Many products and services in modern society are based upon the work of electrical engineers. Electrical engineering majors learn the physics of electricity and magnetism; mathematics of circuits and systems; and engineering tools of analysis and design. Electrical engineers design, develop, build and test electrical and electronic devices and systems. For instance, electrical communication systems involving, wire, optical fiber, or wireless technology abound in radio, television, cellphones, and computer networks. Advances in electronics have made possible instrumentation systems for use in all branches of the physical and biological sciences, as well as in most areas of engineering. The reduction in cost and size of digital electronic devices has led to an explosive growth in the use of embedded computing in many application domains. Digital signal processing has enabled information extraction and processing capabilities unforeseen with analog technology in areas of video and music, environmental sciences, biomedical imaging, communication and computer systems. Electric energy is controlled and distributed by a complex transmission and distribution network that is essential to the functionality of modern society. New electric and electronic systems and devices are enabling the control of the flow of energy in a multitude of systems that affect our lives in many different ways.
The electrical engineering curriculum builds upon the physical, mathematical and electrical engineering sciences integrated with engineering tools of analysis and design to prepare an electrical engineer that can contribute to the needs of El Paso del Norte region and the nation. Students in the EE Program can specialize in thematic focus areas such as: (i) Communications, Systems, and Signal Processing, (ii) Fields, Electronics and Devices, (iii) Computer Engineering, and (iv) General Electrical Engineering. New focus areas are being developed in Biomedical Engineering, and Electric Power and Energy.
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The Electrical Engineering B.S. program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,