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Associate of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology
Looking to advance your career in electronics? With a mix of on-campus engineering and online elective courses, UMass Lowell's 24-course program prepares students to succeed in this versatile field.
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Students in the Electronic Engineering Technology associate's degree program learn about the fundamentals of circuit design, voltage, semiconductor devices, theory vs. simulation, transistors, microprocessors and more. The program helps prepare students for employment in a variety of fields including consumer electronics, telecommunications, and semiconductors - wherever there is a need for the design, testing, and manufacturing of hardware and software for all things electrical.
The amount of time it takes for a student to complete the program will depend upon the individual student's course load. Students can earn the Associate's Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology (64 credits) as a first step towards earning the Bachelor's Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology (127 credits). Many of the courses taken toward this degree can be also applied toward a related certificate program, allowing students to earn additional credentials as they pursue their degree.
Note: Although some of the courses in this program are available online, the majority of the courses are only available on campus.
- Total Credits: 64
- For students who entered the program in or after September 2009
- First-year students should not take more than 1 or 2 courses their first semester. Subsequent course loads may be determined by the student's own personal time constraints.
Students enrolling in this program should purchase an electronic calculator capable of handling logarithmic and trigonometric functions. The use of the calculator will be an integral part of courses ETEC.2130 and ETEC.2140, where proficiency will be developed.
Competency in the use of the calculator will be assumed in all subsequent E.E.T. courses.
Proper approval for a ETEC.3/4-- course is automatically assumed if all prerequisites are satisfied.
All associate's degree candidates are required to earn a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA), to present a minimum of 60 semester hours, to fulfill the residency requirements, to conform to the general regulations and requirements of the University, to satisfy the regulations and academic standards of the colleges which exercise jurisdiction over the degrees for which they are matriculating, to satisfy the curriculum requirements established by the departments or programs in their major, and to complete the University's Core Curriculum requirements, which are listed within the program's curriculum outline. For additional information regarding the University's general policies and procedures, transfer credit information and residency requirements; please refer to our Academic Policies & Procedures.
Previous programming experience
MATH.1115, equivalent, or passing Math Placement Exam
At UMass Lowell, we believe that students should have as much information as possible up front so they can make informed decisions before enrolling in a degree program or signing up for a course.
Tuition for UMass Lowell Online & Continuing Education students is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition is priced per credit. To calculate the tuition for a course, simply multiply the per-credit tuition by the total number of credits per course. Exception: If the total number of course contact hours is greater than the total number of credits, the per-credit tuition is instead multiplied by the total number of contact hours.
Fall 2019 Tuition
|Per Credit / Contact Hour|
|Undergraduate Face-to-Face Courses and Audit||$340.00|
|Undergraduate Online Courses and Audit (except Manning School of Business* Undergraduate Online Courses and Audit)||$380.00|
|Manning School of Business* Undergraduate Online Courses and Audit||$385.00|
|Graduate Online and Audit (except Manning School of Business* Online, MBA in Haverhill, Master's in Information Technology, Master's in Engineering Management, and Education Courses)||$575.00|
|Manning School of Business* Graduate Online Courses||$655.00|
|MBA Graduate Courses in Haverhill||$655.00|
|Master's in Information Technology and Master's in Engineering Management** Online Courses||$590.00|
|Graduate Education Online Courses||$470.00|
*Applies to courses with the following prefixes: ACCT, BUSI, ENTR, FINA, MGMT, MKTG, MIST, POMS offered through the Manning School of Business
**Applies to courses with the following prefixes: CHEN, CIVE, EECE, MECH, PLAS offered through the Francis College of Engineering
|Registration Fee per Term (nonrefundable)||$30.00|
|Late Fee for Nonpayment||$50.00|
|Fee for Undergraduate Degree Application||$60.00|
|Fee for Graduate Degree Application||$50.00|
You can take courses without being officially enrolled in a certificate or degree program, but you must meet course prerequisites. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Class size is limited. We recommend that you register early to reserve your place in class.
For more information, please visit our Registration Page.
Complete the Online Undergraduate Degree Application Form (preferred), or print, complete and submit the Undergraduate Degree Application .pdf form. Please note: Your application will be processed once we have received your $60 application fee. Return your completed application along with your application fee to:
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies
GPS Admissions - Southwick Hall, Rm 203
1 University Avenue
Lowell, MA, 01854
Questions? See our helpful Step-by-Step Guide to the Application Process.
To be considered for acceptance into an associate's degree program offered through the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies, students must hold a high school diploma or have passed either the GED® or HiSET®. Graduate, Online & Professional Studies operates on a rolling admissions basis and each application is reviewed when the student's file is complete. Students must be admitted to a degree or certificate program in order to be eligible for most financial aid.