| Engineering is broadly described as the creative application of scientific and mathematical
principles used to design, develop, improve, and analyze structures, machines, devices,
components, systems, and industrial processes useful to society. Electrical engineering
is the field of engineering that deals with the application and study of electricity,
electronics, and electromagnetism. It originated as a branch of physics and has dramatically
changed society. Inventions associated with electrical engineering include the telephone,
light bulb, radio, television, electric motor, power plant, as well as modern computers,
phones, cameras, and robots.
The curriculum for electrical engineering begins with the necessary preparatory courses
in mathematics, physics, and computer science. Core courses and electives cover a
wide range of topics including digital and analog electronic circuits and systems,
solid-state devices, instrumentation, control systems, electromagnetics, and signal
processing. Students will take courses that include laboratory activities. Students
are also required to do a senior research project, which involves planning, design,
implementation, documentation, and presentation.