About the Electrical Engineering Technology Program
The Electrical Engineering Technology program at UNC Charlotte prepares graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET) degree for a broad range of careers.
Graduates of this program can expect to pursue careers in the following industries:
- Robotics and automated systems
- Automotive manufacturing
- Medical equipment and technology
- Electric power generation and distribution
- Sustainable and renewable power
- Instrumentation and data acquisition
Graduates of this program may be qualified for the following jobs:
- Electrical Engineering Technologist
- Electronics Engineer
- Automation and Controls Engineer
- Instrumentation Engineer
- Test Engineer
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Quality Engineer
- Power Systems Field Engineer
- Power Distribution Engineer
- Technical Sales Engineer
The Program of Study is arranged in a logical sequence, with study moving from the most basic concepts through highly technical principles. A special focus is given to “learning while doing” with several courses held in advanced laboratories. Several professional courses are offered to assist in the development of managerial skills. Students also have direct access to a Master of Science degree in Applied Energy and Electromechanical Engineering, with as little as one additional year of study.
Coursework includes study in the following areas: electrical fundamentals, circuits and circuit design, digital fundamentals, solid state electronics, industrial control, microprocessors, automation, mathematics, computer fundamentals, electromechanical systems and science. In addition, students complete the interdisciplinary William States Lee College of Engineering Senior Design program, which provides the knowledge students need in critical thinking, leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.
Courses in the major are taught by full-time faculty. Small class sizes ensure each student has access to research laboratories and individualized assistance. Students benefit from specialized laboratories for study, filled with the most up-to-date equipment and supplies.
The Electrical Engineering Technology program welcomes transfer students at various levels of academic progression with many students being able to complete their BSET degree in just two additional years after admission into the major.
Transfer admission into the major occurs with one of the following two scenarios:
1. Transfer applicants who have an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree must:
- Hold the AAS degree in an appropritate field: Automation, Computer, Controls, Electrical, Electronics, Industrial, Instrumentation, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Robotics, or similar title.
- A minimum GPA of 2.50 (out of 4.00) in the AAS degree.
- Have completed satisfactorily, and transferred in, courses equivalent to the lower-level courses. Missing lower-level courses may be taken at UNC Charlotte.
2. Transfer applicants who have an Associate in Engineering (AE) or an Associate of Science (AS) or do not have an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in an appropriate field must meet the University Transfer Admission Requirements.
changing your major
If you are interested in changing your major to Electrical Engineering Technology, please follow the guidance described here.
Early Entry M.s. Degree
Students wishing to pursue a master of science degree may choose to enroll in the early entry program and obtain their M.S. in Applied Energy and Electromechanical Engineering in just two additional semesters.
The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology (BSET) degree program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.
Mr. Austin Fifield, Program Director
Mrs. Marta Falcon, Academic Advisor