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Electrical Engineering Technology

Electrical Engineering Technology

Build your mind’s toolkit with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from SC State

If you have a love for how the world is wired, South Carolina State University’s Electrical Engineering Technology Program is for you.

The Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) program offers a strong undergraduate curriculum to provide a high degree of proficiency in mathematics, physical sciences, and engineering technology. The program offers a supportive, interdisciplinary environment that prepares students for successful careers in industry, government and academia.
Analytical and problem-solving skills, techniques and tools that implement these skills are stressed throughout the curriculum with the use of state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and computer-based tools.

This program is aimed at high school graduates, non-traditional students and transfer students from other colleges seeking an application-oriented four-year technical education.

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The Electrical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The market for electrical engineering technology

The EET program is designed to prepare students to work in the broad fields of electronics, communications, control systems, robotics, computer technology, and power systems as well as to pursue higher studies in the field.
Graduates typically hold technical and managerial positions in the above fields nationwide. The graduates are working at leading such companies as Boeing, BMW, Eli Lilly, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, etc.

Electrical Engineering Technology by the Numbers

Job placements within 6 months after graduation
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You’ll get in-person instruction and hands-on experience

Classes in the Electrical Engineering Technology program generally meet either two or three days a week in the daytime and face-to-face. Though classes meet in person, the students will access some assignments and course materials via email or Blackboard. Required materials are provided but the students should have their own textbooks. Classes are presented by on-site SCSU-approved instructors.

A capstone design experience in the senior year provides the opportunity to integrate design, analytical, and problem-solving skills along with communication skills in a team environment that emulates electrical engineering practice. 
Internship and co-op experiences are encouraged as vehicles for enhancing students’ communication and interpersonal skills, in addition to establishing awareness of industry practice and technical development. The overall program provides an integrated educational experience and training to maintain professional competency through life-long learning.


  • The following scholarships are available for deserving students:
  • University Scholarships: a) General University Scholarship, b) Presidential Scholarships, c) SC State University Achievers Scholarship.
  • State of South Carolina Scholarships: a) Hope Scholarship, b) Life Scholarship and c) Palmetto Fellows Scholarship.
  • 4 to 5 Boeing Scholarships are reserved for EET students.

Who will teach you

The Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) program is composed of four full-time tenured faculty members. All faculty members in the program have a doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, and they are involved in research related to various technology and science subject areas. They are also involved in various professional development activities.
Additionally, all EET faculty members have the required industrial experience. Based on the technical content of the required courses in the Electrical Engineering Technology Program, the faculty members have the expertise and competencies to cover them.

State-of-the-art labs

The EET program is located in the Engineering and Computer Science Complex (ECSC), which is a state-of-the-art building completed in 2012. The complex has a total of 85,337 square feet, with a 215-seat auditorium, 81 faculty offices, 28 laboratories, 10 classrooms, and 5 storage rooms.

The EET program has eight offices and four laboratory rooms. Computers in the faculty offices are equipped with various software packages for education and research. 
Classrooms are equipped with whiteboards and automated projection screens for teaching. Also, there are several smart classrooms in this building.

SCSU is one of the most affordable public universities in South Carolina with tuition rates below those of other universities in the area. Robust financial aid and scholarship programs are designed to support students’ aspirations, and internships and mentoring from a broad network of alumni will contribute to students’ career success.

A personal approach

All full-time faculty members are required to serve as student academic advisors. Each faculty advisor has 15-20 students. Students are encouraged to meet with their assigned academic advisors at least once each semester or more as needed to assist them with academic planning, course selections, and career plans and provide help with other issues.

The EET program keeps class sizes small, allowing students to establish friendships with each other and be mentored and coached by faculty. EET faculty are all expert teachers with "real world" experience in the major areas of electronics and electrical design. The faculty care if you are learning and provide support for students in the classroom, in the laboratories, and in choosing career paths. 


The Electrical Engineering Technology Program at South Carolina State University is “accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology and similarly named Programs Program Criteria.

Course Highlights

The Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) program has been designed to prepare students for successful careers as electrical technologists. The curriculum has been developed to provide the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for professional practice or graduate studies. Courses are arranged sequentially with less complex and prerequisite courses during the earlier parts of the curriculum (freshman and sophomore years) and more complex courses during the later parts of the curriculum (junior and senior years).

