Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

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Why choose electrical engineering?

Electrical engineers make big dreams into reality—in the areas of alternative energy, wireless communications, electronic surveillance, computing technology, and semiconductor devices. Electrical engineers are at the forefront of technological advances. Imagine being part of a team that uses a CCD array to create an artificial retina, or a non-tethered pacemaker the size of a vitamin pill. How about developing an alternative-energy system to give a rural homestead power and wireless access, or designing the next generation of autonomous vehicles that conserve energy, plan routes, and eliminate collisions? Closer to home, you can imagine a system that monitors your grandmother’s health, automatically administers her medication, and communicates remotely with care providers to allow her to live safely and with confidence in her own home.

Careers

With a degree in Electrical Engineering, you can work in power systems, transportation, wireless communications, medical devices, home entertainment, sensors, and more to improve the modern world. Become an electrical engineer and design new, better electronics that lead the way for our future technology.

Our graduates are employed by:

  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • BWI Group
  • Dayton Power and Light
  • Emerson Climate Technologies
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • KBR Wyle
  • Invotec
  • Leidos
  • MacAulay Brown
  • Navistar
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Radiance Technologies
  • Riverside Research
  • Twist, Inc
  • Wurth Electronics
  • Yaskawa Motoman

Our graduates work as:

  • Circuits Engineer
  • Controls Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Research Engineer
  • RF Engineer
  • Spectral Energies
  • Systems Engineer
  • Test Engineer
  • UAV Analyst

It's never too earlyor too late to start managing your career in engineering. Learn more about the Brandeberry Career Development Center.

Real World Experience

Electrical engineers have driven the technology explosion our world has experienced for the past 60 years. Innovations in electrical engineering now touch every aspect of our lives. Outside the classroom, our students have gained real-world experiences through internships and co-ops with local companies such as MacAulay-Brown, Booz Allen Hamilton, Northrop Grumman, and Wright State Research Institute.

Success Stories

Eric Harris, a freshman electrical engineering major at Wright State, plans to photograph every full moon for the next 16 years.
Wright State junior Jeremy Hong turns his interest in electrical engineering into his own electronics company.

Academics and Curriculum

View the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the University Catalog.

Undergraduate Program Guide (PDF)

Admission

All students interested in an engineering and computer science degree should review the admission requirements and complete the admission application. Applicants should indicate their desired major on their application.

If you meet university admission requirements you are admitted to the college. Direct Admit status is only available to direct-from-high-school students who apply for fall admission, have a 3.25 GPA or better, and have no less than a 25 comp ACT or 1160 SAT score. Direct Admit students are advised in the department of their major within the college.

Accreditation and Program Outcomes

ABET Accreditation

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Annual Student Enrollment: 274 (Fall 2017)

The total number of graduates: 47 (Summer 2017-Spring 2018)

Educational Objectives:

The program educational objectives for the Electrical Engineering program, in support of the missions of the university and college, are to produce engineers who

  • Objective 1: Will be professionally employed in a technical position or pursuing an advanced degree.
  • Objective 2: Will be communicating their work to others through technical articles, reports, design documents, or presentations.
  • Objective 3: Will be leading or participating as a member of project teams.
  • Objective 4: Will be developing expertise in a specialized area or broadening their base of knowledge.

Student Outcomes:

Students who complete the B.S. in electrical engineering will have:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • 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
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • 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
  • 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
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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