The Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering provides students with the opportunity to acquire a broad background in circuit theory, communication systems, computers, control systems, electromagnetic fields, energy sources and systems, and electronic devices. Emphasis on design places Embry-Riddle Electrical Engineering students in a unique position to increase employment opportunities after graduation. At Embry-Riddle, right from the start students have hands-on design and assembly opportunities. During the first year, students in the Bachelors of Electrical Engineering degree program work with a team to build an autonomous robot that competes against other robotic systems to complete a defined task.
Throughout Electrical Engineering studies, students are educated in the discipline’s theory and receive practical hands-on experience, culminating with the highly regarded senior capstone course that follows the development cycle of an actual engineering project.
Emphasis on design and laboratory experience ensures that the Embry-Riddle electrical engineering graduate is in a preferred position to enter industry practice or graduate school after completing the program.
ERAU faculty who are leading experts in avionics and systems engineering immerse students in real-world scenarios and empower them to think like an engineer.
The Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Students may take advantage of the opportunity to join professional associations such as the student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Amateur Radio Club, and the Satellite Development Club.
About Electrical Engineering at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus
The B.S. in Electrical Engineering degree program at our Daytona Beach Campus gives students advanced knowledge of industry practices that give them a leg up on their professional careers. Housed in the Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering (ECSSE) Department of the College of Engineering, this program can be taken with a track in avionics or in aerospace systems, or it can be taken without specification. The program is built around hands-on projects like the telemetry system of autonomous aircraft or power switching for a hybrid car. With this real-world experience under their belts, graduates enter the workforce ready to make a difference in the modern world.
Students begin this program by completing the College of Engineering’s Freshman Engineering Program. The program includes a general education core of Speech and College Success, introductions to engineering and computing, plus courses in calculus and analytical geometry, and physics for engineers.
"Systems thinking" is a component of all ECSSE undergraduate programs: That's knowing how the parts of a system, the modules, and the subsystems, fit together to make a finished system. When program graduate enters the industry, they understand how what they're working on is part of a bigger whole. Systems thinking is highly valued by employers.
The department sponsors two term-away programs: Students may study in Europe (France, Poland, or the Czech Republic) or in Brazil.
Exceptional students in the B.S. in Electrical Engineering are invited to apply to the Accelerated Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering. This program enables students to pursue a master’s degree with only one additional year of studies beyond the bachelor’s degree.
About Electrical Engineering at the Prescott, AZ Campus
The Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering provides an opportunity for students to develop a broad background in circuit theory, communication systems, computers, control systems, and other areas needed for a professional career in electrical engineering. The program emphasizes design and culminates in a senior year capstone project that teams electrical engineering students with students from the aerospace and software engineering programs. Graduates also have specialized knowledge about avionics systems to prepare for positions in the aviation industry.
The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree is housed in the Department of Computer, Electrical, and Software Engineering in the College of Engineering.
The overall objective of the Electrical Engineering program at Prescott is to produce graduates who will be successful practitioners of electrical engineering. The program objectives to measure our accomplishment of this goal are engineers who:
Demonstrate achievements in their chosen profession
Contribute to the development of the profession
Engage in professional growth
Contribute to the welfare of society through service
The Prescott Campus is home to both the state-of-the-art King Engineering and Technology Center and a student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers that has been recognized as the Outstanding IEEE Chapter in its region.
The Prescott Campus offers specialized labs, which students use right from the beginning of their ERAU education.
Students who are interested in robotics may take a robotics track within the EE program.