Electrical Engineering Major
As a student majoring in Electrical Engineering at Western New England University, you will choose a concentration during your junior year. These concentration tracks will sharpen your expertise in the areas of electrical, computer, and green engineering. During your freshman and sophomore year you will take general and electrical engineering courses that provide you with a broad educational foundation and help you determine your academic interests. Our EE alumni have a 100 percent job placement/graduate school enrollment within six months of graduation so whatever route you take, your skills will always be in demand.
The First Year: Hit the Ground Running
At Western New England University, you begin your education as an engineer in your very first semester. To help you make the transition from high school or another college, we have a special “First Year Program.” Peer advisors and upperclass student mentors help you find your way around campus, explore clubs and activities, and manage your time. To learn more, visit Facilities and Labs.
Internships and Special Opportunities
We encourage all of our students to apply for internships and research experience for undergraduates (REUs). Learn more about internships.
Students may choose electives tied to their interests in Robotics/Mechatronics, Digital Signal/Image Processing and Communications, RF/Microwave Engineering, Controls/Artificial Intelligence, or Entrepreneurship/Mechatronics/Computer Science/Marketing. For details, consult the catalogue.
For details about courses and requirements, please consult the Catalogue:
Athletics and Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering has a long history of successful student-athletes. Read more about our 19 NCAA Division III on our athletics webpage.
Senior Design Projects
All students must complete a Senior Design Project in order to graduate. The range of topics is incredibly wide. Some projects are sponsored by industry and some are initiated by faculty members. Perhaps the best senior projects are those initiated by the students themselves!
Aside from being excellent networking opportunities with future employers, the Senior Design Project themselves are "industrial strength" undertakings that involve proposals, review, formal presentations, and ordering necessary parts (not to mention having to plan for contingencies if parts do not arrive).
View some examples of the quality Senior Design Projects that our students take on.
Are you a student thinking of transferring to Western New England University from a community college or another four-year institution? Visit the Electrical Engineering transfer student page for more information on how easy Western New England University can make the process.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Vision and Mission
Master of Science
Senior Design Projects
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Fields: Power systems engineering, electrical equipment manufacturing, and electric utilities systems
Outlook: Although job growth is expected to be good for engineering positions overall in the next decade, electrical engineers working in firms providing engineering expertise and design services to manufacturers should have the best job prospects (U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-2009).
Opportunities: Various opportunities working with different electrical systems including: electric power generators, wireless phone transmitters, high-density batteries, and navigation systems