Electrical Engineering Technology, B.S.

Turn your electrical engineering associate degree into a bachelor's with our applied two-year program

UNH Manchester's ABET-accredited Electrical Engineering Technology program gives you the practical experience to meet both industry demand and your career goals. Electrical Engineering Technology is a 2+2 dual admission program, designed for students to earn an associate degree at a community college before completing the final two years of the bachelor's degree at UNH Manchester.

See the sample course sequence

We've partnered with NHTI and Nashua Community College to develop curriculum guides that show you how your associate degree will transition into UNH Manchester's Electrical Engineering Technology program:
   > NHTI: A.S in Electronic Engineering Technology and A.S. in Robotics and Automation Engineering Technology
   > Nashua Community College: A.S. in Electronic Engineering Technology

As an Electrical Engineering Technology major, you'll have the opportunity to intern or work with high-profile local companies like BAE Systems, Eversource, IBM, Velcro and more. Small class sizes mean big opportunities to collaborate with faculty, classmates and industry, giving you the one-on-one attention to excel in the dynamic, highly rewarding field of electronic design and development.

Led by faculty who are industry experts, you'll apply the theoretical concepts you learn in class to hands-on work in our state-of-the-art laboratories and in the field through internship and capstone experiences. The Senior Capstone puts your skills into action as you find solutions to real-world technological problems in design, fabrication and testing with an actual client company.

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Electrical Engineering Technology is a two-year applied bachelor's degree program that offers junior- and senior-level coursework only, which means students must have a related assocate degree to be admitted. Learn more about our dual admission agreements

To get your B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology at UNH Manchester, you’ll complete courses for the UNH Discovery Program and your major. Below is an example of what your two-year course sequence might look like. Courses are subject to change, so visit courses.unh.edu and select "Courses at Manchester" to see the most up-to-date course schedules and descriptions.

  
THIRD YEAR

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ET 630 – Analytical Methods in Engineering Technology ET 625 – Technical Communications
ET 677 – Analog Systems ET 671 – Digital Systems
ET 680 – Communications and Fields ET 674 – Control Systems and Components
Elective Discovery Course
Discovery Course  

FOURTH YEAR

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ET 697 – Special Topics in Electrical Engineering Technology ET 734 – Economics of Business Activities
ET 781 – Automation Engineering ET 788 – Introduction to Digital Signal Processing
ET 791 – Electrical Engineering Technology Project ET 791 – Electrical Engineering Technology Project
Elective Discovery Course
Discovery Course  

NHTI Dual Admission Agreement

Students who earn an associate degree in Mechanical, Electronic, Robotics and Automation, Computer or Manufacturing Engineering Technology at NHTI are automatically considered for admission to UNH Manchester's bachelor's degree program in either Electrical or Mechanical Engineering Technology, without having to complete a separate application. Students will need to complete and file the Dual Admit/Intent to Release Information forms with the NHTI registrar’s office during the semester they intend to graduate, then the registrar’s office will forward the file to UNH Manchester to process admission.

UNH Manchester's Pathways Program provides curriculum guides to show you which courses at NHTI will transfer into UNH Manchester's Electrical Engineering Technology program. Click on your NHTI program below to find your pathway:

A.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology    A.S. in Robotics and Automation Engineering Technology

 

Nashua Community College Dual Admission Agreement

Students who earn an associate degree in Computer or Electronic Engineering Technology at Nashua Community College are automatically considered for admission to UNH Manchester's bachelor's degree program in either Electrical or Mechanical Engineering Technology, without having to complete a separate application. Students will need to complete and file the Dual Admit/Intent to Release Information forms with the NCC registrar’s office during the semester they intend to graduate, then the registrar’s office will forward the file to UNH Manchester to process admission.

UNH Manchester's Pathways Program provides curriculum guides to show you which courses at NCC will transfer into UNH Manchester's Electrical Engineering Technology program. Click on your NCC program below to find your pathway:

A.S. in Electronic Engineering Technology

 

Engineering Access Program

The Engineering Access Program (EAP) is a cooperative effort of shared resources between UNH Manchester, NHTI and the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) at UNH in Durham. EAP gives students a path to a UNH bachelor of science degree in physics or chemical, civil, electrical or mechanical engineering through a two-stage, articulated transfer process.

