The overall objective of the Electrical Engineering
Program is for our graduates to become successful professionals in a diverse,
global environment, and to be able to innovate and operate new technologies,
and adapt to shifting technologies, in whatever career path they choose to
pursue. This includes careers in electrical engineering through employment in
industry, government or private practices, as well as careers in other
engineering, science, or professional disciplines such as bioengineering,
computer engineering, computer science, business, law, or medicine. Our
graduates will also pursue advanced study in electrical engineering or other
engineering, science, or professional fields and be able to serve in leadership
positions in academia, industry or government.
Undergraduate students at the Swanson School of Engineering may choose to pursue a concentration in electric power, enhancing their education with deeper learning in the subject. A diverse selection of power courses are available at the undergraduate level, covering all aspects of the electric power system.
To fulfill the area of concentration in power, a student must complete:
And three additional electives from the following courses:
In addition to coursework, undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in both undergraduate research and senior design projects. Students who are interested in either pursuing research at the undergraduate level or completing a senior design project under the guidance of the Electric Power Initiative research team are more than welcome.