Electrical engineering is all about information and energy. Electrical engineers control things, sense things, power things, design and build electronic devices, process signals, design computers, connect things and people – and lots more.
The impact of electrical engineering on our daily lives can be seen and felt most everywhere. Next-generation electronic devices, environmental and medical sensors, power systems, energy conversion systems, communication systems, satellite systems, remote sensing, nanotechnology, medical devices, information technology, big data, lighting, displays, miniature computers, automotive electronics, imaging, and even cyber security are all the work of electrical engineers.
Electrical engineering is one of the broadest of all engineering degrees – allowing students to move into virtually any area of their choosing. If you wish to design, invent and improve devices that enhance life for the individual, as well as help solve society’s problems, EE is a great place for you.
Electrical engineering majors are among the top requested majors by potential employers because of their versatility. A degree in EE will provide the fundamentals for virtually any job in engineering or technology management, and is the pathway to many exciting careers throughout your lifetime.
Mission and goals
We are an ABET accredited program with the following mission, goals, and student objectives and outcomes:
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Mission: To provide an outstanding education for engineers in electrical engineering and to develop future leaders.
Goals: To provide students with the education for a rewarding and successful career.
Objectives: Within 5 years after graduating:
- Graduates should be prepared for entry-level engineering jobs, for graduate school, or for entrepreneurial activities based on their rigorous education in the fundamentals and applications of electrical engineering, including laboratory and design work.
- Graduates should be able to pursue a variety of careers, based on a curriculum that allows for a balance between a deep education in one area and a broad education in several areas.
- Graduates should be able to work effectively on diverse teams, to communicate in written and oral form, to practice life-long learning, and to develop the professional skills and ethics needed for successful leadership positions.
Outcomes: The outcome that we desire is that our graduates demonstrate:
- 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 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.