UT Tyler Department of Electrical Engineering
About the Department of Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering is a branch of engineering which uses science, mathematics, and technology coupled with problem-solving skills to analyze, design, construct, and maintain products and provide services related to electrical and electronic devices and systems. The bachelor's degree in electrical engineering is an important qualification for those seeking employment in industry, and it provides a solid foundation for graduate study.
Some areas in which an electrical engineer may specialize are electrical circuit design, analog and digital electronics, microelectronics, computers, communications, digital signal processing, control systems, power systems, and energy conversion. Whether designing large electric power systems to provide energy to homes and industries or developing tiny electronic devices to save lives, an electrical engineer is afforded many opportunities for a challenging and rewarding career.
The electrical engineering faculty comes from diverse industrial backgrounds. Each faculty member holds an advanced terminal degree, and most have actively practiced engineering before joining the university faculty.
The Department of Electrical Engineering supports the mission of the College of Engineering and Computer Science through its teaching, research, and community service activities. The Department is committed to excellence in undergraduate electrical engineering education and provides its students with a strong theoretical foundation, practical engineering skills, experience in communication and teamwork, and training in ethics and professional conduct. Graduates are prepared for successful engagement in industrial enterprises, research and development, graduate study, and practice as professional engineers. The Department also provides advanced studies in support of the graduate programs of the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Program Educational Objectives
Graduates of the electrical engineering program, i.e., alumni who have earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from The University of Texas at Tyler, will:
- be involved in professional practice through the application of problem solving skills, using relevant technology in their field;
- demonstrate professional leadership skills through effective communication, critical thought, creativity and teamwork;
- be able to integrate engineering principles and social, business, and ethical issues in modern society in the process of decision making;
- be professionally engaged in serving the needs of business, industry, government, and academic organizations;
- grow professionally through activities such as graduate study, continuing education, professional licensure, and participation in technical societies.