Electrical Engineering Technology

Electrical Engineering Technology

In our fast-growing, technological-based world, virtually everything we interact with on a daily basis has a form of electrical technology. Serving as Iowa’s only ABET-ETAC-accredited four-year bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology (EET), students at UNI learn a healthy blend of theoretical and practical methodology of ever-evolving electrical technologies.

The EET program at UNI focuses on an assorted range of disciplines such as analog/digital electronics, microcomputers, control systems, telecommunications, instrumentation and networking. Students at UNI learn to bridge the gap between scientific advancement and practical application while also gaining unparalleled knowledge of electrical and electronic design principles.

Strong emphasis in application-oriented lab work, coupled with quality project experience and technical writing, allows students at UNI to be successful in a wide range of careers, including some expecting 16 percent or more growth in job creation through the year 2020.

UNI’s electrical engineering technology program:

  • Is Iowa's only ABET-ETAC accredited four-year bachelor's degree in electrical engineering technology.

  • Allows students to gain technical skills through hands-on application in our interactive labs.

  • Engages in learning methods that assist you in embracing and utilizing new technologies in an ever-changing electronic world. 

  • Focuses on the solution of practical problems via application of engineering principles.

  • Is Taught by dedicated faculty who have strong professional relationships with members of industry.

Graduates of the electrical engineering technology program enter industry in a variety of positions, including:

  • Field Engineer

  • Systems Engineer

  • Electrical Engineer

  • Software Engineer

  • Electrical Designer

ABET - Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission

The electrical engineering technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,


Program accredited by Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET-ETAC).


  • Easily transfer your credits with one of our more that 400 articulation agreements.
  • Advantageous to transfer an A.S. or A.A.S. degree.
  • Transfer up to 65 credit hours to UNI from an accredited two-year institution. 
  • Work directly with a UNI advisor to assist in creating a transfer plan.
  • If you have taken courses at a two- or four-year institution other than UNI and what to get an idea of what courses will transfer, check out our Transfer Plan-It tool.
  • Ask about the Admissions Partnership Program (A.P.P.).


  • Each program has designated lab

  • Lab experiences integrated into major coursework

  • Broad-based application oriented engineering/production

  • Real-world experiences result in careers in high demand fields

  • Awarded from department and majors

  • Opportunities for entering students and currently enrolled students

  • More than 20 departmental and/or major scholarships

  • More than $150,000 awarded annually to departmental students

  • Supplement classroom learning experiences

  • Attend National Conferences/Competitions such as National Robotics and Construction Management programs

  • Transition from student chapter to professional organization membership

  • Network with industry professionals


96% of last year's graduates are either continuing their education or employed


Manufacturing Engineer


Product Specialist

Quality Assurance

Systems Technician


Have questions or want more information? Fill out the form below and someone from the department will contact you directly. To receive general university information from UNI’s admissions office, please click on ‘Request More Info About UNI’.

Chris Shaw, Recruitment Coordinator
Phone: 319-273-3258

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