Electrical engineering is a diverse field with many areas of specialization. Electronics, wireless communications, power, controls, and signal processing are some of the areas that electrical engineers can choose to specialize in. The electrical engineering curricular track offered by the department allows students to investigate these and other topics while pursuing the bachelor's of science in electrical engineering (BSEE) degree.
BS Electrical Engineering
The electrical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org under the General Criteria and the Electrical Engineering Program Criteria.
In harmony with the Seattle University's Mission, the electrical engineering program strives to provide a personalized, world-class educational experience that enables graduates to:
Professional Formation: excel as confident leaders and reliable collaborators within diverse teams; communicate effectively in multiple formats with a broad range of audiences; and expertly manage complex projects.
Technical Preparation: be competent professionals, able to embrace emerging technologies, and use theoretical and practical skills, critical thinking, and data-driven analysis to successfully solve a large variety of technical problems.
Community Stewardship: act ethically, recognize the privileged duty of engineers to holistically consider how their actions and inactions affect the environment and society with a preference for the marginalized, and advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in society.
Personal Growth: live to their potential, pursuing their passions and interests with creativity, curiosity, and innovation, and apply the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm of context, experience, reflection, action, and evaluation in their lifelong learning.
At the time of graduation, students from our electrical engineering program are expected to have:
|1.||An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.|
|2.||An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.|
|3.||An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences,|
|4.||An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.|
|5.||An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.|
|6.||An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.|
|7.||An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.|
The electrical engineering program enrolled 42 students in Fall 2023 and awarded 7 degrees in academic year 2022-23.
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