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Electrical Engineering Technology BS

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BS Degree – Code #0216

David Hunt, Program Coordinator
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The electrical engineering technology BS program provide the skills and occupational competence necessary for entry into the field as an applied engineer who works with and is responsible for all the electronic equipment in the field. Thus, in addition to a firm foundation in electrical circuit concepts, the program provides a robust laboratory experience.

This program will prepare you by emphasizing basic knowledge and skills during the first year of the program. Studies include fundamental DC and AC circuit analysis and digital circuit logic to develop skills in use of electronic test equipment and in use of tools and printed circuit fabrication equipment. Laboratory experiments supplement classroom instruction and problem solving. Computer problem solving and simulation aid in course instruction.

The second year of the program continues the study of fundamental electronic circuits. The areas of study include microcontroller circuitry and programming, electronic communication circuits and systems, and IC circuit fabrication on silicon wafers.


  • The understanding of general processes gained through laboratory experiences prepares students to either continue their education or enter the workforce in the fields of microcontrollers, power systems, and microelectronics.
  • The BS program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission(s) of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Electrical/Electronic(s) Engineering Technology and Similarly Named Program Criteria.
  • The Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering technology is recognized as a “professional degree” that qualifies for experience/education credit toward New York Professional Engineering Licensure.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) - BS Degree

  • An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  • An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  • An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes.
  • An ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.
  • The application of circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, and microcomputers, and engineering standards to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems.
  • The application of natural sciences and mathematics at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems.
  • The ability to analyze, design, and implement one or more of the following: control systems, instrumentation systems, communications systems, computer systems, or power systems.
  • The ability to apply project management techniques to electrical/electronic(s) systems.
  • The ability to utilize differential and integral calculus, as a minimum, to characterize the performance of electrical/electronic systems.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The BS in electrical engineering technology program produces graduates who:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics and science using critical thinking and creative skills to solve electrical engineering problems.
  • Function professionally with effective communication and with ethical responsibility as individuals and as members of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Continuously improve and engage in life-long learning and adapt to a technologically advancing society.
  • Apply knowledge of contemporary issues and anticipate the impact of electrical engineering solutions on industry and the general public.
  • Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary to support electrical engineering practice.
  • Design electrical engineering systems, components, or processes to meet industry needs.
  • Design electrical engineering experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data to support the problem-solving process and project design.

Occupational Opportunities

  • Electrical or electronics technician 
  • Electrical or electronics technologist 
  • Communications technician/technologist
  • Computer technician/technologist
  • Semiconductor manufacturing technician/technologist
  • Electrical power technician/technologist

Employment Statistics

Employment and continuing education rate of 100 percent – 100 percent are employed.

Enrollment And Graduation Data

 BS Degree  Enrollment (based on Fall census)
2023 37
2022 30
2021 39
   Degrees Awarded
2022-2023 11
2021-2022 8
2020-2021 6

Related Programs

Computer Engineering Technology
Electrical Construction and Maintenance Electrician


The Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering technology is recognized as a “professional degree” that qualifies for experience/education credit toward New York Professional Engineering Licensure. Graduates from Alfred State’s program are allowed six years of the required 12 years of education/experience credit and are eligible to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE), formerly called Engineer-in-Training (EIT), examination upon graduation.

Be advised that a prior felony conviction may impede a student's ability to receive licensure.

Entrance Requirements/recommendations (BS)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2
Recommended: Physics

Technical Standards 

It is essential that students are able to fully participate, with or without a reasonable accommodation, in engineering technology lab and test procedures.  Engineering technology students should be able to: 

  • Maintain ethical standards as defined by professional societies such as ASME and IEEE (non-exhaustive list)
  • Appropriately use hand and power tools.
  • Appropriately use test, analysis, and measurement equipment
  • Maintain professional integrity in the classroom and laboratory setting
  • Communicate effectively, orally and written
  • Perform experiments safely in a laboratory environment
  • Visually decipher lab equipment digital or analogue displays
  • Understand and retain information found in equipment manuals, data sheets, and lab instructions
  • Comprehend written and oral directions; act on those directions safely
  • Visually identify and select hardware components
  • Visually distinguish computer software user interface elements
  • Interpret software outputs to analyze data
  • Have sufficient dexterity to finely adjust equipment settings
  • Interpret complex data tables and graphs

Courses that repeat or significantly overlap those taken in the student’s associate degree program cannot be taken for upper-level credit. If the associate degree covered the subject matter in one of the required baccalaureate courses, a different course must be substituted and approved by the faculty adviser.

Required Equipment

A tier 2 laptop computer is required for students entering the electrical engineering technology programs. Laptop specifications are available at Some courses require specialized tools and/or electronic components.

Office of Accessibility Services

Students who believe they need a reasonable accommodation to properly participate in this program may contact Melanie Ryan in the Office of Accessibility Services. This office may be contacted by email at  or by phone at 607-587-4506. Please keep in mind that some accommodations may take time to implement, so students seeking accommodations are encouraged to contact OAS as early as possible.

Electrical Engineering Technology - BS Degree



ELET 1001 Seminar 1
ELET 1202 Intro to Electrical Eng Tech 2
ELET 1111 Digital Logic Laboratory 1
ELET 1133 Digital Logic 3
COMP 1503 Writing Studies 3
MATH 1033 College Algebra 3
GLST 2113 Global & Diverse Perspectives 3


ELET 1103 Circuit Theory I 3
ELET 1151 Circuit Theory Laboratory 1
ELET 1142 Electronic Fabrication 2
MATH 2043 College Trigonometry 3
PHYS 1024 General Physics I 4
LITR xxx3 Literature Elective 3


ELET 2103 Electronics Theory I 3
ELET 2151 Electronics Laboratory I 1
ELET 2124 Electrical Power Circuits 4
ELET 2143 Embedded Controller Fundmtls 3
MATH 1063 Technical Calculus I 3
PHYS 2023 General Physics II 3


ELET 3103 Electronics Theory II 3
ELET 3151 Electronics Laboratory II 1
ELET xxx4 Tech. Elective 4
ELET xxx4 Tech. Elective 4
SPCH 1083 Public Speaking 3
SPCH xxx3 Approved Gen Ed  Equivalent  3
XXX xxx3 Gen Ed/LAS Elective  3


ELET 5113 Electronic Communications 3
EMET 5004 Instrumentation 4
CHEM 5013 Applied Chemical Principles 3
COMP 5703 Technical Writing II 3
MATH 2074 Technical Calculus II 4


MATH 6114 Differential Equations 4
ELET xxx4 Tech. Elective - Upper 4
XXXX xxx3 Gen Ed/LAS Elective 3
MATH 7123 Statistics for Engr Tech & Sci 3


BSET 7001 Senior Seminar & Project Des 1
MATH 7113 Economic Analy for Engr Tech 3
PHYS 8013 Modern Physics 3
ELET xxx4 Tech. Elective - Upper 4
EMET 6004 Feedback Control Systems 4


BSET 8003 Senior Technical Project 3
XXXX xxx4 Tech. Elective - Upper 4
XXXX xxx3 Tech. Elective - Upper 3
XXXX xxx3 Gen. Ed./LAS Elective 3

If not required to take math due to placement scores, take LAS elective to complete degree requirements of three credits; take free elective.


  • 126 semester credit hours
  • 60 semester credit hours of liberal arts and sciences from at least seven of the 10 General Education content groups
  • Minimum of 45 hours upper division
  • Minimum of 24 hours upper division in major
  • Minimum of 30 hours upper division in residence
  • 2.0 grade point average in major courses
  • 2.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Approval of department faculty