Educational Philosophy

The electrical engineering undergraduate program is founded on basic sciences, mathematics, and engineering science fundamentals. The program emphasizes theoretical foundation as well as the application of scientific knowledge to the solution of engineering problems. This focus is intended to lead students to develop analysis and design skills, and original thought processes that will serve them throughout their careers in a rapidly changing world.

The electrical engineering program is a broad-based program with an emphasis on the fundamentals of electrical engineering. The curriculum consists of background courses in science and mathematics; courses in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts that foster an appreciation of the interrelationship of basic sciences, technological advances, and society; and major multi- course sequences in engineering. Multi-course sequence areas are:

  • Core topics common to many areas of engineering
  • Circuits, electronics, and systems
  • Digital Logic, computer architecture
  • Technical elective courses
  • Engineering design

The BSEE degree program can be pursued with an emphasis in biomedical engineering or computer engineering or no emphasis (general emphasis). In the first two cases, a specific set of required courses will determine that emphasis area. For general emphasis, a broad choice of technical elective courses is available to choose from.