Electrical Engineering

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Why Electrical Engineering? 

The goal of the BSEE program is to provide a rigorous learning experience and collaborative environment for students in the major. This new program is consistent with the UWT mission of expanding the boundaries of knowledge and discovery. The degree is also responsive to regional needs and to engineering education reform, serving both traditional and nontraditional students by providing degree pathways for both freshman and transfer students.

While EE and CES share many courses at the freshman and sophomore levels, the BSEE curriculum emphasizes circuit design for applications such as communications, signal processing, electromagnetics, controls, and embedded systems.

The high demand and salaries for electrical engineers, both at the regional and national levels, is evident from career outlook data. Graduates of the program will be eligible for jobs in companies like Boeing, Intel, and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Bremerton.


The mission of the Electrical Engineering Program is to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to be productive engineers who can improve the quality of life in the community and become leaders in the field.

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives, as defined by ABET are the abilities, skills, and accomplishments expected of graduates within a few years of graduation. The Program Educational Objectives of the Electrical Engineering program are:

PEO1: To produce graduates who will be engaged in professional practice as electrical engineers able to work in a team environment and communicate effectively.

PEO2: To produce graduates who will advance in their professional careers with high standards of ethics.

PEO3: To produce graduates who will engage in professional development or post-graduate education, to continue their self-development in electrical engineering or related fields.

Student 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. Students who complete the BSEE program will achieve the following ABET-based learning outcomes:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply the engineering design process to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration for public health and safety, and global, cultural, social, environmental, economic, and other factors as appropriate to the discipline.
  3. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  4. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  5. 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.
  6. An ability to recognize the ongoing need to acquire new knowledge, to choose appropriate learning strategies, and to apply this knowledge.
  7. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader of a team that establishes goals, plans tasks, meets deadlines, and creates a collaborative and inclusive environment.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

2017-2018 Enrollment  - 27