Why Study Electrical Engineering Technology?
Today’s world turns on technology. The need is great for those who understand electrical power, energy harnessing and control, embedded electronic systems and who have the skills necessary for design, installation, manufacture, testing, analysis, development and oversight.
The PNW Engineering Technology program prepares graduates for a variety of careers in embedded computer systems, electrical power and renewable energy, electronics, control, and telecommunications through classroom and extensive hands-on laboratory training.
Why Choose Purdue Northwest?
The Faculty of the Engineering Technology Department has a wealth of real world experience and are leaders in their respective disciplines. You will be mentored by experienced instructors and train in real-life laboratories and settings. You will gain a theoretical and hands-on understanding as to what it takes to succeed in a career in the electrical engineering technology industry.
PNW department head and professor of electrical engineering technology, Athula Kulatunga, directs the Consortium for Rapid Smart Grid Impact (CRSGI) between the US, UK, and Brazil. His goal is to increase energy efficiency in the world using technical and non-technical means.
His areas of research include energy management, advanced meter infrastructure, and power electronics hardware design. He incorporates his research interests into developing curriculums and programs in electrical and energy engineering to educate engineering technologists with high caliber applied skills.
He has patented a process of collecting a small vehicle’s energy in an ultra-capacitor through regenerative braking. The lighter ultra-capacitor can store energy better and for longer periods than a typical vehicle battery, which makes it ideal for providing additional energy when it is needed most, such as during acceleration.
Areas of Study
- Computer Hardware/Software Engineering
- Industrial Process Control Instrumentation Engineering
- Power Electronics Engineering
- Telecommunication Engineering
- Computer Networking Engineering
- Electrical Power Engineering
- Energy System Analyst
- Biomedical Instrumentation Engineering
The Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) Bachelor of Science degree is accredited by the Engineering Technical Accreditation Commission of ABET. This ensures that the program is independently reviewed and meets the quality expectation for that profession.
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- Organizational Leadership and Supervision
- Environmental Health and Safety
- Computer Information Technology
- Mechatronics Engineering Technology
Software Engineer at Cisco Systems
“I chose the Electrical Engineering Technology major because of the many different technologies it covers. It gave me the ability to focus on the fields I was most interested in pursuing a career. In my current position I write and maintain an automation framework for testing various networking and compute devices. The programming and networking courses that were part of the program created the foundation for the work I am doing now. They helped build the base knowledge and practices that prepared me for the real world challenges my position entails.”
Where do our alums work?
- Cisco Systems, Inc
- Commonwealth Edison
- Northwest Indiana Franciscan Health associated Hospitals
Industrial Advisory Committee
Leaders in business, industry, and labor make up the the Electrical Engineering Technology Program Industrial Advisory Committee. Members work closely with faculty and administration to prepare the community’s future work force.
- Charles E. Miller Memorial Scholarship
- CSEM Scholarship Program
- College of Technology Scholarship
- Panduit Excellence Scholarship Program
- Clare & Lucy Osterle Scholarship
- Charles Award
- Tony DiVincent Award
Labs & Facilities
Tau Alpha Pi
Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for engineering technology, just as Phi Beta Kappa is for liberal arts and Tau Beta Pi is for engineering. Tau Alpha Pi is open to both associate-degree and baccalaureate candidates. Membership is by invitation only to Engineering Technology students in ABET accredited programs.
- Introductory Overview
- Operating System with Embedded System Design