This fully accredited undergraduate program offers you a strong blend of theoretical and practical concepts in electrical engineering technology, software engineering technology and hardware engineering technology as well as mathematics, computer science, natural science and general education. You can opt for the Electrical Engineering Technology track or pursue a specialized concentration in Computer Engineering Technology.
In either case, you’ll thrive in small classes led by distinguished faculty who have real-world experience in the field of electrical engineering. Coursework, research and experiments take place in four on-campus labs that feature state-of-the art instruments, including National Instruments ELVIS trainers, mixed-signal oscilloscopes and more.
There will be many opportunities for research, including a senior project and options to work with faculty on grant-funded and other research projects. You’ll gain job experience through internships and/or paid career experience opportunities. You’ll graduate eligible to sit for a pre-licensing Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, and ready to become a top performer in business, industry and society.
The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology degree program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, under the General Criteria and the Electrical/Electronic(s) Engineering Technology Program Criteria.
All graduates from this program receive accredited degrees. Seniors and graduates of the programs are eligible to sit for a prelicensing Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
Median annual wage for electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians in May 2021.
Work in an organization related to your career goals and receive practical on-the-job experience.
PennWest’s Engineering Technology Club is registered with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Location: California In-Person
There’s a growing need for qualified individuals to create or support computer applications, systems and networks. The Computer Engineering Technology concentration prepares you to succeed in these areas.
In addition to generalized coursework in the electrical engineering technology program, you will choose electives specifically focused on computer technology. You’ll gain an in-depth knowledge of various programming languages, delve into the world of artificial intelligence and learn how to analyze algorithms.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 15 percent from now to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. This increase is expected to result in about 682,800 new jobs over the decade.
Job opportunities for electrical engineering graduates are diverse and plentiful, as are opportunities to pursue graduate degree programs. PennWest's electrical engineering technology bachelor's degree alumni have been experiencing an excellent job market and growing demand. Job titles include:
PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.