We provide our students with a sound education in mathematics and the sciences, a broad foundation in the fundamentals of engineering, elective opportunities to develop expertise in one or more emphasis areas, and the general education necessary to put technical knowledge into perspective. Theoretical work is complemented by an emphasis on the practice of engineering, and design activity is integrated throughout the curriculum.
Electrical engineers design, develop, test and oversee the manufacture and maintenance of equipment that uses electricity. Electrical equipment includes power generating and transmission equipment, motors, machinery controls, instrumentation in cars and aircraft, robots, computers, communications equipment and health-care equipment.
Sample Course Schedules
Wondering what your typical day might be like? We used students’ real course schedules to create these examples.
Freshman YearENGR 101 Engineering Problem Solving 1 HIST 102 Western Civilization: 1600 to Present CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry MATH 155 Calculus 1 ENGR 199 Orientation to Engineering
Senior YearEE 335 Electromechanical Energy Conversion and Systems EE 345 Engineering Electromagnetics EE 336 Electromechanical Energy Conversion and Systems Lab IENG 377 Engineering Economy BIOM 426 Biometric Systems
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The electrical engineering baccalaureate degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
A spring 2011 graduate, Jared Crawford was WVU’s 21st Truman Scholar, was active in Engineers Without Borders and developed iWVU, an interactive app for the iPhone. He earned degrees in computer engineering and electrical engineering, with a minor in computer science. He said, "The Truman Scholarship interview was the most stressful thing I've ever done, but I now have a better grasp on what I want my career path to look like." He now works at Apple in Palo Alto, Calif.
A Mountaineer “times four,” Alvin Hathaway holds four WVU degrees: computer engineering, electrical engineering, law and an MBA. This Baltimore native volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House and helped to found the Institute for Human Dignity, an outreach group to ease the plight of those in poverty.