Electrical Engineering Technology

Electrical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree

Electrical Engineering Technology

Configure new systems and pave the way for the future of electronics.

California University of Pennsylvania bachelor's degree program in electrical engineering technology blends theory with practical applications to develop both the broad knowledge and in-depth skills you need to design, develop, calibrate and repair electrical and electronic systems.

Cal U's hands-on approach to electrical engineering will prepare you for a wide range of careers solving problems in electronics-related industries. Seniors and graduates of this accredited bachelor's degree program are also eligible to sit for a pre-licensing Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

Cal U prepares you for career success.

  • Learn how to assess and evaluate complex technical and nontechnical problems.
  • Apply the knowledge, skills and techniques of modern tools and laboratory equipment used in electrical engineering.
  • Analyze, design and implement analog and microprocessor systems.
  • Use computer-based technology to solve technical problems.


Fieldwork: In the Electrical engineering bachelors program you can complete an internship as part of your degree requirements. Work in an organization related to your career goals and receive practical on-the-job experience.

Accreditation: Cal U's electrical engineering technology program maintains international accreditation through the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET.

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Degree Benefits

With a electrical engineering technology degree you will:

  • Enjoy small upper-level class sizes and personal attention.
  • Have research opportunities, including a senior project and options to work with faculty on grant-funded and research projects.
  • Gain job experience through internships and/or paid career experience opportunities.
  • Learn to become a top performer in business, industry and society.
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Graduate Outcomes

Job opportunities for electrical engineering graduates are diverse and plentiful, as are opportunities to pursue graduate degree programs. Cal U's electrical engineering technology bachelor's degree alumni have been experiencing an excellent job market and growing demand. Job titles include:

  • Field service engineer.
  • Applications engineer.
  • Electronic
  • Software developer or programmer.
  • Engineering technician.
  • Instrumentation designer.
  • Field or sales support.
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Top Faculty

Learn from distinguished faculty who have real-world experience in the field of electrical engineering. Cal U's electrical engineering technology faculty members are among the best scholars and practitioners in their fields, cumulatively contributing to hundreds of scholarly books, magazines and journals.

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Electrical Engineering Labs

Complete coursework, research and experiments in Cal U's four on-campus electrical engineering technology labs, including a "large format" lab with National Instruments ELVIS trainers; the Digital/Embedded Systems Lab, which has 18-channel mixed-signal oscilloscopes; the Analog Lab, which has 12 Tektronix oscilloscopes and function generators; a Senior Projects Lab and more.

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Engineering Technology Club

Join a community of electrical engineering technology students and other like-minded peers. Cal U's Engineering Technology Club is registered with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). As a member, you'll go on industrial tours, participate in conferences, give demonstrations and conduct experiments.

Electrical Engineering Technology Bachelor's Degree Courses

Bachelor's degree courses in electrical engineering technology offer you a strong blend of theoretical and practical concepts in electrical engineering technology, software engineering technology, hardware engineering technology, mathematics, computer science, natural science and general education.


Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 14
CHE 101  General Chemistry I** 4
CSC 120  Problem Solving and Programming Constructs** 3
ENG 101  English Composition I** 3
GET 130  Introduction to Engineering Technology* 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar** 1
Second Semester 16
COM 101  Oral Communication** 3
CSC 124  Computer Programming I** 3
EET 110  Electrical Circuits I* 4
ENG 217  Science and Technical Writing I** 3
MAT 199  Pre-Calculus** 3
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 14
CET 235  Digital Electronics Design* 4
EET 160  Electric Circuits II* 4
MAT 281  Calculus I** 3
General Education Course** 3
Fourth Semester 15
CET 270  Introduction to Microprocessor Design*  4
EET 210  Linear Electronics I* 4
MAT 282  Calculus II* 3
PHY 101  College Physics I* 4
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 16
CET 335  Microprocessor Interfacing* 4
EET 325  Intro to Electric Power* 4
EET 365  Linear Electronics II* 4
PHY 202  College Physics II* 4
Sixth Semester 17
CET 360  Microprocessor Engineering* 4
ECO 100  Intro to Economics** 3
EET 310  Methods in Engineering Analysis* 3
EET 320  Network Analysis* 4
General Education Course** 3
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
EET 370  Instrumentation Design I* 4
EET 400 Senior Project Proposal* 1
EET 410  Automatic Control Systems* 4
Technical Elective* 3
General Education Course** 3
Eighth Semester 14
EET 430  RF Communications* 4
EET 450  Senior Project* 3
Approved Technical Elective*
General Education Course** 3
Total 121

