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, robotics, 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 and low-power 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.
Learn more about some of the exciting things you can do with a degree in electrical engineering.
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.
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Mission and goals
The Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Electrical, Computer, Communications, Telecommunication(s) and similarly named engineering programs.
Mission: To provide an outstanding education for engineers in electrical engineering and to develop future innovative leaders.
Goals: To provide students with the education for a rewarding and productive career.
Objectives: Within 5 years after graduating:
- Graduates should be prepared for entry-level engineering jobs, for graduate school, or for entrepreneurial or volunteer 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 identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- 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
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- 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
- 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
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies