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Electrical Engineering

The University of Mount Union’s 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. 

The electric engineering major is housed in the School of Engineering.

Electrical Engineering Major Quick Facts

The electrical engineering degree requires 134 credit hours of coursework, which also fulfills the University’s requirements for its general education program, the Integrative Core. Mount Union’s electrical engineering major will provide students experience that stems from its “Four Pillars of Exceptional Engineering Education."

Why Choose Engineering at Mount Union?

  • 100% placement rate to careers in industry or graduate schools for the class of 2019
  • Over 94% placement rate in paid engineering internships
  • Small classes with strong bonds between the students and faculty members
  • Intense, hands-on education through projects, labs, internships, and field experiences
  • Strong liberal arts culture that emphasizes graduating students with strong communication skills
  • New and state-of-the-art labs, housed in a recently-renovated engineering building and a separate engineering lab facility
  • Yearlong capstone senior design courses with projects directly from industry, narrowing the gap between real-world engineering and education

Program Mission, Educational Objectives, and Student Outcomes


MISSION

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. 


PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES 

  • 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.


STUDENT OUTCOMES

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

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