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.
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 click here or visit the WCU course catalog.
With a degree in Electrical Engineering, students will be prepared to enter a career in:
As an ABET-accredited program, WCU's Engineering Technology curriculum sets out to meet specific learning objects 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
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:
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