The Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering is designed to provide a solid background in electrical engineering sciences. It also provides an opportunity for students to pursue interests in electrical and electronic circuits, including digital circuits and VLSI and its fabrication, microprocessors and their applications, electromagnetics, communications, control systems, and digital image processing and computer vision. Through a senior capstone design project, the curriculum emphasizes written as well as verbal communication and a teamwork approach among students to attain a common goal.
Areas of Concentration
- Communications, Microwave, & Wireless Systems
- Control Systems and Robotics
- Electronics and Signal Processing
- Microprocessors, Computer Networking, & Computer Engineering
- Power systems
Accreditation and Licensure
This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. Visit ABET for more information on accreditation, including the reasons that an ABET-accredited program is the right choice for the engineering professional.
Electrical Engineering graduates are encouraged to continue their professional development by taking the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination at the end of their senior year; the FE exam is a prerequisite for taking the Professional Engineering Examination.
Students have the opportunity to study in Madrid, Spain, or Darmstadt, Germany, with all of their grades from abroad counting toward their Penn State cumulative GPA. See the Study Abroad program details for complete information.
- Prerequisite Flowchart (program planning tool)