Electrical Engineering Technology

About the electrical engineering technology major

An electrical engineering technology major will prepare you to solve problems related to generating, distributing, transmitting, and using electrical energy. You'll apply your knowledge to help design and develop computers, communications equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and other electrical and electronic equipment.

An engineering technology degree is different than engineering because the class and laboratory work is focused on applications. As you learn theories of how things work, you'll apply them in immediate, relevant ways.

Skills and abilities this major develops: logical thinking skills, mechanical skills, math skills (for analysis, design and troubleshooting), observational skills, and teamwork.

Engaged learning experiences

Regardless of your major or future career, engaged learning is vital to your present and future. It makes you more marketable for jobs and professional schools upon graduation, it enables you to build deeper connections with faculty and staff in your field of study, and it makes your learning personal by connecting your interests and values with the curriculum from your classes. Check out the three ideas below for places to get started, or learn more at IU Indianapolis’s Institute for Engaged Learning website.

Quick facts

Sample coursework

  • Applied object-oriented programming
  • Calculus for technology 1 and 2
  • Electronics circuit analysis 
  • Industrial controls
  • Introduction to microprocessors
  • Real-time digital signal processing

Possible careers

  • Control engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electrical manufacturing engineer
  • Engineering technician

Where could I work?

  • Affco Machine Sales, Inc.
  • Duke Energy
  • Lewellyn Technology
  • Positron Corporation
  • RFA Engineering 
  • Wood-Mizer LLC

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

This major belongs to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cluster. The STEM cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in the sciences, technology, engineering, informatics, and computing. The STEM cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools.

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