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Electrical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science program in electrical engineering provides our students with a broad foundation in electrical engineering through combined classroom and laboratory work, and prepares our students for entering the profession of electrical engineering, as well as for further study at the graduate level.

Mission

The educational mission of the electrical engineering program is to graduate students who have fundamental technical knowledge of their profession and the requisite technical breadth and communications skills to become leaders in creating the new techniques and technologies that will advance the general field of electrical engineering.

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Graduates will be successful professionals obtaining positions appropriate to their background, interests, and education.
  2. Graduates will use continuous learning opportunities to improve and enhance their professional skills.
  3. Graduates will demonstrate leadership in their profession.

Student Outcomes

As preparation for achieving the above educational objectives, the BS degree program in Electrical Engineering is designed so that students attain:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Core courses provide our students with a strong background in signals and systems, computers, electronics (both analog and digital), and semiconductor devices. Students are required to develop depth in at least one of the following technical areas: signals and systems, solid state, computer hardware, computer software, control, circuits, robotics, and biomedical applications. Each electrical engineering student must complete the following requirements.

Laboratory and Research Experience

Many courses have integral or associated laboratories in which students gain “hands-on” experience with electrical engineering principles and instrumentation. Students have ready access to the teaching laboratory facilities and are encouraged to use them during nonscheduled hours in addition to the regularly scheduled laboratory sessions. Opportunities also exist for undergraduate student participation in the wide spectrum of research projects being conducted in the department.

 

Course Dependencies in Electrical Engineering including Prerequisites  and Co-Requisites

This is a very useful diagram showing the required electrical engineering courses and their pre-requisites and co-requisites. This updated diagram also shows the semester(s) when the course is typically taught. 

Explore the program's full curriculum and suggested course of study in the university's General Bulletin >>

 

Minors 

Minors are available in Electrical Engineering and in Electronics. Learn details and course requirements in the university's General Bulletin.