Electrical Engineering Major
The electrical engineering BS program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The electrical engineering courses have a strong design component. Students learn the theory in the classroom and put it into practice in the laboratory, resulting in graduates who can practice in industry. The electrical engineering curriculum blends theoretical knowledge with hands-on experiential learning. An interdisciplinary team-based senior design project completes the technical education.
Students desiring to obtain a background in the next generation of computer technologies can pursue the Computer Engineering concentration within the Electrical Engineering program. That option produces high-demand engineers able to develop both hardware and software solutions. They learn computer design and computer science in addition to electrical engineering, signal processing, physics, mathematics, and the liberal arts.
Close interactions with industry results in employment of our graduates in all sectors of industry, government, and academe. They are active in the areas of power, electronics, robotics and automation, computer hardware and software design, and take the lead in the research and development of new systems and applications.
The Program Educational Objectives are broad statements that describe what alumni do within a few years following graduation. Within a few years of graduation the alumni of the Electrical Engineering Program are expected to:
- Apply their in-depth understanding in areas of electrical systems to solve problems in a modern technological society as productive engineers and/or enter and succeed in a graduate program.
- Function effectively, both individually and within multidisciplinary teams.
- Continue as lifelong learners to develop their engineering design abilities, problem-solving skills, and aptitude for innovation.
- Practice professional ethics with social responsibility through service in the framework of a global technical community.