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Are you strong in math and science? Do you enjoy discovering how items are powered? Do you like working on teams or in groups? You should pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of North Texas.
Electrical engineers research, test, design and develop electrical and electronic equipment and devices. You can see influences of electrical engineering in:
As an electrical or electronics engineer, you may also work in an area closely related to computers.
Our electrical engineering graduates are highly marketable. Your skills may be in demand in industrial and government or government-related sectors. You may work for a company that develops aerospace and aviation systems, audio and video home entertainment systems, computers, consumer electronics, imaging techniques, medical electronics, sensors and instrumentation, semiconductor integrated devices, telecommunication systems, wireless networks, and others.
We provide you an innovative and project-oriented curriculum that incorporates the best practices of a real-world engineering education. Our bachelor's program is designed to satisfy the ABET criteria for accreditation of engineering programs.
We have state-of-the-art instructional and research laboratories that offer fascinating possibilities for study and research for undergraduate and graduate students. They include:
Working closely with faculty members, you may conduct groundbreaking research in artificial intelligence; coding theory; computer vision; data fusion; radar systems; radio frequency and microwave circuits; sensor networks; speech-driven facial animation; and wireless communications and networks.
Our faculty members are experienced and accomplished scholars and researchers. Among them is Parthasarathy Guturu who has received three U.S. patents for his innovative work on wireless networks and advanced intelligent network applications that have been incorporated into products at Nortel Networks. Students have earned prestigious scholarships from NASA's Aeronautics Scholarship Program, which includes two years of financial support and a summer internship at a NASA research center.
Located four miles north of the main campus and serviced by a free shuttle, Discovery Park houses the College of Engineering and the electrical engineering department. This nearly 290-acre research facility encourages the development and commercialization of new ideas. It also brings together academic laboratories, offices and classrooms to maximize the potential for creativity, collaboration and technology innovation. Our students are preparing for exciting engineering careers that solve societal problems, advance technology and improve quality of life for people everywhere.
You will study electronics, control systems, communication systems, computer systems, very large-scale integration design, electromagnetics and signal processing. We integrate concepts, analysis, design and development of state-of-the-art electrical and electronic systems with strong industrial and relevant content. Your course work will focus on "learning to learn" experiences in and outside the classroom using projects taught by industry professionals and university faculty.
Design projects are incorporated into the course work, so you learn how to solve practical engineering problems in a creative, multidisciplinary and relevant research environment. You will have many opportunities to hone your leadership and communication skills by working in teams. Your education will include classes in art, business, management, humanities, chemistry, social sciences, engineering ethics and professionalism. A one-year sequence of business and marketing courses will also help you achieve a global outlook for your profession.
Small classes, which average 20 students, allow you to receive personal attention from faculty members and interact closely with your peers. Our lab classes average four students.
Our Career Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources that are available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.
We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the Recommended Program or the Distinguished Achievement Program in high school.
In your junior year, take the SAT or the ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.
In your senior year, apply for admission at www.applytexas.org by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT. For details, visit www.unt.edu/credit.
If you're attending a Texas community college, you should consult our Transfer Articulation web page, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor/advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning allows you to receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.
Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you to a peer mentor and other campus resources. Each year, we welcome more transfer students than any other institution in the state. The center is in the University Union, Room 320. More information is at transition.unt.edu.