Engineering Technology

Program Description

The curriculum in the Electrical Engineering Technology program at the University of Toledo emphasizes the application of electrical principles to problems in the manufacturing industry. The student is given a strong background in the fundamentals of AC and DC electric circuits, analog and digital electronics, and programmable controllers. 

The upper division courses emphasize design and industrial applications as they apply to manufacturing. Students completing the program earn a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology. 

A strong emphasis on computer simulation and software application is made throughout the curriculum. The students select some courses that help to customize their program for specific job opportunities. This may include courses in business, computer networking or mechanical engineering technology. 

Electrical Engineering Technology at UT makes it possible for students who have earned a two-year associate's degree in engineering technology to expand their knowledge, strengthen their skills, and apply academic credits toward earning a baccalaureate degree in engineering technology from the College of Engineering. All associate degree course work will be considered for potential transfer credit. 

Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) is closely related to the discipline of electrical engineering. Practitioners of EET, however, are more likely to be involved with applications of electronics to manufacturing, maintenance, testing, installation, and inspection rather than research and development. 

Through this curriculum the graduate will have the opportunity to make significant progress toward becoming a fully operational, people-sensitive technologist who is an effective communicator, an analytical, creative, integrated problem solver, and an autonomous learner. 

Program Strengths

Students in the Electrical Engineering Technology Program receive a blend of theory and hands-on experience. Our labs help students to integrate theory and practice. The faculty has in-depth industrial experience and the EET Bachelor of Science program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the ETAC Program Criteria.

A variety of paths exist to professional advancement after the Bachelor's degree. EET has a common core with the popular CSET (Computer Science and Engineering Technology) program. Numerous students pursue a dual major in these two programs. 

Laboratory experiences in state-of-the art laboratories.

  • New PLC Applications Laboratory featuring Allen-Bradley Compact Logix L16ER Processors, PanelView HMI, Siemens S7-1214 Processors, Siemens Panel Displays, A-B and Siemens motion equipment and various other I/O
  • Automatic Controls Lab
  • Digital Electronics Lab
  • Electronics Labs (2)
  • Motors Lab
  • Microcomputer Lab
  • CAD Lab (Shared with other Engineering Technology majors)

Students can find areas of concentration in the following:

  • Business and Business Administration leading to possibly a Business Minor and possibly an MBA (Masters in Business Administration)
  • Additional course work in Mechanical Engineering Technology to emphasize a manufacturing strength and possibly enhance competencies in areas for the Fundamentals Exam and Professional Engineer's Exam.
  • Additional course work in CSET (Computer Science Engineering Technology) with the possibility of licensure in networking or other computer related areas.
  • As with other Engineering Technology programs, a Masters of Engineering may now be pursued after the Bachelor's Degree. 

All course work emphasizes hands-on practical lab experiments. Work in automatic control, advanced electronics, microprocessor assembly programming and PLC programming are emphasized as well as work in the Unix operating system and the C++ programming language. 

A variety of work schedules is accommodated with both full-time day classes and part-time night classes offered. EET is also committed to the Co-Op program with an optional Co-Op experience available. Some courses are available in an online mode of delivery. 

Last Updated: 8/31/23