Electrical Engineering, BS

Central to Transformational Energy Solutions.

Central’s BS in Electrical Engineering offers students the opportunity to build knowledge and skill in traditional applications of electrical engineering, as well as innovative applications in emerging fields.

The curriculum includes courses and laboratories in both traditional electrical engineering and emerging fields such as renewable energy, energy storage, and electric vehicles, etc. The program emphasizes undergraduate education through quality instruction with a strong focus on analysis and design.

Program Features

  • Program emphasizes analysis and design and is supported by hands-on experiential learning
  • All-new cutting-edge facilities and laboratories in electrical and renewable energy
  • Small class sizes enable close interaction with instructors
  • Format for most classes is lecture and lab taught by the same professor, not by a graduate assistant
  • Strong New England region industry support
  • Program supported by quality curriculum with lowest in-state tuition of Connecticut’s four-year institutions
  • Financial aid and scholarships available
  • Free on-campus child care available

Program Educational Objectives

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the professional practice of engineering as members of multidisciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrate intellectual or professional growth as evidenced by post-graduate education, licensing, certificate, promotion, and participation in pertinent professional societies.
  • Understand the responsibility an engineer bears to society and are characterized by high standards of ethics and professionalism.

Admissions Contact

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

David Broderick
Computer Electronics & Graphics Technology
Applied Innovation Hub

In our department, you will always find a program that matches your background and interest. Our systematically organized engineering, engineering technology, and technology programs in closely related discipline fields are designed with flexibility for the benefits of students .

– Dr. Shuju Wu
Department Chair

Did You Know?

Our Electrical Engineering graduates have a long-term advantage considering that the United States is working to transform to a net-zero carbon economy by 2050.

“41% of all energy jobs last year were oriented towards that goal. The jobs are growing in industries, we need to support a 100% clean power sector, like energy efficiency, transportation and storage."

- Jennifer Granholm, United States Secretary of Energy, 2022

Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.