Engineering Technology: Electrical, B.S.

56 Credit Hours
Admits: Summer

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Electrical engineering technology (ELET) graduates find employment in many sectors of the economy. Almost any aspect of electric instrumentation, power generation and distribution, computer applications and networking, or consumer electronics has a need for graduates with an understanding of the applications of electrical technology.

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology is designed to meet the academic needs of individuals who currently hold the Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) in an appropriate field of study, such as Electrical, Mechanical, or Computer Engineering Technology. The ELET program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The electrical engineering technology program is offered as a part-time, degree completion program for working adults and is identical to the on-campus program for the program content, objectives and outcomes.

All distance education courses are available online with the exception of required laboratories which must be completed on-campus during the summer. During the summer 10-week session, classes meet on five Saturdays usually every other one from 8am - 5PM. 

Graduates of the program will learn critical skills for positions in the field of electrical engineering. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Systems Administrator for Networked Computer Systems • Systems Design for a Telecommunications Company • Avionics Control Systems for Aircraft Programs • Applications Design Building Power-Control Systems.



Application Deadline:

  • May 1 (summer first half term)

Admissions & Requirements: 

To be considered for admissions, applicants must meet the following minimum admission eligibility requirements:

  • AAS in Electrical Engineering Technology or other Engineering Technology program from a college or university accredited by a US Department of Education-recognized institutional accreditor.
  • Transfer GPA 2.5.
  • Prerequisites and general education requirements listed below.


Students transferring with an AAS degree must have satisfactorily completed the following subjects in their two-year program:

  • English Composition, Technical Writing and/or Public Speaking (3)
  • Algebra and Trigonometry (3-6)
  • Differential and Integral Calculus (6)
  • General Physics (with lab) (4)
  • Additional Physics or Chemistry (with lab) (4)
  • Humanities or Social Sciences (3)
  • Discipline Specific Prerequisites below (up to 38 hours)


  • DC Circuits, AC Circuits (with labs)
  • Circuit Simulation
  • Digital Circuits and Digital Circuits Laboratory
  • Electronic Devices (with lab)
  • Power Systems and Machines
  • Microprocessors
  • Instrumentation or Programmable Logic Controllers with labs
  • C Programming

Contact Marta Falcon for an informal evaluation of transfer credit and plan of study at (Be sure to attach an unofficial copy of your transcripts.)


Two applications are required for admissions:

  1. Electrical Engineering Technology (ELET)
  2. University Application

Step 1: Complete the ELET Application

ELET Application

Step 2: Once all prerequisites have been satisfied, complete University application.  

University Application

  • When applying, select the Distance Education Option indicated by “Electrical Engineering Tech - First Summer Only DE.”  
  • A maximum of 64 credits can be awarded for an AAS degree upon receipt of the final transcript.
  • Undergraduate admissions waive the high school transcript requirement for applicants with an associate or bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college.
  • Distance education orientation is online and students are not required to attend SOAR.

The UNC Charlotte ELET program includes course-work in the following areas:

  • Linear Circuits: Application of fundamental tools from Physics and Mathematics to the analysis and design of analog (linear) electrical and electronic systems
  • Digital Logic and Systems:  Application and design of digital systems for logical decision making, system control, and digital signal processing
  • Microprocessors, Microcontrollers and Embedded Systems: Applications, principles, technology, and design and interfacing
  • Electronic Circuits and Systems: Applications and principles of modern electronic devices as used in electronic control, communications, consumer applications, and energy control
  • Control Systems: Applications of classical and modern feedback control systems to a wide variety of electrical and mechanical systems
  • Power Systems: Transmission and modeling of power components and systems

The program also offers an Applied Energy Concentration.


*Rates are subject to change*


  • $189.48 per credit hour
  • $12,126.00 est. program cost

Outside of NC Non-Resident:

  • $348.32 per credit hour
  • $22,292.00 est. program cost

Non Resident:

  • $800.40 per credit hour
  • $49,790.00 est. program cost