Why pursue an electrical engineering degree at North Central College?
Our focus is on automation and robotics. Our themes are sustainability, access and enhancing the quality of life for all. Technology has the potential to address many societal issues. Engineers influence how new technology is created and applied. Electrical engineering students get hands-on learning in the engineering method, the latest engineering design, and simulation software, making parts on 3D printers, programming in Python, computer circuits and architecture, FPGA design, sensors, actuators, embedded processors, power electronics and motors. If it’s electronic, you’ll know how it gets its information, how it’s programmed and what makes it respond. You’ll practice the same skills that you’ll use in your career: solving problems, working in teams, writing reports and making presentations. Activities include intercollegiate competitions, community engagement or independent studies.
You can also:
- Complete internships at nearby research labs such as Argonne National Laboratory or Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
- Study in the Dr. Myron Wentz Science Center, a state-of-the-art facility equipped to accommodate the most sophisticated hardware, software, and other sustainable technology.
- Pursue your research interests anywhere in the world by applying for a Richter Grant.
- Travel, study and work internationally through our study abroad program.
- Present your original research findings at local, regional and national conferences, such as the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research or North Central’s own Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research.
Coursework in this area includes:
- Differential equations & linear algebra
- Computer science
- Classical physics
- Modern physics
- Basic electronics
- Engineering design
- Technical writing
- Professional ethics
- Engineering finance
- Embedded processors
- Electrical simulations
- Applied statistics
- Digital logic
- Circuit analysis
- Computer systems
- Analog and digital signals
- Motors and actuators
- Power electronics
- Solid state physics
- Electronic controls
- FPGA design
- Failure analysis
- Independent projects
How to Apply
International Applicants must submit:
- North Central College online application or Coalition Application
- Official secondary school transcripts that include at least 3 years of grades
- Official university transcripts with course descriptions (transfer applicants only)
- Official TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, or ACT Scores (choose one)
- Passport copy
*North Central notifies applicants of their admission decision and scholarship award within approximately two weeks of receiving a completed application.
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