Electrical engineering is a dynamic and creative engineering discipline that has spun out many new areas of focus over the past few decades. Electrical engineering is a brand name that represents a rigorous and diversified curriculum based on the application of fundamental concepts in mathematics and the sciences to real world problems. Electrical engineers are in great demand in every sector of industry: consumer electronics, automotive, energy, aerospace, chemical, food/pharmaceutical, financial, and defense.

The electrical engineering program at Wright State University offers a curriculum with extensive laboratory learning experiences using modern hardware and software tools consistent with industry standards. Our electrical engineering degree offers the following focus areas:

  • VLSI and Computer engineering concentrates on the design and development of computer hardware and very large-scale integrated microchip systems.
  • Microwave engineering concentrates on the design and development of microwave devices, transmission lines and antennas.
  • Signal Processing and Wireless engineering concentrates on signal processing, sensor and MEMS technology, radar systems, and the design and development of wireless communication devices and systems.
  • Control Systems engineering concentrates on design and development of control and robotic systems.
  • Electronics engineering concentrates on electronic devices and power electronic systems.

The Department of Electrical Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science degree in the core discipline of Electrical Engineering, as well as a concentration in Engineering Physics. The Electrical Engineering Program Guide lists the required courses and is a useful tool for students to plan their program schedules. Students should contact their academic adviser regarding scheduled course offerings.

The program educational objectives for the Electrical Engineering program, in support of the missions of the University and College, are to produce engineers who

  • Objective 1: Will be professionally employed in a technical position or pursuing an advanced degree.
  • Objective 2: Will be communicating their work to others through technical articles, reports, design documents, or presentations.
  • Objective 3: Will be leading or participating as a member of project teams.
  • Objective 4: Will be developing expertise in a specialized area or broadening their base of knowledge.

Electrical Engineering Student Outcomes

Undergraduate Minors: The Department of Electrical Engineering also offers undergraduate minors in each of the five focus areas listed above.  The minor programs are only open to students that are not majoring in Electrical Engineering.


Enrollment Information

  • Spring 2013: 85 BSEE Major and 194 BSEE Pre and ICES
  • Fall 2013: 79 BSEE Major and 232 BSEE Pre and ICES

Graduation from BSEE program

  • Spring 2013: 26
  • Summer 2013: 6
  • Fall 2013: 8