Electrical Engineering BS Degree
Meet Engineering Challenges in a Rapidly Advancing Field
Electrical engineers use the tools of mathematics, physics and other natural sciences to solve technical problems and satisfy the needs of society. They design, develop, test and supervise the manufacture, installation, maintenance and operation of electrical and electronic equipment and systems.
When you earn a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from The University of Texas at Tyler, you will be qualified for employment in many vital industries or to move on to advanced graduate studies.
- Enter a scientific field of study that builds on your solid academic foundation in mathematics, physics, biology and chemistry to solve technical problems and satisfy the needs of society.
- The civil engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Graduates of the UT Tyler electrical engineering program work in many diverse industries and for the government. Among the organizations employing our graduates are: U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, IBM, Intel, Raytheon, Trane, National Instruments, SPEA and many more.
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Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering: Integrating Theory & Practice.
- Enter a program of study that combines class lectures with engaging, hands-on lab exercises that build on concepts introduced in class.
- Complete an industry-based capstone engineering design project that uses the concepts and principles learned through your degree program.
- Develop a career specialty through elective courses in one of the following areas: computer engineering, biomedical engineering, electrical circuit design, analog and digital electronics, microelectronics, computers, communications, digital signal processing, control systems, power systems or energy conversion.
- Be part of a program known for its student-focused, hands-on approach to engineering education.
- Network with other professionals by becoming a student member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Robotics Club and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).
Electrical Engineering Faculty: Researchers. Exceptional Educators.
- Study with faculty members whose research interests span wireless communications, radar systems, digital signal processing, FPGA design, VLSI design, semiconductor electron device modeling, engineering optics and power systems.
- Benefit from a faculty that includes outstanding educators and respected professionals who have held such senior industry positions as semiconductor process engineer, design engineer and product development engineer, to name a few.
- Participate in classes taught by recognized authorities in their field who have been published in professional journals on such topics as Optimization of Computer Vision Algorithms for Real Time Platforms; Numerical and Analytical Simulations of Top-Contact Pentacene Thin Film Transistors; and Analysis of Induced Surface Currents on High Velocity Targets Using a Relativistic Approach.
Electrical Engineering Courses. Rigorous. Scientific.
Digital Systems – Get a firm foundation in Boolean algebra, logic gates; number systems and codes; combinational logic; sequential logic; design of logic circuits; analog-digital interface; and memory devices. Two hours of lecture and one 3-hour lab per week.
Linear Circuits Analysis I – Learn about basic circuit elements, including resistance, inductance, mutual inductance, capacitance, independent and controlled voltage and current sources. The class covers the topology of electrical networks, Kirchhoff's laws, node and mesh analysis, DC analysis, introduction to operational amplifiers, complex numbers, sinusoidal steady-state AC circuit analysis, first and second-order circuits and transient analysis of first-order circuits. Three hours of lecture per week.
Communications Theory – Delve into the study of signals, systems and analog modulation techniques; the effects of noise in modulation systems and signal-to-noise ratio; digital data transmission; and probability of error. Three hours of lecture per week.
Electric Power Systems – Learn about magnetic circuits, electromechanical energy conversion, transformers, induction motors, synchronous machines, direct current (DC) machines, the fundamentals of power system modeling and the basics of power flow analysis. Three hours of lecture per week.
Electronic Circuit Analysis I – Study the concepts of generalized amplifier models; two-port networks applications of operational amplifiers; non-ideal characteristics of operational amplifiers; electrical characteristics, small-signal models and applications of diodes; bipolar junction transistors and FETS; amplifier analysis and design; and limitations of small-signal models.
Electronic Circuits Analysis II – Explore CMOS digital circuits, the structure of operational amplifiers, feedback concepts, oscillators, small-signal analysis and load-line analysis. Get an introduction to nonlinear electronic circuits.
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Career Outlook for Electrical Engineering
EngineerSalary.com, The Engineer’s Complete Compensation Data Source, indicates that job prospects should be favorable for electrical engineers through 2015. The salary range for the middle 50% of electrical engineers is $62,420 - $104,180. Our graduates consistently land offers in this range every year. Opportunities will arise from increasing demand for sophisticated consumer products and upgrades to U.S. defense systems and aircraft. For more information, go to www.engineersalary.com/Electrical.asp.