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The educational experience we provide emphasizes lab-based experiential learning, teamwork, communication, and critical thinking, while the program curriculum provides current, practical engineering knowledge built on a sound mathematical and science background.

Energy courses include a combination of advanced electrical and computer engineering courses and interdisciplinary courses in the sciences, economics, policy, and the environment. Topics deal with the sources, generation, control and utilization of electric power, energy conversion and storage, and smart power topics such as system analysis, protection and stability, solid state motor control, and industrial process control systems. Projects are normally interdisciplinary in collaboration with faculty in the Institute for Energy Studies.

Program Admissions

Admission to the Electrical and Computer Engineering major is a two-phase process. When students initially declare to the program, they are designated as pre-majors. Students must complete specific coursework in order to apply to the major. Admission to full major status is determined by academic performance as a pre-major and other factors. Admission to the major is competitive. Neither completion of the prerequisites nor attainment of any specific GPA guarantees admission. For specific admissions questions, contact the pre-major advisor.

Program Contact

Andy Klein, Program Director

Engineering Technology 270


Lisa Ochs, Program Coordinator and Pre-Major Advisor

Engineering Technology 204



Contact the Engineering and Design Department for information about this major.