Aeronautical-Electrical Engineering Tech Prospects

Letter to Students

Thanks for your interest in the Aeronautical-Electrical Engineering Technology Concentration at LeTourneau University. The area of aeronautical-electrical engineering technology blends the principles of electrical engineering technology with the principles of aircraft systems preparing graduates for a career in the exciting field of aviation electronics (avionics).

Engineering Technology graduates with the Aeronautical Concentration use mathematics and science, particularly related to electricity, to develop systems for communications, instrumentation, power, flight control, navigation, imaging, and safety. LeTourneau's B.S. in Engineering Technology degree with an aeronautical-electrical concentration is designed to prepare you to apply the principles you will learn to provide for the needs of society, specifically involving aviation electronics. However, since the program includes a broad-base of electrical courses, you will be prepared to work in many other fields as well.

All students in the aeronautical-electrical engineering technology concentration have both theory and laboratory experience in dc and ac electricity, electronics, instrumentation and controls, digital electronics, microcontrollers, electrical machinery, communications, aviation concepts, aircraft systems, airframe electrical, aircraft instruments, and avionics. You'll have the opportunity to use modern test equipment in the labs, to work on projects for national competitions, and to be part of a design team that develops a system from initial proposal to layout, fabrication, testing, and reporting.

A bachelor's degree in engineering technology (B.S.E.T.) with an aeronautical-electrical concentration provides the foundation that you will need to enter many different career fields. Graduates of our program have job titles such as: Electrical Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Systems Engineer, Sales Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, and Service Engineer. It is our goal that our graduates make a real contribution to their profession and society, and bring glory to God through their professional and personal lives.

I encourage you to visit the campus to see our facilities and to meet our faculty and students.

May the Lord bless you in your future.

Al Niemi
Concentration Coordinator and Department Chair