Unique to Penn State Behrend, the B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology offers you a strong education in electrical and electronic systems design, microprocessor applications, automation, programmable logic controllers, instrumentation and control, computer programming, and electrical testing.
ECET is different from a traditional theory-based electrical engineering degree programs. It’s also unlike technology programs focused on repair and maintenance. The applied nature of ECET gives you not only working knowledge of the foundational theories of engineering, but also the skills to analyze, design, and implement the many uses of electrical and computer systems. The degree program is industry focused and emphasizes solving real-world problems in the workplace.
Within the major, you’ll choose to pursue one of two emphasis areas: Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) or Computer Engineering Technology (CMPET).
Why Penn State Behrend?
The School of Engineering at Penn State Behrend offers you the opportunity to learn in state-of-the-art facilities, conduct research with award-winning faculty, and be recruited by companies around the world.
You’ll learn relevant theoretical knowledge in your ECET lecture course work, then apply what you’ve learned in class during your hands-on laboratories. The tools you’ll use to solve engineering problems will include motors, electronics, lighting, wireless communications, factory automation systems, and other computer-based technologies.
In your senior year, you’ll work with a small team and faculty mentor to complete a capstone design project. Most projects are sponsored by industry partners, giving you the opportunity to work on a real-world industry project, gain meaningful professional experience, and demonstrate relevant skills to potential employers.
The B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Commission of ABET, abet.org. Also, the School of Engineering at Penn State Behrend consistently places in the Top 50 in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of the nation’s undergraduate engineering programs.
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