Hours Required124 credit hours
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Flexible Curriculum With Diverse Specializations
The electrical engineering program offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers a wide range of topics. You can choose technical electives from advanced courses within electrical engineering or other engineering majors. This allows you to tailor your education to align with your interests and career goals, fostering a deeper understanding of specialized areas within the field.
Opportunities for Research and Hands-On Experience
With 40+ faculty members involved in various research areas, the department offers extensive research facilities. Students are encouraged to participate in research activities to gain valuable hands-on experience and contribute to cutting-edge advancements in the field.
Comprehensive Curriculum in Lincoln and Omaha
The electrical engineering major is available in Lincoln and Omaha. You may complete degree requirements on either campus, with nearly identical curriculum. This enables you to utilize resources and opportunities from both locations and easily transfer without academic disruptions.
Electronics & Circuits I (ECEN 215)
Electrical engineering circuit theory, including Kirchhoff's laws, circuit analysis theorems, DC resistive circuits, transient RLC circuits, sinusoidal steady-state circuits and modern computer-based methods.
Introduction to Embedded Systems (ECEN 220)
Embedded microprocessor systems. Hardware and software concepts, interfacing with components, circuit design, driver development in assembly or C languages and hands-on hardware construction.
Electromagnetic Field Theory (ECEN 306)
Complex vectors, Maxwell's equations, uniform plane waves, wave reflection, transmission at interfaces, waveguides, resonators, transmission line principles, and antennas, encompassing various topics in wave phenomena.
Digital Logic Design (ECEN 370)
Combinational and sequential logic circuits. Utilize MSI chips, programmable logic devices (PAL, ROM, PLA), CAD tools, LSI and PLD components for hardware design.
Data and Telecommunications Transceivers (ECEN 362)
Explore the fundamentals of communication systems, covering topics like signal distortions, impedance matching, high frequency measurement, amplifier design, PLLs, data synchronization, multiplexing, and antenna arrays.
Power Systems Analysis (ECEN 406)
Comprehensive study of electrical power systems, including symmetrical components, fault calculations, power system stability, generator modeling, voltage control systems, high voltage DC transmission and protection.
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Outside the Classroom
At Nebraska, you’ll have many opportunities to discover your academic community and stretch your strengths.
Mark Bauer, Professor of Practice
Dr. Bauer’s approach to teaching is what he calls “directed chaos, but in a good way.” He emphasizes teamwork, ingenuity and collaboration, and has been known to teach electrical engineering concepts via team competitions. In his own research, he has been included as a National Strategic Research Institute Fellow, working with other Nebraskan researchers on national security missions.
Academics & Experiential Learning
- Tackle big challenges in your classes and work with faculty on research dedicated to solving global problems and saving lives.
- Engineering is a global profession. Increase your knowledge and marketability by participating in a study abroad opportunity.
- You’ll gain career-level experiences right from the start of your academic adventure to prepare to enter the career or graduate school of your choice.
- Participate in paid internships for valuable on-the-job experiences and to develop lifelong career contacts.
- With more than 50 clubs and organizations in the College of Engineering, you’ll connect with other students and faculty through fun and hands-on experiences.
- Participate in local hardware and software engineering competitions through the Robotics organization.
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