WSU Tri-Cities

Electrical Engineering

Undergraduate Program

The Bachelors of Science EE program, prepares students to be employed as electrical engineers or to pursue graduate studies. The degree requires slightly more than 120 semester credits of course work. The first two years establish a solid mathematical foundation of calculus through differential equations and calculus-based physics. In the second year, students are introduced to digital and analog circuits and systems at the theory level in lectures and at the practical level through hands-on laboratories. The third year is devoted to core EE subjects such as electronics, electromagnetics, signals and systems, electric power, and control systems. Extensive laboratory work translates text-book theory into practical application. In the fourth year, the choice of five or more advanced technical electives allows students to focus on specific areas of interest. Finally, a one-year senior design sequence serves as a "capstone" experience where students work in teams to solve open-ended, real-world engineering problems often encountered in the field.

Transferring from a community college

Math, physics, chemistry, programming and many general education requirements can be completed at a community college. You can use the WSU course equivalencies website to determine which courses at a particular institution will meet our program requirements. Columbia Basin College students can take advantage of the Bridges program. Please visit the Cougar Connection Office at CBC for more information or contact Renee Smith, Undergraduate Academic Advisor at WSU Tri-Cities with questions.

Download a PDF that outlines the typical four-year course structure

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