2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Electrical Engineering Technology (BS.EET)


Program Description 

Vermont State University’s Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology program students begin training in their specific engineering field during the first semester. Core engineering training consists of technical math, calculus, and physics. Most field-specific courses consist of three hours of lecture and three hours in the laboratory each week. During the last semester of the program, students are required to create their own complex projects which they formally prepare and present. 

VTSU engineering students are guided from basic to advanced principles with equal parts classroom and laboratory training. Theory learned in the classroom is reinforced by laboratory exercises in EET classes. Laboratories are equipped with instruments, power supplies, and controllers used widely in the industry. There are analog and digital laboratories on both program’s campuses. Students are tasked with independent projects, exposed to local employers, and encouraged to pursue their own interests in student-run clubs. Students, in consultation with their advisors, may develop a sequence of courses that best meets their pace, experience, and needs while still satisfying all degree requirements, including minimum required credits, and required program courses. Providing a solid foundation in the principles of research, design, and development combined with hands-on laboratory work, a VTSU engineering degree positions graduates to improve and invent virtually any system or technology and positively influence society’s progress in the future. Close association with local employers and recent graduates keeps the program’s curriculum relevant and up to date.  

Graduates of the EET program find work in any number of challenging positions. As engineers, they may participate, and often take a leadership position, in such varied activities as research, development, design, production, or manufacturing of complex electrical, electronic, or electromechanical products. Testing, quality control, marketing, installation, and customer service are among the job opportunities available. 

 Program Outcomes 

  1. Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline. 

  1. Design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline. 

  1. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly defined technical and nontechnical environments and identify and use appropriate technical literature. 

  1. Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments related to the discipline and interpret results to improve processes. 

  1. Function effectively as a member or leader of a technical team6. Be aware of public health and safety considerations; local and global impacts of engineering solutions on individuals, organizations, and society; diversity and inclusion awareness; and the need for quality and continuous improvement and understand professional, ethical, and social responsibilities.  

  1. Design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline. 

  1. Function effectively as a member of a technical team.  

  1. Be aware of public health and safety considerations; local and global impacts of engineering solutions on individuals, organizations, and society; diversity and inclusion awareness; and the need for quality and continuous improvement and understand professional, ethical, and social responsibilities. 

Program Objectives

  1. Provide students with the capabilities to be immediately employable and productive in the workplace.
  2. Provide the educational foundation so that graduates are knowledgeable in both theory & application with the ability to analyze, design, and implement electrical and electronic systems and products.
  3. Qualify graduates for positions of responsibility with the ability to apply project management techniques to electrical/electronic(s) systems.
  4. Instill the need for creativity in the design of systems, components or processes by having the students research and develop multiple solutions to problems and use a variety of tools and techniques in their work.
  5. Prepare graduates for lifelong learning and adaption to new and emerging technologies.
  6. Provide the base of knowledge so that the graduate can continue their formal education.

Credits Required for Program: 51-53


Graduation Requirements


To obtain a degree, students must fulfill the major-specific requirements as well as satisfy all other Degree Requirements  including the Connections General Education Program Requirements .

Accreditation


Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the commission’s General Criteria and Program Criteria for Electrical Engineering Technology. 

Sample Degree Map


Degree Map (Sample) - BS.EET