Electrical engineering majors learn to apply mathematical and physical principles to a wide variety of electrical, electronic, and computer-based devices and systems. Through an arrangement of theory-based coursework combined with hands-on learning, students are introduced to a broad range of engineering concepts and topics.
The electrical engineering major combines a fundamental liberal arts education with a strong foundation in science, mathematics, and computer science. By working collaboratively with an engaged, progressive faculty, you learn to apply the use of electrical engineering to analyze and interpret data, and develop skills in experimentation and design. The program emphasizes creative thinking, problem solving, communication skills, teamwork, and the professional and ethical responsibilities of an electrical engineer.
You are given the option to specialize in a specific area by taking two elective courses in the electrical engineering discipline. The program places increasing emphasis on design assignments and offers advanced elective courses that allow students to focus on specific career objectives.
Fairfield's School of Engineering also has a five-year program, allowing you to earn a combined B.S./M.S. program in electrical and computer engineering in just one extra year.
Program Educational Objectives
Within a few years of graduation, alumni of the Electrical Engineering Program are expected to:
- enjoy careers in industry and government as successful engineers or in related technical fields, while those with academic vocations distinguish themselves as educators and scholars.
- apply engineering science to analyze design, and test a variety of electrical engineering systems.
- continue to grow through graduate education in engineering and other professions, through industrial engagement, or through participation in professional societies.
- realize their unique contributions on interdisciplinary teams or as a team leader in an ethical and professional manner with a sense of social responsibility.
Fast Facts 2013-14
Full Time Enrollment: 25
Part Time Enrollment: 9
Graduates in 2012-13: 6