Electrical Engineering Major

PREPARES YOU TO DEVELOP NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO ACQUIRE, TRANSMIT, STORE, AND PROCESS INFORMATION AS ELECTRICAL AND OPTICAL SIGNALS



Today's world has become increasingly dependent on advances made in technology and engineering. These advances span a wide spectrum of products and services, ranging from communication systems, computers, and computer network to instruments for health care and diagnostics. These products are, in part, the result of work done by electrical engineers.

Penn's Electrical Engineering (EE) curriculum covers all major areas of electrical engineering including telecommunications and networks, imaging, remote sensing, microelectronics and integrated circuits, computer engineering, image and speed processing, robotics, video coding, neural computation, self-organizing systems, electromagnetics and photonics, electronic materials, silicon micromechanics, and nanofluidics. Each program of study and area of specialization is shaped by the student's intended career goal or plan for graduate study.

Educational Objectives of the EE Program

The undergraduate program in Electrical Engineering strives to prepare students to:

  • use their superior technical expertise and communication skills to bridge the barriers that currently exist between artists and engineers in the world of computer graphics;
  • excel in influential industry positions such as technical directors, project directors, creative directors, and animation supervisors; and
  • excel in graduate studies and research careers

See the EE Sample Curriculum.


To learn more, visit the Electrical and Systems Engineering department website.