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On Campus
Est. time to complete:

4+ years
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You’ll be electrified by the fascinating study and research possibilities our state-of-the-art instructional and research labs have to offer.
The Electrical Engineering program at UNT offers you a hands-on project-oriented education for development of state-of-the-art electrical/electronic/embedded systems by integrating theoretical concepts and practical insights. Students are well prepared for industry through semester-long projects executed every semester following an engineering product life cycle involving various stages from the requirement and functional specifications, through design to testing.

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Why earn an Electrical Engineering degree?

The department houses several state-of-the-art instructional and research laboratories that provide practical and advanced hands-on experiences. They include:

  • Analog/Mixed-Signal Design and Simulation Laboratory
  • Autonomous Systems Laboratory
  • Communications and Signal Processing Laboratory
  • Embedded Sensing & Processing Systems Laboratory
  • Environmental and Ecological Engineering Laboratory
  • Optimization, Signal Processing, and Control Algorithm Research Laboratory
  • Power Electronics and Renewable Laboratory
Working closely with faculty members, you can conduct groundbreaking research in a wide range of areas from artificial intelligence to data fusion and very-large-scale integration design. Our faculty are experienced and skilled scholars and researchers. They've helped students earn prestigious scholarships from NASA's Aeronautics Scholarship Program, which includes two years of financial support and a summer internship at a NASA research center.
Marketable Skills
  • Identify and solve engineering problems
  • Design and conduct experiments
  • Engage in life-long learning
  • Design with realistic constraints
  • Teamwork

Electrical Engineering Degree Highlights

Active learning emphasizes the knowledge and skills you need to be successful in your future career.
The department's design projects are part of the coursework, helping you learn creative bleeding-edge solutions to address today's engineering opportunities.
You'll have opportunities at UNT to conduct research, give presentations and publish articles in academic journals.
Collaborating with faculty and graduate students, undergraduate researchers work with advanced equipment in our new facilities at Discovery Park.
Undergraduate students have excellent opportunities to receive scholarships, assistantships and industrial internships.
Your coursework will feature "learning-to-learn" experiences in projects taught jointly by industry and university personnel.

What Can You Do With A Degree in Electrical Engineering?

Our graduates will have the basic experimental, design and communication skills needed either to continue on to the graduate level or to pursue careers in an extremely diverse field, including government and industrial sectors, with job responsibilities in research, design, development and operations.

Electrical engineers work in companies that are developing:

  • Computers
  • Semiconductor integrated circuits and devices
  • Telecommunications systems
  • Aerospace and aviation systems
  • Imaging techniques
  • Sensors
  • Wireless networks

And that's just a start. More and more of the objects in our world are powered by electrical engineers.

  • Overall employment of electrical engineers is projected to grow 7% from 2020 to 2030.
  • Median earnings for electrical engineers in 2020 were $103,390.
  • Texas is a top-paying state for electrical engineers, with an annual mean wage of $107,270.
  • California is the top-paying state for electrical engineers in the country, with an annual mean wage of $124,390.

Electrical Engineering Degree Courses You Could Take

Digital Logic Design (3 hrs)
Topics include history and overview; switching theory; combinational logic circuits; modular design of combinational circuits; memory elements; sequential logic circuits; digital system design; and fault models and testing.
Engineering Electromagnetics (3 hrs)Students will learn electromagnetic theory as applied to electrical engineering
vector calculus; electrostatics and magnetostatics; Maxwell’s equations, including Poynting’s theorem and boundary conditions; uniform plane-wave propagation; transmission lines – TEM modes, including treatment of general, lossless line and pulse propagation; introduction to guided waves; introduction to radiation and scattering concepts.
Introduction to Electrical Engineering (3 hrs)
Learning to Learn (L2L) is based on sound cognitive and pedagogical techniques that improve learning outcomes and make lifelong learning habitual. Students develop an understanding of how engineering is learned and how they can facilitate and develop the lifelong learning process, both individually and in teams.
Analog and Digital Circuit Design Project (3 hrs)
Students learn to use basic electrical engineering lab equipment, to build and test simple circuits in the lab and to design and analyze circuits using CAD software tools. Includes simulation and design experiments and a final comprehensive design project to complement the circuit analysis course.
Modern Communication System Design Project (3 hrs)
Students are required to design electronic communication systems with electronic devices such as MOS transistors, capacitors and resistors. Topics include LC circuits and oscillators, AM modulation, SSB communications and FM modulation.
Signals and Systems (3 hrs)
Topics include elementary concepts of continuous-time and discrete-time signals and systems; linear time-invariant (LTI) systems, impulse response, convolution, Fourier series, Fourier transforms and frequency-domain analysis of LTI systems; and laplace transforms, z-transforms and rational function descriptions of LTI systems.

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