Buffalo State University

B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology, Smart Grid

Program Description

Electrical Engineering Technology, Smart Grid graduates work in the fields of electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution; industrial, commercial, and residential electrical power distribution; as well as power systems protection, control, and monitoring. Although the electric grid is considered an engineering marvel, we are stretching its patchwork nature to its capacity. To move forward, we need a new kind of electric grid, one that is built from the bottom up to handle the groundswell of digital and computerized equipment. As an Electrical Engineering Technology, Smart Grid major, you will be trained in this exciting new technology—called the Smart Grid—as well as the system that is currently in place.

Focus Areas

  • Electric machines
  • Control systems
  • Power systems
  • Power electronics
  • Renewable geneartion

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Electrical power generation
  • Transmission
  • Industrial
  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Control

Target audience


Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

High School diploma

Program Type

Degree Program

Expected Outcomes