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Bachelor of Science

Electrical Engineering

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Create Today, Tomorrow

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. 

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 design project.
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Solving Real-World Problems

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.

Concentrations in Electrical Engineering

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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.
Interest Areas
Advanced Concepts in Built-In Self-TestNeural NetworksWafer-Scale Integration
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Autonomous and Electric Vehicles
This concentration covers emerging topics in both the autonomous system and the electric vehicle system. It requires two courses on autonomous vehicle systems and two courses on electric vehicle systems. The autonomous vehicle system covers the software and hardware architectures of the autonomous driving, vehicle dynamics system and modeling, different sensors used for autonomous driving and techniques for sensor fusion to define vehicle localization, and environment perception. An advanced course covers computer vision methods for detection, control and motion planning in autonomous vehicles, and connected vehicles concepts. The electric vehicle system covers the modeling and control of electric motors, and the hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), including architecture, sub-system design, and sizing, modeling, and energy management strategies. It also covers vehicle dynamics along with energy storage, and power electronics utilized in HEVs as well as the environmental and economic impacts and current limitations of HEVs.
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 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.
Interest Areas
Computer Controlled SystemsRapid PrototypingModeling, Simulation, and Animation 
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Electromagnetics and Communication
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).
Interest Areas
Radio Frequency SystemsElectromagnetic ResearchSatellite and Software Communication 
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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.
Interest Areas
Power SystemsGreen Energy SourcesRenewable Integrated Technologies

Electrical Engineering Careers

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.
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Job Growth

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 and Advanced Materials
  • Alternative Energy
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Salary Ranges

An early career electrical engineer with one to four years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $84,000.

Electrical Engineering Stats

At Florida Poly we’re educating the next generation of STEM leaders.
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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. 
 
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Billion Internet of Things devices expected by 2025.
 

Meet the Faculty

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Assistant Professor (Electrical Engineering)
Associate Professor (Electrical Eng)

Electrical Engineering Success Story

After winning an entrepreneurship pitch competition at the University with a plan for a consumer device that uses EEG signals to read a user’s mental state and inform mental health solutions, Alum Chelsea Reeves found the perfect marriage of these two passions at SPARK Neuro, a New York-based neuroanalytics company. 
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I wanted an internship in exactly what I wanted to do, and that is simply a mix of electrical engineering – taking the hardware side of things – and incorporating that into a neuroscience perspective."
Chelsea Reeves
Electrical Engineering '19
Reeves has been working with electroencephalogram (EEG) machines and other high-tech equipment to collect data from test subjects and analyze it for clients.

Make Your Passion a Career

We're here to give you the resources to land your dream internship, work alongside faculty in groundbreaking research, and to develop leadership skills to stand out in the workplace.  
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Internships are an important part of setting up you up for success after college and are a requirement for you to graduate. 
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Conduct research along side faculty that is improving lives and changing businesses, with impact ranging from local Lakeland community to the outer-reaches of space. 
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We understand the importance of feeling prepared, and we are committed to your success here and beyond. That's why we have resources to support you in your continued career development.

Get Involved Outside the Classroom

We have an active student organization community with more than 35 clubs that vary based on specific academic interests, professional development, and activities just for fun. 
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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

 Florida Poly’s IEEE branch is geared towards empowering all students through professional development, workshop, and academic research.
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Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

SWE's mission is to stimulate women to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity.  

Program Requirements

Your future as a trusted professional and confident problem solver begins with some essential skills. Your General Education courses give you:

  • Critical Thinking Skills…so that you can both make and follow a reasoned argument and develop habits of organized thinking and rational analysis.
  • Communication Skills…so that you can translate thoughts into words (spoken and written) and make the complex simple.
  • Exposure to Arts/Humanities and Social/Behavioral Sciences … so that you see all problems in their larger human context.
  • Mathematical Reasoning…so that you find and follow the quantitative thread connecting all scientific inquiry.
  • Scientific Reasoning…so that you can apply the scientific method to phenomenon big and small.

Your B.S. Electrical Engineering requires 120 credits — typically 15 credits across eight semesters. You will complete 12 general education credits (Arts/Humanities and Social Science).

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