Electrical Engineering is a professional engineering disciplin that deals with the study and application of electrical, electronics, and electromagnetism. IPFW offers a four-year electrical engineering undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree.
Electrical engineers design, develop, and operate systems that generate and use electrical signals and power. The scope of electrical engineering has expanded tremendously in recent years. It is now the largest branch in engineering, with most graduates employed by manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment, aircraft, business machines, and professional and scientific equipment.
Our students, while drawn from diverse backgrounds, are all extremely able and committed to learning. IPFW delivers an exceptional education experience to engineering students, encouraging collaboration and teamwork throughout the curriculum.
Student Learning Outcomes
As a framework for the continuous improvement policy, the Electrical Engineering program has adopted a set of program educational objectives that describe the anticipated accomplishments of our graduates 3 - 5 years after graduation.
The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) program educational objectives are to produce graduates who:
1. Function and communicate effectively to solve technical problems
2. Advance professionally to roles of greater electrical engineering responsibilities and/or by transitioning into leadership positions in business, government, and/or education
3. Participate in life-long learning through the successful completion of advanced degree(s) professional development, and/or engineering certification(s)/licensure
4. Demonstrate a commitment to community by applying technical skills and knowledge to support various service activities
The graduates from the Electrical Engineering program will demonstrate that they have:
a. An ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
c. An ability to design electrical systems, components, or processes to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health & safety, manufacturability and sustainability
d. An ability to function as a team member on engineering projects, laboratory experiments, and/or multidisciplinary activities
e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve electrical engineering problems
f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
g. An ability to communicate effectively
h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning
j. A broad knowledge of contemporary issues
k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for electrical engineering practice