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Electrical Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (ARWU) Akron, OH, United States
The comprehensive curriculum of the Electrical Engineering program of The University of Akron prepares students to identify, formulate and implement solutions to real-world problems.
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Overview

Electrical Engineering Fundamentals

Students in the Electrical Engineering program of The University of Akron learn how to use modern engineering tools in well-equipped laboratories, with activities that reinforce the concepts learned in the classroom. The curriculum emphasizes design and teamwork, and culminates in a capstone senior design project that integrates the material learned in earlier courses. Our well-established co-op program enables students to strengthen the connections between theory and practice in a professional setting, and provides valuable industrial experience.

Our Faculty

  • hold doctoral degrees in a wide range of areas in electrical and computer engineering
  • are actively engaged in both teaching and research
  • direct industry- and government-funded research and development projects
  • bring their extensive practical experience into the classroom
  • advise undergraduate and graduate students in their research and design projects

Degrees and Preparation

A degree in electrical engineering paves the way to many career opportunities. Electrical engineers:

  • design new products
  • write performance requirements
  • develop maintenance schedules
  • test equipment
  • solve operating problems
  • work with computers

Many electrical engineers specialize in a particular area, such as:

  • power generation
  • transmission and distribution
  • communications
  • electrical equipment manufacturing

Career Outlook

Electrical engineering has consistently ranked among the top ten careers for salary and placement nationally.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Analytic Geometry-Calculus
  • Tools for Electrical Engineering
  • Digital Logic Design
  • Circuits
  • Electromagnetics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    48

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General Requirements

  • Online Application
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official Proof of English Proficiency
  • Official SAT/ACT (Optional, required only for scholarships and direct admission)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11635 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11635 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Akron

  • 890 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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