Undergraduate Programs

Why major in Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) vs. Electrical Engineering at The University of Toledo?

UToledo's Electrical Engineering Technology students focus on technical skills and hands-on lab experience. Our program emphasizes problem solving and the application of theory first. Electrical Engineering undergrads, on the other hand, start with theory and then move to the application.

This broad knowledge across a wide variety of Electrical Engineering topics makes UToledo grads highly marketable. They have technical skills in the areas of automated manufacturing, industrial controls, test operations, power generation and distribution, digital communications and instrumentation.

Learn more about the Engineering Technology Department.

Top Reasons to Study Electrical Engineering Technology at UToledo

  1. Optional co-ops.
    Our College of Engineering is known for its unique co-op program. Students build a resume and earn a paycheck. UToledo places engineering students in businesses in 40 states and 34 countries.
  2. Learn the latest technology.
    We teach two major brands of PLCs (digital computers used for automation) popular in industry. This gives UToledo engineering graduates a leg up in the job market, especially in more technical automation jobs. Some UT graduates have had multiple job offers, with annual, starting salaries ranging from $60,000-65,000.
  3. Customize your major.
    Have a specific career path in mind? UToledo’s EET majors often minor, concentrate or dual-major in:
    • Mechanical Engineering Technology Concentration In response to feedback from regional employers and student interest, an MET concentration has been added to the EET program. The aim is to equip EET graduates with essential Mechanical Engineering skills, ensuring their readiness for workforce demands.
    • Computer Science Engineering Technology —  This popular program shares a common core with the EET program, making it easier to dual-major.
    • Business and Business Administration — UToledo’s College of Business and Innovation is one of the country’s best business schools.
    • Mechatronics Concentration — UToledo has recently introduced a Mechatronics concentration to the EET program, enhancing the Robotics and Industrial Automation curriculum. Graduates with a Mechatronics Concentration will possess multidisciplinary skills in electrical, mechanical, computer, and software engineering, making them well-prepared for the demands of the Industry 4.0 workforce.
  4. Experienced faculty
    Most have a minimum of three years of industrial experience. Many have 10 years or more.
  5. Hands-on experience in state-of-the-art labs.
  6. Flexible scheduling.
    UToledo accommodates all kinds of students. The EET program offers full-time day classes, part-time night classes and online classes.
  7. Degree completion program
    Have a two-year associate's degree in Engineering Technology? UToledo makes it easy to complete your bachelor’s degree and transfer credit.
  8. Accreditation.
    The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology degree program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Electrical Engineering Technology and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

What jobs can I get with an Electrical engineering technology degree?

Electrical engineering technologists are among the most well-rounded engineering professionals. They are in high demand.

EET graduates may work for small or large manufacturing companies. They usually concentrate in the area of automation and electrical control.

Typical jobs include:

  • Automation engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • Controls engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Instrumentation engineer

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

At UToledo, we take you beyond the textbooks and the four walls of a classroom. These real-world experiences are what help our graduates gain professional skills and land jobs.


Our College of Engineering is known for its unique co-op program. Students build a resume and earn a paycheck. UToledo places engineering students in businesses in 40 states and 34 countries.

Internships help you:

  • Gain practical experience
  • Build your resume
  • Refine your skills
  • Cultivate contacts

Internships often lead to full-time jobs after graduation!


UToledo is known for its undergraduate research opportunities. Start as early as your freshman year. Work with faculty who enjoy collaborating with students.

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Our Office of Undergraduate Research can:

  • Connect you to faculty mentors and projects
  • Help you find funding
  • Help you present your research at conferences and other events

Study Abroad

Travel, experience new cultures and meet new people — all while earning college credit.

UToledo's Education Abroad Office can help you find the perfect opportunity. You can apply for grants, scholarships and financial aid to help fund study abroad.

  • Semester at Sea
  • Short-term, summer and faculty-led trips
  • Direct exchange programs with other universities
  • Teach English abroad
  • Global health program (med student clerkships)
  • Rocket Kids (work with youth around the world)

Rocket Kids Semester

The Rocket Kids program offers University students a fall, spring or summer semester internship providing recreational programming to U.S. military youth while experiencing the world in locations such as Germany, Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Rocket Kids interns will gain practical experience in programming, leadership, health and wellness, creative arts, performing arts, cultural and literary arts, team and individual sports, adventure and outdoor recreation and STEM education.

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On-campus and Part-time Jobs

  • Learn skills that prepare you for a career after graduation.
  • Build your resume.
  • Earn money.

If you want to work, there are plenty of opportunities on campus and at businesses near campus. If you demonstrate financial need, you may qualify for the federal work-study program.

Student Organizations

Our most successful students get involved.

UToledo has 400+ student organizations that will help you:

  • Make friends.
  • Build your resume.
  • Network.
  • Be a leader.
  • Serve your community.
  • Have fun!

Tuition and Scholarships

Most new students don't pay full price. 94% of new UToledo students receive scholarships or other state and federal aid.

Keep in mind: Your cost will vary by college, program and a host of other options. This is the average amount full-time students pay per year.

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Choose Ohio First scholarship

Ohio residents who have been accepted into this STEM program are eligible for the Choose Ohio First scholarship — a four-year, renewable scholarship.

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Honors College

The Jesup Scott Honors College at The University of Toledo offer our best and brightest the resources and opportunities needed to unlock your fullest potential. Whether you aspire following graduation to cure disease, innovate technology, advance statecraft, redefine markets, or express creatively, together we can fuel vibrant and promising tomorrows.

Honors students come from a variety of countries, backgrounds and cultures. While we may bond over a tough class, our differences make us blossom.

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Benefits of Honors

The Honors College is a community of academically gifted students from all majors on campus. Students take unique Honors classes taught by dedicated Honors faculty and complete an Honors thesis or capstone project in their major, earning the Honors medallion at graduation within their normal program of study. Honors students are challenged to think more deeply and broadly about what they learn. With special academic, cultural, and professional development opportunities, their education extends beyond the classroom.

Honors students can also choose exclusive housing in the Honors Academic Village or the historic McKinnon, Scott and Tucker Halls.

Explore more about what the Honors College can offer you as a budding professional, inquisitive scholar, and engaged person.







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Last Updated: 9/22/23