Use electrical engineering to solve problems across the span of fields in electronics, from medical equipment to consumer electronics, from information technology to security and controls.
From video games to operating rooms, electrical engineering provides electronic solutions to complex problems. Learn the engineering fundamentals behind all kinds of modern technology:
- Gaming consoles like Microsoft X-box, Sony Playstation and Nintendo Wii
- Flight control computers for aircraft
- Network equipment for the Internet
- Robots and automated equipment
- Code-breaking supercomputers for homeland security
Your degree in electrical engineering will equip you for a wide variety of roles in different companies:
- Working with a variety of people to solve real problems
- Laboring in laboratory, understanding how a circuit or system works
- Designing robot equipment for a manufacturing line
- Managing an engineering design team
Download the Electrical and Computer Engineering Model Program worksheet.
Course Requirements 2015-2016
Freshman & Sophomore Year
The first two years include introductory engineering courses, physics, chemistry, math and humanities courses. The engineering courses will get you familiar with the different concentrations and, along with your other classes, you will build the foundation for the advanced courses. At the end of your second year, you will select electrical and computer engineering as your concentration. Many of the courses in the first two years include lab work and explore engineering principles. We don't just stand on theory, however. We make use of service-learning projects—you dive into solving a real-world problem for real people right away.
Junior & Senior Year
You've picked electrical and computer engineering, and now you build some advanced engineering expertise. You will take electrical engineering classes and lab courses, including circuit design, amplifiers, transistor circuits, microprocessors, computer architecture and electromagnetics as well as a variety of humanities and fine arts classes.
As a student in the electrical and computer concentration, you need only one additional math course to get the mathematics minor. Many electrical & computer engineering concentration students pursue this option if they come in with some AP credit.
As a student in the electrical and computer concentration, you take a number of computer science courses, but some students choose to take even more. Be careful, though. Engineering is a fairly full program, so fitting in more courses can be a tight squeeze. Students interested in this should be sure to work closely with their advisor.
Your senior year will include a capstone design course in which you work with a team of students to complete a design project effectively integrating much of your college education.
We work to place upper class students in a variety of internships at local and international companies, such as Smiths Aerospace, Johnson Controls, IBM and many more, to gain real-world work experience.
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