Electrical Engineering, Energy Concentration

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 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 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.

Contact Information

Engineering & Design Departmental Website: cse.wwu.edu/engd

Electrical Engineering Program Director
Todd Morton
Engineering Technology 206
360-650-2918
Todd.Morton@wwu.edu

Program Coordinator and Pre-Major Advisor
Lisa Ochs
Engineering Technology 204
360-650-4132
Lisa.Ochs@wwu.edu

Requirements

SUPPORTING COURSES (56 credits)

  • CHEM 121 - General Chemistry I
  • CSCI 140 - Programming Fundamentals in C++
  • ENG 302 - Introduction to Technical and Professional Writing
  • MATH 124 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • MATH 125 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
  • MATH 204 - Elementary Linear Algebra
  • MATH 224 - Multivariable Calculus and Geometry I
  • MATH 331 - Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MATH 345 - Statistics for Engineering
  • PHYS 161 - Physics with Calculus I
  • PHYS 162 - Physics with Calculus II
  • PHYS 163 - Physics with Calculus III

EE CORE COURSES (54 credits)

  • EE 110 - Introduction to Electrical Engineering
  • EE 111 - Circuit Analysis I
  • EE 210 - Circuit Analysis II
  • EE 220 - Electronics I
  • EE 233 - Digital Electronics
  • EE 244 - Embedded Microcontrollers I
  • EE 310 - Continuous Systems
  • EE 320 - Electronics II
  • EE 344 - Embedded Microcontrollers II
  • EE 360 - Communication Systems
  • EE 361 - Applied Electromagnetics and Antenna Theory
  • EE 372 - Electrical Power and Electromechanical Devices
  • EE 444 - Embedded Systems
  • EE 480 - Control Systems

EE ENERGY CONCENTRATION COURSES (34-38 credits)

  • EE 374 - Energy Processing
  • EE 378 - Smart and Renewable Power
  • EE 471 - Energy Project Proposal
  • EE 472 - Energy Project Research and Development
  • EE 473 - Energy Project Implementation
  • ENRG 270 - Energy Science 1 or ENRG 320 - Science of Energy Resources
  • ECON 386 - The Economics of Electricity Markets
  • ESCI 380 - Energy and Environment
  • Technical Elective Courses (6 to 10 credits) as approved by the program advisor.