Dunwoody Power & Electrical Construction Technology

The construction industry is looking for professionals who have electrical engineering training that specifically focuses on the built environment. This increased need is due to new technologies such as:

  • renewable energy systems
  • smart buildings
  • new construction design and management technologies
  • integrative field technologies (which allow data from the field to be pulled into construction software)

Unlike a traditional four-year electrical engineering degrees, which tend to focus more on smaller scale electronics, the Dunwoody’s bachelor’s completion degree in Power & Construction Engineering Technology provides an applied emphasis on engineering design of electrical systems for utilities and electrical construction.

This is a great path for graduates from electrical design, estimating, or construction associate degree programs to move into more senior positions.

Students without a previous degree should enroll first in one of Dunwoody’s two-year electrical programs — Electrical Construction Design & Management or Electrical Construction & Maintenance — which has the added benefit of allowing you to work in the field while finishing your Power & Construction Engineering Technology degree.

Learning is project-based with an emphasis on best practices in industry and emerging topics in the field, including renewable energies and Internet of Things (IoT). Both medium and high voltage systems are taught.

You will also become familiar with or increase your skills in industry-standard software, including Microstation, Revit, Accubid, and Navisworks.

Completing a senior capstone project in your final semester with an emphasis on either commercial building or utilities or both will allow you to demonstrate industry-relevant experience to a current or future employer.

Class Topics Include:

  • Advanced study in National Electrical Code (NEC) plus the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC)
  • Electrical Utility Design & Estimating
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Advanced 3D Power System Design
  • MEP Integration

Degree Requirements

To view program requirements, including required courses, electives, course descriptions, and credit hours, visit:

Power & Construction Engineering Technology fact sheet (PDF)

Common Job Titles

  • Electrical Construction Engineer
  • Senior Project Manager
  • Electrical Design Engineer
  • Solar Energy Systems Engineer

Student Organization

  • National Electrical Contractors Association Student Chapter (NECA)