Earn Your BS in Electrical Engineering Technology
If you’re interested in a career in the manufacturing and engineering services sector, consider exploring the possibilities in electrical engineering technology. The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology degree program at Grand Canyon University was developed to give students a thorough grounding in immediately applicable industry knowledge. This degree emphasizes hands-on training over traditional math and science courses. This provides an ideal alternative for students who desire practical knowledge and skills.
The BS in Electrical Engineering Technology is offered by GCU’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology. It examines the components and functioning of complex electrical systems, with an emphasis on building and maintaining those systems. The thoughtfully designed curriculum introduces students to crucial skills and knowledge areas required for the industry. These include computer architecture, communication networks and applied circuits. Students work closely with experienced faculty members to design, plan and execute engaging projects with real-world implications.
What Is Electrical Engineering Technology?
Electrical engineering technology is an applied engineering field that encompasses product design, product development, manufacturing, maintenance, testing and quality control. GCU’s Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering technology degree gives students a solid framework of knowledge in this field. Graduates are capable of demonstrating their mastery of circuits, computer design, electronic materials and automation.
Guided by their peers and instructors, students at GCU become confident communicators who are prepared to conduct themselves in a professional manner in the workplace. Our Christian campus delivers curriculum through the lens of the Christian worldview. Students are prepared to thoughtfully and morally handle ethical issues and dilemmas in the workplace.
Gain Hands-On Knowledge in Technical Foundations
This on-campus BS in Electrical Engineering Technology degree is a rigorous survey that includes courses such as the following:
- Digital Electronics and Integrated Circuits and Lab
- Introduction to Computer Architecture Lecture and Lab
- Platforms and Network Technologies
- Electrical Troubleshooting and Maintenance and Lab
- Power and Energy Technologies and Lab
For this degree program, students must meet the minimum score requirement on the Placement Exam. Alternatively, students can fulfill the course prerequisites to place into MAT-154, Applications of College Algebra.
In individual assignments and team projects, students learn the foundations of computer programming, electric circuits and the electrical systems that power and control modern robotics. They develop a mastery of communications technologies, including the inner workings of networks, local network configuration and scalability planning with routers and switches. Other key topic areas include:
- Preventive maintenance and fault isolation, including common failure modes and ways of improving system reliability
- Methods of controlling electrical maintenance systems
- The necessary elements of quality production
- Methods of energy generation and delivery
Explore a Future in Engineering Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology
Electrical engineering technology graduates may collaborate with engineers on the design and development of electrical components, assemblies or systems. They may also work on product evaluation testing. Graduates from this program may one day contribute to innovative solutions for businesses and industries. Some of the technologies that these professionals may work on include:
- Medical monitoring equipment
- Communications equipment
- Navigational equipment
- Computers and other electronics
Electrical engineering technology graduates may work for private corporations, research facilities, government agencies or government contractors. Here are some job titles that electrical engineering technology graduates may have:
- Manufacturing engineer
- Electronic test engineer
- System test engineer
- Product engineer
- Embedded systems engineer
General Education Requirements
General Education coursework prepares Grand Canyon University graduates to think critically, communicate clearly, live responsibly in a diverse world, and thoughtfully integrate their faith and ethical convictions into all dimensions of life. These competencies, essential to an effective and satisfying life, are outlined in the General Education Learner Outcomes. General Education courses embody the breadth of human understanding and creativity contained in the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Students take an array of foundational knowledge courses that promote expanded knowledge, insight, and the outcomes identified in the University's General Education Competencies. The knowledge and skills students acquire through these courses serve as a foundation for successful careers and lifelong journeys of growing understanding and wisdom.
Upon completion of the Grand Canyon University's University Foundation experience, students will be able to demonstrate competency in the areas of academic skills and self-leadership. They will be able to articulate the range of resources available to assist them, explore career options related to their area of study, and have knowledge of Grand Canyon's community. Students will be able to demonstrate foundational academic success skills, explore GCU resources (CLA, Library, Career Center, ADA office, etc), articulate strategies of self-leadership and management and recognize opportunities to engage in the GCU community.
- UNV-112, Success in Science, Engineering and Technology & Lab: 4
- UNV-103, University Success: 4
- UNV-303, University Success: 4
- UNV-108, University Success in the College of Education: 4
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to construct rhetorically effective communications appropriate to diverse audiences, purposes, and occasions (English composition, communication, critical reading, foreign language, sign language, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of English grammar or composition.
- UNV-104, 21st Century Skills: Communication and Information Literacy: 4
- ENG-105, English Composition I: 4
- ENG-106, English Composition II: 4
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to express aspects of Christian heritage and worldview. Students are required to take CWV-101/CWV-301.
- CWV-101, Christian Worldview: 4
- CWV-301, Christian Worldview: 4
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to use various analytic and problem-solving skills to examine, evaluate, and/or challenge ideas and arguments (mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy, physical geography, ecology, economics, theology, logic, philosophy, technology, statistics, accounting, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of intermediate algebra or higher.
- MAT-154, Applications of College Algebra: 4
- MAT-144, College Mathematics: 4
- PHI-105, 21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: 4
- BIO-220, Environmental Science: 4
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to demonstrate awareness and appreciation of and empathy for differences in arts and culture, values, experiences, historical perspectives, and other aspects of life (psychology, sociology, government, Christian studies, Bible, geography, anthropology, economics, political science, child and family studies, law, ethics, cross-cultural studies, history, art, music, dance, theater, applied arts, literature, health, etc.). If the predefined course is a part of the major, students need to take an additional course.
- HIS-144, U.S. History Themes: 4
- PSY-102, General Psychology: 4
- SOC-100, Everyday Sociology: 4
* Please note that this list may contain programs and courses not presently offered, as availability may vary depending on class size, enrollment and other contributing factors. If you are interested in a program or course listed herein please first contact your University Counselor for the most current information regarding availability.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Programs or courses subject to change.