Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering encompasses all areas of research, development, design, and operation of electrical and electronic systems and their components. The specialized areas may include: Automatic Controls; Communication, Networking, Signal, and Image Processing; Biomedical Imaging and Sensing; Fields and Optics; Power and Energy Devices and Systems; Microelectronics and Nanotechnology; Circuit Design; and Computer Engineering. Electrical engineering graduates are sought by all major industries. Graduates hold many important and challenging positions in the aerospace, chemical, nuclear, automotive, medical, metallurgical, textile, railway, petroleum, computers, electronics, communications, power, and other electrical industries.
The bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering offers a strong curriculum that equips students with a broad education, providing them a solid foundation for professional engineering practice or for continuing education. In addition, EE places importance on workplace skills and professionalism, creating an integrated curriculum that is highly valued by employers. Graduates may become CEO's, entrepreneurs, chief engineers, astronauts, faculty, physicians, and patent attorneys, among other occupations.

Mission

Our mission is to provide a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) within the general missions of Purdue University and the College of Engineering and Technology. The BSEE program is designed to prepare students for entry into the professional practice of electrical engineering.

Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives for the Electrical Engineering field of study at Purdue North Central:
1.    Provide a well-rounded quality undergraduate engineering education leading to all graduates being employed.
2.    Our graduates are project managers and higher while demonstrating the professional and ethical responsibilities of the engineering profession.
3.    Our graduates have contributed to their community through professional and personal actions.
4.    Many of our graduates have attended graduate school or other additional educational opportunities.
5.    Many of our students have started their own business or have participated with small business.

Student Outcomes

Our Student Outcomes consist of the eleven ABET clauses (a) - (k) as follows:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solution in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Student Enrollment and Graduation Data (pdf)

Electrical Engineering Plan of Study

Fall 2014 (pdf)

Fall 2012 (pdf)

Humanities/Social Sciences Electives for Engineering Students (pdf)