Online Undergraduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering Technology

Online Undergraduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering Technology

The 100% online Undergraduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering Technology increases students’ skills and technical knowledge in the industry including AC circuit analysis, analog circuit fundamentals, and introductory power design and analysis.

An undergraduate certificate differs from a bachelor’s degree in that the curriculum is focused on the subjects that will benefit your career and show employers proof of practical skills. An undergraduate certificate can also be used as continuing education for professional engineers and contribute to important workforce development.

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Our curriculum includes hands-on, practical applications to quickly prepare students for employment. The several elective options also allow students to develop specialized skills in the areas most important to them.

Required Courses

The following core courses are required (8 credits):

  • EET 241: Analog Circuit Fundamentals (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: EET 111 or equivalent course or instructor permission
  • EET 312: Circuit Analysis II (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: EET 111 and MAT 122 or equivalent course or a passing score on UM Math Placement Exam #3


Choose three courses (9-12 credits) from the following:

  • EET 115: Creative Design Using CAD (3 credits)
  • EET 274: Introduction to Microcontrollers (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: EET 111 or EET 330 or equivalent courses
  • EET 275: Digital Communications (4 credits)
  • EET 276: Programmable Logic Controllers (4 credits)
  • EET 321: Electro-Mechanical Energy Conversion (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: EET 312 or ECE 210 or equivalent courses
  • EET 342: Advanced Analog Circuit Design (4 credits)
    Prerequisite: EET 241 or equivalent course
  • EET 405: Fundamentals of Engineering: Electrical & Computer (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Junior standing in the EET major or instructor permission
  • EET 414: Printed Circuit Board Design (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: ECE 209, ECE 210, EET 241, EET 330 or equivalent courses or instructor permission
  • EET 415: Automation and Integration (3 credits)
  • EET 422: Power Systems Analysis (4 credits)
    Prerequisite: EET 321 or equivalent course
  • EET 423: Protective Relay Applications (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: EET 321 or equivalent course or instructor permission


Note: Undergraduate certificate programs do not qualify for financial aid.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Successful completion of EET 111 Circuit Analysis I and MAT 122 Pre-Calculus or the equivalent

Application Materials

  • An online application
  • Official final high school transcript, GED, or HiSET documentation
  • Official transcripts for all colleges attended

Contact Us

Have questions about earning your Undergraduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering online with UMaine? Contact Tiffany Peterson, Adult Learner Recruitment and Enrollment Specialist, at 207.581.3151 or

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The EET faculty have built a strong network of contacts to help graduates find employment and our faculty personally works with students to help them find a position that fits their interests. Our graduates can find careers such as project engineers, electrical and instrumentation engineers, equipment engineers, field engineers, power systems engineers, or electronic applications engineers. Over the last several years, we have had an almost 100% placement rate within three months of graduation.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the overall employment of electrical and electronics engineers is projected to grow 7% from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As of May 2020, the median average wage for electrical engineers is $100,830 and starting salaries can range from $60,000 to $70,000.


All of our faculty are licensed professional engineers with several years of industrial experience and actively serve as consulting professional engineers when not teaching.

We are dedicated to helping students succeed and offer exceptional access to faculty. While some institutions may only have 1-2 hours available for students to see faculty, we average 10-15 hours weekly.

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