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Electrical Engineering, B.S.E.E.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cullowhee, NC, United States
Students enrolled in the Western Carolina University Electrical Engineering Program at the Western Carolina University share a love of math, strong study habits, the ability to visualize abstract concepts, and a willingness to explore new frontiers.
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Key facts:

  • Electrical Engineering curriculum at the Western Carolina University combines engineering courses with complementary coursework to ensure electrical engineering graduates are well-rounded individuals able to work effectively in team environments and adapt to different work environments. The curriculum emphasizes engineering design with applications of mathematics and sciences, and professional skills such as communication skills, professional and ethical responsibility, and contemporary issues. 
  • All students are required to participate in a two-semester senior capstone project for industrial sponsors under the guidance of faculty members and industry mentors who excel in many areas.
  • Program graduates find work in design, manufacturing, medical, local utility, communications, aerospace and transportation industries. Career specialties include instrumentation specialization, control system consultation, engineering specialization, and packaging, test and electrical engineering, among others. Many graduates, particularly those interested in running their own businesses, choose to enroll in graduate studies to deepen their knowledge and further expand their career possibilities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    126 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Electrical Engineering curriculum include:

  • Computer Utilization
  • Network Theory
  • Instrumentation & Networks Laboratory
  • Logic and Networks Laboratory
  • Logic Systems Design 
  • Systems and Electronics Laboratory
  • Electronic Devices Laboratory
  • Electromagnetic Fields
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Fundamentals of Electronics and Semiconductors
  • Electronics
  • Systems Analysis 
  • Analog Communication Systems
  • Digital Communication Systems
  • Digital Systems Design
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Introduction to Engineering Practices and Principles
  • Engineering Practices and Principles

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Be sure that you complete the correct application. Be sure to be truthful, accurate and thorough. 
    • Application fee: This required, nonrefundable processing fee should be submitted at the time of application. The online application provides information about electronic submission of the application fee.
    • A majority of first-year prospective students submit an application prior to high school completion. An official high school transcript (or its equivalent) showing work completed to date is required at the time of application and prior to application deadlines. 
    • First-year applicants are required to submit official SAT I or ACT scores. Applicants are encouraged to take the same type of test at least twice (once in the spring of the junior year and once in the fall of the senior year) and may consider taking both the SAT I and ACT based upon score results.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    10902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cullowhee

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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