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Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

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Program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Our Electrical and Computer Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
 
Students will gain a thorough understanding of the concepts of electrical engineering and the principles behind electrical energy and power systems, control systems, communications, electronics, electromagnetic fields and computers. 

WVU Tech's ABET accredited Electrical Engineering program provides students a thorough understanding of the concepts of electrical engineering and the principles behind electrical energy and power systems, control systems (including robotics and electronics applications), communications, electronics, electromagnetic fields (including cell phone technology and microwave systems) and computers (VLSI circuits and FPGA). 

Students are also offered a wide range of experiential learning opportunities, including co-ops, internships and undergraduate research projects. 

Profiles


Dr. Kenan Hatipoglu

Kenan Hatipoglu, Ph.D.

Faculty Member

Dr. Hatipolu’s research expertise lies in making power systems more efficient and environmentally friendly. He even spent a summer at the famed Oak Ridge Laboratory working on ways to make solar and wind power help in power outages. Oh, and he teaches WVU Tech students everything from power systems analysis to alternative energy and power electronics.

Although his research activities are designed to further the field, he’s also excited about using his experience in the classroom. “I hope to learn lots of things and bring them back here to share with my students and my colleagues, to get them excited and to accomplish even more.”

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WVU Tech Electrical Engineering student, Kayla Hoff

Kayla 
Hoff, '18

Graduate

Kayla Hoff grew up in Jackson County, West Virginia. She graduated with an electrical engineering degree at Tech.

At Tech, Kayla worked for two summers as an electrical engineering co-op student for American Electric Power (AEP), where she was able to utilize what she learned in the classroom with real-life field experiences. In the summer of 2016, Kayla and her mentor worked on the development of a brand new substation. The experience she gained helped her prepare for oncoming courses and established a better understanding of electrical engineering. 

"The faculty members of WVU Tech are amazing," she says. "I would have never been able to gain the experience out in the field without their help."

Career Profile

WVU Tech's electrical engineering program offers rigorous instruction, providing sufficient background for career success or graduate school. Graduates develop a solid knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry and basic engineering principles; problem-solving skills; design skills; communication skills; teamwork skills; life-long learning skills; computer skills; and professionalism and ethics.

Electrical engineers enjoy an extremely wide array of career possibilities, including design, testing, manufacturing, service and maintenance for manufacturers, energy producers, government contractors, government defense agencies and utility companies.

Our graduates are able to pursue careers with nationally competitive starting salaries.  Companies that have hired our graduates include the FBI, the National Security Agency, the Joint Warfare Analysis Center, Navair, the Naval Surface Weapons Center, American Electric Power, Dominion Power, Siemens, Square-D, Baltimore Gas and Electric, Hamilton-Bose, Consol Energy and Allegheny Energy. 

Several graduates have gone on to pursue a master’s degree in engineering or business. 

Careers

Graduates of WVU Tech's electrical engineering program have recently landed in positions such as:

  • Electrical engineer
  • Associate manufacturing/controls engineer
  • Engineer I – process control
  • Nuclear engineer 1
  • Robotics engineer

Electrical Energy Systems Emphasis

The Electrical Energy Systems emphasis in electrical engineering is an electrical engineering degree where all of the electives and the senior design project are focused on topics such as power systems, renewable and alternative energy generation, power electronics and protective relaying. This emphasis indicates to employers that the graduate has a stronger than average background and interest in energy and is well-suited to work for power-related companies. The companies could range from the large traditional utilities to smaller start-ups that specialize in such things as installing renewable energy systems.  

THINGS YOU'LL LEARN

Everything you need to close the circuit and power the world around us.


Electrical Power Distribution Systems

Learn the basics of power distribution systems: general considerations; load characteristics; subtransmission and distribution substations; primary and secondary distribution, secondary network systems; distribution transformers; voltage regulation and application of capacitors; voltage fluctuations; and protective device coordination.

Engineering Electromagnetics

Explore Coulomb’s Law, Gauss’s Law, Biot-Savart Law, Ampere’s Circuital Law, inductance, magnetic energy, magnetic force, time-varying fields, Faraday’s Law and Lenz’s Law, plus concepts behind transmission lines, plane waves, reflection and refraction.

Introduction to Robotics

Discover the basic components of robot systems, coordinate frames, homogeneous transformations, kinematics for manipulator inverse kinematics, manipulator dynamics, the Jacobian matrix, manipulator control and robotic programming. The put it all together in a semester-long project. 

View a sample degree schedule or explore more course options in the catalog.

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