Electrical Engineering (E E) is one of the broadest of all engineering majors. Electrical engineering is the application of electronics, electrical science and technology, and computer systems to the needs of society. An electrical engineer is responsible for designing and integrating electronic/electrical systems in diverse industries such as defense, communications, transportation, manufacturing, health care, construction, power/energy, and entertainment.
The B.S. degree in E E begins with a first-year emphasis on math, physics, and chemistry common to all engineering students. In the second and third years, most of the course work consists of required E E lecture and laboratory courses that provide a broad exposure to the many aspects of E E. During the final three semesters, the student can select from over 30 technical electives in such areas as: Communications, Control Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Digital Systems, Electro-Optics, Electromagnetics, Electronic Materials and Device Fabrication, Electronics, Image Processing, Power, and Space Sciences.
The BSEE degree includes a four-year design course sequence: Engineering Design, Design Tools, Design Process, and Capstone Design. The capstone design project, towards the end of the student's program, encompasses the various phases of creating a new product – designing, building, testing, and even marketing.
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