The curriculum is mapped to the student outcome and program educational objectives to achieve the knowledge and skills necessary for our graduates’ success.

The student outcomes and the program’s educational objectives are achieved by providing students with a balance of technical courses, basic sciences, mathematics, communication, humanities and social sciences. Technical courses mix rigorous classroom instruction with a variety of laboratory exercises giving the hands-on experience necessary to perform the technical tasks required in industry. To ensure competence in proper laboratory and instrumentation techniques, the EET curriculum includes separate lab courses in each technical area.

Advanced courses provide technical depth. Each course has an associated laboratory where students learn practical skills along with theory that allows them to become instant contributors at any company. The program combines the math skills required in electrical engineering with lab activities and design projects using devices and systems found in the industry today.

Experiential Learning

Labs are maintained to provide opportunities for students to have "hands-on" experience with a variety of technical equipment. Labs are designed to demonstrate and reinforce basic concepts emphasized in the classroom. A continuous equipment and replacement program is in place to assure the availability of modern equipment to supplement classroom instructions. Students use these laboratories for design, analysis, simulation and troubleshooting of various projects and real-world problems.

The laboratory courses, simulation, computing and circuit construction activities mostly take place in the following laboratories:

  • Circuits and Electronics Laboratory (ECSC 322)
  • Machines and Power System Laboratory (ECSC 323)
  • Control and Robotics Laboratory (ECSC 328)
  • Microprocessor and Virtual Instruments Laboratory (ECSC 329).

The six (6) laboratory courses of the Electrical Engineering Technology program -- EET 233 Circuits Laboratory, EET 333 Electronics Laboratory, EET 383 Digital and Microprocessor Laboratory, EET 443 PLC and Virtual Instruments Laboratory, EET 453 Machines and Power System Laboratory, EET 483 Control and Robotics Laboratory -- are held in these four laboratories.

Labs are equipped with computers and all of them are equipped with area-specific equipment and test tools. All computers in the laboratories are loaded with software such as PSpice, Logic-Works III, MATLAB, LabVIEW, Electronics-Workbench, Visual Basic, C/C++, MS Office Suite and AutoCAD. The datasheets for most of the IC chips and components are available in all laboratory computers.

The students use these datasheets in the design and testing of various laboratory experiments. These computers are connected to the university-wide network for access to the Internet. Students can use the computers to search, download, and print information for specific components not available in the local database. Two other laboratories that are dedicated to the EET program are the EET Computing Laboratory and Senior Project Development Laboratory.

In addition, several facilities that are not dedicated to the EET program are also available to the EET students which include Computer Aided Drafting Laboratories (Room: ECSC 117 and ECSC 222), Rapid Prototyping Laboratory (ECSC 120), Machine Tool Laboratory (ECSC 128), and Construction Laboratory (ECSC 125).

Student Life

Our students are encouraged to get involved outside of the classroom. Within our college, we have registered student organizations that include honor societies, student chapters of professional societies and student government. The professional societies include IEEE, NSBE, and Tau-Alpha-Pi. Involvement in these organizations helps enhance the student experience at SC State and provides a foundation for networking with professionals in their fields.  

The market for our grads

Electrical engineering technology graduates engage in life-long learning activities, are employed in leading corporations and some attend graduate school.

Graduates typically go on to work in engineering and management positions at leading companies, including Boeing, BMW, Eli Lilly, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions. Some graduates of the program pursued graduate studies in the following institutions to name a few:

  • John Hopkins University
  • North Carolina A&T
  • Carnegie Melon University
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

The bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology provides technical preparation with an emphasis on laboratory and problem-solving skills which will help in preparing for employment in all areas of electronics, including microprocessor-based systems, digital and analog communications, digital and analog control, electrical power, programmable logic controller, industrial control and robotics. Graduates from the program utilize effective communication techniques and are key members of multidisciplinary professional teams.

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Have questions about Electrical Engineering Technology and SC State? Our team will be happy to help!

Dr. Hasanul Basher
(803) 536-8474
Engineering & Computer Science Complex