About the Program

Electrical engineering is a dynamic and progressive branch of the engineering profession which has pioneered the development of the modern science-oriented engineering curriculum. Today's electrical engineer is a leader among those who work toward making our world better. The electrical engineering program prepares a student to select from a broad range of career possibilities in design, development, manufacturing, sales, administration, and research.

Fundamentally, electrical engineering deals with the controlled application of electricity to the solution of real problems. This includes such things as motors, transistors, integrated circuits, and lasers as well as larger physical systems for which these are components: electrical power generating and distribution systems, communication networks, and computers. It is also concerned with the flow of electricity in the human body and with the transmission of signals between planets.

Whether in the design and construction of systems to televise pictures from the planets or to insure the reliable completion of a phone call to a next-door neighbor, whether to map the geography and the resources of the earth from a satellite or to display harmlessly the internal anatomy of a living being for medical diagnosis, electrical engineering is intimately involved with almost every realm of human endeavor.

Measurement, control, computation, communication, energy conversion in these and other technical areas, provide students an excellent preparation for positions of leadership in a world where science, engineering, and human relations are of basic importance in improving the quality of life.

The BSE EE program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/.