Electrical Engineering Technology

  • EET

    What is Electrical Engineering Technology?

    Engineering Technology is a branch of engineering education that emphasizes the practical aspects of engineering rather than abstract concepts or theories. It is a blend of the application of science, engineering knowledge, and technical skills used in support of engineering activities. The Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) program prepares graduates to enter the technical workforce in a variety of fields. Communications, instrumentation, automation, control systems, power, robotics, computers, and medical electronics are but a few of these fields. Within these fields, Electrical Engineering Technology graduates are typically involved in areas such as: development, design, quality assurance, technical documentation, production, maintenance, test, field service, or technical sales.

    Laboratory experiences are important components of the EET curriculum. Most EET lecture courses have an associated laboratory course that must be taken concurrently. Also, EET students are required to take ECET 4900 Senior Capstone Design Project as part of their 13 hours of EET electives. Any non-required upper division (3XXX/4XXX) ECET course, with the exception of ECET 3000, may be used for the remainder of their EET electives. Students may also choose one course from outside the major to count as an EET elective. Contact the EET Department to obtain a list of acceptable courses from outside the major that count as an EET elective.

    The Electrical Engineering Technology degree is designed to allow flexibility in the choice of EET electives. As an option, students may wish to choose two or more of their electives from a particular focus area.

    Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

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    Admission Requirements


    This program does not have specific admission requirements. Only admission to Kennesaw State University is required to declare this major.

    General Education Core IMPACTS Curriculum Requirements Specific to This Major

    M: Students must take MATH 1113 or higher.

    T: Students must take MATH 1190 or higher.

    T:  Students must take PHYS 2211/L and PHYS 2212/L.*

    * PHYS 1111, PHYS 1111L and PHYS 1112/PHYS 1112L may be substituted for PHYS 2211/PHYS 2211L and PHYS 2212/PHYS 2212L.

    Related Minors or Certificates Available

    • Engineering Design Graphics Minor


    Sample Classes

    • This course is a survey of data communication topics. The OSI and TCP/IP protocol models are covered, with emphasis placed on protocols associated with the lower layers. Concepts include synchronous and asynchronous transmission, line codes, signaling, effects of bandwidth and noise, and digital and analog modulation. Error detection and correction are also covered. Other areas studied include analog-to-digital conversion, multiplexing, circuit and packet switching, and network topologies.

    • A study in the applications of several key programming environments. This course covers such topics as: data types, structures, functions, arrays, file input/output, system calls, data portability, security and Internet related topics as they pertain to the appropriate programming language.

    • The fundamentals of specifications, standards, devices, circuits and systems used in audio are studied. Acoustics, power amplifiers, pre-amplifiers, frequency contouring circuits, signal processors, microphones, loudspeakers and sound reinforcement systems are covered.

    • This introductory design course is a study of manual and automatic, starters and controllers of ac and dc motors. The course will concentrate on three-phase induction motor starters and controllers with some study of dc motor starters and controllers. The induction motor coverage will include both full-voltage and reduced voltage techniques, with the emphasis on the reduced voltage methods. Line impedance, auto-transformer, wye-delta and part-winding starters will be included. The laboratory will consist of several projects in designing, testing and demonstrating various motor starters and controllers. The designs will require using Programmable Logic Controllers in the projects. The course will conclude with variable frequency drives.