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Get the know-how of a technologist and “know-why” of an engineer with an MSU Denver Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) degree.

With an MSU Denver Electrical Engineering Technology Bachelor’s of Science degree, you are qualified to perform research, design, develop, test or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components or systems for commercial, industrial, military or scientific use.

Your Electrical Engineering Technology degree means you will have a solid foundation in sciences, mathematics and electric circuits and devices. MSU Denver’s intensive curriculum consists of two years of mathematical and engineering sciences, two years of analytical, experimental and design methodologies, computer-integrated design experience and substantial experience in our state-of-the-art Electrical Engineering laboratories.

With this combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, you will be prepared for immediate employment in the electrical and electronics industry or to pursue a master’s degree in the field.

Some Electrical Engineering Technology positions require a Professional Engineer license. Your degree will prepare you to take the first step of passing the Fundamentals of Engineering exam. Six years of working under a P.E. are required to then sit for the P.E. exam. For more information about the F.E. or P.E. click here.

Mission

The Electrical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science degree program provides each graduate with a comprehensive foundation of technical knowledge in circuit analysis, electronics, digital logic, computers, software, communications, and control systems. The program emphasizes the application of current technology and includes a significant amount of hands-on, laboratory experience. The program also provides its graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to become productive members in their professional careers. The graduates of the degree program are not technicians but are applied engineers sometimes called technologist.

Example of Courses

EET Lab Station equipment

 

Electronics

Technical Programming Applications

Advanced Analog Electronics

Electric Machines

Microcontrollers

 

Learn more about courses at Course Progression Documents for EAET

Facilities & Resources


MSU Denver’s Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building (AES) offers an innovative approach to advanced manufacturing education by blending the disciplines of Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology, Aerospace Science, Aviation Technology, Industrial Design, Computer Science and Computer Information Systems.

This dynamic learning space integrates product development with collaborative design and research and provides students with advanced technology opportunities and experiential laboratories.

York Space Systems, an American aerospace company founded by alumni from NASA, Lockheed Martin, Orbital ATK and Ball Aerospace, houses its design team, production facilities and Mission Operations Center in the AES building, providing students in the coordinated disciplines unique learning opportunities and real-world experiences.

You can also take advantage of four active Engineering-related student groups (two that are specific to Civil Engineering) including the student branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Learn more about our clubs and organizations.

Benefits of Earning Your Degree at MSU Denver


MSU Denver’s new Aerospace and Engineering Science Building offers the most advanced equipment and facilities for Electrical Engineering Technology students. In addition, York Space Systems has moved its business into the AES Building, which will give you an incredible opportunity to work with its design team on product development.

And, as an Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) major, you’ll have the opportunity to compete in collegiate competitions that offer scholarship money. For instance, in the May 2017 inaugural “Diversity Meets Innovation Case Competition” sponsored by Arrow Electronics and Indiegogo, the MSU Denver team tied for first place and received $12,500 in scholarship funds.

You’ll also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience by serving an internship at one of the many local firms that partner with the Department of Engineering and Engineering Technology through the MSU Denver Applied Learning Center.

Career Opportunities for Our Graduates


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The starting salaries of our Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) graduates, referred to as technologists, are comparable to those of engineering graduates. You will be sought after for positions in companies and industries such as:

  • Aerospace
  • Aeronautics
  • Electrical
  • Design
  • Machinery
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Mining
  • Research
  • Utilities

Electrical Engineering Technology graduates follow a range of technical and engineering career paths (some of which require a Professional Engineer License) including:

  • Communications systems engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electronic systems tester
  • Automated equipment technician
  • Illumination engineer
  • Industrial engineer
  • Broadcast technologist
  • Circuit engineer
  • Photo-optics technologist
  • Safety engineer

The median annual salary for electrical engineers (P.E. license required) in 2016 was $96,270 (Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook).


 

Hear from our students:

“The experience has taught me so much already and it has pushed me to go above and beyond what I even expected of myself.”

Rubi Solis (MSU Denver ’18) describing her internship in the Lockheed Martin Space Systems cooperative education program with MSU Denver, where she helped design satellite parts.

Alumni at Work


MSU Denver Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) graduates work at companies such as Lockheed Martin, Level 3 Communications, Seagate Technology, Salient Power Engineering, Ulteig, Sierra Nevada Corp., RMI Laser, Verizon, Wunderlich-Malec Engineering and St. Augustine Institute.

They have been accepted for post-graduate study at Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, American Military Institute, Regis University, CU Boulder and CU Denver, among others.

Program Accreditation

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org


Other Programs

In addition to the B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology, the Engineering and Engineering Technology department also offers programs including:

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering Technology
  • B.S. in Computer Engineering
  • B.A. in Construction Project Management
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • B.S. in Sustainable Systems Engineering
  • B.S. in Environmental Engineering
  • Several Minors
    • Architecture
    • Mechanical Engineering Technology
    • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Several Certificates
    • Advanced Composite Materials and Manufacturing
    • Additive Manufacturing Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering Technology

Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) Program

Contact the Department of Engineering and Engineering Technology

Dr. Fred Barlow
Professor; Department Chair & EET Program Coordinator

[email protected] | 303-605-7212

Email or call with any questions regarding the Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) program!