Electrical Engineering Technology Major
Exploring renewable energy, designing microcomputers, or developing advanced robotics systems. Students in UNI’s Electrical Engineering Technology program are continually pushing the boundaries of today’s technology.
Our curriculum is broad-based, and hands-on – preparing you for a wide variety of careers in the electrical and electronics engineering industry. You’ll study everything from conventional and renewable electrical energy, to machinery and power systems, to microcomputers, digital electronics, wireless communications, computer hardware, networking and more.
Outside of the classroom, we’ll connect you with internships and co-ops with industry leading partners such as John Deere and Collins Aerospace – helping you build your professional network, and fine-tune your resume.
Find out More About Electrical Engineering Technology
Fill out your information here and we'll be in touch!
Contact us directly at:
Department of Technology
University of Northern Iowa
Industrial Technology Center 25
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0392
Phone: (319) 273-2561
Opportunities for students
Internships and Field Experiences
Our students are highly sought after for summer internships at John Deere, Collins Aerospace, Vermeer, Garmin, and more. In fact, many of our industry partners contact us to set up internships more than a year in advance. These internships often lead to incredible job offers.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
UNI’s Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is an international organization for electrical, computer engineers, computer scientists, electrical/electronics/electro-mechanical engineering technologists and people on the cutting edge of technical society.
“The best part of the EET major at UNI is the hands-on experiences, and small class sizes, which makes it easy to get help from professors whenever you need it.”
Electrical engineering technicians and technologists are involved in virtually all areas of manufacturing and development for the electrical and electronics industry. Common careers in the field include:
- Electronic Engineering Technologist
- Systems Analyst
- Instrumentation Engineer
- Control Technician
- Plant Engineer
- Quality Control Engineer
Coursework involves hands-on learning and lab experiences, applying your skills to real projects. Electrical Engineering Technology career track courses include:
- Microcontroller Applications: Apply microcontroller technology to real-time industrial problems; survey of industrial computer hardware, networking, and software.
- Advanced Electrical Power Systems: Analysis, modeling, simulation, and operation of electrical utility, commercial, and industrial power systems. Voltage-drop calculations, voltage regulation, system protection.
- Wireless Communication Networks: Explore wireless transmission fundamentals, protocols and TCP/IP suites, cellular wireless networks, Mobile IP, wireless LAN technologies, and security issues.
Some of the most impactful learning experiences happen beyond the textbook. In the UNI Department of Technology, you'll learn by doing. Every student completes a senior design or research project, choosing a topic that interests them – whether it’s exploring new uses for GPS technology, or creating a solar-powered boat.