Electrical Engineering (BS)

What is A Electrical Engineering (BS) Degree?

People in the engineering field use science and math to solve problems.  They figure out how to take what scientists have learned to come up with products and ideas that can be used in the real world.  They’re sort of like hands-on scientists themselves.  They design, test, modify, and maintain lots of products and systems, and work many different applications; that is, there are lots of different kinds of engineers.

Electrical engineers work with electric and electronic devices, some of which are microscopic for use in very small appliances and some that are huge.  In a BS program in Electrical Engineering you will study math and physics related to electricity and electromagnetics.  You will have not only classroom instruction but will also design electrical circuits and applications and work in labs actually creating them.  You know all those devices that you’re stuck looking at much of the day—cell phone, computers, video games, etc.?  Well, they were all designed by electrical engineers.  The engineers also know how to fix them when they don’t operate the way they should.

The video below discusses a “typical” program, so it should help regardless of which school you are considering.

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