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Electrical engineers develop and apply the theories of electricity, electronics and electromagnetics to analyze and design a variety of systems in highly diverse areas such as telecommunications, power electronics, electric energy, computers, automatic control and instrumentation, as well as consumer and entertainment electronics. Examples of such systems are cell phones, satellite communication, television, radar, global positioning systems, computers, medical diagnostics, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and procedure systems, as well as sophisticated domestic appliances. The devices that practicing engineers work with and design include modems, antennas, rotating machines, motor drives, digital systems, microprocessors and integrated circuits that are the heart of almost any current system including automotives, washers and dryers, digital TV and personal digital assistants (PDAs) .
The program curriculum is designed to prepare the graduate for work in the highly diverse electrical engineering profession. A solid foundation in physics, chemistry and mathematics is used to support courses in the fundamentals of electrical engineering. The program leverages the integrated use of computers throughout the curriculum while laboratory work allows students to learn and then apply basic concepts to a wide range of engineering problems. After their exposure to the most recent analytical techniques and technological developments, students will implement engineering concepts using state-of-the-art computers and laboratory equipment.
Foundation studies in analogue and digital circuits, signals and systems, electronics, electromagnetic fields and computer architecture during the sophomore and junior years leads to three main elective tracks in the senior year. The electric energy systems track is designed to train students in the theory and techniques related to electromechanical energy conversion systems, electric power and power electronics systems. The communication
track is designed to prepare students to address challenges in the area of digital and wireless communication systems. The computer engineering track is designed to enhance students knowledge and skills in developing and maintaining the hardware and software components of modern computer and communication systems. All tracks have similar requirements and provide a broad-based and rigorous educational experience.