Electrical Engineering (BS)

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.

As a student in our BS in Electrical Engineering program, you train to become a member of this next generation. Our 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 our state-of-the-art laboratories. In addition, the variety of specialized subjects you can investigate through elective coursework — from local area networks to wireless communication and deregulated power systems — ensures a highly flexible education suited to your particular interests. Our BS in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Recognizing the need for well-rounded engineers, we also emphasize strong communication and interpersonal skills. Our 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 you in a position to learn from faculty familiar with current issues.

Where possible, classroom work will challenge you to apply your knowledge to current design situations. You’ll also apply broad technical knowledge to practical problems through interdepartmental cooperation.

You can apply your electrical engineering training across a wide spectrum of fields. Our students have launched careers in electronic design, bioengineering, city planning, and astronautics. They also find opportunities in image processing, telemetry, computer design, and patent law. As they 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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