Eletrical Engineering


Chair: Mesut Muslu
Office: Ottensman 171
Phone: 608-342-1536
E-mail: muslu@uwplatt.edu
David M. Drury
Mesut Muslu
Piyare L. Sharma
Yong Y. Li
Richard D. Shultz
Associate Professors:
Nader Safari-Shad
Philip J. Sealy
Assistant Professors:
Gang Feng
Xiaomin Kou
John Goomey
Program Assistant:
Rose Durni


Electrical Engineering
Communications and Electronics
Power and Energy

About The Department & Major

The Department of Electrical Engineering offers a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. The electrical engineering degree requirements include completion of at least one of the emphases: controls, computers, power and energy, or communications and electronics. The program has outstanding laboratory and computer facilities where all students gain hands-on practical experience. Students graduate with a broad background in electrical engineering and are ready to take their place in industry.

Electrical engineers design, plan, and supervise the construction and maintenance of electrical and electronic equipment, computers, or control systems. The variety of an electrical engineer’s work can range from the smallest integrated circuit to power systems that cover entire states. Virtually every device that is either plugged in or runs on batteries has had an electrical engineer involved in its design or construction somewhere in its development.

Educational Mission, Goals and Expected Student Learning Outcomes:

The mission of the Electrical Engineering Department is to provide a quality electrical engineering education with extensive hands-on and laboratory experience that will enable our graduates to practice their profession with proficiency and integrity.

The educational goals are to graduate engineers who:

  1. have the laboratory skills and the ability to use modern analysis and design techniques and state of-the-art equipment to solve practical engineering problems.

    The expected student learning outcomes of this goal are to graduate engineers who have:

    1. the ability to apply science, engineering science, and mathematics to solve engineering problems.
    2. the ability to put their engineering and design skills into practice.
    3. the ability to use industrial-quality laboratory equipment and engineering software for analysis, testing, design, and communication.
    4. the ability to design systems, components, and processes that satisfy predetermined constraints.
    5. the ability to put engineering problems, in solvable form, and develop and evaluate alternative solutions.
  2. have the professional skills to function effectively in the work environment as well as in the community.

    The expected student learning outcomes of this goal are to graduate engineers who have:

    1. the ability to communicate their ideas and designs clearly orally, in written form, and graphically.
    2. the ability to work as members of a team.
    3. had the opportunity to develop leadership skills.
  3. have a solid understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

    The expected student learning outcomes of this goal is to graduate engineers who:

    1. understand and apply ethical principles and their role in the engineering profession.
  4. have a broad education in order to understand contemporary issues and the impacts of technology on society and the environment.

    The expected student learning outcomes of this goal are to graduate engineers who:

    1. demonstrate knowledge of the humanities and social sciences as they relate to contemporary issues concerning the interaction between technology and society.
    2. understand and consider the effects that the products they develop will have on the environment.
  5. have the ability to engage in life-long learning and recognize its importance.

    The expected student learning outcomes of this goal are to graduate engineers who:

    1. realize that the practice of electrical engineering is constantly evolving and that engineers must continuously acquire new knowledge and skills.
    2. have the ability to earn graduate degrees or pursue other continuing education opportunities.

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science Degree:

Total for Graduation 131 credits
Major Studies 101 credits

Grades of "C" or better are required in all electrical engineering courses counted toward degree requirements.

Electrical Engineering Major (101 credits)

Advanced Math Electives (one of the following math courses)

Engineering Science Electives (3 credits from the following courses)

Electrical Engineering: Required Courses (36 credits)

Electrical Engineering Professional Emphasis Electives (16 credits)

Each student shall complete a total of 16 credits including 8 hours of design as follows: at least two courses from one professional emphasis and at least two of the following courses: ELECTENG 4050, 4350, 4450, and 4750.

Communications and Electronics Emphasis

Computers Engineering Emphasis

Controls Emphasis

Power and Energy Emphasis