Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Overview

The components of the Information Age—global communication systems, computers and computer chips, and the software that runs them, as well as pacemakers, magnetic resonance imaging, and interplanetary space missions—are possible because of the efforts of electrical engineers. Today, electrical engineers are developing concepts and working to translate these ideas into the next generation of products, from computers and safe, energy-efficient vehicles, to radar that can detect unexploded land mines from the air, to microrobots that diagnose disease from inside the body.

Innovative Curriculum

Electrical engineering students at Northeastern study microelectronics, signal processing, power electronics and electromagnetics, fundamental elements of today’s information age that provide the tools that make these advances possible. As an electrical engineering student, you will build the strong foundation in science and mathematics necessary to succeed as an engineer.

Many electrical engineers work in the traditional areas of communications, computation, and control, and components required to realize such systems. They are involved in design and product development, testing and quality control, sales and marketing, and manufacturing. Others use their problem-solving skills in diverse areas such as bioengineering, healthcare, electronic music, meteorology, and experimental psychology. Some graduates draw on their electrical engineering backgrounds to launch successful careers as physicians, financial analysts, attorneys, and entrepreneurs.

Electrical engineers are developing the next generation of microprocessors, signal processing algorithms for DNA-matching, and ground-penetrating radars for detecting hazardous wastes.

Students with an electrical engineering degree are aggressively recruited by employers across the country. Whether you want to work in chip fabrication, telecommunications, or radar system development, you can expect to find a wide range of employment opportunities throughout your career.

Students have the option of selecting from several minors to complement their degree and personalize their path. Students can select from minors in the department, in other engineering departments, or from across the university.

The Accelerated Master’s Degree PlusOne program allows current undergraduate students to accelerate the attainment of the master’s degree by applying graduate credits taken as an undergraduate toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current students apply to enroll in the PlusOne program. Students attain their bachelor’s degree followed by a PlusOne year to complete the master’s degree.

Students currently earning a BS in Electrical Engineering can select from the below MS degree PlusOne pathways.

BS in Electrical Engineering PlusOne Pathways Additional Prerequisites
PlusOne in Bioengineering
PlusOne in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concentration in Water, Environmental, Coastal Systems CIVE 2331, CIVE 2334, CIVE 2340
PlusOne in Civil Engineering, Concentration in Construction Management
PlusOne in Civil Engineering, Concentration in Structures
PlusOne in Civil Engineering, Concentration in Transportation
PlusOne in Cyber-Physical Systems
PlusOne in Data Analytics Engineering
PlusOne in Data Architecture and Management
PlusOne in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concentration in Communication, Control, Signal Processing EECE 2150, EECE 2412, EECE 2413, EECE 2520, EECE 3468*
*May be replaced with another probability course
PlusOne in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concentration in Computer Networks and Security EECE 2150, EECE 2160, EECE 2412, EECE 2413, and two of the following: EECE 2322 (with EECE 2323), EECE 2540, or EECE 2560
PlusOne in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concentration in Computer Systems and Software EECE 2150, EECE 2160, EECE 2412, EECE 2413, and two of the following: EECE 2322 (with EECE 2323), EECE 2540, or EECE 2560
PlusOne in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concentration in Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Algorithms EECE 2150, EECE 2160, EECE 2412, EECE 2413, and two of the following: EECE 2322 (with EECE 2323), EECE 2540, or EECE 2560
PlusOne in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concentration in Electromagnetics, Plasma, Optics EECE 2150, EECE 2160, EECE 2412, EECE 2413, EECE 2530, EECE 2531
PlusOne in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concentration in Microsystems, Materials, Devices EECE 2150, EECE 2412, EECE 2413, and one of the following: EECE 3393, EECE 3410, or EECE 4524 (with EECE 4525)
PlusOne in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concentration in Power Systems EECE 2150, EECE 2412, EECE 2413, EECE 2520
PlusOne in Energy Systems ME 2380
PlusOne in Engineering & Public Policy
PlusOne in Engineering Management
PlusOne in Human Factors
PlusOne in Industrial Engineering
PlusOne in Information Systems
PlusOne in Mechanical Engineering, General Concentration ME 2355, ME 2350
PlusOne in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Concentration ME 2340, ME 2341, ME 2355
PlusOne in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics Concentration ME 3455, ME 2355
PlusOne in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Concentration ME 3455, ME 4555
PlusOne in Mechanical Engineering, Thermofluids Concentration ME 3475, ME 4570
PlusOne in Operations Research
PlusOne in Robotics, Mechanical Engineering Concentration ME 4555
PlusOne in Software Engineering Systems
PlusOne in Telecommunication Networks

The Bachelor of Science Program in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is the heart of a Northeastern education, combining rigorous coursework with hands-on experience in the classroom, in the lab, and in the field—locally and abroad. With our signature cooperative education (co-op) program, students typically gain six months of work experience integrated as part of the educational program. Both five-year, three-co-op and four-year, two-co-op program options are available.

Sofia Vanessa Benitez Quevedo, BS, Electrical Engineering, completed three co-ops near and far including iRobot as a systems engineer, Flex in California working on emerging tech on the internet of things, and Starry, a start up in Boston using cutting edge technology for the next generation.

Academic Advising

For support with academic questions, contact the academic advisor assigned to this program.

Admissions & Aid

Ready to take the next step? Review Degree Requirements to see courses needed to complete this degree. Then, explore ways to pay for your education. Finally, review Admissions Information to see our deadlines and gather the materials you need to Apply.

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