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The School of Science, Engineering and Technology at Penn State Harrisburg offers unique Electrical Engineering and Electrical Engineering Technology programs.




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The Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering at Penn State Harrisburg provides a solid background in electrical engineering sciences. It also provides the graduates an opportunity to pursue their interest in electrical and electronic circuits including digital circuits and VLSI and its fabrication, microprocessors and their applications, electromagnetics, communications, control systems, and digital image processing and computer vision. Through participation in a senior capstone design, the curriculum emphasizes written as well as verbal communication and teamwork approach among the students to attain a common goal.

This program prepares its graduates to develop capabilities to analyze and design a variety of electrical and electronic systems found in many industrial and governmental settings as well as providing a foundation for further graduate studies. A strong background in the fundamentals is built through a broad based core in basic sciences (physics and chemistry) and mathematics as well as engineering sciences.

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.




The Bachelor of Science graduate with a major in Electrical Engineering Technology (E E T) is an engineering technologist who can bridge the gap between scientific advancement and practical electrical devices and systems. Research in all fields of electrical engineering has produced an abundance of new knowledge in recent years. Many of these advanced scientific achievements have been unused due to the shortage of engineering technologists specifically educated to convert scientific information into practical devices and systems.

The E E T major prepares individuals in the various skills necessary to adapt new scientific knowledge to new products. Technical selections are offered in the senior year to provide some degree of specialization, but all graduates receive a well rounded basic education in electrical and electronic design principles.

The strengths of the program include:

  • An applied hands-on program
  • Extensive laboratory experience
  • Accreditation by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
  • EET graduates who wish to continue their professional development can take the Fundamentals of Engineering examination in Pennsylvania, a prerequisite for taking the Professional Engineering examination



For additional information and guidance, to all interested regarding the similarities and differences between engineering and engineering technology, visit the following Websites:

We encourage our students to explore these web sites to understand the differences between engineering and engineering technology.




School of Science, Engineering, and Technology
Programs in Electrical Engineering and Electrical Engineering Technology
Penn State Harrisburg
W-256 Olmsted Building
777 West Harrisburg Pike
Middletown, PA 17057

Telephone: (717) 948-6093
Facsimile: (717) 948-6352


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