BS in Electrical Engineering

The BS in Electrical Engineering at the University of St. Thomas is a hands-on, industry-oriented and career-focused program that blends theory and research with practical engineering fundamentals. The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org).

Electrical Engineering is one of the largest and most-diverse of the engineering fields with the following four main sub-disciplines: analog electronics, digital embedded systems, communications and signal processing, and power systems. The BSEE curriculum provides a broad foundation of these four disciplines and allows our students to delve deeper into one or more of these areas by electing technical tracks to fulfill the requirements of the degree program. 

We offer specialized tracks in Embedded Systems, Power, Communications and Signal Processing, Electromagnetic Field theory and Physics:

  • The Embedded Systems track enables students to become proficient with those small computers, and a host of other digital systems, that help control everything from automobile engines to pacemakers.
  • The Power track emphasizes power systems, renewable energy, and the ‘magic-sauce’, power electronics that makes renewable energy economically viable. This track also offers students the opportunity to potentially deploy small energy systems (microgrids) in developing countries for humanitarian outreach.
  • The Communications and Signal Processing track enables students to learn about and apply the modern communication methods and systems that form the backbone of modern civilization.
  • The Electromagnetic Field track enables students to focus on optics, transmission lines, and antennas – all of which are essential for wireless systems and the IoT (Internet of Things).
  • Finally, the Physics track allows students to dive deeper into the science that enables these sub-disciplines of electrical engineering. 

Since hands-on experiential learning is in the DNA of our program, nearly 80% of our engineers graduate with internship experience, and more than 40% graduate having worked with a faculty member on a research project outside of the classroom. In addition, during their senior year, all students participate in a year-long Engineering Design Clinic where as a part of multi-disciplinary team they work on industry sponsored projects. From medical devices to aerospace, research to technical sales, from power to communications,  and from big companies to small, our electrical engineers have found success in a broad range of technical fields and moved on to do great things.

See BSEE Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes.

From: University of St. Thomas Undergraduate Academic Catalog

B.S. in Electrical Engineering Plans of Study

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 View B.S. in Electrical Engineering Faculty Advisor Guide

Enrollments and Degrees Awarded

Undergraduate Engineering Enrollments

  • Fall 2015:  637 students (Computer, Electrical, Mechanical and Engineering 3-2 programs) 

Bachelor's Degrees Awarded in Engineering

  • Year 2014-2015: 104 Total (88 Mechanical Engineering, 15 Electrical Engineering, and 1 Computer Engineering)