It is the purpose of the department to prepare the individual for professional work or for graduate study in the field of electrical engineering and to provide as many of the elements of a broad education as can be included in a program of professional study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. The electrical engineering curriculum places emphasis on a broad liberal education base, a strong background in mathematics and basic sciences, and a logical sequence of electrical engineering courses that provide the breadth and depth necessary for continuous professional growth in today’s technological society. In the junior year the electrical engineering student normally selects an area of professional emphasis--such as computer engineering, control systems, communication systems, electronics, or power systems--and chooses his professional electives accordingly. An integral part of the program is the design component that develops the student’s ability to address practical engineering problems. This is accomplished by the inclusion of engineering design concepts throughout the curriculum and capped by a mandatory two-semester senior design course in which the students undertake significant design projects.
Convinced of the great value of practical experience, the department encourages its majors to obtain gainful employment in electrical engineering or a related field for at least one summer, preferrably between the junior and senior years.
The Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.