Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering is a broad engineering discipline that integrates mathematical and scientific principles of electricity and magnetism to analyze electrical phenomena and to design electrical systems. The Electrical Engineering program prepares students for a wide range of careers involving design and implementation of electrical systems.

The Electrical Engineering program has been accredited since July 21, 1977, by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET).

Program Educational Objectives

The Electrical Engineering program is designed to provide its graduates a solid educational foundation on which they can build successful and sustainable careers in electrical engineering or a related field. In particular, all graduates of the Electrical Engineering program will have the following:

  • The analysis, synthesis and design skills to qualify them for immediate employment or graduate study in the areas of electrical, electronic and digital systems.
  • The teamwork, communications and interpersonal skills to enable them to be productive members of interdisciplinary engineering teams.
  • The confidence, professionalism and experience to enable them to assume positions of technical and/or managerial leadership as their careers develop.
  • A solid foundation in basic mathematics, science and electrical engineering that will enable them to continue their professional development and sustain a life-long career in electrical engineering, either through advanced course work or continuing self-directed learning and development activities.

The Electrical Engineering program is designed to meet its objectives through its curriculum, experiential learning including cooperative education, and co-curricular activities sponsored by the department and the university.

The curriculum includes a strong sequence of mathematics and basic science courses that provides the solid foundation in these areas that is common to all engineering programs at Kettering University. Engineering design and basic engineering concepts from a variety of disciplines are introduced in the freshman year in IME-100. Basic and practical computer programming and problem solving is introduced, also in the freshman year, in ECE-101.

The “core” curriculum include fundamental courses in electrical circuits, electronics, electrical signals and systems, electromagnetic, fields and waves, digital systems, and embedded computer systems. Fully half of the courses in the core curriculum include a strong laboratory experience, which both enhances students’ learning and hones their abilities to apply technology effectively in the workplace. A flexible selection of electives allow students to deepen their knowledge in specific areas or applications of electrical engineering, or to broaden their background through dual majors or minors, or simply well chosen combinations of courses that meet their individual educational goals.

The culminating experience in the curriculum takes place in EE-490 Senior EE Design Project, which gives students experience working in a team environment to complete a large engineering project that builds on the knowledge and skills they have gained in their coursework.

The curriculum is supported by modern lab facilities for analog and digital circuits and electronics, electrical machines, control systems, high-voltage studies, haptic systems, and embedded computer systems.