Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology

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A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology, or BSEET is designed for those that have obtained an associated degree in electronic technology from a junior college. Four year colleges that offer BSEET degrees will apply all credits obtained from the associate degree towards a BSEET degree. On the other hand, four years colleges won't apply most of those credits to a BSEE degree.

Misconceptions

  • A BSEET degree is often mistaken for other types of electronic engineering degrees. And that is because BSEE degrees, that is Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineer degrees offered by colleges are often inadvertently called Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology. Coursework for the BSEET is developed for those that have acquired an associate degree in electronic technology, usually from a junior college. While coursework for most other electronic engineering degrees are developed for those that have met more generalized engineering course requirements, such as college calculus, physics and chemistry.

Job Oriented Education

  • Electronic technicians and electronic technologists often obtain a two-year certificate or associate degree in electronic technology at a junior college. With the associate degree they often can obtain work as an electronic technician. The credits they obtained for the associate degree can then be applied to their BSEET. The program is designed for those who wish to work as an electronic technician and eventually obtain a bachelor degree. Those that work towards a BSEE degree often can't obtain work as an electronic technician after two years of lower division undergraduate work. This is because they take more academic classes as opposed to taking more practical hands-on electronics classes.

Salary

  • Salaries for those with BSEET degrees are in generally high and as high as other electronic engineering degrees. Payscale.com reports that the median wage range for those with BSEETs range between $60,000 and $100,000 per year as of 2010. Payscale's data suggest that salary can be correlated to the school you attend. The Milwaukee institute reports that its BSEET graduates start out at $54.000 a year.

Curriculum

  • The BSEET emphasizes a broader base of working electronic knowledge. These job-oriented BSEET curriculum also emphasize electronic laboratory coursework. There, students design and build electronic products that are often main stream emphasis within industry. Mathematics and science coursework is often only presented only within the context of electronics and electronic systems. Higher level academic math, such as differential and integral calculus is not studied, instead advanced math is limited to the more practically oriented technical mathematics.

Entrance Requirements

  • If you want to obtain a BSEET degree from a four year college, you most often need an associate science degree in electronic technology from a junior college. Often four colleges and two-year colleges partner together to offer electronic technology degrees that allow the student to directly transfer associate degree credits directly towards a BSEET degree. Many schools that offer the BSEET only offer the last two years or upper undergraduate division requirements. This makes it mandatory that students complete all lower undergraduate units at the junior college.

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