At a glance: Electrical Engineering
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Electrical engineering is one of three programs offered by the Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science (ECCS) department. Electrical engineers are involved with a wide range of related technologies in areas such as communications, control systems, power generation and distribution, and signal processing. Visit the department's web site.
The program provides a broad-based curriculum that stresses fundamentals and the development of a professional work ethic. Many of our courses offer accessible, hands-on, practical laboratory experiences using relevant equipment and disciplined practices.
Students are given opportunities to develop and practice oral and written communication skills. Our program fosters an environment that produces graduates who are creative problem solvers and are sought after by employers. A five-year optional co-op program is available.
The college has in place an Engineer-in-Residence program in which a practicing professional engineer operates an office in the Robert W. Biggs Engineering Building. Student interns work on real-world projects under this engineer's direction.
The ECCS department is housed on the second floor of the Robert W. Biggs Engineering and Science Annex Buildings. Students and faculty have access to a variety of modern computer and engineering laboratory facilities. Major features of the facilities related to electrical engineering include:
- Circuits/electronics laboratory
- Communications laboratory
- Control systems laboratory
- Digital electronics and microprocessors laboratory
- Digital signal processing laboratory
- Power systems laboratory
Association for Computing Machinery
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Joint Engineering Council
Phi Sigma Rho
Society of Women Engineers
Tau Beta Pi honorary
Graduates of the Electrical Engineering Program will:
- Be successful in their chosen career
- Engage in career-long learning
- Be effective communicators with those inside and outside of electrical engineering.
- Practice the professional and ethical responsibilities of electrical engineers.
- Be equipped to accept challenging assignments and responsibilities.
American Electric Power, Embarq, Hitachi Medical Systems America, Honda, Marathon Petroleum LLC, NASA, United States Air Force.
Case Western Reserve University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Lehigh University, Purdue University, The Ohio State University, The University of Toledo, University of Cincinnati, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, Vanderbilt University
In the spotlight
Focus is on undergraduate education
Faculty members are dedicated to teaching
Six professional and two honorary societies
College of Engineering social sorority
Numerous student competitions:
- AIAA Design-Build-Fly Competition
- ASME Student Design
- ASME Human Powered Vehicle
- SAE Baja®
- Concrete Canoe
- Fire Fighting Robot
- ACM programming competitions
Division III varsity sport participation
Nearly 200 other student organizations