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Department of Technology

Electrical Engineering Technology

Students working on circuitry.The Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) prepares students for application oriented engineering technology careers in circuits, conventional and renewable electrical power, analog/digital electronics, microcomputers, control systems, instrumentation, telecommunications and wired/wireless networking.

EET at UNI serves as Iowa’s only ABET-ETAC (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology- Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission) accredited Electrical Engineering Technology program.  The curriculum is a broad-based, technically-oriented education that emphasizes the application of today's technology to solve problems, design and develop products, and improve processes, procedures, equipment, and facilities.  The BS degree program in EET offers a wide choice of courses in a variety of technical areas including:

Circuits
Conventional and Renewable Electrical Energy
Industrial Controls and PLCs
Electrical Machinery and Power Systems
Embedded Microcomputers
Instrumentation and Data Acquisition
Wireless/RF Telecommunications
Audio/Analog Electronics
Computer/Digital Electronics
Computer Hardware and Networking

Coursework is application-oriented, and hands-on experience is gained through laboratory experiences that are carefully integrated into the courses.  In addition, EET students benefit from the strong emphasis placed on internship, Co-op opportunities, senior design projects in local and regional industries, and the development of written and oral communication skills. 

UNI EET graduates are firmly rooted in modern technology and are able to offer their employers immediate contribution as team players who have problem solving, troubleshooting, production, implementation, and technical project management experience.

DEFINITIONS OF ENGINEERING/ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY/INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
According to the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET):

ENGINEERING is the profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences gained by study, experience, and practice is applied with judgment to develop ways to utilize economically the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind.

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY is the part of the technological field that requires the application of scientific and engineering knowledge and methods combined with technical skills in support of engineering activities; it lies in the occupational spectrum between the craftsman and the engineer at the end of the spectrum closest to the engineer.

Although housed under the Technology Department, the EET program at UNI is NOT an industrial technology major - instead it is an engineering technology major.  Industrial Technology is a profession, which requires such education and experience as is necessary to understand and apply technological and managerial sciences to industry.  A typical technology major does not require Math/Science core of 8 credits in Calculus, 3 credits in Statistics and 8 credits in College Physics as seen within the UNI EET curriculum.