Bachelor of Science in Engineering | College of Engineering and Computing
What is Electrical Engineering?
Electrical engineering encompasses analysis, design, synthesis, and maintenance of products, services, and systems that touch nearly every aspect of our daily lives. Electrical Engineers apply electronic and electromagnetic/optical principles to design, build, and test analog or digital devices, circuits, and systems for processing, communication, and storage of information; distribution, conversion, and storage of energy; and process automation or robotics. Application areas include communication, manufacturing, power and energy, health care, computing, security, entertainment, and many others.
What are the features of Miami’s program?
The electrical engineering program uses a variety of laboratory facilities in the College of Engineering and Computing. These facilities will provide student laboratory experience in electric circuits, analog and digital electronics, traditional and computer-based instruments, control systems, real-time and simulated experimentations, computer programming, robotics, and computer-integrated virtual manufacturing.
Our strongly student-oriented faculty are involved in research and have directed award-winning electrical engineering-related student projects including: Undergraduate Summer Scholars award for Neural Network, Development for Space Weather Forecasting, Undergraduate Research Award for Incoherent Radar Studies of the Earth’s Upper Atmosphere, and Robotics International Team One Gold Award for Self Controlled Robots.
Students have the opportunity to double-major in computer engineering and electrical engineering with one semester of additional course work.
Miami is the only Ohio public university offering an electrical engineering program where the focus is on undergraduate education.
Students can gain valuable work experience through an internship or co-op job. Miami University’s Career Services Office offers many resources to help students find internships and jobs. There is also a Career Advisor specifically for students in the College of Engineering and Computing who can discuss strategies and resources that may be most relevant to your internship and job search.
Students can participate in research projects sponsored by faculty or work as laboratory assistants for the department. The research projects give students more in-depth academic experience and help them preparing for graduate studies. Laboratory assistance allows students to gain more hand-on experiences and trouble-shooting skills.
What are the special admission requirements, if any?
There are no additional admission requirements for this program.
What courses would I take?
Science, engineering science, and mathematics courses are fundamental to electrical engineering. Physics, chemistry, engineering mechanics, thermodynamics, and mathematics and statistics courses help to prepare students for in-depth study of electrical engineering subjects.
Electrical engineering courses give students in-depth study in the analysis methods, design approaches, state-of-art technology, and current understanding of various fields within the electrical engineering discipline. Areas of study include electric circuits, computer-aided experimentations, electronics, digital systems design, signals and systems, communications systems, control systems, and digital signal processing.
Computer science and engineering courses help students learn modern computing technologies to assist electrical engineering problem solving. Computers and computer networks are important tools for all branches of modern electrical engineering disciplines. Students will study contemporary programming languages and software engineering methodologies, data structures, and computer networks and data communications courses.
What can I do with this major?
Graduates will have the opportunity to work in a variety of professional fields. They vary from research to design, from development to manufacturing, from production to service. Electrical engineers may also choose to combine their technical education with other responsibilities to work in many other fields such as management, business, law, medicine, and politics.
Graduates will also be prepared to continue their education at the graduate level in electrical engineering and allied fields such as biomedical engineering, computer science, and aerospace engineering.