Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE)
Did You Know...?
- Despite a growing national demand for their skills, the number of engineers graduating from American universities is going down, according to a survey released by the American Society for Engineering Education.
- Electrical and Computer Engineering are at the top of Forbes' Most Lucrative Majors list.
- According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers 2007 Job Outlook Survey, Electrical and Computer Engineering were among the top 5 most “in-demand” majors.
- At University of Maryland, Electrical and Computer Engineering students are the most requested majors for employers conducting campus interviews. In fact, we have our own ECE Career Fair every year.
Facts & Figures
Electrical engineers create innovative technology solutions in a wide range of areas, from handheld communications to solar panels; from cardiac pace makers to autonomous robots; from wireless networks to bio-engineered sensors that detect dangerous pathogens; and intelligent surveillance systems that perform face and motion recognition. Employers visiting campus seek out electrical engineering students for recruitment more than any other major at the University of Maryland.
Electrical engineers have been uniquely responsible for developing many of the innovations that have brought us modern life and are urgently needed today to help solve a variety of global problems, including challenges related to energy, communications, health care, global warming, and national security. Electrical engineering underpins all other engineering disciplines, encompassing biomedical devices technology, micro- and nanoelectronics, information systems, wireless communications and signal processing, power systems, lasers and optics, electronic devices, computer software-hardware integration, and control systems. Electrical engineers led revolutions in the music and telecommunications industries, and are poised to lead the next revolutionary innovations in nanotechnology, robotics, and other advanced technologies.
Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland consists of the following sub-disciplines:
Electrical Engineering Curriculum
The Electrical Engineering curriculum requires a minimum of 120 credits to degree completion. Full time students usually take a minimum of four years (or eight semesters) to complete this program. However, some students take longer to do so, adding additional semesters and/or summer courses to their timeline. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor to determine an appropriate pace for completing the program.
Program Educational Objectives
ECE's undergraduate electrical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commisison of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700.
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