Electrical/Electronic Engineering BS

Total Units Required: 127

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Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Electrical/Electronic Engineering program are qualified for professional practice or graduate work in several areas of specialization, including system, electronics, and digital design. In addition to fundamentals of science and mathematics, the program provides a solid background in circuits, analog and digital electronics, microprocessors, and electromagnetics.  The senior-level classes offered for electrical/electronic engineers include control systems, communication systems, digital signal processing, electro-optics, and digital system design.

The Electrical/Electronic Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Electrical/Electronic Engineering Program Mission

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department educates each student to be a responsible and productive electrical/electronic engineer who can effectively respond to future challenges.

Electrical/Electronic Engineering Program Objective

Program educational objectives describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program strives to prepare its graduates to achieve within five years. The Electrical/Electronic Engineering program prepares its graduates to

  • Contribute to solutions of engineering problems by applying their technical knowledge, their experience with modern industry tools, and their understanding of the impact that engineering can have on global, societal, and environmental issues.
  • Assume project/product management and team leadership roles in their organizations.
  • Engage in activities that sustain and promote their careers by securing professional licenses, completing graduate courses and/or degree programs, and/or pursuing informal learning opportunities.
  • Contribute to society through involvement in professional and/or service activities.

Electrical/Electronic Engineering Student Outcomes

Electrical/Electronic Engineering program graduates should have the ability to

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. 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. Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Electrical/Electronic Engineering Design Experience

Design is a fundamental aspect of the electrical/electronic engineering curriculum, and it is integrated into the curriculum in the freshman year where students are introduced to both hardware and software design. As students expand their knowledge and analysis skills through the sophomore and junior years, the design problems they are assigned increase in complexity. Design problems are assigned in analog electronics, digital systems, control systems, and digital signal processing.

The design experience culminates in the senior year when all students are required to identify a design project, create testable requirements to the project, design the project, and construct the project to prove the design works. Descriptions of recent student capstone projects can be found on the Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering Department website.