Electric Transportation Technology (B.S.E.T.T.)

The Bachelor of Science in Electric Transportation Technology (B.S.E.T.T.) Program prepares students for dynamic careers in a growing area of the automotive industry. Electric Transportation Technologists use the principals of science and math to solve problems in industry and business. The B.S.E.T.T. curriculum is a broad based, technically-oriented education that emphasizes the application of advanced technology to solve problems, design and develop products, and improve processes, procedures, equipment, and facilities. Possible uses for a B.S.E.T.T. degree include working with electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in electric vehicles, and fuel-cell vehicles. As demand for efficiency  and  sustainability grow in the transportation sector, B.S.E.T.T. graduates will be able to meet the needs of industry. 

Admission Requirements

Beginning Fall 2017, an admissions moratorium is in effect for this program.

This program is designed to admit students who satisfy the general undergraduate admission requirements of the University and have an associate degree with a minimum grade point average (g.p.a.) of 2.50. Students with a g.p.a. of 2.0 to 2.5 may be admitted as pre-engineering technology students, and may be transferred into the engineering technology program upon successful completion of MAT 1800 and PHY 2130 with a g.p.a. of 2.50. 

Required Background: Any student deficient in any courses listed under Lower Division Technical Transfer Credit will be required to remove the deficiencies before electing any EET courses.

A Mathematics Placement Examination is required of entering students who have not already earned advanced credit in pre-calculus.

This program extends the practical and applied base of the associate degree program by means of more theoretical courses in electrical, advanced energy storage, and hybrid electric vehicle technology with additional background courses in mathematics, science, and socio-humanities. Candidates for the B.S.E.T.T. degree must earn a minimum of 130 credits, as outlined in one of the following major programs and including the University General Education Requirements. University policy allows a maximum of sixty-four semester credits transferred from community colleges to Wayne State, but students following University-approved articulation agreements with community colleges are able to exceed the maximum of sixty-four credits; a minimum of thirty semester credits must be earned from Wayne State, at least twenty-four of which must be in Division of Engineering Technology courses. All coursework must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the University and the College and must conform to Division academic standards.

In order to graduate, the University requires a minimum 2.0 g.p.a. in total resident credit, and the Division a minimum 2.0 g.p.a. in total coursework in the area of specialization; as well as satisfaction of all University Undergraduate General Education Requirements including satisfactory achievement of the Critical Thinking Requirement either by completion of a (CT) course or by passing the Critical Thinking Competency Examination (administered by Testing, Evaluation, and Student Life Research Services).

Program Requirements: The Bachelor of Science in Electric Transportation Technology requires 130 credits as outlined in the following curriculum.

Basic Science and Mathematics
CHM 1020(PS) Survey of General Chemistry4
MAT 1800Elementary Functions4
MAT 3430Applied Differential and Integral Calculus4
MAT 3450Applied Calculus and Differential Equations4
PHY 2130(PS) Physics for the Life Sciences I4
PHY 2131Physics for the Life Sciences Laboratory1
PHY 2140(PS) Physics for the Life Sciences II4
PHY 2141Physics for the Life Sciences Laboratory1
Life Sciences (LS) elective3
ETT Technical Core
ET 4999(WI) Senior Project3
ET 5870Engineering Project Management3
EET 3100Advanced Digital Design3
EET 3150Network Analysis4
EET 3180Analog Electronics4
EET 3500Electrical Machines and Power Systems3
EET 4200Control Systems4
ETT 3190Fundamentals of Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems3
ETT 4150Fundamentals of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles3
ETT 4310Energy Storage Systems for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles3
ETT 4650Power Electronics and Charging Infrastructure for Hybrid and Electric Drive Vehicles3
ETT Upper Division Technical Electives6
Lower Division Technical Transfer Credit
See Technology Transfer Credit
ET 2160Computer Applications for Engineering Technology2
EET 2100Principles of Digital Design3
EET 2720Microprocessor Fundamentals3
Automotive Technology-related Courses12
Other technology courses12
Communication Requirements
(BC) Basic Composition course3
(IC) Intermediate Composition course3
(OC) Oral Communication course3
Other General Education Requirements
Historical Studies (HS)3
American Society and Institutions (AI)3
Critical and Analytic Thinking (CT) Competency Examination0
Foreign Culture (FC)3
Visual and Performing Arts (VP)3
Philosophy and Letters (PL)3
Social Sciences (SS)3
Total Credits130