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Electrical Engineering Technology


Your Future In Electrical Engineering Technology

As an electrical engineering technologist, you may design, develop, test, install, operate and maintain telecommunications equipment, computers, machinery controls, motors, control and data acquisition systems, and other electronics equipment for high-tech companies. The knowledge gained in your pursuit of a Bachelor of Science degree could also lead to careers such as:

  • electronics engineer
  • software engineer
  • test and evaluation engineer
  • maintenance engineer
  • sales engineer
  • customer service engineer
  • applications engineer

To advance in the field of electrical engineering technology, you may need to earn a master's degree. UNT has one of the nation's largest engineering systems graduate programs. To teach electrical engineering technology at a university, you may need to earn a doctoral degree.

UNT's Career Center can help you prepare to pursue your career. The center has information about jobs and employers, and the staff can help you with resume and letter writing, job search strategies, and interview preparation.


MAJORING IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

As an electrical engineering technology major, you will study automatic control systems, circuit analysis, digital logic and digital systems, network analysis, linear electronics, digital signal processing, microprocessors, computers, and circuit board design and very-largescale integration (VLSI). The program builds on a strong foundation in mathematics and science. Computer use, laboratory assignments and projects are integral parts of every course in the curriculum. The development of technical communication and presentation skills is required throughout the curriculum.

The electrical engineering technology program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET Inc. (111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, Md. 21202, telephone 410-347-7700). This accreditation means the program has passed strict academic standards for excellence in education.

The department's electrical faculty members have terminal degrees in electrical and biomedical engineering and at least three years relevant industrial experience. Faculty members have worked for Airgas Inc., Boeing Military, Electrotest, General Dynamics (Lockheed Martin), General Electric, Houston Engineering and Research, Integrated Technologies Inc., Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, and i2 Technologies among others.


GETTING HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

Current faculty research interests include biomedical optics, mixed signal processing, engineering/ operations management, environmental concerns, highway illumination, industrial training, optical telecommunications, process control systems, and VLSI. For a senior project, you may work in one of these areas with a faculty member or for an industrial sponsor.


PREPARING FOR UNT: HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

If you are a high school student, we suggest you prepare for college by becoming computer proficient and taking:

  • English … 4 years
  • Math … 4 years
  • Social science – economics, geography, government, history … 4 years
  • Science … 3 years
  • Foreign language … 3 years
  • Fine arts … 1 year

You will need to take courses in most of these subjects under the university core curriculum required of all undergraduates, in addition to your major courses. Talk with your high school counselor about preparing for college, including the entrance exams (SAT Reasoning Test or ACT) that you should take during your junior year. We suggest taking Algebra I and II, plane geometry and trigonometry for your math requirements, and chemistry and physics to fulfill your science requirements.


PREPARING FOR UNT: TRANSFER STUDENTS

As a benefit for transfer students, UNT participates in the Texas Common Course Numbering System. This system makes it easier to transfer credits for general academic courses from one Texas institution to another.

If you're attending a Texas community college, you should consult the UNT Transfer Guide, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic advisor/ counselor to discuss your degree plan. Proper planning will help you receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.


CHARTING YOUR PATH WITH ACADEMIC ADVISING

Faculty members in the engineering technology department will provide you with career advice and will help you each semester to select the courses necessary to earn your degree. Faculty members also determine which transfer courses may be applied to engineering technology. The department office is at UNT's Discovery Park, Room F115.


Curious about courses and other features of this major?
See the current catalog.