, as a minimum, to characterize the performance of electrical/electronic systems (ABET 9.e)
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Computing[MTU] — The future needs you.

Try to imagine a world without computers everywhere. For better or worse, the genie is out of the bottle and 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 and 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.

"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