* Required major and related courses

** Required and recommended General Education courses

Approved EET Electives

  • CET 440  Computer Networking
  • T 420  Instrumentation Design II
  • EET 460  Digital Signal Processing
  • EET 485  Special Topics in EET
  • EET 495  EET Internship (single instance, 4 credits max)

Approved Technical Electives

  • Any approved EET Elective
  • Any ITE Course
  • CHE 102  General Chemistry II
  • CSC 202 or above
  • MAT 195, MAT 300 or above
  • PHY 221 or above

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Mission, Accreditation and Enrollment Data

Mission Statement

The mission of the electrical engineering technology program at California University of Pennsylvania is to provide its students with a well-rounded education that meets the needs of the Commonwealth. Our graduates are prepared for technically oriented careers in analog and digital electronic systems, microprocessor technologies, and electric power, with an emphasis on system design/testing using a hands-on approach. The program integrates teamwork and leadership skills in a blend of theoretical and applied competencies, while at the same time it prepares the students to face the challenging tasks of changing technologies and lifelong learning. Additionally, the students are trained to take personal responsibility and to apply the highest professional and ethical standards to their activities in electrical engineering technology and to understand local, national, and global issues related to the field.


The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology degree program is accredited by the  Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org. All graduates from this program receive accredited degrees. Seniors and graduates of the programs are eligible to sit for a prelicensing Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

Educational Program Objectives

The objectives of the EET program are to produce graduates who can:

  1. Function effectively individually and in team-oriented, open-ended activities with critical thinking to assess and evaluate complex technical and nontechnical problems in an industrial environment;
  2. Communicate effectively in oral, written, visual and graphical modes in interpersonal and group situations at a level of effectiveness expected by industry employers;
  3. Remain technically current and adapt to rapidly changing technologies through further formal or informal education;
  4. Identify and understand professional ethical situations in business, industry and society;
  5. Function effectively in team-oriented open-ended activities in a corporate environment;
  6. Blend theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to solve technical problems; and
  7. Apply microprocessor-based technology to solve technical problems.


Program Outcomes

By the time of graduation, electrical engineering technology graduates will demonstrate the following:

  1. The knowledge, skills, techniques and applications of modern tools in the electrical engineering technology discipline;
  2. The ability to use computers and application software that pertain to electrical engineering technology;
  3. The ability to use appropriate laboratory and test equipment;
  4. Technical problem-solving skills, including the ability to identify problems, conduct experiments, gather data, analyze data and produce results;
  5. The ability to produce written documents; to deliver oral presentations; to develop, prepare and interpret visual information; and to communicate these with a specific audience at a level of effectiveness expected in industry;
  6. Knowledge of professional, ethical and social responsibilities;
  7. A respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues;
  8. Effective discipline-related project management and teamwork skills;  
  9. The ability to apply mathematics including transform methods and applied differential equations in support of electrical/electronic systems;
  10. The application of physics and/or chemistry to electrical/electronic circuits in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra;
  11. The ability to analyze, design and implement analog and microprocessor systems through a blend of theoretical and practical methods;
  12. A recognition of the need for and the ability to engage in lifelong learning; and
  13. The ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to the program objectives.

The associate degree program prepares graduates to install, test, maintain, calibrate and repair electrical and electronic systems. In addition, both programs emphasize computer application skills, computer programming and technical report writing. Associate degree graduates may transfer to the bachelor's degree program with no loss of time or credits. 

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities for electrical engineering technology graduates are diverse and plentiful. Graduates find challenging positions as engineers, electronic designers, software developers and programmers, network technicians, instrumentation designers, systems technicians, administrators, field representatives, and sales representatives. Other graduates pursue advanced degrees in master's and doctoral programs. Graduates of the program have been experiencing an excellent job market in recent years. During the next three years, the demand is expected to increase.

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Electrical Engineering Technology Faculty

Dr. Vamsi Borra
Assistant Professor


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Dr. Fanourios Halkiadakis
Associate Professor


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Jeffrey S. Sumey
Associate Professor


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