We live in a high-tech society, and Electrical Engineers are among the most numerous, most diverse and dynamic contributors to our technological advancements. Electrical Engineering encompasses basic science and mathematics, with advanced knowledge of semiconductors, analog and digital electronic circuit design, optical devices, image and signal processing, communications, control systems, photonics, computer architecture, computer-aided design (CAD), and computer interfacing.
The mission of the electrical engineering program is to develop knowledgeable and competent engineering professionals who exemplify the humanistic, Catholic and Jesuit traditions of commitment to social justice, service to others, life-long learning, ethical and moral responsibility, and concern for the environment. The University of Scranton core curriculum is an essential part of the EE curriculum and includes a structured program in theology, philosophy, ethics, written and oral communication, and public speaking. Roughly half of the credits in the EE program are devoted to engineering topics. The electrical engineering program culminates in a two-term capstone senior project where each student must design, construct, program, and debug a self-guided, artificially intelligent robot.
Graduates of our EE program are well prepared to embark on careers in electrical engineering or to further their education at graduate school. Our graduates have challenging and rewarding careers in such diverse fields as biomedical instrumentation, semiconductor fabrication, pharmaceutical manufacturing, secondary education-mathematics/physics, patent law, national defense systems, and national space programs.
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