The goal of the Electrical Power Engineering Technology program is to provide students with a high quality applications-oriented undergraduate education based on state-of-the-art technological equipment associated with electrical power engineering technology. This goal is achieved through several objectives including continued updating of specific courses in the program to ensure relevance to the latest industrial changes, supporting the development of appropriate computer facilities, promoting the integration of advanced technology in all courses, and encouraging professional growth and development of the faculty.
The program is designed to satisfy the educational needs of the Houston community by providing a climate that fosters intellectual and personal growth, and a desire for life-long learning.
Students completing a major in Electrical Power Engineering Technology receive a strong foundation in electrical power systems, analog and digital signal conditioning, microprocessor hardware and software, industrial electronics, electrical transmission and distribution and rotating machinery operation, application and control.
Students have the opportunity to select additional coursework in control systems, alternative energy sources, and other electrical power related topics.
One of the newest and fastest growing areas is in the application of computers for electrical power system control; and power grid management.
The manufacturers of electrical systems and equipment need electrical power technologists who are familiar with both traditional and computer-controlled machines and electrical systems.
The electrical industry provides and controls the transformers, motors, generators, switch gear, and protection equipment required to power homes, businesses, and industries. Electrical power technologists plan electrical systems, modifications to existing electrical systems, and system protection for large electrical distribution and transmission networks to insure that they are dependable, economical and safe.
Graduates of the Electrical Power Engineering Technology major understand, design, analyze, and work effectively in industrial settings utilizing product/process control systems and electrical power systems. Graduates are working in petrochemical companies, electrical utilities, electrical equipment, manufacturing, sales, testing, and a host of other electrical power related industries.
Majors in Electrical Power Engineering Technology may use no grade below C- in junior and senior level ELET courses to satisfy major degree requirements.
Students pursuing a major in Electrical Power Engineering Technology must complete the following requirements, in addition to university core and general college requirements: