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Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering (EE) is a challenging and rewarding course of study that requires a love of math, strong study habits and the ability to visualize abstract concepts. The EE program is made up of like-minded students in small classes with faculty who have a thorough knowledge of the topics they are teaching as well as practical experience in their fields.

The primary mission of the EE program is to produce well-educated graduates who are employable in professional areas such as electrical engineering design and analysis of electrical and photonic products and systems. Graduates may also continue their education at the graduate level.

Emphasis on areas such as communication skills, professional and ethical responsibility, lifelong learning and contemporary issues complements the technical aspects of the engineering program. The combination of engineering and complementary course work inherent in the program ensures that EE graduates are well-rounded, able to work effectively in team settings and able to adapt to different work environments. 

The B.S.E.E. in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Program Details

Eight Semester Plan

The B.S.E.E. in Electrical Engineering requires 126 total hours, including 42 hours in Liberal Studies.
For more information on the eight semester plan for Electrical Engineering view the plan or visit the WCU course catalog.

Transfer Students

Transfer Information: Transfer as seamlessly as possible from a community college to one of the College of Engineering and Technology’s programs.

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Career Options

With a degree in Electrical Engineering, students will be prepared to enter a career in:

  • Electrical engineering
  • Software engineering
  • Broadcast engineering
  • Control and instrumentation engineering
  • Electronics engineering
  • Systems Design engineer
  • Network engineer
  • Systems analyst

Program Objectives

As an ABET-accredited program, WCU's Engineering Technology curriculum sets out to meet specific learning objectives and prepare each student with particular knowledge and analytic skills to ensure their success in the industry:

ABET definition: Program Educational Objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve.

Graduates of the Electrical Engineering Program will:

1. Apply their technical knowledge as practicing professionals or engage in graduate education.
2. Work successfully in their chosen career individually and within a professional team environment.
3. Engage in professional development in their profession by adapting to new technology and career challenges.

ABET Definition: Student Outcomes are statements that describe what
students are expected to know and be able to apply by the time of graduation.

Upon graduation, B.S. in Electrical Engineering students will have:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

*This table represents first-time full-time fall semester enrollment.

Academic Year FR SO JR SR Total Degrees Conferred
Fall 2020 20 14 19 36 89 -
Fall 2019  19 13 24 40 96 18
Fall 2018  26 14 27 27 94 19
Fall 2017  28 22 23 21 94 10
Fall 2016  23 17 15 29 84 28
Fall 2015  27 17 27 14 85 13
Fall 2014  23 30 14 14 81 10


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