Electrical Engineering

Your Future in ElectRical Engineering

Do you enjoy discovering how electronics are powered? Are you strong in physics and math classes? Do you want to work with emerging technologies? Then, 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. Their skills are highly marketable in developing:

  • 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 feature an innovative and projectoriented curriculum that reflects best practices in engineering education. You'll enjoy active learning experiences emphasizing knowledge and skills so you can solve real-world electrical engineering problems. These experiences are provided through industry-university joint projects.

You'll also have access to state-of-the-art instructional and research labs that offer fascinating study and research possibilities. They include the:

  • Analog, RF and Mixed-Signal Design Laboratory
  • Autonomous Systems Laboratory
  • Communications and Signal Processing Laboratory
  • Computer Aided Design Laboratory
  • Texas 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 a wide range of areas from artificial intelligence to data fusion to very-large-scale integration design.

Our faculty members 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.

Strong student support

A Living-Learning Community brings together engineering majors who live on campus to enhance academic and social experiences.

You're also encouraged to join the UNT chapters of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society of Women Engineers or National Society of Black Engineers. Joining these organizations can also lead to 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 by bringing together academic laboratories, offices and classrooms.

Our degree program is accredited by ABET (415 N. Charles St.; Baltimore, Md. 21201; telephone 410-347-7700). This accreditation means the program meets or exceeds strict academic standards for excellence in education.

What to expect

While pursuing your degree, you'll study electronics, control systems, communication systems, computer systems, very-large-scale integration design, electromagnetics and signal processing.

You'll also develop a global outlook on the profession through a one-year sequence of business and marketing courses. Other courses will focus on art, management, humanities, chemistry, social sciences, engineering ethics and professionalism.

Small classes will 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 hands-on 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 ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.

In your senior year, apply for admission at 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.

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.