Electrical Engineering Technology | Technology | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Engineering

Electrical Engineering Technology

We offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology as a traditional campus program and as an online program.

Our well–rounded bachelor of science degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a wide variety of career options. You will receive training in the high-demand technical fields of computer systems, microelectronics, communications systems and electric power distribution.

Our graduates excel in careers that emphasize testing and troubleshooting, gathering and analyzing data, and systems design and prototyping.  They are adept at using existing technologies to produce solutions to engineering challenges using a unique blend of theoretical and practical skills to design, construct, test, and prototype systems.  EET graduates are productive in the workplace and contribute to a firm’s success in a variety of ways.

The classes and laboratories for our electrical engineering technology specialization are broad-based. You will devote about one-third of your time to the University Core Curriculum (classes all students take), another third to required electrical engineering technology courses and the rest of your time to technical electives that will help you meet your specific career objectives.

Our well-equipped laboratories are specially designed for practical training in electronic communications, control and data acquisition, microprocessor applications and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).

Our Program Educational Objectives

After graduation, our students will be able to:

  1. Understand the role of engineering technologists in industry and understand the opportunities for advancement relative to the field of technology.
  2. Understand and develop work ethics based on professionalism and understand the engineering discipline.
  3. Apply scientific and engineering principles and theories to technology and engineering problems.
  4. Develop competency in the application of engineering technology including design, problem-solving, testing and integration.
  5. Communicate effectively by developing efficient written and oral communication skills.
  6. Develop interpersonal skills through design work in teams, group research projects and group homework assignments.
  7. Conduct laboratory work properly and safely.
  8. Use Internet-based technologies as a supplement to traditional library research methods.

Student Outcomes

At the time of graduation, our students will have:

  1. An understanding of the fundamentals of science and engineering.
  2. An ability to interpret graphical, numerical, and textual data.
  3. An ability to model electrical engineering technology problems.
  4. An ability to design and conduct experiments to understand the relationships between variables in problems that may or may not have been mathematically modeled before.
  5. An ability to apply relevant scientific and engineering principles to solve real world open-ended problems using electrical systems.
  6. An ability to design an electrical engineering system to meet customer needs.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively in oral, written, and visual forms.
  8. An ability to work in teams and understand the effective team dynamics and characteristics.
  9. An awareness of contemporary and non-technical issues within the profession and the role of professionals in an interdependent global society.
  10. An awareness and understanding of professional ethics.

Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

EET Exit Interview Survey


The bachelor of science degree program in electrical engineering technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET (www.abet.org).