School and Ranking Information
Only three schools offer degrees related to electronics within 25 miles of Fort Wayne. Students have the choice between both public and private, not-for-profit schools. The following school is the top pick in the area based on the number of programs available, faculty-to-student ratio and facilities available.
- Winner: Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne in Fort Wayne, IN, is home to the College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science, which offers certificate, associate's degree and bachelor's degree programs related to electrical engineering technology. It also offers a minor in electronics.
School Info Chart
|Category||Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne|
|Location||Fort Wayne, IN|
|School Type||4-year; public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $7,013 (in-state); $16,845 (out-of-state)*|
|Electrical Engineering Technology Degrees Offered||Certificate, Associate's, Bachelor's|
|Electrical Engineering Technology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||41*|
|Most Popular Electrical Engineering Technology Program in 2013||Associate's degree (27 awarded)*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||26%*|
|Noteworthy||The electrical engineering technology program is accredited by ABET**|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne
Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne
- Degree programs in electrical engineering technology can be combined with a minor in electronics
- Graduates of these programs can go on to careers in manufacturing, engineering sales, electronics or computers
- Students have the option of participating in the Cooperative Education Program, which allows them to combine for-credit study with paid work experiences
Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is the fifth largest university in Indiana, with more than 13,000 students attending annually. IPFW offers more than 200 academic programs from Purdue University and Indiana University. IPFW comprises five colleges and schools, two divisions and 33 academic departments. The university has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.
The 17-credit Certificate in Electronic Communications option covers theories related to electronics and electronics systems used to support communications, including fiber optics, microwave systems and wireless communications.
The Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology program covers analog electronics, digital circuits, control systems, microprocessors and Visual Basic. Graduates can continue on to the bachelor's degree program in electrical engineering technology.
The bachelor's degree in electrical engineering technology option is a continuation of the associate's degree program. Courses cover areas such as wireless networking, web engineering, microprocessors, electrical engineering technology and microwaves.