Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Electrical Engineering Technology Program is to build a leading program of exceptional teaching, innovative research, and dedicated service by maintaining a strong curriculum, highly qualified and committed faculty, outstanding facilities, and the essential funding required to meet program needs.

Program Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes

For our EET Graduates: Penn State Goals and ABET Objectives

The Electrical Engineering Technology Program is preparing graduates for careers as technical professionals where they will be able to:

  1. Secure and maintain employment in EET and appropriate EE positions industry-wide,
  2. Function effectively in the workplace through communication and project management skills, professional behavior, ethical conduct, and teamwork,
  3. Solve technical problems through command of fundamental principles and application of new technologies,
  4. Practice lifelong learning to achieve technical, market, and societal awareness.

For our EET Students: Penn State Objectives and ABET Student Outcomes

Students in Electrical Engineering Technology at Penn State Harrisburg will demonstrate:

  1. Appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools of their discipline within electrical engineering technology
    • Demonstrate appropriate mastery of outcomes B, C, F, AA, and CC
    • Achieve acceptable technical performance levels on senior design project based on Technical Adviser evaluation
    • Develop a set of specifications that defines the project
    • Perform system decomposition
    • Use and comprehend appropriate terminology
    • Acquire, apply, and document new technologies used
  2. Ability to apply current knowledge (of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology) and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology
    • Apply knowledge from previous courses
    • Assimilate newly introduced knowledge
    • Apply new techniques and technologies to problem solving
  3. Ability to design, conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes
    • Design experiments to investigate pertinent device, circuit, or system characteristics
    • Use appropriate simulation tools to obtain predicted results
    • Conduct experiments using appropriate test instruments and procedures
    • Obtain data within predicted range of acceptable results
    • Relate and articulate data sets to experimental objectives
    • Apply experimental results to implement or suggest design changes to improve performance
  4. Ability to apply knowledge and creativity to the design of components, systems, or processes to meet desired needs within applicable constraints
    • Plan products based on technical standards: safety, quality,
      compatibility, sustainability
    • Demonstrate awareness of trade-offs between various system/circuit specifications
    • Awareness of operating conditions’ impact on performance
    • Awareness of legal, ethical, and political responsibilities
    • Conformance and efficiency of finished projects
  5. Ability to function effectively on teams
    • Function as a team Leader as well as a member
    • Interact using professional manners
    • Responsibility for research, development, and reporting
    • Conduct an After Action Review (AAR)
  6. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve technical problems
    • Classify the problem as design, analysis or research
    • Integrate solution methods to solve complex problems
    • Develop a set of specifications that define the problem
    • Develop questions and/or a functional diagram needed to propose a solution
    • Strategize the solution process and weigh alternative approaches
    • Employ appropriate tools to validate solutions
  7. Ability to communicate effectively
    • Write effective reports, laboratory notebooks, and proposals
    • Present data effectively in graphical and tabular form
    • Use of analogies and/or graphics to enhance discussion of complex concepts
    • Deliver cogent oral presentations
  8. Recognition of the need for and ability to engage in lifelong learning
    • Aware of need to engage in lifelong learning
    • Demonstrate information literacy
    • Use of human networking
  9. Ability to understand professional, ethical, and social responsibility
    • Discuss the application of IEEE Canon of Professional Ethics
    • Follow professional and ethical conduct while in the program
    • Awareness that engineering decisions affect the health and safety of the public
  10. Respect for Diversity and Knowledge of Contemporary Professional, Societal, and Environmental Issues
    • Meet Penn State University’s general education curriculum requirements
    • Conceive engineered products in consideration of market forces
    • Conceive engineered products in consideration of environmental impact
    • Conceive engineered products in consideration of end-users’ quality of life
  11. Commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement
    • Students take opportunities to improve the quality of their work — satisfy or exceed course requirements
    • Students prepare work in a timely fashion
  1. AA. Ability to analyze, design, and implement control systems, power systems, computer systems, or communication systems
    • Analyze a given system
      • Learn the model and functionality of basic elements and components
      • Learn to evaluate interconnection of system components
    • Design a system or sub-system to meet specifications
      • Design system or sub-system parameters to meet system specification
    • Simulate or build and test the system
  2. BB. Ability to Apply Project Management Techniques to Electrical / Electronic Systems
    • Conceive engineered products in light of cost and market forces
    • Plan and execute the implementation of an engineered product
  3. CC. Ability to utilize transform methods and applied differential equations in the support of electrical/electronic systems
    • Apply differential equations to the solution of transient responses
    • Apply transform methods to circuit analysis