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Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

College of Engineering & Technology

Full Time
Undergraduate Major
Bachelors
On Campus

Program Description

Integral to Society

Electrical and electronic components, devices and equipment are integrated into many of today’s products, from biomedical systems to the smart power grid. As a student in the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program, you will study, model, analyze and design systems that modern societies rely on.

This four-year project-based program provides a solid foundation in mathematics, science and engineering principles, and in the humanities and social sciences. The curriculum focuses heavily on engineering design and includes courses in circuit theory, solid-state devices, analog and digital circuits and systems, feedback and controls, motors, power distribution systems, signal processing and communication systems.

Success by Design

Electrical engineering students at Wentworth gain experience solving and simulating engineering problems through the extensive use of computers, control devices, equipment and systems. After learning the essential theories and developing key problem-solving and laboratory skills, you’ll design, build and test an advanced engineering project in your senior year.

Upon graduation you will be well-prepared for a career 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 and smart grids.

The Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Learn more about our Department of Electrical Engineering and Technology.

Program Curriculum

  • FIRST YEAR

    Fall Semester (total credits 16)

    • ENGLISH, English Sequence, See ENGL/HSS note below *
    • PHYS1250, Engineering Physics I
    • MATH1750, Engineering Calculus I
    • ENGR1000, Introduction to Engineering
    • ENGR1600, Fundamentals of CAD and CAM OR
    • ENGR1800, Programming with MATLAB

    Spring Semester (total credits 16)

    • MATH1850, Engineering Calculus II
    • PHYS1750, Engineering Physics II
    • ENGLISH, English Sequence, See ENGL/HSS note below *
    • ENGR1500, Intro to Engineering Design
    • ENGR1800, Programming with MATLAB OR
    • ENGR1600, Fundamentals of CAD and CAM
  • SECOND YEAR

    Fall Semester (total credits 20)

    • ELEC2250, Network Theory I
    • CHEM1100, Engineering Chemistry I
    • ELEC2275, Digital Logic
    • MATH2500, Differential Equations
    • HSS ELECTIVE,  See ENGL/HSS note below *

    Spring Semester (total credits 16)

    • ELEC2750, Network Theory II
    • ELEC2850, Microcontrollers Using C Programming
    • MATH2025, Multivariable Calculus
    • HSS ELECTIVE,  See ENGL/HSS note below *

    Summer Semester

    • COOP3000, Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional)
  • THIRD YEAR

    Fall Semester (total credits 19)

    • ELEC3600, Signals and Systems
    • ELECTIVE, Technical or EPIC
    • ELEC3250, Analog Circuit Design
    • MECH3599, Engineering Mechanics
    • HSS ELECTIVE,  See ENGL/HSS note below *

    Spring Semester

    • COOP3500, Co-op Work Term I

    Summer Semester (total credits 18)

    • ELEC4050, Motors and Controls
    • ELEC4475, Feedback and Control
    • ELEC3350, Solid State Devices
    • ELEC3150, Object-Oriented Programming for Engineers
    • ELECTIVE, Technical or EPIC
  • FOURTH YEAR

    Fall Semester

    • COOP4500, COOP Work Term II

    Spring Semester (total credits 15)

    • ENGR5000, Engineering Senior Design I
    • MATH2100, Statistics & Probability for Engineers
    • MGMT3200, Engineering Economy
    • HSS ELECTIVE,  See ENGL/HSS note below *

    Summer Semester (total credits 15)

    • ELEC4300, Engineering Communications Systems
    • ENGR5500, Engineering Senior Design II
    • ELMC3250, Electromechanical Field Theory
    • HSS ELECTIVE,  See ENGL/HSS note below *
  • ENGL/HSS Note:  

    Day program students are required to complete at least:  

    • One course in Humanities  
    • One course in the Social Sciences  
    • The remaining courses may be from either Humanities or Social Sciences category 

    Students with a three English course sequence may use the third English course to satisfy a Humanities requirement. 

    For more information about the English, Humanities, and Social Science requirements please refer to the Graduation Requirements – Undergraduate section of this catalog  

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Earnings in 2016

Average starting salary: $70,000

Top 5 Job Titles for Electrical Engineers

  • Electrical Engineer
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