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Get the know-how of a technologist and “know-why” of an engineer with an MSU Denver Electrical Engineering Technology degree.

With an MSU Denver Electrical Engineering Technology degree, you are qualified to perform research, design, develop, test or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components or systems for commercial, industrial, military or scientific use.

Your Electrical Engineering Technology degree means you will have a solid foundation in sciences, mathematics and electric circuits and devices. MSU Denver’s intensive curriculum consists of two years of mathematical and engineering sciences, two years of analytical, experimental and design methodologies, computer-integrated design experience and substantial experience in our state-of-the-art Electrical Engineering laboratories.

With this combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, you will be prepared for immediate employment in the electrical and electronics industry or to pursue a master’s degree in the field.

Some Electrical Engineering Technology positions require a Professional Engineer license. Your degree will prepare you to take the first step of passing the Fundamentals of Engineering exam. Six years of working under a P.E. are required to then sit for the P.E. exam.

Learn about scholarships for Engineering Technology students, including two specifically for Electrical Engineering Technology students.

Explore the Electrical Engineering Technology program's curriculum.

Program Options

B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology with a concentration in either Computer Engineering Technology, Communications or Power and Control Systems

Minor in Electrical Engineering Technology

Certificate in Electrical Engineering Technology

Learn more MSU Denver’s other Engineering and Engineering Technology programs:

Civil Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Sustainable Systems Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Computer Engineering

Check out our new Advanced Manufacturing Sciences degree! MSU Denver now offers a bachelor of science degree in Advanced Manufacturing Sciences with a concentration in Electrical Engineering Technology.

Benefits of Earning Your Degree at MSU Denver

MSU Denver’s new Aerospace and Engineering Science Building offers the most advanced equipment and facilities for Electrical Engineering Technology students. In addition, York Space Systems has moved its business into the AES Building, which will give you an incredible opportunity to work with its design team on product development.

And, as an Electrical Engineering Technology major, you’ll have the opportunity to compete in collegiate competitions that offer scholarship money. For instance, in the May 2017 inaugural “Diversity Meets Innovation Case Competition” sponsored by Arrow Electronics and Indiegogo, the MSU Denver team tied for first place and received $12,500 in scholarship funds.

You’ll also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience by serving an internship at one of the many local firms that partner with the Department of Engineering and Engineering Technology through the MSU Denver Applied Learning Center.

Career Opportunities for Our Graduates

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The starting salaries of our Electrical Engineering Technology graduates, referred to as technologists, are comparable to those of engineering graduates. You will be sought after for positions in companies and industries such as:

  • Aerospace
  • Aeronautics
  • Electrical
  • Design
  • Machinery
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Mining
  • Research
  • Utilities

Electrical Engineering Technology graduates follow a range of technical and engineering career paths (some of which require a Professional Engineer License) including:

  • Communications systems engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electronic systems tester
  • Automated equipment technician
  • Illumination engineer
  • Industrial engineer
  • Broadcast technologist
  • Circuit engineer
  • Photo-optics technologist
  • Safety engineer

The median annual salary for electrical engineers (P.E. license required) in 2016 was $96,270 (Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook).

Hear from our students:

“The experience has taught me so much already and it has pushed me to go above and beyond what I even expected of myself.”

Rubi Solis (MSU Denver ’18) describing her internship in the Lockheed Martin Space Systems cooperative education program with MSU Denver, where she helped design satellite parts.


Dr. Fred Barlow Fred Barlow

Fred Barlow earned a B.S. degree in Physics from Emory University, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech. Over the years he has served in a range of roles at several universities including Virginia Tech, the University of Arkansas, the University of Idaho, and The University of Alaska Anchorage. While serving at the University of Idaho he was the chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering and became the first Micron Endowed Professor of Microelectronics. Prior to joining MSU Denver he served as the Dean of Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He has authored more than one hundred publications and served as the major professor for more than twenty masters and Ph.D. students.


Lin Huang_Electrical EngineeringLin Huang

Associate Professor Lin Huang is editor-in-chief and reviewer for the International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing.




Julio Proano_Electrical EngineeringJulio Proano

Assistant Professor Julio Proano's experience includes engineering training at the NASA Satellite Tracking Station on the Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador, working on large optical and cable telecommunications systems for 12 years at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Massachusetts and 10 years in the semiconductor industry designing integrated circuits for telecommunications, fiber-optics, hard disk drives and integrated mobile devices. He holds nine U.S. patents in the semiconductor industry.

Featured Alumni

"I got my first engineering job at Erbtec Engineering in December 1989 through an Electrical Engineering Technology professor. So, I guess you could say that not only did I get my degree at MSU Denver, they helped launch my career as an electronics engineer."

Lisa Moder (MSU Denver ’90) 

2009 Test and Measurement World Magazine's “Test Engineer of the Year”

Alumni at Work

MSU Denver Electrical Engineering Technology graduates work at companies such as Lockheed Martin, Level 3 Communications, Seagate Technology, Salient Power Engineering, Ulteig, Sierra Nevada Corp., RMI Laser, Verizon, Wunderlich-Malec Engineering and St. Augustine Institute.

They have been accepted for post-graduate study at Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, American Military Institute, Regis University, CU Boulder and CU Denver, among others.

Sample Classes

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Control Systems Analysis
Electromagnetic Fields
Advanced Technical Programming
Programmable Logic Controllers
Circuit Analysis with Laplace
Interface Techniques
Power Generation Using Renewable Energies
Advanced Communication Systems
Digital Circuits III – Hardware Description Language

Facilities and Resources

MSU Denver’s Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building (AES) is a dynamic new learning space that houses the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and integrates the disciplines of Electrical, Civil and Mechanical Engineering Technology, Industrial Design, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Aerospace Science and Aviation Technology.

As an Electrical Engineering Technology student, you will benefit from the advanced-technology and experiential laboratories that the AES Building provides including the unique learning opportunity and real-world experience of working with MSU Denver’s partner, York Space Systems. Founded by alumni from NASA, Lockheed Martin, Orbital ATK and Ball Aerospace, York houses its production facilities and Mission Operations Center in the AES building.

Program Accreditation

MSU Denver’s Electrical Engineering Technology Program is fully accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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