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.
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.
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
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.
Advanced Concepts in Built-In Self-TestNeural NetworksWafer-Scale Integration
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.
From designing multi-functional robots to prototyping a spacecraft, control systems
engineers play a critical role in technological innovation with a systems engineering
Computer Controlled SystemsRapid PrototypingModeling, Simulation, and Animation
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).
Radio Frequency SystemsElectromagnetic ResearchSatellite and Software Communication
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.
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.
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
Machine Design and Advanced Materials
An early career electrical engineerwith one to four years of experience earns anaveragetotal compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtimepay) of $84,000.
Electrical Engineering Stats
At Florida Poly we’re educating the next generation of STEM leaders.
Largest Florida has the nation’s largest aerospace industry.
Workers employed by more than 2000 aerospace, aviation companies across the state
Billion Internet of Things devices expected by 2025.
After winning anentrepreneurship 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
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."
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.
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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
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.
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.
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
Your B.S. Electrical Engineeringrequires 120 credits— typically 15 credits across eight semesters. You will complete 12 general education
credits (Arts/Humanities and Social Science).
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