Electrical Engineering Technology
(Please Note: The EET program no longer accepts new applications beginning Fall 2012. Please consider the BSEE program instead.)
The EET ABET accredited program blends classroom instruction with laboratory hands-on experience to train you in the areas of electronics, digital communication, computer architecture, industrial control, and electrical power systems. You will be pleased to know that our engineering technology graduates find immediate employment in one of today’s fastest-growing career fields.
Enrollment & Graduation Data
Engineering technicians use the principles and theories of science, engineering, and mathematics to solve technical problems. Electrical and electronics engineering technicians help design, develop, test, and manufacture electrical and electronic equipment such as communication equipment; radar, industrial, and medical monitoring or control devices; navigational equipment; and computers. They may work in product evaluation and testing, using measuring and diagnostic devices to adjust, test, and repair equipment.
The EET curriculum is a broad-based, technically-oriented education that emphasizes the application of today’s technology to solve problems. Students of electrical engineering technology learn the design, drafting, and technical skills they need to assist engineers and put engineering ideas into action. Classes cover such topics as electronic circuits, systems analysis and testing, logic controllers, digital communication, and power systems.
To know the difference between engineering and engineering technology, please read ABET’s description at: http://www.abet.org/accreditation/new-to-accreditation/engineering-vs-engineering-technology/
The mission of the Electrical Engineering Technology program is to educate students and produce graduates proficient in the fundamental principles of science and engineering technology, and prepared to solve electrical engineering design and construction problems. Graduates should also be well-grounded in the practical applications of these principles to meet the needs of regional industries.
EET Program Objectives
Within a short period of gaining employment, EET graduates should:
- be able to apply knowledge of electrical devices and systems
- be able to use modern tools including computer systems and software
- be able to integrate theoretical and practical knowledge in the completion of assigned tasks
- be able to communicate effectively in spoken and written form
- be adaptive to a changing environment and new technologies
- exhibit an ability to assist others wherever required and contribute to multi-disciplinary teams
- have an awareness of contemporary professional, ethical, societal, and global issues
EET Program Outcomes
Skills EET students are expected to possess upon completion of their course work at GSU include:
- An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, skills and modern tools of electrical and electronic engineering technology including an ability to use computers and computer-aided design tools effectively.
- An ability to apply relevant knowledge to achieve feasible and practical results, while also adapting to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology.
- An ability to plan and conduct experiments in a disciplined manner (use and connect standard laboratory instruments, electronic devices and equipment), analyze, interpret, troubleshoot and apply experimental results to improve processes using sound engineering principles.
- An ability to apply creativity in the practical, cost effective and reliable design of systems, components or processes in the areas such as electronics, or electrical power and machinery.
- An ability to function effectively in groups and/or on teams with members and tasks sometimes separated in time and space.
- An ability to identify, design, test, analyze, and solve technical problems using knowledge gained from a broad understanding of engineering disciplines including and outside electrical engineering technology.
- An ability to communicate effectively through the submission of professional (neat and accurate) technical reports and through individual and group presentations.
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning with an awareness of the significance of membership and contribution to IEEE and other similar professional organizations.
- An understanding of professional, ethical, and social responsibilities.
- A respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, and global issues.
- A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
The general purpose of the Board is to provide advice, guidance and support for the development of a high quality program in Electrical Engineering Technology at Georgia Southern University. The Board’s role is advisory to the Department’s Chair and faculty in promoting leadership in the Electrical Engineering Technology program. The Board provides advice and counsel on all matters to prepare students for successful entrance into professional occupations. This includes advice on curricula, materials, facilities and equipment to keep pace with change and ensure what is taught is relevant to the future needs of the business and industrial community.
Credits for core courses are transferable across all schools within the University System of Georgia.
University Orientation course (GSU 1210A) is still required, which is unique to Georgia Southern University, for those students who transfer less than 30 semester credit hours.
Any major-specific requirements will be evaluated by the Admissions Office and /or the major department, and appropriate credit will be assigned.
Students who transfer from outside of the University System of Georgia will be evaluated by the Admission Office and/or the major department, and the appropriate transfer credit will be assigned.
- A minimum of 134 hours is required for graduation.
- The requirements of the EET program must be satisfied.
- A minimum of 2.0 GPA is required for graduation.
- At least 30 semester hours of approved EET courses must be taken at GSU.
- A minimum of 30 hours of upper-division credits must be earned at GSU.
Program Contact Information
Dr. Frank Gross
Professor & Chair of Electrical Engineering
Phone: (912) 478-0006