Certification Information

The Engineering Technology major combines an applied, hands-on curriculum with a more traditional theoretical and design orientation.  The program builds technical and engineering competencies upon a strong foundation of mathematics and science.  The Electrical and Control option emphasizes theory and laboratory practices in areas of digital and electronic control systems in industry.

What Will I Study in This Major and Option?

The Electrical and Control curriculum provides theory and laboratory practice in areas of:

  • Digital and electronic systems
  • Industrial instrumentation
  • Electromechanical/mechanical/optical sensors
  • Actuation systems
  • AC and DC drives
  • Electrical machines and control
  • Power electronics
  • Energy management
  • Microprocessors/embedded controls
  • Automatic process control systems
  • Industrial automation
  • Robotics

In preparation for students to become Engineering Technologists, they are educated in the advanced techniques of system design and installation using innovative state-of-the-art technologies reinforced throughout the program by integrated laboratory experiences.

Program of Study

Electrical and Control Curriculum
University Studies Curriculum (General Education)

In certain instances, specific University Studies courses are required for a degree. Courses are updated regularly, so be sure to meet with your advisor to design your academic plan.

Curricular Activities

In the Electrical and Control option, students will learn:

  • Theoretical and experimental concepts and use of test equipment in the areas of AC and DC electronics.
  • The use of computers to solve complex industrial problems.  Students will make extensive use of state of the art software such as PSpice, XILINX Foundation Series, RS Power, RS Logix 5, RS View 32, RS Linx, etc.
  • The application of digital logic design, microprocessors, and microcontrollers for embedded control systems.
  • Computer Networking, Local Area Networks (LAN), network design and configuration, network management, and network maintenance, security and support systems.
  • Utilization and integration of advanced Programmable Logic Control (PLC) systems, vision systems, sensors, relays, and Man Machine Interface (MMI) for applications in factory automation.
  • Electrical machines and advanced motor control systems.
  • Fundamentals of process controls (P, PI, and PID) and their application in industrial processes.
  • Application of advanced technologies in energy management, power monitoring, power electronics, and motor drive and motion control systems.
  • Application of information technologies in energy management, power monitoring, power electronics, and motor drive and motion control systems.
  • Application of information technology for Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) systems.
  • The design, installation, maintenance, testing, and calibration of robotic automation systems.
  • Experiential problem solving skills through a senior design capstone course, working in teams to solve open-ended industrial projects.

Career Opportunities

  • Applications Engineer
  • Electrical Apprentice
  • Electronic Technician
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Master Control Operator
  • PC Specialist
  • Power & Control Technician
  • Senior Industrial Engineer
  • Senior Network Engineer
  • Supply Chain Coordinator