The world today is totally dependent on electricity, computers and electrical/electronic devices. Electrical and computer engineers are responsible for making day-to-day life easier while protecting the nation’s infrastructure against cyber and physical attacks. These engineers improve quality of life by creating innovative systems such as smart houses, self-driving cars and medical instruments.

Electrical and computer engineering involves researching, developing and testing electronic and computer components. Engineers study computing processes, circuit boards, memory devices, networks and routers while examining new frontiers in computer hardware. The electrical and computer engineering field is marked by its advancements in evolving areas of technology such as optics, electric power systems and microelectronics.

The bachelor of science degree in electrical and computer engineering ties together the disciplines, creating a platform for students interested in computer and hardware design. Students learn how to create schematics of computer equipment, test hardware models, analyze data, update existing computer equipment and manage the hardware manufacturing process.

Students complete a core electrical engineering curriculum with an emphasis on computer science while allowing room for electives in TU’s reputable humanities-based programs. A strong background in mathematics and physics is required along with interests in bioengineering, electromagnetic fields and circuit systems.

Program Educational Objectives

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Based on both the mission statement and the primary objective of the department, the Electrical Engineering Program Educational Objectives are to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills:

  • To establish a professional career as an electrical engineer within a few years after graduation
  • To successfully engage in advanced study should they choose to continue their education within a few years after graduation

Degree Options

Electrical and Computer Engineering, B.S.E.C.E.

Teaches students the skills required to become experts in computer hardware and software to repair and manage electrical, automotive and computer systems.

Electrical Engineering, B.S.E.E.

Provides students an education in designing and managing electrical equipment such as motors, radars and power generators.

Typical Four-Year Schedule – Electrical Engineering

Freshman – Fall SemesterFreshman – Spring Semester
Exposition & ArgumentGeneral Elective
Block ICalculus II
Calculus IPhysics I + Lab
General Chemistry + LabDigital Systems + Lab
Introduction to Electrical Engineering
Computer Tools for Electrical Engineering
Sophomore – Fall SemesterSophomore – Spring Semester
Differential EquationsBlock II
Physics II + LabCalculus III
Circuit AnalysisPhysics III
Measurements LabMicroprocessors
Engineering Science ElectiveEngineering Science Elective
Junior – Fall SemesterJunior – Spring Semester
Block IIWriting for the Profession
Power SystemsStatistics
Electronics IElectromagnetics
Signals and SystemsElectronics Lab
Engineering Science ElectiveElectronics II
Classical Control Systems
Senior – Fall SemesterSenior – Spring Semester
Block IBlock II
CommunicationsBlock II
Senior Project ISenior Project II
Technical ElectiveTechnical Elective
Technical ElectiveTechnical Elective

Typical Four-Year Schedule – Electrical and Computer Engineering

Exposition & ArgumentBlock II
Block II - Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative ExperienceDiscrete Math
Calculus ICalculus II
General Chemistry + LabPhysics I + Lab
Introduction to Electrical EngineeringDigital Systems + Lab
Computer Tools for Electrical Engineering
Differential EquationsBlock I
General Physics II + LabCalculus III
Engineering EconomicsPhysics III
Embedded SystemsMicroprocessors
Circuit AnalysisFundamentals of Algorithms & Computer Applications
Measurements Lab
StatisticsWriting for the Profession
Data StructuresOperating Systems
Electric Power SystemsElectromagnetics
Electronics IElectronics II + Lab
Signals and SystemsClassical Control Systems
Solid State Electrical Devices
Block I - Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative ExperienceBlock II - Historical and Social Interpretation
CommunicationsBlock II - Historical and Social Interpretation
Senior ProjectSenior Project
HW ElectiveTechnical Elective
Net ElectiveTechnical Elective

Professional Opportunities

  • Circuit design engineer
  • Computer hardware engineer
  • Aircraft simulator engineer
  • Medical Device engineer
  • Power systems engineer