Why major in Electrical Engineering?
Entrepreneurship is the driving force for innovation and growth in the global economy, and UD’s educational and research programs in electrical engineering provide numerous opportunities to explore this force underlying the competitiveness, success, and prosperity of society.
Undergraduate laboratory experiences give students the chance to practice skills they learn in classes on real devices and to see firsthand the physics that they describe mathematically in classes. Because of our lab courses, upon graduation our students not only understand the technical world but also have the skills and experience to change it. Our electrical engineering students, faculty, and alumni have helped launch a multitude of entrepreneurial success stories over the years. They continue to change the world with their spirit of innovation, passion for technology, and technology transfer.
Electrical engineering students at UD benefit from a broad array of experiential learning opportunities, including robust senior design and undergraduate research programs, as well as our Vertically Integrated Projects program, which unites undergraduate education and faculty research in a team-based context. Many of our undergraduates publish papers in scholarly journals or attend conferences all over the country before receiving their degree.
Are you looking to expand your intellectual horizons? If you are the type of student who wants to work hard academically, but also be part of a bright and vibrant community of scholars, the UD Honors Program may be a good fit for you.
The Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) program connects undergraduate students with the cutting-edge research taking place at UD. Multi-disciplinary teams of students work on projects centered around the work of faculty, who serve as leaders and mentors to teams.
EGGG 101 – Introduction to Engineering (FYE)
CHEM 103 – General Chemistry
MATH 241 – Analytic Geometry & Calculus A
CISC 106 – General Computer Science for Engineers
Breadth Requirement Elective 1
CISC 210 – Introduction to Systems Programming
PHYS 207 – Fundamentals of Physics I
MATH 242 – Analytic Geometry & Calculus B
CPEG 202 – Introduction to Digital Systems
ENGL 110 – Seminar in Composition
ELEG 205 – Analog Circuits I
CPEG 222 – Microprocessor Systems
MATH 243 – Analytic Geometry & Calculus C
PHYS 208 – Fundamentals of Physics II
ELEG 305 – Signals and Systems
ELEG 309 – Electronic Circuit Analysis I
MATH 351 – Engineering Mathematics I
ELEG 298 – ECE Design Challenges
ELEG 313 – Electromagnetic Field Theory
ELEG 340 – Solid State Electronics
MATH 342 – Differential Equations with Linear Algebra II
Written Communication Elective (Satisfies upper level COE Breadth Requirement)
Breadth Requirement Elective 3
ELEG 310 – Random Signals and Noise
ELEG 398 – ECE Design & Entrepreneurship
ELEG Foundation Elective 1
ELEG Foundation Elective 2
Technical Elective 1
ELEG 498 – Senior Design I (DLE & Capstone)
ELEG Foundation Elective 3
ELEG/CPEG 3xx Technical Elective
Technical Elective 2
Breadth Requirement Elective 4
ELEG 499 – Senior Design II
ELEG 491 – Ethics and Impacts of Engineering
ELEG/CPEG 4xx Technical Elective 1
ELEG/CPEG 4xx Technical Elective 2
Breadth Requirement Elective 5
4+1 Program Options
The department offers special 4 + 1 BEE/MSECE and 4 + 1 BCpE/MSECE programs for highly-qualified undergraduate students.
The program allows the student to earn both the BEE/BCpE and the MSECE degree in five years of full-time study in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Delaware. Students must apply by May 1 of their junior year. GRE scores will be waived. For admissions to this program the following minimum criteria will be applied:
- An undergraduate grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.
- A minimum of two letters of strong support from former teachers at the University of Delaware.
The application and processing instructions can be found at the Graduate College website. Once you start the application, click on the 4 + 1 program option.
UD’s Spectrum Scholars program promotes a welcoming environment for undergraduate students with autism at UD that enhances their ability to thrive in academic environments and campus life. In collaboration with JPMorgan Chase & Co. and administered by the University’s Center for Disabilities Studies, undergraduate students with autism receive comprehensive coaching and career development opportunities during their undergraduate experience as they work toward a successful career.
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