Electrical Engineering Technology
We are no longer accepting new applications to this program.
The ABET-accredited Electrical Engineering Technology (ELET) program in the Department of Engineering Technology at the University of North Texas is one of only 10 programs in the nation to offer graduate and undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering technology. Housed in a 300-acre, sprawling new complex at UNT Discovery Park, there are many opportunities for students to work in state-of-the-art labs, complete real-world research and learn advanced skills with other motivated students.
Since the 1980s, microprocessors, microcontrollers and other digital technologies have made their way into virtually every conceivable engineered system in consumer electronics, instrumentation and home appliances. They are also used in advanced electronics applications in many fields, including biomedical, communications, energy, manufacturing, military and transportation.
Complete the BSET with a major in ELET degree plan and enter the exciting, challenging and constantly changing field of electronics and digital technology applications. This unique degree plan requires you to take a digital-technology-related course every semester as a backbone to advanced electives in embedded digital systems, power electronics, digital communications and digital control. You can be admitted to this degree plan if you have credit for or are currently enrolled in MATH 1650 Pre-Calculus. Because the world has gone digital, this degree will give you solid engineering career options in virtually every industry sector. Create further career opportunities with our master’s degree in engineering technology (MSET) and a concentration area of electrical systems.
Program Coordinator: Dr. Robert G. Hayes
Our electrical engineering technology program has some of the most talented and experienced faculty in the nation. We pride ourselves on hiring and retaining the best educators, who not only prepare our students for their future careers through classroom instruction but also serve as student mentors and research advisors. Our accomplished faculty members:
- Hold doctorates in engineering and have industry experience
- Are active in research and scholarly activities
- Get grants from federal, state and industrial sources
- Have research interests in VLSI, fiber-optics, biomedical engineering and instrumentation
- Encourage undergraduates to get research experience
Students have access to modern teaching laboratories equipped with computer stations running state-of the-art software, as well as instrumentation devices such as multi-meters, digital oscilloscopes, DAQ boards, logic analyzers, FPGA development boards, NI Elvis and Quanser control units.
Program Educational Objectives
- Graduates apply their knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering technology and computing to identify, analyze and solve problems pertaining to design, development and implementation of electronic systems.
- Graduates possess a combination of technical and communication skills for productive and successful careers in global high tech industries.
- Graduates demonstrate high levels of creativity, critical thinking, responsibility, teamwork and leadership in their careers.
- Graduates embody a commitment to professional ethics, diversity and social awareness in their professional careers.
- Graduates exhibit a desire for life-long learning through higher education, technical training, teaching, training, membership in professional societies and other developmental activities.
- Graduates have an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of their disciplines,
- Graduates have an ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology,
- Graduates have an ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes,
- Graduates have an ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives,
- Graduates have an ability to function effectively on teams,
- Graduates have an ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems,
- Graduates have an ability to communicate effectively,
- Graduates have a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning,
- Graduates have an ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities,
- Graduates have a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional,
- Graduates have a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
- Graduates have knowledge and hands-on competencies in the application of the following to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems:
- circuit analysis and design,
- computer programming,
- associated software,
- analog and digital electronics, and microcomputers
- Graduates have knowledge and hands-on competencies in the application of physics or chemistry to electrical/electronics circuits in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry.
- Graduates have the ability to analyze design and implement:
- computer, or
- power systems.
- Graduates have the ability to apply project management techniques to electrical/electronics systems.
- Graduates have the ability to utilize, in support of electrical/electronics systems:
- statistics/probability transform method,
- discrete mathematics, or
- applied differential equations.