Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers work with every kind of device imaginable, from computers, televisions, and smart phones to global positioning devices and automobiles.

photo of students looking at a computer screenElectrical engineers have driven the technology explosion that our world has experienced for the past 60 years. Innovations in electrical engineering (EE) now touch every aspect of our lives.

Modern communication architectures—wireless devices, smart phones, satellites—are built on fundamental advances in the EE areas of communications, micro-electronics, and signal processing. Transportation systems from automobiles to aircraft and ships are operated by new technologies in EE control systems. Foundational work in EE for electromagnetic phenomenology and signal exploitation form the underpinnings of sensor systems for radar surveillance, automobile safety, and domestic and national security.

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.

With a degree in EE, 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.

Undergraduate Program Guide

Undergraduate Program Guide (PDF)

How to Apply

All students who are interested in an engineering and computer science degree should apply through the Wright State University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions. 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; and 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.

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Annual Student Enrollment: 307 in Fall 2015

Graduation Data: 46 in Fall 2015

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 BS in electrical engineering will have:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, and to analyze and interpret data.
(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
(g) an ability to communicate effectively.
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues.
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.