Electrical Engineering (BS)

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Program Description

From the subway systems beneath our cities to the HD televisions on our walls to the smart phones in our pockets, innovations by electrical engineers touch every aspect of modern life. But this process of innovation is never complete, and new challenges await the electrical engineers of tomorrow.

Students in the BS in Electrical Engineering program train to become a member of this next generation. The curriculum builds on foundational mathematics and science courses with studies of analysis and design in electrical engineering. These studies often include hands-on coursework in state-of-the-art laboratories. In addition, the variety of specialized subjects students can investigate through elective coursework — from local area networks to wireless communication and deregulated power systems — ensures a highly flexible education suited to their particular interests. The BS in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Recognizing the need for well-rounded engineers, the program also emphasizes strong communication and interpersonal skills. Students develop these skills not only through required courses in the humanities and social sciences but also during team projects in design classes. Sponsored research and affiliate programs put students in a position to learn from faculty familiar with current issues.

Where possible, classroom work will challenge student to apply their knowledge to current design situations. Students also apply broad technical knowledge to practical problems through interdepartmental cooperation.

Students can apply their electrical engineering training across a wide spectrum of fields. They have launched careers in electronic design, bioengineering, city planning, and astronautics. Students also find opportunities in image processing, telemetry, computer design, and patent law. As graduates mature and develop their capabilities, their careers may move toward system engineering, management, sales, or education. Some graduates also pursue advanced studies toward a master’s or doctorate degree.


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