Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology (B.S.E.T.E.E.)

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology (B.S.E.T.E.E.) Program prepares students for diverse and dynamic careers in industry. Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologists use the principals of science and math to solve problems in industry and business. The B.S.E.T.E.E. program emphasizes hands-on laboratory experiences, and courses stress the practical application of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve real world problems. Possible applications for this degree include: the automotive industry, business machines/professional and scientific equipment, computers and electronics, defense, and electronic utilities. Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Admission Requirements

This program is designed to admit students who satisfy the general undergraduate admission requirements of the University and have an associate degree and 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 with theoretical courses in electrical engineering and engineering technology, and additional courses in mathematics, science, and socio-humanities. Candidates for the B.S.E.T.E.E. 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).

Plan of Study: Due to the various educational backgrounds of associate degree graduates and the different rates of progress of full-time and part-time students, individual plans of study are developed for students in conjunction with faculty advisors.

NOTE: A student who, after receiving one undergraduate degree at Wayne State University, wishes to obtain a second bachelor's degree must complete at least thirty credits beyond those applied toward the first degree.

Program Requirements: The Bachelor of Science in Electrical/Electronic Engineering 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
EET Technical Core
ET 3850Reliability and Engineering Statistics3
ET 3870Engineering Economic Analysis3
ET 4999(WI) Senior Project3
ET 5870Engineering Project Management3
EET 3100Advanced Digital Design3
EET 3150Network Analysis4
EET 3180Analog Electronics4
EET 3300Applied Signal Processing3
EET 3500Electrical Machines and Power Systems3
EET 3720Micro and Programmable Controllers3
EET 4200Control Systems4
EET Upper Division Technical Electives6
Lower Division Technical Transfer Credit
See Technology Transfer Credit
ET 2160Computer Applications for Engineering Technology2
EET 2000Electrical Principles3
EET 2100Principles of Digital Design3
EET 2720Microprocessor Fundamentals3
Other technology courses21
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

Engineering Technology Honors

Engineering Technology Honors demands a higher level of performance and offers more personal supervision by faculty than the regular curriculum. It is recommended for qualified students who have an interest in research and plan to go on to graduate or professional schools. The Honors Program is open to students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology, Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology, Electromechanical Engineering Technology, and Mechanical Engineering Technology. A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.3 is required for consideration for admission to and continuance in the program. Students are admitted on the recommendation of the Departmental Honors Program advisor. Interested students should contact the advisor and complete the Honors Plan of Work form when declaring their engineering technology major or at the beginning of the senior year. If a student has declared a major in engineering technology prior to entering the Honors Program, a new Declaration of Major must be completed for the Bachelor of Science with Honors.

Department Honors Requirements (12 credits minimum)

  • Students must meet all the ordinary requirements of the Engineering Technology major, and must have a 3.3 GPA overall
  • One 4200- level HON seminar (HON 4200-4280) (Cr. 3)
  • Thesis-Honors Option with ET 4999 (Cr. 3)
  • Two Honors Options courses within the engineering technology major, taught by full-time faculty member (Cr. 3-4 each)