Electrical and electronic components, devices and equipment are integrated into a wide range of products and technologies, from biomedical systems to the smart power grid, and electrical engineers make that happen. Students in Wentworth’s Electrical Engineering program study, model, analyze and design the systems that society relies on. Through our hands-on approach, students gain the theoretical foundation, problem-solving skills and laboratory exposure to successfully design, build and test their projects.
Equipping You to Solve Real Problems
The Electrical Engineering program integrates engineering design throughout the curriculum and makes extensive use of computers, control devices, equipment and systems to simulate and solve real engineering problems.
Students will take courses in embedded communication, Power Systems, software engineering, and circuit design. You'll also spend plenty of time inside the labs so you can get hands-on with the equipment you'll need.
Make an Impact in Your Career
Our graduates leave ready for professional careers in fields such as analog and digital systems, acoustics, biomedical devices, computers, electric vehicle supplies, robotics, communication and control systems, sources of alternative energy, power distribution, smart grids, healthcare related industries, hospitals, and academic and government research laboratories.
Co-op Experience with Top Employers
Through Wentworth’s strong network of employers, including many alumni, Electrical Engineering students get professional experience during their two required cooperative work semesters. Partners hiring our co-op students include AVTECH Software, Dell, Eversource, General Dynamics Mission Systems, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center - Newport, Raytheon, RISE Robotics and Teradyne.
Wentworth students have the opportunity to apply to the 4+1 program and earn their Master's degree in one additional year.
The Wentworth Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
For program objectives, outcomes and enrollment and degree data, please visit the Electrical Engineering Accreditation Information page.
The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering is a four-year program, starting in the fall semester of the student’s first year and planned to end in the summer semester of the student’s fourth year. Electrical engineers study, model, analyze, and design the electrical and electronic systems on which modern society relies. The curriculum includes a solid foundation in mathematics, science, and engineering principles. Students in this program take courses in analog and digital circuit design, electronics, electromagnetics, signal processing, communications, power systems, control systems, embedded computer systems, and engineering design.
View the Course Catalog below for information about program requirements. For an overview of the year-by-year experience in the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program, see "What You'll Learn" below.
Total credits for degree: 127
This is a four-year program, starting in the fall semester of the student’s first year and planned to end in the summer semester of the student’s fourth year.
Special Requirement for Graduation
In addition to the general graduation requirements of the University, specific graduation requirements from the Electrical Engineering (BSEE) program with a Bachelor of Science degree include maintaining a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 for all technical courses. The courses used to determine the cumulative grade point average for all BSEE technical courses are courses with ELEC and ENGR prefixes. If another Wentworth course is substituted for one of these listed courses, the substitute course will be calculated into this cumulative grade point average for all technical courses.
Plan of Study Grid Freshman Year Fall Semester Credits ENGR1100 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE 2 ENGR1204 ENGINEERING LABORATORY-BSEE/BSCO 2 CHEM1100 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 4 MATH1750 ENGINEERING CALCULUS I 4 English Sequence* 4 Credits 16 Spring Semester ENGR1300 FIRST-YEAR ENGINEERING DESIGN 2 ENGR1404 APPLIED ENGINEERING ANALYSIS-BSEE/BSCO 2 MATH1850 ENGINEERING CALCULUS II 4 PHYS1250 ENGINEERING PHYSICS I 4 English Sequence* 4 Credits 16 Sophomore Year Fall Semester ELEC2250 NETWORK THEORY I 4 ELEC2275 DIGITAL LOGIC 4 MATH2500 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 4 PHYS1750 ENGINEERING PHYSICS II 4 Credits 16 Spring Semester ELEC2750 NETWORK THEORY II 4 ELEC2850 MICROCONTROLLERS USING C PROGRAMS 4 MATH2025 MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS 4 HSS Elective* 4 Credits 16 Summer Semester COOP3000 PRE CO-OP WORK TERM (OPTIONAL) 0 Credits 0 Junior Year Fall Semester ELEC3250 ANALOG CIRCUIT DESIGN 4 ELEC3600 SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS 4 MECH3599 ENGINEERING MECHANICS 4 Technical Elective 3 Credits 15 Spring Semester COOP3500 COOP EDUCATION 1 0 Credits 0 Summer Semester ELEC3150 OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING FOR ENGINEERS 4 ELEC3350 SOLID STATE DEVICES 3 ELEC4050 MOTORS AND CONTROLS 4 ELEC4475 FEEDBACK AND CONTROL 4 Technical Elective 3 Credits 18 Senior Year Fall Semester COOP4500 COOP EDUCATION 2 0 Credits 0 Spring Semester ENGR5000 ENGINEERING SENIOR DESIGN I 4 MGMT3200 ENGINEERING ECONOMY 3 MATH2100 PROBABILITY & STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS 4 HSS Elective* 4 Credits 15 Summer Semester ELEC4300 ENGINEERING COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS 4 ELMC3250 ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD THEORY 3 ENGR5500 ENGINEERING SENIOR DESIGN II 4 HSS Elective* 4 Credits 15 Total Credits 127
Students are required to complete:
- At least one course in Humanities: CSAS, HSSI, HIST, HUMN, LITR and PHIL
- At least one course in the Social Sciences: CSAS, HSSI, COMM, ECON, ENVM, POLS, PSYC and SOCL
- The remaining course from either the Humanities or Social Sciences category.
Students with a three English course sequence may use the third English course to satisfy a Humanities requirement.
A minimum of 20 credits total, including English, humanities, and social science credit, is required to complete the humanities and social sciences graduation requirement.
Math Placement may alter the course schedule above.
High Value Degree
Median Average Salary for Electrical Engineers (source: U.S. Bureau of Labor)
From labs in Nanotechnology to Prototyping to Robotics.
What You'll Learn
You’ll establish a foundation for your Electrical Engineering program by taking introductory courses in physics and calculus, along with Introduction to Engineering, which will instill core engineering concepts that you’ll use throughout the program. You’ll also dive into engineering courses that utilize essential tools like CAD.
Second-year students establish a firm understanding of electrical engineering concepts in courses like Network Theory I & II and Digital Logic. You’ll also focus on building solid foundational knowledge in mathematics and chemistry.
An optional pre co-op work term is available to students during the summer semester.
In the fall and summer semesters of your third year, you’ll continue to bolster your electrical engineering knowledge with courses like Signals & Systems, Analog Circuit Design, and Motors & Controls.
In the spring, you’ll begin the first of two required co-ops.
In the fall, you’ll go on your second required co-op to gain more hands-on industry experience.
The remainder of your program includes courses in Electromagnetic Field Theory and Probability & Statistics, as well as your senior capstone project, which you’ll work on over your final two semesters.