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Electrical Engineering

The University of Mount Union’s BS in electrical engineering degree provides students with hands-on experiences in the application of scientific and mathematical principles utilized to design, manufacture, and control structures, machines, processes, and systems.

The discipline of electrical engineering embodies many fields such as microelectronics, electromagnetics, computers, power systems, controls, robotics, telecommunications, signal and image processing, instrumentation, solid state materials and devices, software development, bioengineering, and mechatronics. Real-life applications include power generation and distribution, electronic communication systems, manufacturing automation, aerospace avionics systems, sensors and instrumentation, medical diagnostic tools, signals, and image processing.  


Courses in Electrical Engineering

Taught by our outstanding engineering faculty with expertise in the many fields that make up electrical engineering, general education courses in chemistry, physics, calculus and an overall view of the engineering profession as well as analysis and design make up the entire 128-credit hour program. Throughout your years at Mount Union, you will engage in our dynamic curriculum that is strongly focused on real-world application. You will gain hands-on experience through a required international experience in the field as well as through the engineering capstone design course.

Featured Courses

Electrical Circuits Analysis I

Introduction to fundamental concepts and applications of electrical engineering. Theory, analysis, and design of DC resistive circuits, R, L, and C circuits, using Ohm's and Kirchoff's laws. Students will study circuit and network analysis techniques such as nodal, mesh, superposition, Thevenin, and Norton Theorem.

Engineering Electromagnetics

This course provides students with an introduction to electromagnetic field and wave fundamentals and their engineering applications. It will include an overview of electrostatic fields, magnetostatics fields, Gauss's law for electric and magnetic field, vector potential functions, magnetic polarization, induction, and energy.

The entire electrical engineering curriculum can be found below.


Program Mission and Objectives


The mission of the electrical engineering program is to provide a comprehensive, rigorous, hands-on engineering education in a quality and conducive learning environment; providing students with the skills and competencies necessary for employment or career advancement as electrical engineers. Our graduates will be equipped for life-long learning necessary for professional practice and advanced studies. We will prepare our students to be the technical, business, and global leaders of tomorrow. 


  • Develop into responsible citizenship by engaging in a range of careers in Electrical Engineering and related fields, or by pursuing an advance degree to emerge as researchers, experts, and educators.
  • Engage in meaningful work using their strong knowledge of Electrical Engineering, Science, and Mathematics to meet the expectation of their employers.
  • Continue to develop professionally by learning new concepts, identify new directions, and other creative pursuits in science and technology.
  • Demonstrate leadership and communication skills in their chosen career by serving the Electrical Engineering profession and their local community, nationally and internationally.


At the time of graduation, electrical engineering students will have achieved the following Program Outcomes:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Electrical Engineering Spotlights