Bachelor of Science

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Create tomorrow, today.

The B.S. in Electrical Engineering gives you broad academic grounding in preparation for graduate study and high-demand 21st century careers. Electrical engineers will play a lead role as intelligent, information-driven systems grow smaller, process faster and move into every aspect of life. If you embrace academic challenge and want to solve real-real-world problems, electrical engineering will enable you to create what’s next. Help create a world of expanded automation and a trillion-sensor economy driven by the capture, storage, processing, interpreting, and transmission of signals and data.

Program Highlights

The Department of Electrical Engineering offers a comprehensive curriculum that combines rigorous and balanced foundation in physics, mathematics and computing; core courses in electronics, information systems, and digital systems; and higher-level skill in the analysis and design of systems. You will gain experience with a range of state-of-the-art devices and laboratory tools, progressing toward upper-level coursework and a yearlong senior capstone project.

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science program in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Computing and Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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Concentrations

Advanced Topics

Students can design their own four-course concentration within the major based on their personal academic and professional pursuits. This unique combination of courses works in concert with other co- and extra-curricular activities, including research experiences, internships, and a wide variety of opportunities in our student organizations. Advanced Topics offers the student the flexibility in curriculum choices to grow with their changing interests as they look forward to graduation, graduate school, and their professional endeavors.

Control Systems

From designing multi-functional robots to prototyping a spacecraft, control systems engineers play a critical role in technological innovation with a systems engineering degree.

Electromagnetic and Communications

This concentration is appropriate for students who wish to focus on theory and applications of radio frequency systems design and engineering. Students will learn how to characterize the behavior of electromagnetic waves as they propagate through different mediums, and the application of several communication systems that transmit and receive these electromagnetic waves including communication satellites and software defined radios (SDR).

Renewable Energy

In electrical engineering, renewable energy focuses on how energy sources such as solar, wind, and others can be efficiently integrated into power systems. Students will study topics such as power systems, machines, controls, and converters, and learn to analyze, develop, and model complex renewable energy systems for sustainability.

Capstone: Where it Comes Together

Each Florida Poly senior joins a Capstone Design team of (three to five students) of a single discipline (mechanical engineering) or mixed disciplines (engineering, computer science, data science, etc.) to complete a year-long, industry sponsored project. Capstone culminates with a year-end gathering of sponsors and project teams, and the presentation of final ‘beta’ level prototypes. Past Capstone Design projects have led to job offers from sponsoring companies.

Get Involved

Florida Polytechnic University invites you to develop both people and technology skills through a variety of undergraduate research opportunities and student organizations: student chapters of professional groups (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Society of Women Engineers and National Society for Black Engineers); academic clubs (Math Club, Modeling and Simulation Club); and social groups (Latin American Student Association, Variety Gaming Tournament Club).

Award-Winning Robotics

Florida Poly’s Purple Fire Robotics Club (45 members strong) took home the Judges Award at the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship and will next compete in the 2019 SoutheastCon “First 50…Next 50” Hardware Competition in Huntsville, Alabama.

Job Outlook

While electrical engineers work across every industry, the power generation business is a good example of how your broad B.S. in Electrical Engineering degree can lead to future specialization. Within power, graduates specialize as relay protection, communications, substation, distribution and transmission engineers, and work for electric utility or consulting firms.

The US Department of Labor anticipates that employment of electrical engineers will grow seven percent from 2016 to 2026. Higher growth is expected in such areas as:

  • Internet of Things
  • Automation & Robotics
  • Automotive/Transportation Design
  • Bioengineering
  • Machine Design & Advanced Materials
  • Alternative Energy

Electrical Engineering Stats

1st

largest

Florida has the nation’s largest aerospace industry.
82,500

Workers

employed by more than 2000 aerospace, aviation
companies across the state of Florida.
22

Billion

Internet of Things devices expected by 2025.

Faculty

Meet Youssif Al-Nashif

Associate Professor

Believes that the future smart building you’ll work or live in will require the same protection from cyberattacks as your computer, and soon your car. Dr. Al-Nashif has served as research director for the NSF Center for Cloud and Autonomic Computing (NSF-CAC) at the University of Arizona as as a computer research scientist for AVIRTEK Inc., a cybersecurity product development firm.

Meet Arman Sargolzaei

Assistant Professor

Brings expertise in applying linear and nonlinear control methods, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to the field of cyber-physical systems. He has published in more than 70 articles related to applications of cyber-physical systems, control systems, and embedded systems in peer-reviewed journals. He holds one active and three pending patents for his research efforts on the security of networked control systems.

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