Electrical Engineering Technology - Power Systems Major (PSET)

Description

Power systems engineers monitor and maintain the quality, availability, reliability, transferability, and safety of the power systems we rely on daily, including smart grid technologies for distributed power generation and smart transmission line system technology.

Graduates of the program Electrical Engineering Technology - Power System Major earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, and have the skills and competencies needed to begin careers and advance professionally through technical and management positions in the power systems or electrical engineering fields. Possible employers include utility companies, industrial organizations, consultants, and other service providers. Graduates also are prepared to continue their studies in a bachelor's degree program.

Related Programs

Program Code

PSET.AAS

Accreditation

The Electrical Engineering Technology - Power Systems Major program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012. Phone (410) 347-7700. Website: http://www.abet.org.

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Use a technical degree that is both broad-based and highly specialized

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Manager
  • Power Controls Technician
  • Power Instrumentation Technician
  • Power Systems Technician
  • Senior Technician

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$40,000 to $60,000 annually

Employment Outlook

Employment of electrical and electronics engineers (including power systems engineers) is projected to grow by 4 percent through 2022. However, the power industry faces the challenge of replacing an aging workforce, so job prospects should be good for those with related training and good mechanical skills. The need for competent personnel for electrical installation, testing, and maintenance will be paramount to the power industry’s success in assuring sustainability of the nation’s power grid.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • The Electrical Engineering Technologies department has articulation agreements with many bachelor’s degree programs. Many colleges and universities with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Engineering Technology offer majors or options in power systems.

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • American Electric Power
  • Cincinnati Paperboard
  • Duke Energy
  • Fosdick & Hilmer
  • Hubbell Power Systems
  • Stapleton Electric

Co-op Salary Projections

$10/hr to $15/hr

Curriculum

Electrical Engineering Technology - Power Systems Major (PSET)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
CIT 105 OSHA 10 General Industry Safety ( B) 1 0 1
EET 131 Circuit Analysis 1 ( B) 3 2 4
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
PSET 110 Power Systems Computer Aided Drafting ( B) 2 3 3
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 1 (G)   3 2 4
FYE 10X First Year Experience Elective (B)   1 0 1
Semester 2      
EET 132 Circuit Analysis 2 ( T) 3 2 4
PSET 140 Power Systems Foundations ( T) 2 2 3
PSET 120 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) ( T) 2 2 3
PSET 130 National Electric Code and National Electric Safety Code ( B) 1 2 2
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 2 (B)   3 2 4
Semester 3      
EET 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Electronics Engineering Technology ( T) 1 40 2
Semester 4      
EMET 240 Programmable Logic Controllers, Motors, Motor Controls, and Kinematics ( T) 2 3 3
PSET 225 Industrial and Commercial Power Design ( T) 3 3 4
PSET 250 Power Transmission and Distribution Design ( T) 2 3 3
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)   3 0 3
PHY XXX Physics Elective (G)   3 3 4
Semester 5      
PSET 260 Stationary Engineering with Instrumentation and Controls ( T) 3 3 4
PSET 275 Protective Relays and Controls ( T) 2 3 3
PSET 290 Power Systems Capstone ( T) 1 2 2
ECO 1XX Economics Elective (G)   3 0 3
Semester 6      
EET 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Electronics Engineering Technology ( T) 1 40 2
Total Credits:   48 117 65

Electives 

Mathematics Electives 8
Select one of the following series:  
MAT 125
  & MAT 126
Algebra and Trigonometry
   and Functions and Calculus
 
Or
 
MAT 251
  & MAT 252
Calculus 1
   and Calculus 2
 
First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 3
English Composition Elective  
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
Physics Elective  
PHY 151 Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based 4
PHY 201 Physics 1: Calculus-Based 5
Economics Elective  
ECO 105 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 110 Principles of Macroeconomics 3

Contacts

Program Chair
Ralph Whaley, Jr., PhD
(513) 569-1768
Advisor
Russell Campbell, PE, ME, MS
(513) 569-1773
russell.campbell@cincinnatistate.edu
Co-op Coordinator
Kimberly Richards, PhD
(513) 569-1771
kimberly.richards@cincinnatistate.edu