Electrical Engineering Technology Major (B.S.)

Electrical Engineering Technology Major (B.S.)

Student connecting electrical circuitry in control systems and components class

Preparing graduates for careers or advanced study in electrical engineering technology

Beginning in fall 2020, UNH Manchester's ABET-accredited electrical engineering technology program will offer a four-year bachelor’s degree program. Students will still be welcome to participate in the established 2+2 dual admission program, designed for those who have earned an associate degree at a community college to complete the final two years of a bachelor's degree at UNH Manchester.

What is electrical engineering technology?

Electrical engineering technology prepares students for the dynamic, highly rewarding field of electronic design and development. Students learn the fundamental concepts related to the design, development, testing and modeling of a wide range of electrical systems.

Why study electrical engineering technology at UNH Manchester?

UNH Manchester's ABET-accredited electrical engineering technology program gives students the practical experience to meet their career goals and industry demand. Led by faculty who are industry experts, students apply the theoretical concepts learned in class to hands-on work in our state-of-the-art laboratories and in the field through internships and capstone experiences. The Senior Capstone puts theory into action as students find solutions to real-world technological problems in design, fabrication and testing with an actual client company. Small class sizes mean big opportunities to collaborate with faculty, classmates and industry, preparing students for graduate studies or careers in a variety of industries.

Potential career areas

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Education and research
  • Semiconductors and IC design
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation and automotive

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Dual Admissions and Pathways Program

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.

New England Residents

Connecticut and Rhode Island do not offer a bachelor's-level electrical engineering technology program in their public universities, so students from these states can enroll in UNH's program at a reduced tuition rate.

The B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org

Curriculum & Requirements

Engineering technology requires the application of engineering and scientific knowledge and methods combined with technical skills in support of engineering activities. Graduates may work in a variety of areas including engineering design, manufacturing, field service, testing, and sales and may work in management positions related to engineering, manufacturing, and computer technology.

The UNH Manchester BS in Electrical Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The engineering technology program at UNH Manchester offers only junior- and senior-level coursework. Students admitted to this program must have an appropriate associate degree from the New Hampshire Technical Institute or an equivalent institution accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET or show academic evidence of ability to successfully complete the requirements of this calculus-based program. After two major courses, non-matriculated students must either be admitted to the program or declare that they are not planning to pursue a degree in engineering technology.

The programs at UNH Manchester are designed to meet the needs of both full- and part-time students with a mix of classes scheduled during the day and in the evening.

Sample Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
Third Year
FallCredits
MATH 426 Calculus II 4
ET 671 Digital Systems 4
ET 680 Communications and Fields 4
Discovery Course 4
Discovery Course 4
 Credits20
Spring
ET 625 Technical Communications 4
ET 677 Analog Systems 4
ET 674 Control Systems and Components 4
Discovery Course 4
 Credits16
Fourth Year
Fall
ET 733 Business Organization and Law 4
ET 790 Microcomputer Technology 4
ET 781 Introduction to Automation Engineering 4
ET 791 Electrical Engineering Technology Project 4
Discovery Course 4
 Credits20
Spring
ET 734 Economics of Business Activities 4
ET 788 Introduction to Digital Signal Processing 4
ET 791 Electrical Engineering Technology Project 4
Discovery Course 4
 Credits16
 Total Credits72

Students must complete a minimum of 128 credits and satisfy the University's Discovery Program.

Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) Program Requirements

COMP 425Introduction to Programming4
or COMP 415 Mobile Computing First and For Most
ET 625Technical Communications4
ET 671Digital Systems4
ET 674Control Systems and Components4
ET 677Analog Systems4
ET 680Communications and Fields4
ET 733Business Organization and Law4
or COMP 560 Ethics and the Law in the Digital Age
ET 734Economics of Business Activities4
ET 781Introduction to Automation Engineering4
ET 788Introduction to Digital Signal Processing4
ET 790Microcomputer Technology4
ET 791Electrical Engineering Technology Project (Senior Capstone Project, two semesters; satisfies the Discovery Senior Capstone Experience requirement)8
Discovery Program Requirements, Writing Intensive (WI) Requirement, and electives
MATH 426Calculus II 14
Total Credits56

For information about the electrical engineering technology program (EET), contact the B.S. engineering technology program coordinator, Christopher LeBlanc. For admissions information, contact the Office of Admissions at (603) 641-4150.

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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:

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:

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

Questions? Contact an admission counselor for help.

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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.

Machine Shop

Equipped with vertical and horizontal milling machines, a computer numerical controlled milling machine, a lathe, various saws and a disc sander, the machine shop gives students hands-on skills in mechanical fabrication and testing, better preparing them for high-demand manufacturing roles.

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.

 

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.

The engineering technology program at UNH Manchester consistently supports students in their future endeavors. According to the 2017 UNH First Destination Survey report, 90% of all engineering technology graduates were employed within six months of graduation, with 92% being satisfied with their post-graduate plans. Additionally, Class of 2017 graduates reported an average starting salary of $71,923. UNH Manchester's engineering technology program directly supports local workforce needs, with 94% of engineering technology 2017 graduates living and working in the state of New Hampshire.

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IAB meeting minutes

  • 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
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL 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 STUDENT 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 STUDENT 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.

Fall term enrollment figures and degrees conferred in the Electrical Engineering Technology program for the current and preceding four academic years.

 

Academic Year

Enrollment Year

Total

Undergrad

Total

Grad

Degrees Awarded

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

Associates

Bachelors

Masters

Doctorates

Current

2018/2019

FT

NA

NA

5

4

NA

9

NA

0

4

0

0

Year

PT

NA

NA

7

6

NA

13

NA

 

 

 

1

2017/2018

FT

NA

NA

5

6

NA

11

NA

0

11

0

0

 

PT

NA

NA

6

7

NA

13

NA

 

 

 

2

2016/2017

FT

NA

NA

9

5

NA

14

NA

0

5

0

0

 

PT

NA

NA

6

7

NA

13

NA

 

 

 

3

2015/2016

FT

NA

NA

5

9

NA

14

NA

0

10

0

0

 

PT

NA

NA

5

6

NA

11

NA

 

 

 

4

2014/2015

FT

NA

NA

10

3

NA

13

NA

0

9

0

0

 

PT

NA

NA

7

7

NA

14

NA

 

 

 

 

FT - full time
PT - part time