College of Computing

Industrial control and automation is big business, and graduates who understand the concepts of mechatronics, instrumentation, data acquisition, and automation are valuable employees. EET students operate industry-grade learning equipment to develop hands-on engineering knowledge, while learning to maintain, program, and design automated systems. These skills make EET graduates highly-sought candidates for employment in pharmaceutical, food, automotive, manufacturing, and other industries.

Electrical Engineering Technology—BS

Learn design and troubleshooting skills, master fundamental electronics and electrical systems, and put engineering ideas into action. Through hands-on system implementation, EET majors learn immerse them selves in robotics, automation, and control, learning how to program industrial automated systems—key in today’s automation industry.

The Opportunity

EET majors develop expertise skills in the computing aspects of Programmable Logic Controllers—the industrial computers most commonly 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. 

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


The Career

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.

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.

"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."Tomas Prica '19, Field Engineer, Blattner Energy

Starting Salary for Electrical Engineering Technology BS Graduates

  • National Average: $58,080
  • Job Placement Rate: 100 percent