Electrical Engineering

Now Accepting Applications for Fall Quarter 2017

The Institute of Technology is proud to be able to offer a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering. The program itself will start in the Fall of 2017. Please keep checking back as more information will be available very soon on admission requirements, required prerequisites, and the overall coursework.

Introduction

The BSEE program aims to provide students with a rigorous learning experience in the area of Electrical Engineering in a collaborative learning environment. The program will be responsive to regional needs and to engineering education reform. The BSEE program will serve both traditional and nontraditional students by providing degree pathways for both freshman and transfer students.

The Electrical Engineering (EE) Program

The purpose of the program is to offer the BS degree in EE with a course of study that has strengths in circuit design for applications such as communications, signal processing, electromagnetics, controls, and embedded systems. The curriculum for the BS degree in EE satisfies all the requirements of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Graduates of the program would be eligible for jobs in companies like Boeing, Intel, and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Bremerton.

Fit with campus and University mission

The BS program in EE is consistent with the UWT mission of expanding the boundaries of knowledge and discovery. The need for electrical engineers both at the regional and national levels is clear from job demand estimates stated earlier. The new EE program would be consistent with UWT’s vision of being responsive to the needs of the region and nation.

The Institute of Technology at UWT’s CES program will share many courses with the proposed EE program, especially in the freshman and sophomore years. This coupled with high demand and salary for EE majors makes the proposed major a perfect fit with our campus mission.

Effects on other programs

The BS in Computer Engineering and Systems (CES) will benefit greatly by having a BS degree that emphasizes circuit design. Students in the CES program will be able to take electives from the EE program. This second engineering degree will also provide more balance to the Institute itself, which is currently skewed, programmatically and in terms of faculty FTE, to computing related programs. Moreover, the proposed program in Cyber Security, currently under development, has required elements that an EE program can provide. The EE program proposal has support from the following units on campus: the Library, the Department of Information Technology, and the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

Student learning outcomes The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) is a non-governmental organization that accredits post-secondary education programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. The new BS degree program in EE would seek accreditation through ABET. Students who complete the program would achieve the following ABET-based learning outcomes:

a.  An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
b.  An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as 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 multi-disciplinary 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.

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