Electrical engineering is primarily concerned with the study and application of electricity. Given the widespread use of electricity in our world today, electrical engineers work on a very broad range of applications, including (and by no means limited to) consumer electronics (such as music players), communication devices (such as cell phones and modems), computers, microfabrication, factory automation, robotics, medical instrumentation, test equipment, power generation and distribution, electric motors and generators and many others. Additionally, electrical engineering has grown to include topics of study that are not strictly related to electricity, though dealing with systems that typically use electricity. Thus, topics as diverse as control systems theory (applied in automation), information theory (applied to communication systems) and photonics are also studied in electrical engineering.
The electrical engineering program is rigorous, emphasizing both theory and practice. Hands-on experience is emphasized through projects and lab exercises, and culminates with a senior design project. Recent senior design topics have included robotics, biosensors, electric motor diagnosis, telecommunications and others. We have over 5,500 square feet of lab space dedicated to the electrical and computer engineering programs. Our newest addition is a cleanroom lab used for the fabrication of micron scale devices. A 4+1 option is available to students who are interested to begin working towards a master degree in their senior or junior year. Recent research topics have been in the areas of biosensors and digital signal processing.
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LETU's autonomous robotics team designs and builds their own robot each year to enter into the IEEE Region 5 Robotics Competition.Each year, the robot is designed to complete a designated task 100% autonomously.
The team's robot took home first prize in the 2014 region 5 IEEE robotics competition, while competing against several prominent engineering schools.
The goal of the Electronic Access Computer Station team is to design an electronic control system to automate a computer station’s vertical door system for hospital–hallway application sponsored by CCI group Inc.
This system will provide hands free access to the computers. The design should be cost efficient and practical for mass production.
With a degree in engineering with an electrical concentration, graduates may choose from a number of industry career options.
A few possible career choices include:
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