Students working on smart grid in lab

About Electrical Engineering: Electronics

Electrical engineers design, develop, and test electric equipment like motors, radar, communications systems, and generators. They design and develop electronic equipment from mp3 players to satellites. Electrical Engineering Technicians are needed in the fields of power generation, transmission distribution, power systems protection, and more. 

Electrical Engineering Technology (Electronics), B.S.

Degree Information

Electrical engineering is a stable, reliable major with high employment and many growing career options. EET training is so extensive that graduates are generally able to land jobs in a wide variety of industries, including: 

  • Aerospace/Aircraft
  • Automotive
  • Broadcast Engineering
  • Construction
  • Consumer Goods
  • Entertainment Electronics
  • Factory Manufacturing
  • GPS Engineering
  • Information Technology

 

  • Manufacturing
  • Nuclear Power
  • Power Generation
  • Robotics
  • Skyscraper Construction
  • Telecommunications
  • Toy Design 
  • Transport
  • Utilities Management

 

IEEE Student Chapter: With more than 400,000 members in more than 160 countries, IEEE is the world's largest technical professional society. Through its global membership, IEEE is a leading authority on areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, consumer electronics, and many other technical areas. IEEE also serves student members in colleges and universities around the world, advocates for the profession and helps to introduce technology careers to young people worldwide.

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National Association of Black Engineers (NSBE): With more than 31,000 members and 250 active collegiate chapters, (including Buffalo State), the NSBE offers academic support, professional development, leadership training, resume building, and gateways to career opportunities.

Epsilon Pi Tau: With over 90,000 members, the National Honor Society for technology students recognizes academic excellence of students. Prospective members must meet Epsilon Pi Tau professional and leadership performance criteria. 

Math Club: Topics learned in the classroom are applied to the real world with the aim of introducing students to opportunities for individual growth in their knowledge of mathematics and mathematics education. Events include games, current events in math, in-depth talks from professors, guest speakers, and students.

SAE Mini Baja Competition: The SAE Mini Baja Competition is one of the most unique and exciting extracurricular activities open to EET majors. Designing, building, and racing off-road vehicles that can withstand the harshest elements and roughest terrain, is the goal. As a graduation requirement, EET students on our Mini Baja team use the competition as their senior project.

Light a Spark

Electronics. Smart grids. Circuits. Amplifiers. They’re fascinating. You’ve always been amazed by the power of electricity and magnetism and the ways humans can harness them to make things work. Sound like you? Electrical Engineering Technology might be the perfect fit for you.

"Classes required project work and applied theory to real-world applications...They served as the catalyst to formulate my direction on the manufacturing path."

- Roger Wood Alumni

The New York Power Authority nominated Buffalo State to become an affiliate university with GridEd, a collaborative educational initiative seeking to develop and train the next generation of power engineers. This affiliation qualified the college for the EPRI award.