Robots are big business, and graduates who understand the concepts of mechatronics, robotics, automation, and controls are valuable employees. MERET students develop hands-on engineering knowledge operating industry-grade equipment while learning to maintain, program, and design automated systems, skills that make EET graduates highly-sought candidates for employment in pharmaceutical, food, automotive, manufacturing, and other industries.
You love to tinker with electronic gadgets and you enjoy computer programming, or maybe you’re just fascinated by how things work—from industrial robots to TVs to toasters. The Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) program is for you.
EET majors learn the design, drafting, and technical skills that put engineering ideas into action. They master the fundamentals of electronics, industrial robotics, automation, and controls and learn how to program industrial automated systems—key areas in today’s industry.
Through real-world, hands-on learning, you'll develop the skills and knowledge industry employers want. You'll focus on the computing aspects of Programmable Logic Controllers—the industrial computers most commonly used in industrial settings. And using Amatrol mechatronics and process control stations, you’ll develop hands-on engineering knowledge operating industry-grade equipment. Plus, you’ll operate, program, and troubleshoot the industrial FANUC robotic arms used in a range of industrial applications.
EET majors pursue actual research with faculty mentors as they learn to maintain, program, and design 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."
Looking for some international experience in one of the world’s hottest economies? Take advantage of our exchange program in Brazil. We also offer study abroad opportunities in Denmark with our partner school, Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering.
Michigan Tech EET graduates become quality control, product, applications, and process engineers, landing careers at GM, Tesla, Ford, FANUC, Harley Davidson, Systems Controls, AT&T, among others.
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.
"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. The extensive hands-on experience coupled with the supplemental coursework prepared me for my current career. 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."
Starting Salary for Electrical Engineering Technology BS Graduates
- National Average: $58,080
- Job Placement Rate: 100 percent
Jobs held by EET graduates
- System Engineer
- Systems Test Engineer
- Product Engineer
- Software Engineer
- Quality Control Engineer
- Applications Engineer
- Process Engineer
Some employers of EET graduates
- Black & Veatch
- Consumers Power
- FANUC Robotics America
- Ford Motor Company
- Mayo Clinic