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Engineering | School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Electrical engineering B.S.E

With an emphasis in electric power and energy systems (EPES)

The electrical engineering BSE program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Student enrollment and graduation data are available at

Degree description

As a student in the electrical engineering BSE degree program in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, you will spend your time preparing for a position as an electrical engineer after graduation. This preparation includes advanced courses taught by award-winning faculty, research experience in our nationally ranked laboratories and facilities, internship opportunities and networking through student organizations, engineering events and industry connections.

Upon applying to ECEE, you will select a field of focus within the electrical engineering BSE, which will allow you to focus your education on your particular field of interest. These fields include:

  • Circuits
  • Communication, signal processing and control systems
  • Computer engineering
  • Electromagnetics
  • Power
  • Physical Electronics and Photonics

To learn more about these fields and the application of these focuses, contact your academic advisor.

Along with your initial coursework in mathematics and sciences, you will take our foundation classes at the start of your degree that will help you explore engineering through hands-on projects and activities. You will work together with your peers to examine real issues facing society, and you will learn to develop solutions to those problems.

We offer technical elective courses that provide you with an opportunity either to broaden you background in electrical engineering or to study, in greater depth, technical subjects in which you have special interest.

Additional Program Fee: Yes

Second Language Requirement: No

First Required Math Course: MAT 265 – Calculus for Engineers I.

Electric power and energy systems concentration

The goal of the electric power and energy systems concentration is to prepare you for positions in industries dealing with generation, transmission and utilization of electric power. Generation includes conventional power generation (fossil fuel and nuclear) and alternative energy systems, including solar, wind and fuel cells.

In this concentration, you will complete the foundation courses in math, science and engineering. You are then required to take the pathway course in electric power and complete nine of the 15 technical elective credit hours with power classes. In addition, you senior design capstone project should be in the area of electric power and energy systems.