Electrical Engineering, B.S.
Without electricity, modern society’s rapid advancement would halt. Computers, lights, heat, long-distance communications, and countless other innovations would never have existed. Electrical engineers, through their work, lead the way for dozens of other industries and their technological advancements.
Indiana Tech’s electrical engineering program promotes critical thinking in learning theory, principles, and techniques of electrical engineering, and develop skills through project-based and open-ended lab environments. Students do not simply perform educational exercises, they work with real world examples found to be used in common applications and products.
Circuits make the world go ‘round
Indiana Tech’s electrical engineering program equips students with the mathematics and science foundations to aid them in learning the extremely intricate, involved science of circuits. Many academic institutions don’t have the time or the academic experience to fully instruct students in analog design; Indiana Tech does. With a careful blending of basic theory, numerical verification (using MATLAB), and illustration of actual circuit behavior using circuit simulation programs, our program covers the design of analog electronic filters based on practical considerations. Students acquire concepts and techniques that are basic and essential to a good grasp of the subject of analog design using computer-aided tools.
Electrical engineering and beyond
The electrical engineering program at Indiana Tech is broad-based and focuses on career paths in a wide range of areas such as electronics, digital systems, electromagnetics, electrical machines, controls, and communications. Students also acquire skills to apply electrical design in related engineering disciplines such as automobiles and aircraft. They will also be equipped with skills that can be applied in signal processing and application software which may place them in diverse fields such as national security.
What do electrical engineers do?
Job responsibilities of electrical engineers include specification, design, development, and implementation of products or systems. This role provides challenging opportunities, ranging from problem identification and the selection of appropriate technical solutions, materials, test equipment, and procedures, to the manufacture and production of safe, economical, high-performance products and services. An electrical engineer may choose to couple the technical aspects of a position with management responsibilities. The technical expertise required for management today is increasing because of the explosion of knowledge in engineering, technology, and science.
A Tech success story
As an electrical engineer at CSE Corporation in Export, Pennsylvania, Scott knows his work is making a difference every day.
His accomplishments include designing printed circuit board assemblies for safety products like gas detectors, breathing apparatuses and remote monitoring systems. Not only do these products keep businesses running smoothly, but they are also used in underground coal mines around the world to help to keep the coal miners safe and prevent accidents that could lead to the loss of life.
While pursuing his degree at Indiana Tech, Scott cites the “real-world applications of the engineering skills we learned in the textbooks” along with “professors who have industry experience and truly care about their students’ success” as differences-makers in his education experience.