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Department of Physics, Computer Science and Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers develop the skills to design and fabricate electrical devices and systems that are indispensable to daily life. Rooted in mathematics, science and computer applications, the curriculum emphasizes engineering solutions within a global context, including:

  • Circuits
  • Electronics
  • Digital systems
  • Control and communication

EE majors specialize in either digital systems, communication and signal processing, or control and instrumentation.

The program educational objectives of the electrical engineering program are to ensure that within three years after graduation:

  • Our graduates will have established themselves in professional positions in industry, government or nonprofit organizations that utilize the skills and abilities associated with liberally educated electrical engineers, and/or will be enrolled in programs of graduate or professional study.
  • Our graduates, collectively, will be competent working on both traditional and emerging electrical engineering positions, and thus will have applied their knowledge and skills in a wide variety of engineering related fields. Furthermore, our graduates will have demonstrated their commitment to professional growth and life-long learning.
  • Our graduates will be leading lives of significance by taking on leadership roles, demonstrating independent work and/or serving society in part through their professional contribution.

Our electrical engineering graduates will have:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and electrical engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering systems problems
  • An understanding and appreciation of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The liberal education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for electrical engineering practice
Academic Year Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior Total Degrees Awarded
2018/19 20 7 12 12 51  - 
2017/18 15 11 14 5 45 4
2016/17 13 14 5 0 32 0
2015/16 19 4 3 0 26 0
2014/15 0 1 0 0 1 0
2013/14 0 0 0 0 0 0

Sample Courses

An introduction to the methods of modeling, analysis, design and computer programming in the solution of engineering problems. A consideration of the impact of technological artifacts on society. Questions of professional ethics. Student design projects required.

This course deals with the fundamental principles for analysis and design of control systems. Topics include dynamic modeling, dynamic response, basic properties of feedback, root-locus design method, frequency-response design method and state-space design. A laboratory course accompanies the lecture, providing hands-on experience and reinforcing the theoretical principles.

Covers topics in digital and analog communications, including modulation techniques, noise considerations, performance aspects and selected applications. A lab accompanies the lecture, providing hands-on experience and reinforcing the theoretical principles.

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