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Electrical Engineering

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.

Program Details

Eight Semester Plan

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.

Career Options

With a degree in Electrical Engineering, students will be prepared to enter a career in:

  • Electrical engineering
  • Software engineering
  • Broadcast engineering
  • Control and instrumentation engineering
  • Electronics engineering
  • Systems Design engineer
  • Network engineer
  • Systems analyst


Program Objectives

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:

EE Program Educational Objectives

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 education.
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.

EE Student Outcomes/Assessment

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:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. 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
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic Year FR SO JR SR 2nd Bachelors Total Degrees Conferred
Fall 2019 19 14 26 53 2 114 --
Fall 2018 27 15 31 38 3 114 19
Fall 2017 28 24 24 26 1 103 10
Fall 2016 25 17 15 33 2 92 28
Fall 2015 28 17 28 22 2 97 13
Fall 2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 10

 

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