BS in Electrical Engineering

This 124 credit hour, 4 year program gives students a broad based foundation in the field of electrical engineering. Students are prepared to design, develop and manage processes, systems and components related to communication and signal processing, power systems, control and robotics, manufacturing, and microelectronics.

Students graduate from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a high level of technical proficiency and valuable hands-on experience. Graduates typically work as the following types of engineers: chief, design, development, experimental, instrumentation, project and test. They are also involved in product design and prototyping and are well-prepared for leadership positions.

The program has many opportunities for students to do innovative hands-on work such as independent study, internship, cooperative education, and undergraduate research.

The Bachelor's degree experience is concluded with a two-semester sequence of Senior Design courses, in which teams of students will apply their engineering knowledge on a real-world project which is often submitted by engineers in industry.

Program Educational Objectives

The Program Educational Objectives of the Electrical Engineering degree program are to prepare graduates who will be successful in their chosen career paths by:

  1. becoming productive and ethical problem solvers in the private or public sector  
  2. pursuing and completing graduate studies, and/or 
  3. taking on leadership or contributing roles in their professions, as well as in their communities and the global society.  

Student Outcomes (SOs)

These student outcomes address the abilities of our students upon graduation.  Engineering programs must demonstrate that their students attain the following outcomes.Student outcomes are outcomes (1) through (7).

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

BS Electrical Engineering Plan of Study