Nov 28, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Electrical Power Engineering Technology, B.S.


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College of Technology  > Department of Engineering Technology  > Electrical Power Engineering Technology, B.S.

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 ensure 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.

Students pursuing a major in Electrical Power Engineering Technology must complete the following requirements, in addition to university core and general college requirements:

Electrical Power Engineering Technology


University Core


Core Communication (6 semester hours)


Core Mathematics (6 semester hours)


  • Core Mathematics - this program has specified math (see below)
  • Core Math/Reasoning (IDO) - this program has specified math (see below)

Core American History (6 semester hours)


Core Government/Political Science (6 semester hours)


Core Language, Philosophy & Culture (3 semester hours)


Core Creative Arts (3 semester hours)


Core Life & Physical Sciences (6 semester hours)


  • Core Life & Physical Sciences - this program has specified science (see below)
  • Core Life & Physical Sciences - this program has specified science (see below)

Core Social and Behavioral Science (3 semester hours)


Core Writing in the Disciplines (IDO) (3 semester hours)


  • Core Writing in the Discipline - this program has specified WID (see below)

Undergraduate Bachelor of Science Requirement


  • 6 semester hours MATH courses
  • 6 semester hours Formal Science

Courses required for program that also fullfill core categories:


Mathematics and BS Special Requirements


Writing in the Disciplines


Departmental Requirements


Electrical Power Engineering Technology Major Requirements


Majors in Electrical Power Engineering Technology may use no grade below C- ELET courses to satisfy major degree requirements.

Approved Electives (6 semester hours)


Free electives (3 semester hours)


Students must have minimum 2.00 in major


Major GPA is calculated based on courses listed in major requirement and approved electives.

  • 2.00 minimum cumulative grade point average in courses attempted at the University of Houston
  • 36 of the credit hours must be advanced (junior or senior level)
  • Final residency- The last 30 semester hours to be applied toward a bachelor’s degree must be taken in residence at UH
  • 9 advanced credit hours in department of major in residence at UH
  • 124 hours required for this degree
  • Limit of 66 credit hours of lower-level (1000 and 2000 level) transfer credit toward an undergraduate degree at the University of Houston

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