Electrical Engineering

Your Future in ElectRical Engineering

Are you strong in math and science? Do you enjoy discovering how electronics 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:

  • Broadcast and communications systems
  • Electric motors
  • Lighting
  • Controls
  • Power generating, controlling and transmission devices
  • Electronics for buildings, automobiles, aircraft, radar and navigation systems

As an electrical or electronics engineer, you may also work in a computer-related area.

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

What we offer

We provide an innovative and project-oriented curriculum that incorporates the best practices of a real-world engineering education. Our bachelorís program is designed to meet ABET criteria for accreditation for engineering programs.

We have state-of-the-art instructional and research labs that offer fascinating study and research possibilities for undergraduate students. They include the:

  • Analog, RF and Mixed-Signal Design Laboratory
  • Autonomous Systems Laboratory
  • Communications and Signal Processing Laboratory
  • Computer Aided Design Laboratory
  • Environmental Observatory
  • Speech, Music and Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
  • Vision, Robotics and Control Systems Laboratory
  • Wireless Systems and Sensor Networks Laboratory

Working closely with faculty members, you can 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, wireless communications and networks, and very large-scale integration design.

Our faculty members are experienced and accomplished scholars and researchers. They have helped students earn prestigious scholarships from NASAís Aeronautics Scholarship Program, which includes two years of financial support and a summer internship at a NASA research center.

A Residents Engaged in Academic Living Community (REAL Community) brings together engineering majors who live on campus to enhance academic and social experiences. You are also encouraged to join a national engineering organization such as the:

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers

Participating in these organizations can help you earn internship opportunities.

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 300-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. Students are preparing for exciting engineering careers that solve societal problems, advance technology and improve the quality of life for people everywhere.

What to expect

Youíll 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 inside and outside the classroom using projects taught by industry professionals and university faculty.

Design projects are incorporated into the course work, so you learn 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 help you achieve a global outlook for your profession.

Small classes allow you to receive personal attention from faculty members and interact closely with your peers.

The Career Center, Learning Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting handson experience in your major. The Learning Center offers workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.

How to enroll at UNT

High school students

We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the distinguished level of achievement under the Texas Foundation, Recommended or Distinguished Achievement high school program or the equivalent.

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 Apply Texas 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.

Transfer students

If you're attending a Texas community college, you should consult our online transfer guides, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor or advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will allow 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 with a peer mentor and other campus resources. Each year, 3,900 students transfer to UNT. More information about the center is at transition.unt.edu.