Use electrical engineering to solve problems across the span of fields in electronics, from medical equipment to consumer electronics to information technology to security and controls.
Electrical engineering provides electronic solutions to complex problems. Learn the engineering fundamentals behind all kinds of modern technology:
- Cell phones
- Gaming consoles like Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation and Nintendo Switch
- 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
- Researching in a 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.
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, will build the foundation for the advanced courses. Many of the courses in the first two years include lab work and the exploration of engineering principles. We don't just stand on theory, however. We make use of service-learning projects, where you get to dive into solving real-world problems for real people right away.
Junior & Senior Year
Once you’ve picked electrical and computer engineering, and you’ll 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. Work very closely with your advisor if you plan to add another program to your engineering degree.
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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