Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems

Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science


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This degree is the first step towards immediate employment or further study in electrical engineering. It opens the door to technical exploration in design, production, renewable energy, and future problem-solving.

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems

Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science


Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering?

Can you imagine what your world would be like without electric lights, your refrigerator, air conditioning, cars, planes, pacemakers, CAT scanners, and other medical equipment? Have you taken apart a radio or computer, just for fun?  Do you want to help solve some of the grand challenges of our society?  Then you could be wired for a high-powered career in electrical engineering.
 
We will challenge your inquisitive mind and prepare you to succeed through an emphasis on innovation, real-world applications, and evolving technologies. Learn the technical and people skills employers are looking for in our innovative and award-winning Design4Practice Program. Develop your tech-savvy by using industry caliber design, simulation, and analysis tools. Build your teamwork, communication, and thinking skills by collaborating on student design projects.
 

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Medical products
  • Power industry    
  • Consumer product design and development

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Research and development
  • Electrical engineering management

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems

Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science


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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems

Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 126
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 239
Additional Fees/Program Fees Required
University Honors Program Optional
Accelerated Undergraduate/Graduate Plan Optional
AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-S Recommended
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Purpose Statement

The B.S. in Electrical Engineering will prepare you to work in a diverse discipline that applies the principles of mathematics, physics, and science for the analysis, design, test, manufacture, and maintenance of electrical and electronic systems.  Electrical engineers work with other engineers and scientists to develop innovative sensors and instrumentation, communication systems, radar systems, control systems, power generation and storage systems, navigation and guidance systems, and much more.
 
Coursework and learning experiences in our program provides students with professional preparation in the study and application of the underlying principles of electricity and electromagnetics to the design, manufacture, and implementation of electrical systems.  Our curriculum also provides you with a solid foundation in problem-solving, analysis, design, project management and preparation for professional licensure. Students have multiple opportunities to learn and practice design starting with our introductory engineering design class and culminating in a Capstone experience that involves engineering design, project management, teamwork and significant client communication.
 
Students in the Electrical Engineering major also have opportunities to specialize by taking elective classes in one or more specialty areas such as control systems, communication systems, digital signal processing, power systems, digital design, and VLSI circuits.
 
Our curriculum will help you pursue a career designing and developing the latest renewable energy system, and all the electronic components, equipment and products in between that benefit people by connecting, healing, informing, entertaining, defending, and providing the essentials for life.
 

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the degree, students will have the ability to:

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. 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. Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems

Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science


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Major Requirements
General Electives
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems

Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science


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