“Upon receiving my degree, I was immediately ready to enter the work force. During the interview process, I was able to talk about the team projects and practical experiences I received at Lawrence Tech.” Amy M. Garby, BSEE’93, Electrical Technical Leader, Ford Motor Company
Electrical engineers use the controlled application of electricity to solve problems in areas ranging from tiny consumer electronic devices, medical equipment, and computers to automobiles and the massive power-generating apparatus used by utility companies. There are many career paths available to electrical engineers, and Lawrence Technological University has created a program designed specifically to reflect your interests and future goals.
SummaryThe Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at Lawrence Tech offers four areas of concentration: biomedical instrumentation, elec-trical energy systems, electronics engineering, and embedded systems. Each concentration features the same comprehensive core curriculum, plus three specific concentration courses, two approved technical design electives, and three lab courses and/or technical elective courses associated with the selected concentration.
The biomedical instrumentation concentration is intended for students interested in healthcare technology and the design of innovative medical products.
Electrical Energy Systems
The electrical energy systems concentration aims to provide students with a background in automation, alternative energy, intelligent motion, and power distribution.
The electronics engineering concentration allows students to focus their curriculum on electronic circuit design.
The embedded systems concentration is designed for students who want their degree to emphasize computer and digital system design.
Why LTU?Lawrence Tech’s emphasis on combining theory and practice means you will have access to co-op programs and industry-sponsored projects that can provide valuable contacts with leading companies and help you to obtain on-the-job experience. Participation in the senior-year capstone course also allows you to gain real-world, hands-on experience. Recently, seniors have designed an award-winning hybrid electric car, a thermal monitoring system for the Detroit Zoo’s Reptile House, a photosensitive robot, and a breath analyzer/vehicle disabler interface.
The electrical engineering program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. It includes a core of electrical engineering courses and a wide range of technical electives. The senior capstone project spans two semesters and includes the design, construction, and testing of an electrical engineering project.
At Lawrence Tech, you benefit from individual attention from faculty with current industry
experience, as well as engaging classes in a high-tech learning environment. High-end laptop computers, provided to all undergrads, allow you access to valuable, industry-standard software. You are also exposed to the University’s Leadership Program, integrated into all undergraduate curricula, preparing you to not only compete within your profession, but also to lead it.
CurriculumYour 132-credit-hour program consists of:
|Basic Science, Communications, Math, Computer Science||42|
|Humanities (with emphasis on leadership)||19|
|Electrical Engineering Core||50|
|Total Credit Hours||132|
For full curriculum see the undergraduate catalog.
Graduates with a degree in Electrical Engineering have many career options:
Lighting and wiring (vehicles, buildings, and aircraft)
The LTU Electrical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, Telephone: (410) 347-7700. An ABET accredited program must define and consistently work toward a full set of "objectives" and "outcomes".
The LTU Electrical Engineering Program educational objectives, formulated by the faculty in consultation with the ECE Industrial Advisory Board and other important program constituencies, are listed below.
The Electrical Engineering program prepares graduates to:
1. apply problem solving and critical judgment skills required of competent citizens in an increasingly technological society.
2. undertake entry level engineering projects in local industry.
3. grow in competence and responsibility.
4. undertake graduate study.
All computer engineering graduates must have:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data;
- an initial ability to design a computer system, component or process to meet predetermined design requirements;
- an ability to function as a member of a multidisciplinary team;
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve computer engineering problems,
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities of computer engineers;
- an ability to produce effective oral, graphical and written communication;
- a broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context;
- a recognition of the need for, and the ability to engage in lifelong learning;
- a knowledge of contemporary, technical issues;
- an ability to use modern techniques, skills and tools of computer engineering;
- an ability to plan, design, simulate, fabricate, construct, and test circuit hardware;
- an ability to plan, design, test, and debug systems consisting of both software and hardware;
- an ability to design and develop programs and hardware for microcontrollers and real time computer systems, and the ability to do computer program development;
- an understanding of the entrepreneurial engineering process, which includes project management, business plan selection and construction, teamwork, leadership, and communication skills.
For more information on ABET accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, Telephone: (410) 347-7700 and its accreditation philosophies and procedures, visit www.abet.org
For more information contact Lawrence Tech's Office of Admissions at 800.CALL.LTU