Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of science in electrical engineering

Electrical engineering is a diverse field of study encompassing much of the underlying technology of our modern world. Electrical engineers lead the design of microelectronics, computers, communication networks, control systems and power generation and distribution. Aerospace and military systems include major subsystems conceived and designed by electrical engineers.

The lower division electrical engineering curriculum covers the fundamental theory, principles and knowledge of the field. The upper division curriculum includes elective courses in topics such as computer architecture, integrated circuit design and testing, electronic devices and materials among others.

The curriculum incorporates hands-on experiences through laboratory work and design projects. All electrical engineering students participate in a senior design project with a team of students, usually spanning multiple engineering disciplines.

Preparing for the future

The program was established and designed to prepare students for professional practice and advanced studies. You will receive a broad education in electrical engineering as well as opportunities for hands-on learning. Our industry advisory board helps us stay current with the needs of the profession.

With a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from WSU Vancouver

  • You should know how to apply technical knowledge and skills as an electrical engineer to solve problems for industrial and governmental organizations.
  • You should have communication, team and project management skills to work productively within your profession and community.
  • You should conduct yourself as a responsible professional contributing to the greater benefit of society through technology.
  • You should meet the evolving demands and responsibilities of a successful career by pursuing professional development and/or advanced studies.

Sample courses:

  • Design of logic circuits
  • Numerical computing for engineers
  • Microprocessor systems
  • Electrical circuits I and II
  • Electromagnetic fields and waves

Degree requirements and courses