Khair Al Shamaileh, PNW assistant professor of Electrical Engineering, works with a student in an engineering lab. Fifteen PNW engineering students from East Chicago, Hammond and Whiting recently received scholarship funds from bp America, Inc.

Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

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Electrical Engineering Degree Program Overview

Electricity powers our lives, and anything with an electrical component was designed by electrical engineers.

Through the application of physics, math and programming, electrical engineers develop systems that control, monitor and communicate with everything around us. Areas of electrical engineering include computers, control systems, communication systems, signal processing, microelectronics and power/energy systems.

Purdue University Northwest’s BSEE degree program at the School of Engineering fulfills the educational requirements for PE licensure in Indiana and all states of the US.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

In addition to extensive technical training, you’ll learn project management as well as written and oral communication skills essential for the engineering profession.

Our vibrant community is home to several active engineering student organizations and our students compete in national innovation competitions.

You can also earn baccalaureate and master’s engineering degrees within five years with our electrical engineering 4+1 program.

Electrical Engineering Major Curriculum

As an electrical engineering student, you’ll take a balance of general education courses, College of Engineering and Sciences core courses and courses in advanced mathematics and electrical theory. You’ll also get hands-on lab experience in all aspects of the discipline, including circuitry, mechanics, programming and thermodynamics.

Learn the fundamentals in calculus and physics courses while exploring the foundational concepts of engineering.

Electrical Engineering Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • ENGR 186000 – First Year Seminar for Engineers
  • ENGR 19000 – Elementary Engineering Design
  • MA 16300 – Integrated Calculus Analysis Geometry I

Discover electrical engineering concepts such as circuit analysis, digital logic design and analog/digital electronics as well as integrated circuits.

Electrical Engineering Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • ECE 20100 – Linear Circuit Analysis I
  • ECE 27500 – Analog and Digital Electronics
  • ECE 27001 – Introduction to Digital System Design

Engage in advanced math, technical writing and project management.

Electrical Engineering Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • MA 26500 – Linear Algebra
  • ENGL 30700 – Written and Oral Communication for Engineers
  • ECE 31200 – Engineering Economics and Project Management

Take electives while you complete a two-semester, team-based senior-design project.

Electrical Engineering Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • ECE 42900 – Senior Engineering Design
  • IECE 43900 – Senior Engineering Design II
  • ECE 30100 – Signals and Systems

Electrical Engineering Degree Program Highlights

The engineering programs at PNW are ranked highly among comprehensive universities by US News and World Report. Class sizes are small, labs are state-of-the-art and all faculty members have Ph.D. degrees in their areas of instruction.

PNW Lion Statue with a brick wall in the background Two students pose in commencement regalia in front of the Nils Building

Electrical Engineering Degree Program Outcomes

As a graduate of this program, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  • Use skills and tools necessary for engineering practice
  • Design and conduct experiments; analyze data
  • Design systems or processes within realistic constraints
  • Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities
  • Understand the impact of engineering in economic, environmental and societal contexts

Electrical Engineering Degree Program Career Paths

A degree in electrical engineering opens up a world of opportunities in a wide range of industries, including:

  • Scientific research and development
  • Electrical component manufacturing
  • Power generation, distribution and transmission

Electrical Engineering Degree Program Beyond the Classroom

We know that learning happens everywhere, so we encourage you to supplement your studies in organizations such as:

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Electrical Engineering Degree Program Employers

Our alumni work with some of the most innovative organizations across the region and around the world, including:

  • BP
  • ArcelorMittal

Electrical Engineering Degree Program Scholarships

Funding opportunities available to Electrical Engineering students include:

  • Undergraduate Admissions Merit Scholarships
  • Presnak Engineering Scholarship
  • Women in Engineering Scholarship

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Electrical Engineering Degree Program Accreditation

Purdue University Northwest’s Bachelor of Science program in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Electrical, Computer, Communications, Telecommunication(s) and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Criteria.

Electrical Engineering Degree Program Licensure

As an ABET-accredited engineering program, PNW’s program for the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at the School of Engineering fulfills the educational requirements for PE licensure in Indiana and all states of the US.

Kimani Jackson

The people and professors here are very nice and helpful, and the class sizes give you a more personal connection with your professors.

PNW provides a quality education to its students and unique opportunities to better themselves. As a senior, I am thankful for the years that I’ve spent here at PNW and for the quality faculty and students that I have come to know.

Regan Sink
Electrical Engineering, ’21

Andrew Miloshoff

What I like most about Purdue Northwest was the smaller class sizes, hands-on learning and the professors who are willing to take time out of their day to engage in one-on-one time with students.

Andrew Miloshoff, ’20, Electrical Engineering

Meet the Faculty

Khair Al Shamaileh

Khair Al Shamaileh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

Khair Al Shamaileh teaches electrical engineering courses, mainly telecommunication and radio frequency electronics. His research spans the topics of microwave engineering and wireless communications.

Lizhe Tan

Lizhe Tan, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Lizhe Tan is a professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He teaches a variety of electrical engineering courses. His current research focuses on digital signal processing applications with machine learning algorithms, fractional-order control systems and computer vision applications for robotics and measurements.

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Earn a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering at PNW

Purdue University Northwest’s electrical engineering degree program provides you with the skills needed for career opportunities and problem solving skills in every area.

To see how a Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering from PNW opens doors, from corporate boardrooms to non-profit leadership, take the next step today!

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