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Overview

This focused bachelor's degree includes courses in mathematics, physics, electric circuit theory, analog and digital circuits and systems, power circuits and systems, and electric circuit and system analysis. Specializations are available in Electrical Power Technology, Embedded System Technology, and Mobile and Web Communication Technology.


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Program Objectives

The objective of the Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) Program at Northeastern University is to prepare graduates with the skills necessary to enter careers in the design, analysis, construction, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical and electronic circuits and systems. The course of study enables our graduates, within a few years of graduation, to secure a successful engineering career and contribute decisively to the application, improvement, and development of technology by demonstrating their ability to:

  • Address and solve complex and broadly defined engineering problems related to their discipline and field of specialization
  • Work as team members, show leadership, and communicate technical concepts and ideas effectively
  • Manifest a high level of professional integrity, and make ethical decisions that will have a positive impact on the organization and society
  • Embrace and practice lifelong learning, continue personal growth, and professional self-improvement

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology in Electrical Engineering Technology graduates design, analyze, construct, deploy, maintain, and test electric and electronic circuits and systems for companies of all sizes and disciplines. Core and foundation courses allow students the opportunity to think critically and gain insights into disciplines other than their particular field of study. Requirements include learning the use of traditional and emerging techniques and technologies to accomplish tasks effectively and using appropriate mathematical, physics, and computing techniques and concepts to obtain solutions to problems.

Accreditation Description

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology in Electrical Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

ABET, Inc.
111 Market Place, Suite 1050
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012
Phone: 410-347-7700
Email: asac@abet.org 
 Website: http://www.abet.org

Curriculum

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology General Requirements

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses

50 semester hours required 

English

Complete one of the following courses with corresponding lab:

ENG 1105 - College Writing 1 
3.00 
ENG 1106 - Lab for ENG 1105 
1.00 
ENG 1103 - College Writing 1 for Nonnative Speakers 
3.00 
ENG 1104 - Lab for ENG 1103 
1.00 

Complete the following course with corresponding lab:

ENG 3105 - Writing for the Professions: Science and Engineering 
3.00 
ENG 3106 - Lab for ENG 3105 
1.00 
Mathematics 

MTH 2100 - Calculus 1 
3.00 
MTH 2105 - Calculus 2 
3.00 
MTH 2110 - Calculus 3 
3.00 
MTH 3200 - Differential Equations 
3.00 
MTH 3300 - Applied Probability and Statistics 
3.00 
 

Physics 

PHY 1200 - Physics 1 
3.00 
PHY 1201 - Lab for PHY 1200 
1.00 
PHY 2200 - Physics 2 
3.00 
PHY 2201 - Lab for PHY 2200 
1.00 
 

Chemistry or Biology

Choose one of the following sequences: 

CHM 1100 - General Chemistry 1 
3.00 
CHM 1101 - Lab for CHM 1100 
1.00 
 

or 

BIO 1100 - Principles of Biology 1 
3.00 
BIO 1101 - Lab for BIO 1100 
1.00 
 

Technology

GET 1100 - Introduction to Engineering and Technology 
3.00 
GET 1150 - Foundations of Engineering Graphics and Design 
3.00 
GET 2100 - Computer Engineering Programming and Analysis 
3.00 
GET 2200 - Engineering Economy 
3.00 
 

Philosophy

PHL 2140 - Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering 
3.00 
 

Major Courses

39 semester hours required 

Circuits 

EET 2000 - Circuits 1 
3.00 
EET 2001 - Lab for EET 2000 
2.00 
EET 2100 - Circuits 2 
3.00 
EET 2101 - Lab for EET 2100 
2.00 
EET 3100 - Electronics 1 
3.00 
EET 3101 - Lab for EET 3100 
2.00 
EET 3200 - Electronics 2 
3.00 
EET 3201 - Lab for EET 3200 
2.00 
EET 3300 - Digital Logic 
3.00 
EET 3301 - Lab for EET 3300 
2.00 
EET 3400 - Digital Electronics 
3.00 
EET 3401 - Lab for EET 3400 
2.00 
 

Systems 

CET 2100 - Essentials of Computer Organization 
3.00 
EET 3750 - Linear Systems 
3.00 
EET 3800 - Control Systems 
3.00 
 

Technical Electives

Complete 9 semester hours in technical electives at the 3000 or 4000 level from the following subject areas: 

CET, EET, ITC, MET

At least one elective must be in EET.

Capstone Experiences 

6 semester hours required 

GET 4840 - Engineering Technology Capstone Project Preparation and Proposal 
2.00 
GET 4850 - Engineering Technology Capstone Project Execution 
4.00 
 

Electives

Complete a minimum of 23 semester hours to reach 127 semester hours.

Experiential Learning

Northeastern's signature experiential learning model combines academics with professional practice to help students acquire relevant, real-world skills they can apply to their desired industry. Each program offers its own unique experiential learning opportunities, but they might include:

  • Experiential Learning at Work — Working professionals collaborate with their employer to develop a project that addresses a key business need their company has in an area they want familiarity with.
  • Experiential Network (XN) — Students work virtually with a sponsoring organization on a short-term project over a six-week period.
  • Full-Time Co-op Opportunities — Students on co-op work in a paid position in their field of study for three to six months.

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Career Outcomes

Graduates of the electrical engineering technology program can pursue a range of careers—from electronic gaming to robotics as well as employment opportunities in:

  • Public and private research laboratories
  • Engineering consulting firms specializing in industrial and plant applications
  • Electric utilities
  • Organizations concerned with the operation, installation, or sale of electrical or electronic systems and equipment


Job opportunities are expected to remain strong, with growth expected in electrical device development and manufacturing.

What can you do with your degree?

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology in Electrical Engineering technology degree is well suited for students who are interested in medical electronics, automation, instrumentation, radar, and robotics.

Potential careers include:

  • Electrical and electronic engineer
  • Electrical, electronic, industrial, and mechanical technician or technologist
  • Computer engineer
  • Technology sales

Industry-Aligned Faculty

Our industry-aligned faculty bring relevant real-world experience, knowledge, expertise, and connections that will help you achieve your career goals.

Krassimir Marchev
Professor of the Practice

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Financial Info

The university's financial aid policies are designed to enrich our campus community by ensuring that Northeastern is affordable for all admitted students.

  • $1.6K Cost Per Course
  • $10.2K Avg Institutional Aid
  • 45% % Receiving Aid