Undergraduate – Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE)
Electrical engineering is arguably the largest discipline of engineering. It focuses on the application of the principles of electricity and its use with electrical devices and systems. Electrical engineers work on a wide range of components, devices and systems, from tiny microchips to huge power station generators. In this energy conscious world, a thorough understanding of energy and its uses is essential to the success of an electrical engineer.
The field of electrical engineering has branched out into a number of specialized categories, including power generation and transmission systems, motors, batteries and control systems. Electrical engineering also includes electronics subcategories, such as radio frequency (RF) systems, telecommunications, remote sensing, signal processing, digital circuits, instrumentation, audio, video and optoelectronics.
The Electrical Engineering degree program is ABET accredited at Kennesaw State University which meets the degree requirements to take the Professional Engineering exam.
The Electrical Engineering degree program offers course work in:
- Engineering Mechanics
- Engineering Electronics
- Programming and Problem Solving
- Electric Machines
- Communications Systems
With Kennesaw State’s Electrical Engineering training, you will be able to:
- Identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems
- Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs
- Communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences
- Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations
- Make informed judgments which impact global, economic, environmental and societal contexts
- Establish goals, plan tasks and meet objectives while collaborating with team members
- Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
Electrical engineer careers vary, but work primarily in research and development industries, engineering services firms, manufacturing and the federal government, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. You’ll generally work indoors, in offices, but may have to visit sites to observe a problem or a piece of complex equipment. Below are a few electrical engineer jobs you might pursue with a bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering degree from Kennesaw State:
Median Salary: National $98,350; Georgia $96,530
Job Growth Forecasted by 2028: National 5%; Georgia 12%
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
Median Salary: National $105,570; Georgia $104,640
Job Growth Forecasted by 2028: National 1%; Georgia 10%
*Source: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, O*Net Online
- Academic Excellence – The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering is committed to maintaining high academic standards. As a Supply Chain Logistics student, you must meet the program’s Engineering Standing Requirements, which includes having a minimum 2.7 GPA in select math, science and engineering courses before enrolling in upper division courses.
- Hands-On Experience – You will have many opportunities for hands-on training, including coursework projects that enable you to build and utilize skills learned.
- Innovative Research – The program is offered online and on-campus in Marietta and located within KSU’s Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SPCEET). The College has state-of-the-art labs and facilities, and dedicated Research Centers like the Center for Advanced Materials Research and Education, to conduct a wide range of innovative research projects year round.
Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering, MD # 9072
840 Polytechnic Lane
Marietta, GA 30060
Engineering Technology Center, Building Q
Learn more about the Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering at the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SPCEET), or select an Electrical Engineering topic below:
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