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Electrical engineering is the design and management of power systems, communication networks and the electronic products that are transforming our way of life.
The world runs on energy, and electrical energy is a convenient, valuable and important part of the supply. Electrical Engineering will prepare you to help provide reliable, sustainable energy to meet the needs of society for the future. The Electrical Engineering program can also prepare you to create the systems and networks that will deliver services such as internet, text, voice and video information around the globe.
- Our department offers a well-rounded, accredited electrical engineering program.
- Our outstanding faculty of experts provide many research opportunities.
- The knowledge and expertise of our faculty will help you prepare for an exciting career in electrical engineering.
- EE 221: Analog Electronics
Introduction to solid state electronics. Emphasis is on circuit design concepts with extensive discussion on diodes and diode circuits and on bipolar junction transistors (BJT) and field effect transistors (FET) as amplifiers and as switches.
- EE 232: Digital Electronics
An introduction to digital logic including combinational and sequential logic devices and circuits. Covers the range from the fundamentals of Boolean algebra and the binary number systems to combinational and sequential circuit functional blocks such as adders, multiplexers, counters and state machines. Some coverage is also given to electronic characteristics of real logic devices and field programmable gate arrays (FPGA).
- EE 341: Electric Machines
Covers the steady-state theory of electric machines. Topics include transformers (equivalent circuit, three-phase transformers), synchronous machines (equivalent circuit, operating characteristics, starting of synchronous motors), three-phase induction motors (equivalent circuit, torque-speed curve, efficiency calculations, starting methods), and DC machines (armature windings, commutation, armature reaction, shunt and series DC machines).
Your knowledge of power systems can help prevent major power blackouts and protect the environment through the management of new energy sources. Your career opportunities will be endless, and will include the following:
- creating electronic devices such as 3-D TVs, Blu-Ray players, cell phones and iPads
- designing power train technology and control systems for vehicles
- developing instruments to be used in agriculture, medicine, manufacturing and more
- developing green energy technologies such as solar panels and wind generators
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