UNH Manchester students enter their freshman year as an 'undeclared' bachelor's degree candidate or an associate in arts in General Studies candidate. During freshman year, most program requirements are completed at the Manchester campus, with potentially some courses at NHTI in Concord. Upon completing all freshman course requirements and satisfying required achievement standards, students can transfer to their desired CEPS program and complete their sophomore, junior and senior years at the University's Durham campus.

Exceptions

Former UNH Students: If you previously held degree status at UNH but did not complete your degree, you will need to complete a separate application for readmission. Please contact UNH Manchester's admissions office for more information, or download the application for readmission here.

International Students: Please visit the international student admissions page for more information and to apply.
 

Contact an Admission Counselor with questions.

The Electrical Engineering Technology program prepares graduates with the skills necessary to enter careers in the design, application, installation, manufacturing, operation and/or maintenance of electrical and electronic(s) systems. The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates positive growth in many engineering-related professions, projecting more than 12,000 jobs for electrical engineers by 2020. That growing demand translates into high employment rates and starting salaries for EET graduates, giving you the practical skills for an impactful, lucrative career.

In its winter 2018 salary survey, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) shows engineering technology majors earn the top average starting salary among STEM graduates at the bachelor’s degree level.

    Engineering TEchnology program objectives

    The Engineering Technology program objectives are the skills and abilities graduates are expected to demonstrate during the first few years of employment, which include:

    • Achieving employment in an engineering technology-related position with appropriate title and compensation.
    • Demonstrating engineering technology-related technical problem-solving skills.
    • Functioning effectively in diverse and multidisciplinary teams.
    • Communicating effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences.
    • Adapting to changes in technology through continuous personal and professional development.
    • Being capable of assuming increasing professional responsibility.
    • Conducting all professional activities with integrity, and demonstrating a sense of social and environmental responsibility.
    Engineering TEchnology PRogram EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES

    Educational outcomes for students in the Engineering Technology program include, but are not limited to, the following learned capabilities:

    • An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
    • An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;
    • An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
    • An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
    • An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
    • An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;
    • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
    • An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
    • An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
    • A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and
    • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
    Electrical Engineering TEchnology EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES
    • The application of circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, and microcomputers, and engineering standards to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems; and
    • The application of natural sciences and mathematics at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems.
    • The ability to analyze, design, and implement one or more of the following: control systems, instrumentation systems, communications systems, computer systems, or power systems;
    • The ability to apply project management techniques to electrical/electronic(s) systems; and
    • The ability to utilize differential and integral calculus, as a minimum, to characterize the performance of electrical/electronic systems.

    Electrical Engineering Lab

    The electrical engineering lab houses 10 uniform stations, each equipped with an oscilloscope, industry-standard CAD software and more to give you the hands-on experience that puts you ahead.

    Capstone Lab

    Equipped with electronic workspaces, soldering stations, 3D printers and more, the capstone lab offers creative space for seniors working on their culminating projects.

    Take a virtual tour of our labs and studios

    • Barbara Bancroft, NCC
    • Shawn Banker, UNH Durham
    • JD Bell, EPE Corporation
    • Celine Bilodeau, Eversource
    • Alex Chretien, Jetboil intern
    • Adam Connolly, BAE Systems
    • Joseph Cunningham, NHTI
    • Oliver Holt, BAE Systems
    • Ken Jones, Previously BAE Sys.
    • Dave Lamprey, Osram Sylvania
    • Christopher Libby, Velcro
    • Dave Luneau, Classco Inc.
    • Frank Maliski, Kleenline LLC
    • Don Marcotte, NCC
    • Keith McBrien, GDS Associates
    • Jack Olson, Texas Instruments
    • Ed Piekiek, Mitre
    • Frank Polito, NHTI
    • Jeff Setrin, Safran 
    • Erich Whitney, Mitre
    • Olaf Zwickau, USA Balancing

    Connecticut and Rhode Island do not offer a bachelor's-level Electrical Engineering Technology program in their public universities, so students from these states are eligible for the New England Regional Student Program (NERSP) for the Electrical Engineering Technology program at UNH Manchester. Under the NERSP, residents from Connecticut and Rhode Island can pay a reduced tuition rate for the EET program at UNH Manchester. Learn more